Amazon has aced the world of AI-based smart assistants with the release of Alexa. Alexa is embedded into multiple devices that you can use, but the Echo is the perfect fit for it. Echo is basically a device that allows you to interact with it using voice commands. There are multiple lights on the speaker that can help you understand messages, notifications, processes, and more. With the help of these lights, you can actually get a lot more information than you see and that is why you need to understand all about them.
Alexa Purple Ring
There are different sorts of purple and violet signals on the Amazon speakers that might mean different things on occasions. So, you need to notice the patterns and behavior of the light to know exactly what each of them means and how you can fix that effectively. Some of the commonly shown patterns on the light are:
1. Pulsing Violet
A pulsing violet light will keep on pulsing and it can cause you to feel a bit of nuisance as well. You can be irritated by the light and certainly want a way to fix this. You need to understand the reason for this to occur in order to have it fixed properly.
The pulsing violet light is the signal that your system had a problem with Wi-Fi Setup and is not able to connect with the internet. This can happen if you have any sort of issue with the password on your Wi-Fi system or for any other similar reason like that.
In order to fix that problem, you will need to connect your device with the Wi-Fi again. There might be some issue with your router, and you will need to restart the router or things like that. Make sure that your device is connected to the internet perfectly and the ring will away. Once the violet pulsing ring goes away, you can know that the device is connected to Wi-Fi now and you can use it perfectly as before.
2. Purple Flash
You might be getting a purple flash once and it disappears in a second. This happens once you interact with Alexa only and will go after a second or two.
The purple flash on your speaker or Alexa enabled device would mean that it is put in the Do Not Disturb mode. This will happen every time you try to interact with the device and turn off after a while. The simplest solution to this problem is to get your Do Not Disturb mode disabled on it and it will go away and start acting normal as you want it to.
3. A Constant Purple Ring
A constant purple ring would mean that you have your Alexa enabled device on do not disturb mode constantly. This ring will stay on, and you will not be able to receive any notifications on the device either. It works simply like the DND mode on your phone or any other device.
The best thing about this is that the mode can be scheduled according to your sleeping routine so you don’t get any notifications while you are sleeping that can disturb your peace. Although, if you have not enabled it intentionally, you will need to fix this essentially, and here is how you can do it.
You will need to log in to the Alexa application and select the device you are using. There might be multiple devices connected or synced with your app, and you have the option to control them all individually or together. So, once you have selected the device you are having the issue with, it will open the menu of options for you.
You need to scroll to the Do Not Disturb menu. If it is on here, you can toggle it off, and that will solve the problem for you. However, it is still off and you are seeing that purple light that certainly means trouble. You will need a bit more here and you will be needing to reset the settings there. Once you have reset all the settings, the device is going to reboot and will take some time. However, it will work flawlessly after the reboot and you will be able to use it without any issues.