By turning on Do Not Disturb for Alexa, you can temporarily prevent calling and messaging alerts and Drop In on your Amazon Echo devices.
Normally, people use this feature on their iPhones and Android phones, and traditionally it is believed to be used on mobile devices only.
However, anybody can disturb you on your Alexa devices if you have enabled phone calling/receiving and sending/receiving messages with Alexa using Echo.
Users also enable intercom feature on their Alexa devices, and this too can disturb you if you are in the habit of taking afternoon siesta at home.
In any case, you want to get rid of those people, who want your attention while you are at something else. Here is how to enable Do Not Disturb for Alexa on your Amazon Echo devices.
How to Enable and Disable DND for Alexa on Amazon Echo Devices
First off, you need to check if your Alexa device is compatible with this feature or not. As of now, Amazon provides this feature on:
- Amazon Echo (1st Generation)
- Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
- Echo Dot (1st Generation)
- Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
- Echo Show
- Echo Spot
- Echo Plus
If you are using one of the above listed Amazon devices at home or office, you can use Do Not Disturb for Alexa.
How to Turn On and Turn Off Do Not Disturb for Alexa
It only takes a single command to turn on/off Do Not Disturb mode.
To Enable Do Not Disturb: “Alexa, Don’t disturb me…”
To Disable Do Not Disturb: “Alexa, Turn off Do Not Disturb…”
If you have got a compatible device, you can simply swipe down from the top of the screen and choose that Do Not Disturb icon.
How to Schedule Do Not Disturb on Alexa App
Scheduling Do Not Disturb on Alexa app requires some steps to follow on your iOS or Android phones. Note that you can schedule Do Not Disturb for a particular day and time also.
Step #1: Open Alexa app on your device and launch Settings.
Step #2: Choose your device.
Step #3: Under Do Not Disturb, you need to tap on Scheduled.
Step #4: Enable Scheduled feature by toggling the switch to ON.
Step #5: Here, you need to choose Edit to change start and stop times.
Step #6: Finally, tap on Save Changes.
Now, nobody will disturb you during a particular day or specific time of the day. Most probably, you users would like to use this feature when they are in office or on Sundays.
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