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Echo Dot 3rd Gen. - 5 handy commands you probably did not know
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Echo Dot 3rd Generation, available at Amazon, has become a big part of my daily life. The device is so exciting and helpful that I decided to write an ebook to help beginners start on a solid ground. Making sure they enjoy their investment from the very first day of use. To get your copy of the book, use your prefered ebook store or click here.

Today, I have put together 5 (five) very handy commands that will guarantee your experience with the device is better than ever.


1- Quickly put the device on mute

We normally use “Volume down” more than once until we reach an acceptable volume. To quickly mute the device without touching it simply say “Alexa, volume to 0 (Max is 10)”.

2- Change the pace of speaking

By default the device comes with a speech pace that can be reduced or increased depending on your taste. Just say: “Alexa, speak slow”.

3- Keep the conversation

By default, you have to say “Alexa” before any command. It makes the experience a bit too boring. The best way is to Open your Alexa App on your phone > go to settings > device settings > choose your physical device > slide down and look for “Follow up mode” > Set it to “ON”. Once done, you will need to call “Alexa” once and she will keep listening to further commands (Blue light ON).

4- Switch languages

By default “Alexa” comes in the languages your country is set to receive it. During a conversation you can switch languages by issuing the voice command: “Alexa, Speak Spanish”.

5- Protect your emails by a passcode

One big problem of people out there is the fact that once your email is configured you only ask “Alexa” to “Check my emails” - That creates a privacy and security issue here. There is a way so that she can ask you for a passcode before accessing your emails. To achieve that, Open your Alexa App > Go to settings > slide down to “Calendar and Email” > Look and locate “Voice Code” > Set a passcode here for your emails to avoid unauthorized access.

That concludes the 5 handy commands you probably did not know to make your experience with Echo Dot 3rd. Gen. more enjoying. Practice them until you master them. Share this with your friends if you know this knowledge can help them.

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