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How to Change Alexa's Name

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Introduction

Amazon's Intelligent Personal Assistant's name is, by default, Alexa. The name is also your connected device's wake word. If you want to wake up your device, you simply say "Alexa". But what if somebody in your family is named Alexa too? You'd probably want to change the wake word in order to stop unwanted activations.
Amazon Alexa

This guide will explain how to change Alexa's name.

1 Change Wake Word

  1. You can change the wake word for Alexa within the Alexa app or by visiting https://echo.amazon.com.
    echo.amazon.com
  2. If prompted, sign in.
    Sign in prompt.
  3. Select Settings.
    Amazon Alexa settings
  4. Select the Alexa-enabled device whose wake word you wish to change.
    Amazon Alexa settings showing the echo to be changed
  5. Scroll down in the settings until you see "Change your wake word." Select a new wake word from the drop down menu.
    Amazon Alexa settings showing changing your wake word

Be aware, as the warning above the selection menu indicates, that it will take a few minutes for your changes to take effect and that during this time you will be unable to use your device.

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Amazon's Intelligent Personal Assistant's name is, by default, Alexa. The name is also your connected device's wake word. If you want to wake up your device, you simply say "Alexa". But what if somebody in your family is named Alexa too? You'd probably want to change the wake word in order to stop unwanted activations.
Amazon Alexa

This guide will explain how to change Alexa's name.

  1. You can change the wake word for Alexa within the Alexa app or by visiting https://echo.amazon.com.
    echo.amazon.com
  2. If prompted, sign in.
    Sign in prompt.
  3. Select Settings.
    Amazon Alexa settings
  4. Select the Alexa-enabled device whose wake word you wish to change.
    Amazon Alexa settings showing the echo to be changed
  5. Scroll down in the settings until you see "Change your wake word." Select a new wake word from the drop down menu.
    Amazon Alexa settings showing changing your wake word

Be aware, as the warning above the selection menu indicates, that it will take a few minutes for your changes to take effect and that during this time you will be unable to use your device.