Yesterday, I was playing my favorite playlist on Spotify, and my wife in the other room said- “Alexa, stop the music!” and my Alexa paused the music immediately.
So, I wondered if there was any way to make Alexa only respond to my voice. I searched the internet and found Alexa provides an option for setting up a voice profile during the initial setup.
After enabling the voice profile feature, Alexa will recognize and only respond to your voice.
This feature also mitigates the privacy risk to a great extent and prevents someone from accessing your personal information.
This guide will teach you how to set up a voice profile so that Alexa only responds to your voice.
How To Make Alexa Only Respond To Your Voice
Set up a voice profile with Alexa so that nobody interrupts and accesses your personal information, and make Alexa only respond to your voice.
Here is the step-by-step process to make Alexa only respond to your voice:
1. Open Amazon Alexa App
Turn on your Echo device, go to your smartphone apps list, and open the Amazon Alexa app.
2. Tap More and select Settings
Tap on the More option from the bottom right corner and select Settings.
3. Go to Your Profile & Family
You’ll see various settings options, but tap on Your Profile & Family.
4. Select Voice ID
Here, you’ll get an option for Voice ID; just tap on that.
5. Tap Agree and Continue
Read Amazon’s terms and conditions and tap on AGREE AND CONTINUE.
6. Setup Your Voice Profile
Alexa needs to be trained for your voice. So, you’ll be asked to say several sentences visible on your smartphone screen.
Mute other devices and speak the prompted sentences visible on your phone screen. This will help Alexa to understand your voice tone and accents.
Once you finish setting up your voice profile, click on Done and ask Alexa to recognize your voice.
Just say, “Alexa, who am I?” and she will recognize the voice and tell your name. If she cannot recognize you, set up your voice ID again.
You have successfully added your voice profile, and now Alexa will distinguish you from others and only respond to your voice.
Can Someone Else Control Your Alexa?
Alexa is designed to respond to voice commands and can pick any voice nearby. So, technically, anyone can control it by saying the wake word “Alexa.”
This means even if you’re not using your Echo Dot, someone else can control it.
However, Amazon has added a Voice ID setup option that recognizes your voice and distinguishes you from others.
You can set up your Voice ID from the Amazon Alexa app and train it to recognize your voice by saying several sentences prompted on the screen.
Once Alexa is trained to recognize your voice, you can confirm it by asking, “Alexa, who am I.”
How To Remove If Someone Else Connected To My Echo Dot?
Alexa will recognize his voice if someone stays and uses your Echo device. But you can remove his Voice ID from your Alexa device.
Here’s how to remove if someone else connected to your Echo Dot:
- Open Amazon Alexa App.
- Tap More and select Settings.
- Select Your Profile & Family.
- Tap on Voice ID and select the voice profile you want to remove.
- Tap on Remove Voice ID and confirm the action.
How Do I Make Alexa Not Listen To Other Voices?
If you don’t want your Alexa to listen to other voices, first set up your Voice ID from Your Profile and family and remove any unknown voice profile.
This will help Alexa to recognize your voice and differentiate you from others. After setting up your voice profile, enable personalized skills and say, “Alexa, learn my voice.“
You can change your Wake Words from the settings to make your Alexa not listen to other voices.
Here’s the step-by-step process to change Alexa Wake Word:
- Open the Amazon Alexa App.
- Select the Devices tab.
- Choose Echo & Alexa and select a specific echo device.
- Select the Settings icon > Wake word.
- Change the wake to either Computer, Amazon, Echo, or Ziggy.
Amazon is improving the security and privacy of Echo Dot. The Voice ID setup will help Alexa recognize your voice and prevent someone from interrupting in between. You can change the Wake Word to Computer, Ziggy, or Echo for additional privacy.
I hope this guide helped you. Please share your feedback in the comment box or let me know if you face any problems with your Echo Dot. I’ll try to resolve your problem.