How To Disconnect Alexa From Wi-Fi

How To Disconnect Alexa From Wi-Fi

Alexa, Amazon’s voice control assistant needs Wi-Fi to respond well. Even when you are directly communicating with Alexa through its app or using an Amazon smart device, it will require wi-fi to give quick responses to your questions.

However, in case you don’t want Alexa to respond when triggered, you can either put it on mute through your Amazon’s smart device or disconnect it from the wi-fi.

Sometimes, Alexa gets too noisy and gets triggered even when you didn’t want it to respond. At other times, you just want to “ask, Alexa, please shut up” and Alexa is cute enough to follow this request of yours as well.

However, if you are a polite person and don’t want Alexa to shut up by sounding rude, you can actually disconnect it from your wi-fi so that it can’t even listen to you.

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Here is how you can do this:

  • Open the Alexa app downloaded on your device or Alexa web in your web browser.
  • Now, if you are using the Alexa app, tap on the ‘Devices’ option you will see the first thing at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the device Alexa is connected to. As you tap on it, you will see the device settings.
  • Now, scroll down and open the wi-fi network. Even Alexa is already connected to a wi-fi network, find the wi-fi network it is connected to, and tap it to disconnect it from it.
  • If you cannot see the wi-fi network, rescan it to search your wi-fi network. Disconnect it thereafter.

With this, Alexa will no longer be triggered with the respective device you disconnected it. If you have more than one Alexa device at home, repeat the process with all devices.

Apart from this, another way to disconnect Alexa from wi-fi is indirect. If you want your Alexa device to not get triggered, you can do so by shutting down your amazon device like Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or Echo Spot.

As almost every Amazon smart device, always need to be plugged in and connected to wi-fi to respond to Alexa, unplugging them is the simplest option.

Disconnecting Alexa From Wi-Fi In Echo Show

If you have an Alexa device with a screen like the Echo Show or Echo Spot, you can disconnect Alexa easily through the device itself without using the Alexa app.

  • For this, go to the ‘Settings’ of your Echo Show by either swiping down the top notification bar or by saying, go to ‘settings’.
  • Under the ‘Settings’ find ‘Network’.
  • Disconnect the wi-fi connection from your wi-fi network and Alexa will be disconnected automatically.

However, this would mean you would no longer use your Echo Show as a normal device without wi-fi as well. Therefore, disconnecting it from the Alexa app is a better option altogether.

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Disconnecting Alexa From Wi-Fi To Switch To Another Network

If you want to disconnect Alexa from wi-fi to switch to another wi-fi network or want to simply change your wi-fi network, you need to follow the same instructions from the Alexa app.

  • Alexa app is a solution to almost all your Alexa issues and problems. For changing the wi-fi network from the Alexa app, visit Devices> Select your Amazon device> Wi-fi network> Change> Choose the wi-fi network
  • Make sure your Amazon device is plugged in during this process and is blinking orange light. If not, long-press the Action button until it turns green to keep your device in the pairing mode.
  • Thereby, tap your wi-fi network, fill in the credentials, and pair it will your Amazon device to change the wi-fi network.

Your Turn

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Levi Alston
I write dozens of helpful informational articles based on topics that I have identified again and again throughout my research and work experience. I am here to help you find the right smart speaker.