All seven lights of the Amazon Echo Dot are activated for different reasons. To understand how to turn them off, we must first understand why they are activated.
Let’s quickly go through the different colors of lights and then I’ll show you how to turn them off.
Unfortunately, there is no way to permanently turn off all of the lights on your Echo Dot.
Since you’re here, I’m going to presume that either the light you’re seeing on your Echo Dot won’t go away or you’re seeing it much too frequently for it to turn off on its own.
Let’s take care of it.
Yellow light emitting from an Echo Dot
What’s up with my Echo Dot’s yellow LED?
If you see a yellow light flashing on your Echo Dot, it means you missed a message or reminder.
How can I turn off the yellow light on my Echo Dot?
The yellow light on the Echo Dot may be turned off by saying, “Alexa, what are my notifications?”. “What are my messages?” or “What did I miss?” might be helpful if you don’t. The light will go off after Alexa has finished reading them.
The majority of customers see this light when Amazon tells them a shipment is on the way.
It’s possible to alter your notification selections in the Alexa app if you often see the yellow light.
Then pick “Amazon purchasing” under “notifications.” Turn off “Out for delivery” and “Delivered” from this point on.
Blue LED Echo Dot Light
What does it mean when the blue light on my Echo Dot is flashing?
When your Echo Dot has a blue light, it means it’s working on your request. Alternatively, it might indicate that an update or restart is in need for the device.
How to turn off the blue light on your Echo Dot
Say “Alexa, stop” to turn off the Echo Dot’s blue light. Plugging and unplugging the device may be necessary if that does not work. If the problem persists, try performing a factory reset on the device by pressing and holding the mute and volume down buttons simultaneously for 20 seconds.
The Red Echo Dot
The red light on my Echo Dot is a mystery.
When you touch the microphone/camera button on your Echo Dot, a red light will illuminate. This light may also be used to signify a problem, such as not being able to access to the Internet.
How to turn off the red light on the Echo Dot
Press the mute button or disconnect the Echo Dot for 20 seconds to turn off the red light. There is a problem if it doesn’t function like that. There may be notifications in your Alexa app. Remove your gadget from the wall and let it unplugged for two minutes before plugging it back in.
A WiFi problem is most likely to blame if disconnecting the gadget fails. Amazon’s WiFi troubleshooting guide would be a good place to start.
Echo Dot Orange Light
What’s up with my Echo Dot’s orange spin?
If your Echo Dot displays a spinning orange light, it means that your device is in setup mode or is actively attempting to connect to the internet.
Echo Dot orange light may be turned off by following these instructions.
Complete the setup process or you can reset the Echo Dot by holding the mute and volume buttons down simultaneously for 20 seconds in order to turn off the orange light.
To try again, disconnect your device and wait 20 seconds before plugging it in again.
Sometimes it might be difficult to figure out what is causing this light to remain on.
Resetting your smartphone is the first action you should do. Repeatedly press and hold the mute and volume down buttons for 20 seconds until the gadget resets itself.
You may do a variety of things about your internet connection and router if the orange light stays on after a reset and unplugging. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel since the process is well-documented already.
Green Light for Echo Dot
The green light on my Echo Dot is on for no apparent reason.
Incoming calls are indicated by the pulsating green light on your Echo Dot. You’re either actively on a call or just in “drop-in” mode if the green light on your phone is whirling.
How can I turn off the green light on my Echo Dot?
Wait for the conversation to terminate or say “Alexa, answer call” to turn off the pulsating green light on the Echo Dot. Alexa, hang up to turn off the spinning green light. Using the Alexa app, go to the Communications section and disable Announcements and Drop in to turn off the green light permanently.
The green light may be annoying, so if you’d rather not see it, you can simply turn off communications in the settings menu.
Follow these steps to switch off your Echo Dot’s communication functions for good:
- Open the Alexa app.
- Select Devices.
- Select Echo & Alexa.
- Select your device.
- Select Communications.
- Turn off Communications.
- Turn off Announcements to stop broadcast messages to your device.
- Turn off Drop In to stop household members and contacts from connecting to your device.
Disabling Communications removes all of your device’s communication possibilities.
Echo Dot Purple Light
What’s going on with my Echo Dot’s lights?
Do Not Disturb mode was enabled or an issue occurred during WiFi setup when your Echo Dot’s LED went purple.
Ways to turn off the purple light on your Echo Dot
Echo Dot’s purple light will go off if the Do Not Disturb option is disabled. Go to the Alexa app and go to Devices > Echo & Alexa > choose the device > Do Not Disturb > turn it off.
When Do Not Disturb is on, alerts, including as phone calls and text messages, are prevented from being received. It won’t interfere with your timers or alarms.
If you’re having problems with WiFi, I recommend checking out Amazon’s WiFi troubleshooting guide.
Echo Dot White Light
My Echo Dot is glowing white, what’s going on?
The volume of your Echo Dot is being changed if you see a white light on the device.
Amazon Guard is on and the device is in Away Mode if the white light is whirling.
How to dim the white light on an Echo Dot
To turn off the white light on the Echo Dot, say “Alexa, I’m home” to disable Alexa Guard. Open the Alexa app and go to Settings > Guard > Turn Off Sound Detection to permanently disable the Alexa Guard.
It’s possible to activate Amazon Guard, which enables Alexa to notify you if your Echo senses noises like shattering glass or smoke alarms.
Listen to the precise noises that triggered the alarms in the first place. When you’re away from home, you can utilize your Echo Dot to keep an eye on things.
For an additional fee, Amazon Guard offers a hands-free access to an Urgent Helpline, so you may cry for assistance in the case of an emergency and Alexa will get it for you.
To turn off any of the seven distinct Echo Dot lights, you must first understand why they are on.
Try resetting the device or disconnecting it once again if the light is still on after following my suggestions.
Best of luck!
Please let me know if you come up with a better solution to your light problem than what I’ve outlined here!