Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices do not have any display screen on them. These devices are small, compact and have very few buttons too. So, how do these devices convey necessary information to the users?
The Echo devices have a ring of light on the top that flashes different colours. It is through these colours that the device lets you know what needs to be attended. If you use an Echo or Echo Dot device you will come across various colours of ring. Each colour signifies a particular message.
One of the most common colours that you can notice on the Echo Dot ring is yellow. Whenever the ring becomes yellow, it means that you have certain incoming notifications that you must check. Also, it could imply that you either unchecked or new messages. The Echo Dot yellow ring will keep flashing until you check the messages or the notifications.
Interestingly, you can send messages with the help of the Amazon Alexa app. So, if you have an incoming message then the device will alert you by flashing a yellow ring of light. So, if you are wondering why is my Echo Dot flashing yellow don’t panic. The yellow ring doesn’t mean your device is having a technical issue.
The only way to get rid of this yellow pulsating light, you have to check the notifications and the incoming messages. All you have to do is to command Alexa to allow you to know about the recent notifications or messages.
As mentioned earlier, pulsating yellow ring on your Echo Dot is all about incoming notifications. However, if the yellow ring exists even after you have checked the messages and notifications then there is an issue with your device.
Here’s what you need to do in order to get rid of the Echo Dot yellow ring flashing issue.
A weak, unstable or fluctuating network connection can be one of the main reasons behind the error with yellow light. To deal with any network-related errors, you must follow these instructions:
Sometimes, it might happen that one of the devices connected to the network is seriously overloaded. As a result, it is unable to deliver the expected performance. In such a situation, you have to disconnect and shut down all the devices that are connected to the network.
It is always a good idea to rest the hardware. You have to turn off all the devices and then restart the Echo Dot, the router and the modem devices. This will possibly help you to get rid of the pulsating yellow ring.
One of the best ways to deal with this issue is to make sure that you are using an updated version of the Alexa app. An updated app will enable the connected Echo Dot devices to function properly. Here’s what you have to do:
In case, none of the above solutions work for you and then your last resort is to reset the Echo Dot device. Here’s what you need to do: