What The Right Way Of Amazon Echo Setup On iPhone?

Amazon Alexa is a voice assistant just like Siri is. What Siri is to iPhone is what Alexa is to Amazon Echo. But, when comparing the two voice assistants, I liked Amazon Alexa better because it was a lot easier to use and was extremely accurate.

Now, the question comes as to whether Amazon Alexa can be used on iPhone or not. If yes, then how? The reason why Apple iPhone users want to use Alexa on their iPhones is that they must have used Alexa in Amazon Echo and have found the functioning of Alexa more than just satisfying, so they want to use the same on their iPhones as well.

They want to know if there is a way of using Alexa on iPhone, and back in the mind, they know that there is a way, but they don’t know how it could be possible.

If you too are using Apple iPhone and want to know how to use Amazon Alexa with it, then here is what you are going to do:

  1. Amazon has updated its Alexa app a few weeks ago in order to make it easier for users to use Alexa voice assistant.
  2. It is possible for users to ask anything to Alexa with an expectation of getting a quick and precise response.

With Amazon updating its Alexa app, it will make it easier for users to actually use Alexa voice assistant on your iPhone. Siri is not that great, and when it is compared with Alexa, it stands nowhere near. Alexa, on the other hand, has become a lot more powerful after receiving the update.

While Alexa app has always been a place to consider when it comes to managing any Amazon Echo devices that are installed in the house, Alexa is at the core of that system.

How to use Alexa on iPhone?

  1. You need to begin with making sure that you have got the most recent version of Amazon Alexa app installed n your iPhone.
  2. After that, you will have to open the app.
  3. Now, there will be a blue ‘Alexa icon’ given at the bottom of the screen, which you will have to tap. It’s right at the center-bottom of the screen.

Note: By the time you tap the button, you already have activated Alexa, so now, you can start speaking without having to say, ‘Hey Alexa’.

You can ask anything to Alexa, and it will provide you with the most suitable answer to the question. Whether you want to know the weather conditions in your area or the city you intend to go to, information related to a certain company, sports related updates, latest news on politics and dozens of other things.

You can use this app in a number of ways, so there is no way of going to back to Siri when you have got Alexa in your iPhone. You can place Alexa app on your home screen in order to access it quickly. I haven’t used any trick to add Alexa into my iPhone, so just follow the process that I followed and you will be able to get Alexa on your iPhone.

Make Calls And Send Messages From Echo Through Alexa App

A couple of months back, Amazon has released a new product by the name of ‘Echo Show’. This device has all the features incorporated in Echo tap or echo. Besides this, there is a small screen engrossed on Echo show through which you can enjoy visual feedbacks. In other words, we can say that with the development of this product, it has become possible to send a message or make a video call to person through Alexa app installed.

Let’s discuss it complete function

First of all, the important thing required for this complete system is the ‘Alexa’ app. This app is available on all the major OS platforms like iTunes, Amazon, and Playstore. You can download it on your smartphone after connecting it to the internet.

When you click to open messages on the app, you will be prompted to select the permissions required for accessing the phone contacts and messages. If you don’t want to provide access, then you can click ‘Cancel’.

The Alexa app will now start searching for a new message if any received from any contact. It will send the invitation to the echo devices.

You are now required to verify your number by sending the text message to yourself. You will receive a verification code in it. As soon as you enter the code, your number will get verified.

You will see a conversation screen on the front screen. You can now start talking to Alexa over the screen. To make a call to any contact, just speak the name to Alexa, it will search for the contact and make call automatically. If you want to send push message, then click the mic and record button together. With the help of a virtual keyboard, you can even write the text message or dial phone number from it.

On receiving of any new message or call, you will get notified on the screen. You can answer if you wish. For more information related to calls and message, you can read the online guide from support link.

A green light on the device will start blinking and keeps on blinking when you receive any call until you pick it up. If the call is from the saved contact, then Alexa will pronounce the name as well.

On arrival of a new message, you will get a single sound and green pulse. If you want Alexa to read the message, then click on ‘Play’ or simply speak ‘Read the message’. Alexa will start reading the message along with other important details like phone number, sender details, date and time of receiving a message. If you don’t read this unread message, then it may be read by another member in the household.

If you want to read the message from the device, then you can do so. The message will be exactly the same as the one read by Alexa earlier.

So, whether it is call or message, everything can be easily attended through Echo device if all the things are configured in proper order. You can read the same messages from Alexa connected smartphone or Echo device. If you want to disable messages or notifications related to calls and messages on any device for the temporary time period, then you can do so with the help of Alexa app.

How Can You Send Messages And Make Calls Through Amazon Echo?

With the majority of people buying Amazon Echo to carry out small yet important tasks, it becomes important to make them familiar with two of the most useful features that they can perform using Amazon Echo.

While it is easy to book a cab, movie tickets, check shopping list and weather etc., using Amazon Echo, but I want to ask you if you are only interested in using the device for these tasks? If yes, then you are not using the device to its full potential. You have the ability to make calls and send messages with your Echo. These features can also be used if you are only using Alexa app, not Amazon Echo. If you have Alexa app installed on your mobile device, then you will be able to make calls and send messages.

You can carry out these tasks by making use of Amazon Echo’s voice control. Just say, ‘Alexa, send a message to Bobby’, or just say, ‘Alexa, call Dad’, and you will see the action taking place smoothly without touching your phone. Your voice is good enough to get things done for you.

To make a call using Alexa app, you can just open the app followed by selecting ‘speech bubble’ from ‘Menu’ options, which you can easily find at the bottom of the screen. Once you do so, you will see calling and messaging menu on the screen, so it is now up to you to choose the option.

You will now see a ‘person’ icon in the top right corner, so just select that icon and it will open up a list of your contacts. Find the contact that you are looking to call and then, select their name. You will see the contact’s name, contact number and three icons that correspond to the messages, calls and video calls. The option to video call depends upon whether the person you are looking to video call has a video-enabled Echo device, i.e., either Echo Show or Spot.

You can select a message in order to start a text conversation, or if you are looking to make a call, then select ‘call’ icon. You need to make sure that you have a properly working internet connection to carry out either of the tasks successfully.

After you’ve sent the message, it’s time for your recipient to check the message on his/her device, which could be Amazon Echo or Alexa app. When the message is received, Amazon Echo will display a light.

You can also drop in the contacts on your Amazon Echo. If you are using multiple Echo devices, then you can convert the smart speaker of those devices into a two-way intercom system. In a similar way, you can ‘call’ a contact or ‘drop in’ a contact on the speakers, and allow that contact to do the same.

When you drop in a contact on your Echo, you will receive a warning light just before the microphone kicks in. It is going to take a few seconds to connect, and you will hear a tone being played on the target speaker before the activation of the microphone. Once the volume is turned up, you will receive a warning along with a warning light on Echo right after the activation of drop-in feature.

If you have a speaker, but you are not looking to drop in on the speaker, then go to ‘app’, then, ‘Alexa Devices’ followed by ‘select the speaker’ and finally, set ‘Drop in’ to ‘Off’ under ‘Communications’ heading.

If you are looking to keep the speaker temporarily away from the drop in functionality, then you can choose ‘Do not disturb’. In order to do so, make use of your voice commands or do the process manually by launching Alexa app, then selecting ‘Alexa devices’ followed by ‘select a speaker’ and at last, turning on ‘Do not disturb’ feature.