Waking up to custom alarm voices is one of the many uses of any smart speaker. All smart speakers provide an alarm, whether it’s Google Home or Amazon Echo devices like Echo Dot, Echo Plus or Echo Show. One might wonder if there is anything special about alarms in Amazon Echo. Let’s find the amazing things you can do with Amazon Echo Alarms.
The digital assistant Alexa potentiates the Echo da Amazônia. You can interact with Alexa via voice commands to set a music alarm, create a routine, snooze, and more.
First, let’s look at how to configure and use the alarm function in Amazon Echo.
1. How to set up an alarm in Amazon Echo
You can create an alarm with Alexa via voice commands. The basic command is ‘Alexa, set an alarm for [weather].’ For example, Alexa has set an alarm for 8:30 am. You can set different alarms, and everything will go off in your set time.
Other commands to configure the alarm are:
The Alexa app is usable to create an alarm as shown below in the Manage Alarms section.
Tip: Use the Alexa app to set up a call facility on Amazon Echo. Learn more about Amazon Echo calling and messaging.
2. Setting up recurring alarms in Echo
The above commands will create a single alarm. If desired, you can set an alarm for every day. To create repetitive alarms, use the following voice commands:
Only include terms that are repeated or everyday in the command. Interestingly, you can create repetitive alarms for weekdays and weekends too. The weekday alarm will only sound on weekdays and the weekend alarm will only go off on Saturday and Sunday.
3. How to stop the Echo alarm
There are three ways to stop an alarm on the Echo device. First of all, when the alarm on your Echo starts to sound, say: ‘Alexa, stop’ to turn off the alarm. Second, press the action button (the one that has a dot on it) on the Echo device to stop the alarm.
Note: Sometimes, due to various reasons, the Echo alarm will not be turned off. Find out how to fix alarm issues in Echo.
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Finally, you can use the Alexa app on your phone to turn off the voiceless alarm. To do this, follow the instructions below.
4. How Snooze Alarm
What’s an alarm if you can’t eavesdrop? To eavesdrop on a rolling alarm, say ‘Alexa, snooze’. The alarm will wake you up after 9 minutes.
5. How to cancel or disable alarms
To cancel an upcoming alarm, say ‘Alexa, cancel alarm for 8 AM’ or ‘Alexa cancel alarm’. If there are multiple alarms, Alexa will ask you to cancel. Select the one you want to disable.
6. How to know about active alarms
You can know your active alarms through multiple voice commands. For example,
You can also view your alarms through the Alexa app, as shown below in Manage mobile alarms.
7. How to manage alarms from the phone
In addition to using voice commands to manage alarms, you can use the Alexa app to create, view and delete or cancel your alarms. Here is how to achieve the same.
Step 1: Open the Alexa app.
Step 2: Tap on the three-bar icon at the top. Select Reminders & Alarms from the menu.
Step 3: You will find all logged alarms listed here.
To create an alarm, tap Add Alarm. Then configure the alarm conditions according to your need, such as time, snooze time and more. Click Save to activate the alarm.
To cancel or disable an upcoming alarm, turn off the switch next to the alarm.
To modify or delete an alarm, tap it and change the settings.
8. How to change echo sound and volume alarm
Amazon makes it easy to change the alarm tone of your Echo device. You will need the Alexa app registered with your Amazon account to change the alarm sound. You can choose between celebrity sounds and general alarm tones.
Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Launch the Alexa app on your phone
Step 2: Click on the three-bar icon and select Reminders and Alarms from the menu.
Step 3: Tap on Settings under the Alarms tab. Tap the Echo device whose alarm tone and volume you want to change.
Step 4: Use the volume slider to set the alarm volume. Tap Sound and select a tone you like. You can also activate the Ascending alarm option.
Most importantly, you can set a different tone for each alarm. To do this, tap your preferred alarm within Reminders and then alarm followed by Sound. Choose a celebrity voice or any general alarm tone.
9. How to set up a music alarm on Amazon Echo
Similar to Google Home, Amazon Echo also lets you wake up to your favorite music with the help of musical alarms. You can build a music or radio station from any of the supported music services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc. Here are the commands you can use:
By default, when you issue a voice command to set a music alarm, Echo will find the media in Amazon Music. You will have to change your default music service to Alexa if you want to select songs or playlist from other services like Spotify. We’ve covered in detail how to set Spotify as the default music service on Amazon Echo. The same steps can be used to select any other service.
Pro Tip: You can also wake up news. Just say, ‘Alexa, wake me up for [news service] at [time].’
10. How to use echo-alarm routines
You can give your alarms a boost with Eeco’s Routine feature. When an alarm is stopped, it can be configured for Alexa to perform certain actions using Routines. Those include playing radio stations, announcing weather and traffic details, controlling your smart home devices like turning on the lights, and much more.
Here is how to set up a routine for your alarm.
Step 1: Launch the Alexa app on your mobile.
Step 2: Tap on the three-bar icon at the top. Select Routines.
Step 3: Click the include icon at the top.
Step 4: Press Enter on the routine name and an appropriate name.
Step 5: Then click when this happens. Select Alarms. Click Next.
Step 6: Click Add Action. Here select the things to do when you tell Alexa to stop the alarm.
Step 7: After selecting, you will be taken to the New Routine screen. Tap Choose Device. Select the Echo device and click Save.
11. What happens with Alexa Alarms If there is no internet
Alexa needs the internet to work. But if there is no internet or internet is slow, the alarm on your Echo will continue to sound, except in the case of a music alarm, where a general tone will sound. However, if Echo is off because there is no power source, the alarm will not work.
echo is powerful
Setting an alarm is just one of the things Echo’s speakers can do. In reality, they are truly powerful speakers. You can connect them to your phone and use them as a Bluetooth speaker. It can even be used for drop-in instead of calling people. What do you like about your Echo device? Share with us in the comments below.