Update Your Amazon Echo: Since its release, the Amazon Echo still meets a great success with users. What makes this connected speaker so popular ? Quite simply, its price more than affordable and its ease of use.
Usually, whenever a new update is available, the Echo automatically updates so you do not have to think about it. However, it happens that your Alexa device misses and continues to work under its old operating system.
So, if this is your case, follow this article where we give you the procedure to check and force the update of your Alexa device.
How to check if your Amazon Echo has been updated?
To determine if your Amazon Echo is up to date, open the Alexa app on your smartphone (or go to alexa.amazon.com via your browser).
Once on the latter, go to Devices (home icon) at the bottom left of your screen. Next, select your device, then tap About to to see what the current version of your Echo.
Finally, check to see if your model number matches the number of the internal software listed in Amazon’s list . If it is, then it means that your device is up to date.
In the opposite case, continue reading to know how to force the update of your Echo.
How to manually update your Amazon Echo?
Your Alexa device usually downloads and installs its new features automatically. Nevertheless, sometimes there are bugs and the update is not done. To remedy this problem and force its installation, we offer two very simple tips.
- The first is to long press the Mute button and wait for the light circle to turn red.
- Your Echo will notify you as it updates and will restart once its refresh is complete, which can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.
- Then go back to the application to check if this trick worked.
- The second is to disconnect the AC power, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect. Then press the Mute button , your Echo will then connect to Wi-Fi and install the software.