The primary purpose of Alexa is to make life easier for you. What if, instead of doing that, Alexa starts doing the opposite, making it difficult for you to enjoy a little more sleep? Instead of getting up and turning the alarm off by hand, how can you turn off the Alexa alarm remotely?
You can turn the Alexa alarm off remotely by saying, “Alexa, stop”.
This article will walk you through multiple ways of turning the Alexa alarm off, primarily focusing on how to turn it off remotely.
Turning off the Alexa alarm with voice
Being a voice-controlled virtual assistant, Alexa listens to the commands of its controller. To turn off the Alexa Alarm through voice, you first need to wake her up by using the word “Alexa” so she can respond to your next command.
Then, simply say “Alexa stop” to turn off any alarm or timer presently going on. You can also turn the alarm off by saying;
- Lay off
- Knock it off
Note: Commanding Alexa to be quiet would not work because it will reduce the alarm’s volume, not the alarm itself.
Turning off the Alexa alarm through the Alexa app
If your mobile phone is nearby, you can use the Alexa app to turn the alarm off. Here’s how to do it;
- Open the Alexa app on your phone.
- Tap the three horizontal lines on the main menu.
- Open Reminders and Alarms.
- Select Reminders, Alarms, or Timers.
- Switch off all the alarms you wish to turn off after selecting them.
Once you are done, the alarm will no longer run, and if it is ringing, it will stop doing so.
Turning off the alarm before it even begins
To disable an alarm before it begins, you will have to say, “Alexa, stop alarm”, and Alexa will start listing the alarms you have set and will ask you what alarm(s) you want it to turn off. You can use the same command to stop timers.
If you want to turn off all the alarms set for the day, you need to say “Alexa, cancel,” and Alexa will cancel all the alarms.
What if Alexa doesn’t recognize your voice?
There will be times when Alexa will not recognize your voice. In such a case, you need to use the Alexa app (as we explained above) or the device itself to turn the alarm off.
There is an action button on top of the device. If the device is anywhere close to you, then press the button to turn the alarm off. You can also use this button to wake up Alexa.
However, for this method to work, you must ensure that the device is kept close to your bedside.
Also read: Can Alexa ignore certain voices?
What to do if the Alexa Alarm does not turn off?
There can be multiple reasons for the alarm not to turn off. If such an issue arises, fortunately, there are various methods to counter it, which are mentioned below;
- Simply restart the device again. Restarting your echo can assist if the alarm won’t go off for whatever reason. Switch off the primary device and restart it after 30 seconds.
- Check if the mute button (the button with a microphone and a line cutting across it) is on. If the mute button is red, it means it is on, indicating that Alexa won’t be able to listen to your commands. Just turn it off and then ask Alexa to turn off the alarm.
- Even though you do not need internet connectivity for the Alexa alarm feature, you will need internet connectivity if you use the voice activation feature to disable the alarm. So check your internet connection as well if the alarm is not turning off.
- If nothing works, then you can set reminders as a temporary solution. Unlike the alarm, the reminder will eventually turn off after a few tones.
Concluding thoughts on how to turn off the Alexa alarm remotely
The comforting Alexa can sometimes become a headache for you, especially when its alarm continuously keeps knocking off your sleep. The most convenient way to turn the Alexa alarm off is by saying, “Alexa, stop”. You can always turn the alarm off through the Alexa app if that doesn’t work.
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