How to Put Alexa in Setup Mode: A Step-by-Step Guide

Enter Setup Mode If you don't see orange, press and hold the Action button for five seconds . Eventually, Alexa will perk up and tell you it's "now in Setup mode." (You may also need to hold down the microphone and volume buttons for up to 20 seconds until the light goes from yellow to blue to get it into Setup mode.)

Are you looking to reset your Amazon Echo or reconfigure it to be used with a different wireless access point or Amazon account? Placing your third-generation Amazon Echo Dot in setup mode can help you do just that.

While it won’t factory reset your device, setup mode allows you to reconfigure your Echo Dot with ease. Here’s how you can put your Echo Dot in setup mode:

1. Press and hold down the action button for 25 seconds.

2. Release your finger when the Echo Dot plays the following message: “Now in setup mode. Please follow the instructions in your Alexa app.”

3. Open the Alexa app and reconfigure the Echo Dot to use a different wireless access point or register the device to use a different Amazon account.

It’s important to note that setup mode is not the best method for those looking to sell or give away their Amazon Echo Dot. If you plan on doing so, it’s recommended that you do not use setup mode.

To see why, consider testing it out with your Echo Dot still in setup mode. Remove the power and wait a few seconds before reconnecting it. The device will restart, but because it hasn’t been factory reset, it remains connected to a wireless access point.

As a result, if you try to use setup mode to deregister and factory reset your third-generation Amazon Echo Dot, it may not work as expected. Instead, it’s best to follow the proper factory reset process to ensure the device is removed from your Amazon account.

By following these steps, you can easily put your Alexa in setup mode and reconfigure it as needed.


Why wont my Alexa go into setup mode?
Check that your device has a strong internet connection. If your device setup uses the Alexa app, check that you have the latest version of the app. Restart your Echo device. Unplug it from power, wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in.
How do I put Alexa in setup mode without an app?
Open a web browser and go to ... Then log in to your Amazon account. ... Next, click Settings. ... Then select Set up a new device.Next, select the kind of Alexa device you want to connect to a new WiFi network. ... Then click Continue.More items...