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How to get your Amazon Alexa speaker to stop spamming you

Amazon Echo 4th Gen And Echo Dot 4th Gen
Amazon Echo 4th Gen And Echo Dot 4th Gen (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

Amazon Echo devices are some of the best smart speakers on the market today, but that doesn't mean that the digital assistant isn't without fault. While your Alexa can help in many ways by notifying you of upcoming appointments, current events, weather, and so much more, there may be times when you'd rather not be bothered with extra information. Such as with a wave of notifications regarding your Amazon shopping orders. Whether it's because you find the frequent pings annoying or you don't want Alexa to ruin a surprise for someone, here's how to turn off Amazon shopping notifications on Echo speakers.

How to stop Alexa from spamming you

Unwanted notifications are annoying no matter what the source. While Alexa may think that it's helpful when it pings you with your Amazon shopping info, it can be a bit much sometimes. So here's how to shut off those notifications on your devices, whether it is the affordable Echo Dot, the high-tech Echo Show 10, or any of the other excellent Alexa speakers.

  1. Open the Alexa app on your phone.
  2. Tap on More in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Select ⚙️ Settings.
  4. Choose Notifications.Source: Chris Wedel / Android Central

  1. Tap on Amazon Shopping.
  2. Enable or disable notifications for each type of Amazon shopping option by tapping on the toggle.Source: Chris Wedel / Android Central

There are many different options for the type of notifications that your Alexa speaker may offer when it comes to your Amazon shopping. You can choose the ones you do or don't want, and you may want to only turn them off during certain times of the year. Maybe during the holidays or when there might be a birthday, just remember to turn them back on later if you like the help from Alexa.

Chris Wedel
Chris Wedel
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.