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How To Increase Alexa Microphone Sensitivity [2022 Update]

In Amazon Alexa, How Tos by Tim Brennan

Currently, there is no setting in the Alexa app that lets you can increase Alexa microphone sensitivity of your Echo devices. However, in this post, I explain a few things you can try to help Alexa hear and understand you better. Why Can’t Alexa Hear Me? ‘ve got a bunch of Echo devices. Eight is the last count, I believe. …

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How To Fix Alexa Multi-Room Music Not Working [2022]

In Amazon Alexa, How Tos by Tim Brennan

In this article, I’ll give you some advice on how to fix Alexa multiroom music when the “Everywhere” group stops working. I’ll provide some quick steps right up front that should resolve the issue for most, some step-by-step instructions with screenshots if you want some handholding, and then a full-blown “start from scratch” procedure you can try if all else …

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How to Connect Amazon Alexa to College Dorm Wi-Fi

In Amazon Alexa, How Tos by Tim Brennan

In this post, I provide four solutions to the curious challenge of how to connect Amazon Alexa to college dorm Wi-Fi. These tips will work with Google Assistant and other smart speakers as well. You basically have four options: Option 1: Follow College / University Guidelines to Connect Option 2: Ask IT to Add Alexa’s MAC Address to the Network …

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How To Prevent Alexa from Recording You [Step By Step]

In Amazon Alexa, How Tos by Tim Brennan

In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of how you can prevent Alexa from recording private conversations [step by step]. dropcap]O[/dropcap]K, ok, try to simmer down. You probably heard the news that Amazon employees can to listen to your private conversations with Alexa. And now you’re grumpy ?. While I have known that Amazon saves our recorded conversations …

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How To Enable Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode [the Easy Way]

In Amazon Alexa, How Tos by Tim Brennan

Looking for advice on how to enable Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode? In this post, we explore two fast and easy ways. Everybody Loves Alexa [Or Should] lexa. We all love her. Well, at least the good ones who aren’t obsessed with those impostor assistants like Google Assistant, Siri, and that awful Microsoft one. However, my dear Alexa, you can be …

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How To Stop Hue Lights Turning On After Power Outage

In Smart Lights, How Tos by Tim Brennan

Have you ever wondered what happens with smart lights after a power outage? Well, if you have Phillips Hue lights and don’t make this change they will ALL come back on. Even in the middle of the night, while you are sleeping. In this post, I will show you exactly what you need to do to prevent this from happening. …

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How to Move with Alexa [5 Easy Steps with Video]

In Amazon Alexa, How Tos by Tim Brennan

In this post, I’ll show you how to move with Alexa and outline the steps you need to take. It’s not as easy as I was expecting—so my goal is to make your own Alexa journey less painful than mine.  I’ll also give a link over to my post on how to fix up your Alexa multi-room music so you …