What the Light Ring Colors on Your Amazon Echo Mean
One of the hallmark features of most speakers is the light ring.
When you wake up the speaker by saying “Alexa,” the ring lights up blue and then swirls around as Alexa is processing your .
That light ring also serves as a status indicator and a notification light too. At times, the ring will light up with different colors, all of which mean something important.
Here’s what those colors mean:
Most of the time, the light ring stays off. If the device is plugged in and there are no lights showing, it means the speaker is active and waiting for you to speak the wake word. When you interact with Alexa, you will see white and various tones of blue.
If you speak the wake word or manually wake Alexa, the light ring will turn solid blue and a small section of cyan will point in the direction of the person speaking.
Solid blue with spinning cyan after you’ve spoken a command means Alexa is processing your request. This also happens when the speaker is powering on.
The light ring will tell you if there are any problems with Alexa, as well. Status indicators are red, purple or orange.
Spinning violet indicates that there was a problem during Wi-Fi setup.
Spinning orange means the device is currently connecting to your network.
Solid red means the microphone has been turned off and Alexa is not actively listening for your commands.
A spinning blue light that ends with a purple flash indicates that Do Not Disturb has been activated.
A flash of purple after you interact with Alexa means that Do Not Disturb is still enabled.
Now that Alexa lets you send messages and make calls, Amazon has introduced two new colors for notifications: green and yellow.
A pulsing green light indicates an incoming call.
A spinning green light means you’re currently on a call.
A pulsing yellow light is telling you that you have messages in your inbox. This light will also show up if you have enabled Alexa to notify you of any Amazon deliveries.