How to Tell Alexa Where Home Is


Alexa – Change Home Address

I recently wrote about having to change my home address on my iPhone. Yesterday, I asked my Amazon Echo, whose voice control system is named Alexa, for the weather forecast. Lo and behold, Alexa gave me the weather for our prior home. I had to let Alexa know that we moved. Like changing my home address on my iPhone, this was pretty easy.

STEP 1:  Open the Alexa app on your mobile device

STEP 2:  Tap the menu icon in the top left corner

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STEP 3:  Tap Settings

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STEP 4:  Tap your device

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STEP 5:  Update ‘Device location’ with your new address by tapping Edit


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STEP 6:  Enter your new address and then tap ‘Save Changes’

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STEP 7:  Exit the Alexa app

If you have an Echo and Echo Dot, like I do, you will need to update your address for each device separately.

About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at Junovo.com.

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