Amazon Echo Tip: Enable the Wake Up Sound

When you aren’t able to see your Amazon Echo when you use the wake up word, you aren’t sure if Alexa heard you, here’s how to give it a wake up sound.

Amazon Echo AlexaWhen you first get the Amazon Echo out of the box, we showed you some features you’ll want to enable right away to make the Echo smarter. Alexa is the name of the artificial intelligence the smart speaker uses to give you information, and is its wake word.

However, sometimes you might need to wake up Alexa and tell her to give you your flash briefing, order an item, or just find out the temperature outside. If your Echo is in line of sight, you will see the rings around the top of the bezel light up, and that lets you know she is listening.

But, if the Echo is not in your sight, you won’t know if she heard you or not, and that is where enabling a wake up sound comes in handy.

Enable Amazon Echo Wake Up Sound

To make the Amazon Echo give you a wake up sound, head to the Echo app on Android, iOS, or head to its web interface on your computer.

Then go to Settings > Your Echo’s Name > Sounds. From there you can turn on Wake up sound, Play a confirmation sound when you wake the Echo. You can also enable an End of request sound if you want as well. With the sound enabled, you’ll be sure that Alexa woke up and is waiting for your command.

Amazon Echo Settings

Do you have an Amazon Echo? What do you think of it so far, and share your favorite tips for using it in the comment section below.



  1. HA!

    Been using the Amazon Echo for over a month and didn’t realize it had a Web Interface. Nice.

    LOVE my Echo. Just love it. Combined with my Hue Lighting, Amazing.


  2. Aline  

    I love the device.

    They need to allow the ability to be notified when someone drops in and to decline.

    Also, the ability to customize the timer sound to whatever you prefer like a ringtone.

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