How To Change Alexa Name

You might think that the name Alexa just isn’t very fun or easy to say. You might want to know how to change Alexa name in hopes of having a new command to speak when you are trying to communicate with your device. There are a number of reasons to want to change Alexa’s name, from personalization to just not liking it. So, we are going to dive into how to change Alexa’s name.

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How to change Alexa's name
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How to Change Alexa Name

Well, to be frank, you can’t. You can, however, change your device’s “wake word” meaning the word you say before a command. Currently, it’s Alexa – you would say, Alexa, play me a song, or Alexa, what is the weather outside. But if you want a new wake word, there are a few different options out there.

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  • Step 1: Open the Alexa App on your mobile device.
  • Step 2: Select the hamburger menu on the top, left-hand corner of the app.
  • Step 3: Select Settings at the bottom of the menu.
  • Step 4: Select Device Settings towards the middle of the menu.
  • Step 5: Select the device that you want to change the wake word for.
  • Step 6: Scroll down to Wake Word and select it.
  • Step 7: Select the wake word you want to use.

If you’d like to skip the app and change Alexa’s wake word through your speaker, you can do so by using the command “Alexa, can you change your wake word?” and then following the prompts to select the wake word from the speaker itself.

You can pick from the following four wake words: Alexa, Amazon, Echo, or Computer. This selected word will only work for the device you are changing it on, so if you have multiple devices, you will need to go into each of the devices and change the word individually. Once your wake word has been set, you can then use that whenever you want to command your devices, which might be a nice change of pace from Alexa!

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