This wikiHow teaches you how to stop alarms, timers, and reminders, and how to turn off active alarms on any Alexa-compatible device, such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. You can stop alarms and timers with voice commands, or you can press the wake button on your Alexa device. You can also manage alarms, timers, and reminders from the Alexa app on an Android phone or iPhone.
Step 1. Say "Alexa"
Say the wake command to activate Alexa. This will start listening for the following commands.
The default activation command is "Alexa", but if you have changed it to "Echo", "Amazon" or some other command, then use the one you have previously configured
Step 2. Ask Alexa to stop
Say "Alexa, stop" to stop any alarm or timer that is currently on. Instead of "para", you can also say the following:
- shut up
- Note that "mute" will not work, as it will only lower the volume by one level.
Step 3. Ask Alexa to turn off the alarm
Say "Alexa, stop alarm" to stop an alarm before it goes off. If you have more than one active alarm, Alexa will list them by hour so you can select which one you want to stop.
This also works with timers. You can stop a specific timer that you have named by saying its name. For example, "Alexa, stop the Kitchen timer."
Step 4. Press the activation button
This is the button at the top of the device with a dot on it. It is also used to activate Alexa. Pressing the activation button will also stop the alarm or timer sound.
If the room is very noisy or if Alexa doesn't recognize your voice for some reason, this is the fastest alternative
Step 5. Use the Alexa app to manage alarms, timers, and reminders
You can open the Alexa app on your phone and manage active alarms, timers, and reminders. Do the following to manage alarms:
- Open the Alexa app.
- Press ☰.
- Press Reminders and alarms.
- Press Reminders, Alarms or Timers.
- Press the switch on an alarm to deactivate it.
- Select a timer and press Cancel.
- Select a reminder and press Mark as done.