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5 Steps To Change WiFi On Alexa!

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Alexa devices need WiFi connections to function properly. The process involves connecting routers to the device.

Although, it could seem difficult to connect a new WiFi to the device since you already have a router saved on it. However, you might need to change the WiFi for more convenience.

Saving more than one WiFi on your device helps you to have alternatives. Therefore, we come to the question of how to change the WiFi on Alexa devices.

To change the WiFi on Alexa, open the Alexa app and prepare the device. Next, follow the prompts on the screen and wait for it to detect your device. From here, you can change the WiFi with just a single click. Nonetheless, you can also change the WiFi without the app. But it is more convenient to use the app.

How to Change WiFi on Alexa?

Five Steps to Change WiFi on Alexa

You can use your smartphone and Echo devices to change the WiFi on your Alexa. Although, Alexa would guide you through the process.

However, you can follow the simple five steps below to change the WiFi on your Alexa.

Step 1: Open the Alexa App

  • Plug in the Alexa device to a power outlet.
  • Then, tap on the devices menu at the bottom of the screen towards the right corner. The devices menu looks like a home icon.

Step 2: Prepare the Alexa Device

  • Once the devices menu appears, tap on Echo and Devices. The icon is at the top of the screen and looks like an Alexa Echo.
  • A list of your Amazon devices would appear. Search for your Amazon Echo device that you intend to update the WiFi.
  • Select your Alexa device. You will see the status at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on the status option to display your WiFi status and name.
  • Look on the right side of your WiFi network, and you will see “Change.”
  • Tap on the change option. From this point, Alexa will give you instructions to edit your WiFi.

Step 3: Follow the Instructions on the Screen

  • The onscreen instructions tell you to press and hold the action button. You would have to press and hold the button for about 15 seconds.
  • The device would switch to Setup mode. Alexa will notify you when you are in setup mode.
  • Next, tap on continue on your phone’s display screen.

Step 4: Wait for Your Device to Be Found

  • Firstly, you must ensure your Alexa Device is close enough to the WiFi router. Then tap your device.
  • The app would begin to search for your device. Alexa would notify once the search began.
  • The notification “Select your Amazon Echo” will appear on your screen when Alexa locates your device.
  • Your Alexa device name will appear under “Available devices.” Then, you need to tap on your Alexa device.
  • The app would begin to search for all the available networks around you. It would be best if you waited patiently for Alexa to locate your new WiFi network. 
  • Then, it would list all the networks under “Other Networks.” 

Step 5: Change Your WiFi on Alexa

  • Search for the network you want to connect to from the search results.
  • Tap the intended WiFi network.
  • Enter your WiFi password and tap on continue.
  • Your Alexa would then connect to the WiFi network.

How Do I Connect Alexa to a New WiFi?

The first step is to make sure to plug in the Alexa speaker. Then open the Alexa app on your smartphone.

You must install the Alexa app from your phone’s application store if you don’t have one.

Then, you can proceed with the following steps to connect your Alexa to a new WiFi.

  • Put your Alexa device in setup or pairing mode by following the instructions in the product’s manual.
  • Open your app and tap on the devices tab.
  • Next, tap the plus “+” icon at the top of your app display screen. It is usually in the right corner.
  • Tap on add device from the list that appears.
  • Select the Alexa device you are connecting to from the menu that appears.
  • Follow the instructions from Alexa to find your device.
  • Once your device is located, the app will tell you to choose a WiFi network.
  • Select the WiFi network and enter your password.
  • The app would successfully connect to your new WiFi network.

Alternatively, you can use a web browser to connect your Alexa to WiFi. Follow the steps outlined below to use this method.

  • Open any web browser except Chrome on your computer and go to
  • Sign in to the site with your Amazon account.
  • Locate settings in the left toolbar and click on that.
  • Select set up a new device and select your device. The Alexa device would appear under a unique WiFi ID.
  • Click on continue. Then, select your WiFi Network and enter the credentials.
  • Your Alexa device will connect to your new WiFi.

How Do I Reset the WiFi on Alexa?

Your WiFi network should have internet access to test the reset’s success. In addition, the speaker needs to communicate with Alexa servers for successful operation.

However, the reset would be successful irrespective of the current network status.

The steps to reset your WiFi on Alexa are outlined below.

  • Turn on your Alexa device.
  • Swipe down the screen from the top to bring it to the actions menu.
  • Tap on the settings button on the action menu.
  • Locate and select the network settings menu.
  • Then, connect to the network menu listing all the saved networks appearing on the screen.
  • Select the WiFI network you intend to reset. Then, enter the WiFi password. The device would confirm your connection.
  • Tap on the continue button at the bottom of the screen.
  • You can then decide whether to save the WiFi password or not to Amazon servers.
  • Tap on the continue icon at the bottom of the screen. A display showing the progress of the WiFi connection would appear.
  • Next, verify your amazon account by signing in with your account name and password.
  • Tap on the check icon at the bottom of your screen.
  • The screen would show “WiFi network connected successfully.” You have successfully reset your WiFi on Alexa.

How to Change WiFi Password on Alexa App?

Sometimes, you may need to disconnect the WiFi network from your device, then reconnect with the new password. However, you can also authenticate the WiFi again.

Follow the steps below to change your WiFi password on the Alexa app.

  • Open the app on your smartphone.
  • Tap on the devices button located in the bottom toolbar.
  • Choose your Alexa device and select WiFi network.
  • Tap on the change button, and the device will display an orange light. However, you may have to manually press and hold the device’s action button to turn on the orange light.
  • Your device would go into setup or pairing mode, and the app would show the list of all saved WiFi networks.
  • Please select the desired network and authenticate it by entering the new passwords.

How to Change WiFi on Alexa When Offline?

Follow these simple steps to change the WiFi on your Alexa device when offline.

  • Open a web browser and search for You can use any browser except Chrome for this procedure.
  • Sign in to your Amazon account with your username and password. You can create an account if you don’t have one.
  • The option to create a new amazon account is at the bottom of our display screen.
  • Once you are in your account, click on settings. It is on the left sidebar of the screen. You may need to zoom out of the page to see the settings button.
  • Next, choose the set up a new device option.
  • Choose the Alexa device you intend to connect.
  • Click on continue. Then, plug in your Alexa device to any power source.
  • Hold on a bit for the light to turn orange. You must long press the action button to activate the orange light manually.
  • Connect your device to a network with the unique ID Amazon-XXX.
  • Next, access the WiFi networks on your device while your browser is open.
  • Click on the WiFi icon on the screen of your windows 10 computer or Mac computer. However, if your device is a smartphone, go to the settings and select WiFi.
  • A list of all the available networks would appear. You can then return to your browser and click on continue.
  • The browser will notify you that your device is connected successfully to your Alexa device.
  • Next, choose the WiFi network you intend to connect to. 
  • Enter the password and click on connect.
  • Hold on for the new WiFi network to connect to the Alexa device.
  • Then, you can test the connection with any command.

Although this method is very effective, there are some unique attributes to offline and online methods of changing WiFi on Alexa.

Below are the attributes of both methods 

It is easier and faster.It is a long process since you have to use a browser.
It is most common since the app is easily accessible.It is best when you have no access to a power supply.
You might have to reconnect every time the app gets faulty.It helps to save your passwords and WiFi on your browser.
You need to power on your device before connecting it.You do not need to log in again, even when the upgraded browser.
It is not compatible with google chrome.


Knowing that your Alexa device won’t function with a WiFi network is essential. Therefore, you need to check the connection every time before using it.

Also, you should save every new WiFi network on your devices to avoid reconnecting. It saves time and effort to have them saved already.

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