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The Amazon Echo Blue Ring is the most common light ring you will see on your Amazon Alexa device. You will get it every time you give a voice command to Alexa. The blue ring signifies that your Alexa device is processing the request. 

You may also get the Amazon Echo blue ring if your Alexa device has restarted and is in the process of booting up. Once it’s done with this, you will no longer see the blue ring. Please note the Echo and Echo Dot can perform restarts on their own from time to time.

Diving into the Alexa Blue Ring

Unlike other flashing colors rings, such as the red ring, the Alexa blue ring doesn't require you to do anything.

Every time the red light flashes, to turn it off, you need to unmute the mic button. But when the blue ring flashes on your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, it means the device is processing your request.

To be more specific, a solid blue ring with a spinning cyan light means Alexa has heard your request and it is processing it now.

Accidentally Triggering Alexa

From time to time, your Amazon Alexa device might pick up noises from outside or from other family members who are talking in another room. In these cases the Echo device has misinterpreted noises from your surroundings as voice commands. Alexa glows blue as it is capturing and processing the noise.

If you haven’t made any request to your Echo device, you can simply wait for it to go off or say

“Alexa, stop”

The blue top ring will disappear immediately. If it continues spinning, restart your Echo device and the ring should disappear.

Amazon Echo Starting Up / Restarting

There are a few other variations of the Spinning Alexa Blue Ring.

The Blue Ring will appear every time your Echo device is starting up. If you have restarted your Echo, you will see the blue ring with cyan spinning lights appear on the top. However, from time to time, your Echo might need to restart on its own.

Don’t worry, it’s very normal, and there is nothing to worry about. After each voluntary restart, your Echo device will light up the blue ring on its top. If for any reason you see the flashing blue light for a long uninterrupted amount of time, check to see if there is anything wrong in your Alexa App.

Common Questions about the Alexa Blue Ring

People have also misinterpreted the blue spinning light as having their Echo muted or the volume turned down too low.

If your Echo or Echo Dot is showing the blue light as it is processing your request, but you don’t hear anything from Alexa, make sure your mic isn’t muted and you have the volume turned up.

About Alexa

Amazon Alexa is one of the most popular voice assistants. People love it not only because it can pick up voice commands with clarity, but it can also respond to them in a variety of ways. 

Along with simply replying to your voice commands, the Amazon Alexa device can also communicate via different color rings on the top of the device. Each of these rings has a separate meaning.


From now on, every time you get the Alexa blue ring, you know you don’t need to panic. This color appears when your Alexa Device is processing your request or is undertaking a restart.


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