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If you have been using an Amazon Alexa device for a long time, you already know the variety of colors these smart speakers can flash, starting from the most commonly seen blue and green rings. The orange ring is one that is not seen very often.

What the Alexa Orange Ring means

The orange ring signifies that your Amazon Alexa smart speaker is facing issues with connecting to your Wi-Fi network. If your network is slow, or for any other reason your Amazon Alexa device can’t connect to the Wi-Fi network, you will get the spinning orange ring.

If your Alexa Echo or Echo Dot is displaying an Orange ring, it can mean either one of two things. Firstly, it can indicate that your Echo device is in setup mode and awaiting a Wi-Fi connection. Secondly, it can tell you that your Amazon device is trying to connect to the internet.

Unlike other flashing lights on your Amazon Alexa device, such as the green ring that has two variations – pulsing and spinning, the orange flashing light has only one state. It will spin to inform you about connectivity errors.

When the Amazon Echo Orange Ring occurs

1. Alexa Setup

The first time you unbox your Echo or Echo Dot and set it up, you will see the orange light appear on multiple occasions. First, you will see it when your Amazon device is trying to pair with your Wi-Fi. Once the connection is complete, the orange light will disappear immediately. You will also see the orange ring when your Amazon Alexa device’s speaker is trying to connect to the Wi-Fi.

2. Changes to WiFi Network

You might also encounter the orange flashing light after you have already set up your Amazon Alexa device. If for any reason, your Wi-Fi connection is disrupted, the connection to your Alexa device will break and the device will need to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network. That is when you will see the orange light flash again. Moreover, if you change your internet connection and switch to an upgraded one, or perhaps you replace your old router/modem with a new upgraded one, your Amazon Alexa Device as well as the Amazon Speaker will have to reconnect to your internet. In this case, you will also see the orange light flashing.

3. Issues with WiFi Connectivity

If you have changed neither your internet provider, nor your router or modem, and you still get the orange spinning light, this indicates that there’s a problem with the internet connection.

Check if your internet is running properly by checking your router. Often times, the internet router experiences connection errors due to different glitches: it might lose connectivity after a storm, or maybe some other electronic device is interfering with its connectivity.

If that’s the case, simply restart your router and you will no longer get the orange light, meaning your Amazon device should work fine. If not you may need to call your internet provider as there may be a local outage.


If you are getting the orange flashing ring on your Amazon Alexa device, don't worry. It simply means your Amazon Alexa device is facing problems connecting to your internet. To avoid getting this error, make sure your router and Amazon Alexa device are near each other. Remove any obstructions from their way. If you still get the error, restart your router.


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  • Paula
    Posted May 14, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Now its flashing a Purple light !!!!!! I have had this device for a 18 months and never
    ever had a problem before !!!

  • Douglas Spahr
    Posted November 19, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    The Dot 4 works fine, turns blue when speaking to it and appears to be connected. Have a strong wifi signal. At rest the orange ring is always visible until I give it a command.

    • Brenda
      Posted March 30, 2022 at 10:27 pm

      Sounds like you’re experiencing some type of connectivity issue. Does the speaker work? I’d check it out because you shouldn’t have an orange ring if the setup was done correctly and completely.

  • Jj
    Posted November 15, 2021 at 1:59 am

    This did not resolve my issue

    • Paula
      Posted May 14, 2022 at 11:29 am

      My Alexa has always been ok but now silent and is now flashing an orange light around , its driving me mad trying to solve it !!!

      • Melissa Wiesen
        Posted July 7, 2022 at 11:41 am

        My echo dot has been orange with a ring around it for almost 12 hours now. It tells me that it’s updating. I have unplugged it, still has not helped. I went into my echo dot app, says it’s offline, my internet is working just fine, no lose of power, no slow connection. Suggestions??

        • Peter Lowthian
          Posted September 29, 2022 at 8:58 pm

          restart your router it worked for me

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