Why is Amazon Echo Flashing Yellow?

By Bradly Spicer •  Updated: 06/25/21 •  3 min read

An Amazon Echo device flashing yellow isn’t a bad sign, this simply means that you have a notification. This can be for a range of reasons from order purchases to a message from an Alexa Contact. You should however keep note of any other flashing colors on your Alexa device should they be an issue.

This should not be mistaken with a spinning yellow light, this means that the device is connecting to your Wi-Fi Network.

What Notifications does Amazon send to my Echo Device?

Having a yellow flashing on Amazon Echo means you have a notification from an Amazon service, there’s a variant of different notifications you can get which are:

How do I disable Alexa’s yellow light

Sometimes getting those notifications can just be a pain in the backside, asking Alexa what notifications you have left will get rid of the yellow ring until the next set of notifications.

If you want to disable the Alexa Notifications, simply follow these steps:

How to hide Alexa orders

If you’ve ordered someone a present for their Birthday, Christmas, or any other event you’ll probably want to hide the notifications specifically for order updates. This means Alexa will only update you if you ask “Alexa, Where’s my stuff”.

To hide your recent orders from Alexa Notifications, follow these steps:

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