How to Turn Off the Audio Notification on an Echo Dot

The Echo Dot is a fun, inexpensive device that lets you do a lot of different things. One of its features is the ability to synchronize with your Amazon account, which also gives it the ability to get notifications and messages.

Unfortunately, for some, there is an audio notifications associated with the notifications and messages, and you might find it to be distracting or disruptive. Fortunately you can adjust the settings for the Echo Dot so that you no longer get that audio notification on your Echo or Echo Dot.


How to Disable the Audio Notification and Message Sound for an Echo Dot in the Alexa App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3., using the most current version of the Alexa app that was available when this article was written. Completing these steps is going to stop the notification sound that you are currently hearing when you receive a notification or a message on your Echo Dot.

Step 1: Open the Alexa app.

open the alexa app



Step 2: Touch the menu icon at the top-left of the screen.

open the app menu



Step 3: Select the Settings option at the bottom of the screen.

open the alexa settings menu



Step 4: Choose the device for which you want to disable the audio notification.

choose the echo dot to change



Step 5: Scroll down and select the Sounds option.

change echo dot sound settings



Step 6: Touch the button to the right of Audio in the Notifications section of the menu to turn it off. I have disabled audio notifications in the picture below.

how to disable audio notifications echo dot



Do you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot in your home, and you would like to be able to synchronize them so that you can play the same music on all of them at the same time? Find out how to play the same music on multiple Echos at once and create a simple, affordable whole-home audio experience. newsletter

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