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If you shop on Amazon and you have an Alexa smart speaker at home, you will occasionally see the Amazon Echo Yellow Ring flashing.

On your Amazon Account inbox, you get notifications when products you’ve ordered are ready for shipment, when the delivery is made, and other such information. But your Alexa smart speaker will also let you know about new notifications on your Amazon account inbox.

Reasons for the Alexa Yellow Ring

The yellow flashing light on Alexa indicates you have notifications from Amazon. Thanks to the close integration with your Amazon account, your Echo Dot knows what you are buying from Amazon.

Along with reading out notifications about what users bought, the Amazon Alexa device can also give users notifications about the status of their order. For instance, if their ordered product is ready for shipment, they will get a notification.

They will also get a notification when the parcel is on its way, and when it finally arrives.

How to dismiss the Alexa Yellow Ring

The easiest way to dismiss the Amazon Echo yellow ring is to simply speak to Alexa about it!

Simply Say, “Alexa, what notifications do I have?”

You will then hear Alexa read out your notifications. Afterwards, the Yellow light will disappear.

You can also log into your Amazon account and view your messages.

Stop Alexa from reading out product names you have ordered

If you would rather the privacy of not sharing the names of products you ordered with everyone in your household, you can configure Alexa to stop reading out product titles.

  1. Launch the Alexa app on your phone.
  2. Navigate to Menu, then Settings.
  3. Select Notification >> Amazon Shopping.
  4. Toggle off the “Give Ordered Items’ Titles”
  5. All done. Your Alexa notifications will no longer list the products you have ordered by name

Disable Amazon Yellow Ring Notifications on your Echo

If you would rather not receive the Alexa yellow ring, you can disable Amazon notifications completely from showing.

  1. Launch the Alexa app on your phone.
  2. Navigate to Menu, then Settings.
  3. Select Notification >> Amazon Shopping.
  4. From here you can toggle off the Yellow ring notification.
  5. Toggle off the “Out for Delivery” and “Delivered” notifications.
  6. You will no longer get the Yellow flashing ring.

Benefits of the Alexa Yellow Notification

In certain scenarios, the Yellow notification ring is a lifesaver. If you live in a bad neighborhood, and the delivery man leaves your parcel at your doorstep, chances are your package may be picked up by opportunist pedestrians.

In fact, according to many reports, the rate of such acts in the United States is very high. If you want to avoid this scenario, you are better off using the Yellow notification ring. That way you will know when your delivery has arrived at your doorstep and can quickly collect your parcel. 

Problems with Alexa Yellow Order Notifications

Notifications may be an issue for many who just bought a surprise present and want to keep it a secret. You don’t want your Alexa smart speaker reading out what you bought in front of the person you bought it for. You don’t want to ruin the surprise, do you?!

In this case it might be best to suppress Alexa from reading out product titles or disable notifications complete. Read on!

Conclusion

Amazon Alexa regularly introduces new feature upgrades. The purpose of this is to enhance the overall user-experience. The yellow ring didn’t come with the very first version of Alexa. It is rather a new feature.

The next time you get the blinking Alexa yellow ring, don’t panic. It only means you have a new unread notification on your Amazon Account. You can make your Alexa smart speaker read it out loud, or you can also check it by logging into your Amazon account.

Sources

Amazon.com

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