3 ways to adjust Alexa volume

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3 ways to adjust Alexa volume
3 ways to adjust Alexa volume

This wikiHow teaches you how to adjust the volume on Alexa using voice commands as well as the volume controls on the device itself, such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. These methods will work even when Alexa plays music, podcasts, or other audio sources at a high volume.


Method 1 of 3: Use voice commands

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Adjust Alexa Volume Step 1

Step 1. Say "Alexa"

Say the wake-up command to activate Alexa and let her start waiting and listening for the next command.

The default activation command is "Alexa", but in case you have changed it to "Echo", "Amazon" or some other, use the one you have set

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Adjust Alexa Volume Step 2

Step 2. Ask Alexa to turn the volume up or down

In your own words, ask Alexa to turn the volume up or down to set it a notch higher or lower. For example, say "Alexa, turn up the volume" or "Alexa, turn down the volume."

  • Alexa understands words like "up and down," "rise and fall," "higher and lower," "up and down," or "louder and softer," so use whatever is most comfortable for you.
  • It is possible to make it sound like a conversation, such as saying "Alexa, can you please lower the volume?". Or just say "Alexa, higher" or "Alexa, lower it." It will also work.
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Adjust Alexa Volume Step 3

Step 3. Adjust the volume from 0 to 10

With 0 being the silence and 10 being the loudest, you can ask Alexa to change the volume to a specific level.

For example, say "Alexa, set the volume to 6" or just "Alexa, volume 6."

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Step 4. Ask Alexa to mute the sound

Just say "Alexa, mute" and "Alexa, sound" to mute or unmute. When Alexa turns on the sound, the volume will be set to the level it was before you mute it.

You can also turn on the sound by telling Alexa to set the volume to a certain level, such as "Alexa, volume 3"

Method 2 of 3: Use the device's volume controls

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Adjust Alexa Volume Step 5

Step 1. On newer Echo devices, press + or - to adjust the volume.

Press the plus "+" or minus "-" buttons on the top of the device.

These include the second-generation versions of the Echo and Echo Dot, as well as the Echo Show and Echo Spot

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Step 2. For devices that have a volume knob, turn the knob to adjust it

At the top of the device, turn the wheel clockwise to increase the volume and counter-clockwise to decrease it. The wheel light will indicate the volume in white.

Devices with a volume wheel include the first-generation versions of the Echo and Echo Dot as well as the more modern Echo Plus

Method 3 of 3: Use the Alexa App

Step 1. Open the Alexa app

Its icon is a blue dialog cloud with a white outline.

In case you haven't already done so, you can download the Alexa application on an Android phone from the Google Play Store or on an iPhone from the App Store, and then log in with the email address and password of your account. Amazon

Step 2. Tap the music icon

It is located at the bottom of the screen and is similar to a sound equalizer with 3 vertical bars. In case you are playing music, these bars will move up and down.

Step 3. Tap the "Volume" icon

It is similar to the cone of a speaker and is located to the right just above the rest of the playback controls.

From this screen it is also possible to play and pause the music, skip songs and see the name and album cover of the song being played

Step 4. Slide the switch up or down to adjust the volume

The number between 1 and 10 corresponding to the volume will be displayed to the left of the switch as you move it.


  • If the Echo device is connected to loud speakers, Alexa may not recognize your voice or commands. It may be necessary to use the device buttons or the volume wheel instead.
  • Adjusting the volume will cause the wheel light on the Echo to show the volume in white before turning it off again.
  • Shorter commands are better. Although you can say pretty much anything to Alexa to adjust the volume, keep in mind that longer commands are more likely to fail.
  • If you constantly have trouble adjusting the volume with the voice controls, you may need to move your device. Try to put it closer to where you most frequently use voice commands and move any furniture or objects in between, especially if it is very close to the device or covering it.

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