Suppose you find yourself awakening in the middle of the night because something is constantly beeping. In that case, there’s a good chance that your Alexa randomly started to beep at 3 am. While some people don’t mind this beeping, it can be frustrating for many others.
So, why does Alexa beep at 3 am?
Most probably, your routine settings are set at high volume to beep at 3 am. If not, then you may be getting late-night notifications, or your Alexa has an error.
The article will explore several reasons for the Alexa alarm’s beeping at 3 am.
Reason 1: The Volume change routine
Alexa provides a volume-change routine feature that enables the owner to select the daily alarm time and beep volume. Usually, Alexa’s beeping around three in the morning is caused by this feature.
Changing your volume-change routine to a later hour or a quieter sound is possible if you notice that it is now set to 3 am.
Follow the steps given below to correct this issue:
- Open the Alexa app.
- Select More from the menu in the screen’s bottom right corner.
- Here you will see the Routine tab.
- Select it to see all the routines you have established.
- Check each routine to identify the one set for three in the morning.
- Select When this happens and then select Schedule after identifying the 3 am routine.
- Now choose Add action and insert the desired voice command.
- Select Change beep time and customize it according to your schedule.
- You can also try the Turn the volume to 1 or Mute option to turn the beep sound down.
Reason 2: Enabled notifications
Alexa can beep suddenly in the middle of the night to give you an important update. If you have enabled notifications to alert you about events, low battery, or new messages, then Alexa may start beeping periodically in the middle of the night to give you an update.
Reason no. 3: Multiple Echo devices
One of your Echo devices may react to a command or notification from another device if you have numerous Echo devices in your home. Inspect each device’s settings to see if there is a method to silence the beeping coming from another Echo device.
Reason no. 4: Alexa is woken up by mistake
Also, if you hear her beeping, Alexa could be following an order issued by mistake. If you recently changed Alexa’s wake-up command, then there is a fair chance that the Echo is still adjusting to the new command.
Try to adjust the wake-up command setting to see if you can stop the beeping.
Reason no. 5: Software updates
Your Echo could be making noises in the middle of the night for a variety of additional reasons, such as hardware issues, upgrades being deployed, or a microphone or speaker malfunction.
There is no specific time for updates to occur. They can happen at any time.
Hence, the unexplained beeping of Alexa at 3 am could also be because the software is being updated. If that’s the case, you will have to wait until the update is complete.
Ways to stop Alexa from beeping at 3 am
If your Alexa wakes you up at 3 am every morning, then you can follow the instructions below to solve this problem.
Disable the notifications
Disable all the notifications before going to bed, so you only get notifications during the daytime.
Keep checking if the software needs to be updated; if the device needs updating, then get done with updating the software before you go to bed. Doing so will help you get free from all interruptions during the night.
Ensure proper internet connectivity
Have proper Wi-Fi connectivity and make sure that correct alarms are set. Be mindful of time zone differences and daytime savings.
Disable all the devices
If you have multiple devices at home, try disabling all of them before you go to sleep.
Ensure complete battery levels
Before going to bed, you must ensure that the Echo device is fully charged. Alexa will start beeping if the device is charged below the threshold levels.
Test your microphone
Check your microphone by saying, “Alexa, can you hear me?”. If Alexa does not respond, your microphone may be dysfunctional. Restart the device and check again.
Also read: Can Alexa ignore certain voices?
Echo speakers issue
If the Echo’s speaker is beeping, there can be an audio issue or a speaker wire that has come loose. Restarting your Echo device may solve the problem. Additionally, you might want to try plugging the Echo into a different power source.
Change the volume
Another way to stop the beeping is by adjusting the volume settings of your Echo device. Follow the steps given below to change the volume settings:
- Open the Alexa app and choose the Devices icon at the top right corner.
- Scroll down and select the Echo device option.
- Press the volume button present in the middle of the screen.
- Adjust the volume by using the slider.
- Tap on the Mute button on top to mute your Echo device.
Final thoughts on why the Alexa alarm beeps at 3 am
The usual cause of your Alexa alarm going on at 3 am might be because its volume change routine is set at 3 am at a high volume. You can change the routine from the Alexa app or simply tone down the volume to not hear the beep again.
If the alarm is still beeping, it might be due to one of the other reasons mentioned in the article. Try solving these issues or contact customer support to resolve the issue.