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How to Put an Alexa Device in Pairing Mode?

Amazon Alexa devices are extremely versatile. Amazon has put Alexa in just about everything. The Echo Dot, Echo Show, standard Echo, and more are all available to consumers.

With Alexa, you can easily request information, ask for songs to play, get recipes, and more.

When it comes to an Alexa device, though, just how do you get it into pairing mode? What is the easiest approach to achieve this goal?

How to Put an Alexa Device in Pairing Mode?

The easiest way to get an Alexa device into pairing mode is to make use of the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone.

If you own an Apple iPhone, Android phone, or other smartphones, get the Alexa app off the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

With the Alexa app, you can go to the settings area and set up a new device. From there, you will plug in your Alexa device and wait for the blue light on it to turn orange, confirming it is in pairing mode.

Read more: Do you have to have a phone to use Alexa?

How to Put Alexa in Pairing Mode Without the App?

The easiest way to put the Alexa device into pairing mode is to make use of the Alexa app. To put an Alexa device in the pairing mode, you go into the Alexa app first normally.

What do you do if you do not have the Alexa app though? In this case, you will want to make use of a web browser.

The first thing you will do is to go to the correct website. You go to From there, you will log into your Amazon account or create a new account for the first time.  

You can then power on the Alexa device, waiting for the ring on the device to turn orange. If it does not turn orange, unplug it and try the power cycle approach.

When it does turn orange, you will be ready for the computer to recognize the device. The website will pick it up.

From there, you can hold down the “action” button on your Alexa device. Going back to the Alexa website, click on settings and set up a new device.

Read more: why does Alexa sound static?

How to Put Alexa in Pairing Mode Without Wifi?

Alexa devices are best-known for their Alexa voice assistant features. When you do not have wifi though, you may still want to make use of your Alexa device.

You can do this via the Bluetooth functionality that comes with all Alexa devices. This will allow you to play music or audio from your phone.  

To use your Alexa device as a Bluetooth speaker without any wifi and pair it with a device, do the following.

You start by enabling the wifi hotspot on your smartphone. Then, plug in your Alexa device and get it into pairing mode. You do this by holding down the action button to get the orange light.

Pair the Alexa device with your phone’s Bluetooth and turn off the hotspot. This will then allow the speaker to work as a Bluetooth speaker, having the pairing in place with your phone to play whatever you need.  

How to Put An Echo Dot into Pairing Mode?

To put an Echo Dot into pairing mode, the easiest thing to do is to start on the Amazon Alexa app.

Go into the application on your smartphone and go into settings and then click on set-up new device. You will be able to select the Echo Dot as the type of device you are setting up.

From here plug in the Echo Dot for the first time and let it start to activate. You will see the ring color start, with the blue light shining through.

This will turn orange. Once it is in orange, you will be in pairing mode and you will be set to go.  

Why Won’t My Echo Dot Go Into Pairing Mode?

The most likely reason your Echo Dot is not going into pairing mode is that it already has been paired. If you have an Echo Dot which has pairing already, it will simply try to reconnect to the existing network it knew before.

The best way to erase the Alexa and start it fresh is to unplug it, plug it back in, and then set it up as a new device on your Alexa app.

If the Alexa app has the device already, you will need to forget to remove the pairing to start the process over.  

The great thing to remember about all Amazon Alexa devices is their versatility.  You have so much in the way of virtual assistant capabilities, speaker capabilities, and more. 

You can put it into pairing mode with Wifi, without Wifi.  You can use the Alexa app, or just a web browser on your WIndows 10 computer. 

You have option sand the more you know how to get out of your Alexa devices, the more you will enjoy what they offer.