How to Use Alexa on Android? Alexa On Cell Phones

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How to Use Alexa on Android?

Amazon has made Alexa Voice Assistant available for almost every smartphone with the Amazon Alexa Android application. Even if you already have Google Assistant or Bixby on your cell phone, it’s a good idea to visit Alexa, especially if you have a compatible Amazon device like Echo Show.

The following instructions must apply regardless of who made your Android phone or tablet: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

Why use Alexa on Android?

Why would someone want to use the Amazon Alexa mobile app when another assistant is available? Following is an example of using voice commands with Alexa:

  • Connect with your family and friends when you call someone or send an SMS using the Alexa or Amazon Echo application.
  • Manage your smart home, turn on your lights, check your keys or adjust your thermostat from anywhere.
  • Pair your phone with another Alexa device, e.g. remote control to access advanced features or simplify settings.
  • Download voice command skills from Alexa and create your own skills.

How to get Alexa on Android

  • All you have to do to use Alexa on Android is to download and manage the Amazon Alexa application:
  • Download and install the Amazon Alexa application from the Google Play Store.
  • Start the Amazon Alexa app, log in with your existing Amazon account information, then tap Sign in.
  • Choose Create a New Account if you don’t have an Amazon account.
  • Choose your name from the list below Help Alex get to know you, or just touch someone else and provide your information.
  • You can customize Alexa to have a nickname, your full name, or whatever you want for messages and calls.
  • Download the Alexa app for Android and log in with your Amazon account.
  • Touch Allow if you want to give Amazon permission to upload your contacts to connect with family and friends. If you don’t want to give permission, tap Later.
  • You may need to tap Allow a second time in the security window. You may be asked to confirm your telephone number if you want to send and receive calls and messages using Alexa.
  • On the following screen, tap Next to display the application interface.
  • When you enter the Alexa application home screen, swipe up to explore various Alexa features.

How to customize your Alexa application

  • If you take the time to personalize Alexa on your mobile, you will get the results you want when you use voice commands:
  • Open the Amazon Alexa application on your mobile and touch Device below.
  • Touch All devices.
  • Touch Alexa on this cellphone.
  • On this phone, go to Device> All Devices> Alexa to adjust the settings of your Alexa application.
  • The following screen allows you to adjust the region, time zone, and unit of measure of your choice.

How do you use voice commands on your Android?

To use Alexa’s voice command skills immediately:

  • Touch the speech bubble in the bottom center of the application to activate the Alexa voice command.
  • Touch Allow to allow the application to record your voice.
  • You may need to select Allow again with a security popup.
  • Touch Done.

Touch the speech bubble icon to start using the Alexa voice command on your Android phone.

To activate Alexa, touch the balloon and enter commands or ask questions like:

“Alexa, look for the nearest grocery store.”

– Alexa, what’s the weather like?

“Alexa, what’s on my calendar tomorrow?”

“Alexa, tell me a joke.”

How to make Alexa your standard Android assistant

To make Alexa your phone’s default assistant so you can access it by pressing the Home button:

  • Open your phone’s settings and touch Applications.
  • Touch the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and then touch Standard applications from the drop-down list.
  • Go to Settings> Applications> Standard Applications.
  • Touch the help application on your device.
  • Touch the device help application again.
  • Touch Alexa.

How secure is Alexa?

Alexa uses artificial intelligence to improve speech recognition and safeguard users. Much of this is done through machine learning, but Amazon also has a quality control team that checks user records to ensure Alexa accuracy. In theory it is possible for hackers to have access to your voice recordings.

How to protect your privacy with Alexa?

In 2019, Amazon introduces new security policies and features to protect the privacy of Alexa users. These improvements include tighter restrictions on the types of data that users can access. Users can even turn off the sound and record people. You can now use the following voice commands:

“Alexa, erase everything I said today.”

“Alexa, tell me what you heard”

“Alex, why did you do that?”

You must keep your Echo device out of the window so that no outsiders can hear your Alexa conversation. If you have an Alexa device, such as Echo Frames, Echo Loop and Echo Buds, you must deactivate it when not in use. The best way is to deactivate the microphone and Internet connection of all Alexa devices that are not being used.

Amazon Echo Show 8 includes a privacy screen for the camera, so you don’t need to worry about Alexa or anyone spying on you.

How to delete Alexa voice recordings automatically?

While it is possible to delete Alexa’s history manually, you can also choose to have your Alexa voice record deleted automatically after a certain period of time. You can even turn off voice recording completely:

Open the Alexa app on your mobile device and touch the hamburger menu icon in the upper left corner.

  • Touch the menu icon in the Alexa application.
  • Touch Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Touch Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Scroll down and touch Alexa Privacy.
  • Scroll down and touch Alexa Privacy.
  • Touch Manage your Alexa data.
  • Touch automatically delete notes.
  • Select how long Alexa keeps the recording, and then tap Confirm.
  • Touch the switch next to Use voice recording to improve Amazon services and develop new features if you want to turn off voice recording.
  • Alexa application privacy settings

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