How to change Alexa’s Name and the Name Alexa calls You

Amazon Alexa is a popular name among virtual assistants. It comes with many attractive features. You can use this smart assistant for a wide range of tasks. For example, through an Echo speaker or any other Alexa-equipped device, you can get many advantages, including dimming lights, monitoring temperature, monitoring smart locks, listening to music, and more.

If you have an Alexa device, then you might have experienced a scenario when you get a response from Alexa without asking for any help. There are some certain reasons why it happens. Alexa may respond without asking for help if someone has a name like Alexa or something close to it. You may have placed your Alexa device next to your TV, and the sound coming from the TV includes words related to Alexa or something like this.

But here is a solution to this problem. You can consider a different name as Alexa wake word and also the name that Alexa calls you. Here is a step-by-step guide to doing so.

Steps to change Alexa’s wake word

The directions are based on the Echo device that currently works with “Alexa” as a wake word.

  • To change Alexa’s wake word, first, you have to access the Amazon Alexa app.
  • Look for the Devices tab from the bottom section and tap on it.
  • From the top, go down and choose All Devices.
  • Locate your Echo device from the list.
  • Now go down and pick the Wake Word option.
  • Decide the wake word for your Alexa device.

Note that you only will be able to use the new Alexa’s name on this particular Echo device. You can also change Alexa’s name for any other Echo device by hitting the back button and choosing the Echo device through the same steps mentioned above.

Steps to change Alexa’s name through a voice command

The directions are based on the Echo device that currently works with “Alexa” as a wake word.

  • To change the Alexa name using your voice command, you have to say, “Alexa, can you change your name?” Instead, you can also say: “Alexa, can you change your wake word?”
  • As you command Alexa through these voice commands, Alexa will reply and say that “I can help you change the wake word for this device. Should we do that now?” You have to respond “Yes” to this Alexa’s question.
  • Now Alexa will ask you about the device, for example, Amazon, Computer, or Echo. You have to choose one device.
  • Here, Alexa will allow you to say the new name.
  • According to Alexa’s answers, you can utilize the new wake word.

How to change the name that Alexa calls you

Now you know how to change Alexa’s name. But do you know that you can also change the name that Alexa calls you? Here are the required steps to do that.

  • First, you have to open the Alexa app.
  • Look for the Communication section from the lower part of the screen.
  • Tap on the person’s icon that shows your profile from the top right corner.
  • From the next page, look below your name and click My Communication Settings.
  • Click on the Edit button located in the top right corner.
  • Change the name based on what you like to have.
  • Hit on the Save button from the top right corner to finalize the change.
  • You can be sure about your new name by asking Alexa.

Note that if you change the user’s name on Alexa, it will affect the other features. Your changed name will also show with your public profile. So, you should choose an ideal name for yourself.

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