They ask Alexa to do dozens of tasks throughout the day, from turning on the lights to playing music on your computer. But did you know that you can also change the way Alexa communicates with you? We’ll explain how to enable these settings and more so you have one .
Read on to learn how to fix Alexa communication problems on your Amazon Echo ($ 60 at Amazon).
Change Alexa’s speech speed
If your Amazon Echo speaks for you too quickly or too slowly, you can tell it to speed it up or slow it down. Just say “Alexa, speak faster” or “Alexa, speak slower”. You can also reset it to the default speed by saying “Alexa, speak at your default rate”. Alexa has seven call speeds – four faster, two slower and the default speed.
Echo can play a sound when Alexa is triggered
Once you’ve brought your Amazon Echo up to date, there’s another feature that is especially useful if you’re not in the same room as your Echo. It’s called Request sounds and it plays a tone at the beginning of your request and at the end. For example, if you say “Alexa”, a sound will be issued to inform you that you have triggered the device.
To activate this function, open the Alexa app and tap equipment > All devices > Select your echo> tap Sounds > and turn the switch on Start of the request and End of the request.
Hear shorter responses from Alexa
If you don’t like Alexa repeating everything you say, you can turn on a setting by name Short mode for shorter answers. Instead of Alexa saying “OK, turn on the lights”, she just says “OK”.
To activate the setting, open the Alexa app menu and select the settings. In the Alexa Settings section, tap Voice responses, then turn the switch on Short mode.
Whisper Alexa to
Another setting you appreciate in the middle of the night is Alexa Whisper mode. With this setting, Alexa can whisper back to you. You don’t even have to open the Alexa app for it, just whisper to the voice assistant, and the low tone is activated automatically.
After you have updated Alexa communication settings, you will find the following settings here, and .