Warning signaled. If the light is red, it indicates that the microphone has been muted. You can stop it from playing by pressing the mute button once more. Note: When the device is muted and the red light is on, your Echo won’t respond to â€œAlexa.â€
The remaining colors of Alexa’s light ring have been decoded; they are yellow, orange, and red. When the orange circle begins to spin, this indicates that the device is in the process of connecting to your network. A constant red color indicates that the microphone is disabled and that Alexa is not actively listening for your commands at this time.
Red. When the button to turn the microphone on or off is pressed, a constant red light will illuminate in the indicator. This indicates that the microphone on the device is not active, which prevents Alexa from listening.
If your Echo’s light is blue, it means it is actively listening to you or carrying out a voice command. When you have a message, reminder, or notification alert, the icon will be yellow. When you have a call or Drop In, the icon will be green. When you are in Do Not Disturb mode, the icon will be purple. White indicates that the volume has been changed or that Alexa Guard has switched to the Away mode.
If you’re worried that Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot is spying on you without your permission, it’s easy to tell when the device is listening. Simply search for a blue LED light with a circular pattern on the device, or pay attention to the tone that plays when Alexa is activated.
Instructions on how to fix a red ring on an Alexa or Echo device Step one: Locate the button labeled “microphone” on the Alexa device you’re using. In most cases, this takes the form of a miniature microphone icon or a circle with a line cutting through it. You can quickly locate the button, which is typically located on top of your Echo device. If you press it, you should check to see if the red ring goes away.
Maintain simultaneous pressure on the buttons labeled “Mic off” and “Volume down” for approximately twenty seconds, or until the light ring around the button changes color to orange.