Why is my Alexa Blinking Yellow: Alexa-enabled devices, like the Echo and Echo Dot, will light up in different colours as you interact with them, indicating things like new messages and incoming calls.

Why is my Alexa Blinking Yellow

If you’re curious about what the different coloured lights mean or want to turn off notifications for calls and messages, here’s what you need to know.

Why is my Alexa Blinking Yellow?

A blinking yellow light indicates that you have unread messages in your inbox. This may be a message in your Amazon inbox, perhaps from a seller with an update on your order or notification from Amazon letting you know that your package has been delivered.

How to Resolve Alexa’s Blinking Yellow Light

To get your Echo or another Alexa-enabled device to stop flashing yellow, ask Alexa to read your message.

If it’s a delivery notification, Alexa will simply tell you that an order has been delivered. If it’s a message received in your inbox, Alexa will read you the message.

Since you can use your Alexa app to send and receive text messages, you can also access those using your Echo or another Alexa-enabled app.

How to Disable Alexa’s blinking Yellow Feature

  • Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android.
  • Tap the three-line icon in the top-left corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Device Settings
  • Tap your device and then tap Communications.
  • Tap the toggle next to Communications so it turns grey.

Why is my Alexa Flashing Green?

A flashing green light indicates that you have an incoming call. If you pick up the call, the green light will spin.

How to Resolve Alexa’s Flashing Green Light

To stop the flashing green light, pick up the call (by saying “answer call”), decline the call (by saying “decline call”), or simply ignore the call until it stops ringing.

A quick tip: A spinning green light indicates that you’re currently on a call. To end the call and turn off the green light, say “hang up.”

How to Disable Alexa’s Flashing Green Feature

  • Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android.
  • Tap the three-line icon in the top-left corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap your device and then tap Communications.
  • Tap the toggle next to Communications so it turns grey.

What other Alexa Colored Lights Mean

There are other coloured lights that indicate different things on Alexa:

1. Blue: When you wake Alexa (solid blue), when Alexa is processing your request (solid blue with spinning cyan), or when Alexa is responding to a command or question (alternating blue and cyan).

2. Purple: Problem connecting to Wi-Fi (blinking purple), activating Do Not Disturb (spinning blue light with purple flash), or interacting with Alexa when Do Not Disturb is on (purple flash).

3. Orange: Your device is connecting to your Wi-Fi network (spinning orange).

4. Red: The microphone is off (solid red).

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FAQs on Why is my Alexa Blinking Yellow

Below are some FAQs and Answers for you:

1. How do I Stop my Alexa from Blinking Yellow?

To get your Echo or another Alexa-enabled device to stop flashing yellow, ask Alexa to read your message. If it’s a delivery notification, Alexa will simply tell you that an order has been delivered. If it’s a message received in your inbox, Alexa will read you the message.

2. Why is my Alexa Blinking Yellow but no Messages?

Now, when you notice a blinking yellow light on the device, you know that it indicates that you have received a notification or message from an Alexa contact. To get rid of it, simply ask Alexa to read your messages or notifications by saying “Alexa, read my messages” or “Alexa, what notifications do I have?”

3. What Does Yellow Light Mean?

YELLOW—A yellow signal light warns you that the red signal is about to appear. When you see the yellow light, you should stop, if you can do so safely. If you can’t stop, look out for vehicles that may enter the intersection when the light changes.

4. How do I Turn my Alexa Light Ring Off?

The yellow light ring is easy to fix. Just say “Alexa, read my messages” or “Alexa, show me the notifications” and the ring will disappear.

5. How do I know if someone is listening in on my Alexa?

If you’re worried that Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot is spying on you without your permission, it’s easy to tell when the device is listening. Just look for a circular blue LED light on the device or listen for the tone that sounds when Alexa wakes up.

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