Alexa’s Adaptive Volume – How to Change the Volume on Alexa Device

If your Alexa speakers are too loud or too quiet, there are several options for adjusting the level. You can also set a feature that change Alexa’s volume based on how loud you speak and the background noise. Here’s how to alter the level on your Alexa devices with physical buttons, voice commands, and the Alexa app.


Can Alexa Automatically Adjust Volume?

Alexa can automatically alter volume, but only for voice responses. When you use Alexa’s Ambient Volume option, the voice response volume is automatically adjusted to match the amount of ambient noise. This option is available in the Alexa app on your phone and can only be enabled account-wide. That is, once you enable this capability in the Alexa app, all of your Echo devices will use it.


What Is Adaptive Volume?

Adaptive Volume is an Alexa function that automatically adjusts the volume of Alexa’s voice answers based on the ambient noise level. For instance, if you activate this feature and ask Alexa a question in a noisy environment, it will automatically turn up the volume so you can hear Alexa answer. It will respond at a lower volume if you ask a question later in the day when there is less noise in the space.

When you enable adaptive Volume, it takes over the default volume on all of your Alexa devices automatically—but just for voice responses. In other words, this feature modifies Alexa’s voice volume in response to your queries, but it leaves music and other content at the same volume.

The only situation in which Adaptive loudness does not automatically alter the voice response’s loudness is when you whisper a question while Whisper Mode is on. In that case, regardless of the volume of surrounding noise, Alexa will whisper the response.


How to Turn on Adaptive Volume?

Here’s how to turn on Alexa’s Adaptive volume:

  • Launch the Alexa app on your phone and select More.
  • Tap the Settings button.
  • Scroll down to Alexa Preferences and then select Voice Responses.
  • Tap the Adaptive Volume toggle.
  • Adaptive Volume is now available on all of your Echo devices.


How to Change Alexa’s Volume using Voice Command?

Saying, “Alexa, turn the volume to [1 through 10],” with one being the softest and ten being the loudest, will ask her to adjust the level on your speakers. You can also say, “Alexa, mute,” to turn off your speakers.

Saying “Alexa, unmute” will cause your Echo to revert to its former volume level. You can also tell Alexa to turn up the volume to a certain level in order to unmute. You could say, “Alexa, set the volume to 5”, for instance.


How to Change Alexa’s Volume in the App?

Using the Alexa app on your smartphone, you may adjust the loudness of your Alexa speakers.

  • Launch the Alexa application. You can download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store if you don’t already have it.
  • Next, select Devices. This is what the bottom of your screen will display.
  • Next, choose Echo & Alexa.
  • Then, select the Echo device you want to operate.
  • Finally, hit the Volume button and drag the slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust the volume.


How to Change Alexa’s Volume with Routines?

Routines in the Alexa app allow you to automatically modify Alexa’s volume throughout the day.

  • Launch the Alexa app and tap More. This will appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  • Then, tap Routines.
  • After that, hit the + sign. This will appear in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  • Next, tap Enter Routine Name.
  • Now, enter a routine name. When you’re done, tap Next.
  • Next, select “When this happens“.
  • Then, tap Schedule and select a start time. Tap At Time to construct your own timetable.
  • Next, choose the days and times you want the volume to change.
  • After that, tap Add action.
  • Next, choose Custom.
  • Then write “turn the volume to 4.” When you’re finished, tap the Next button in the upper-right corner.
  • Now, tap Save.
  • Then choose which device you want to react with.
  • Finally, press the play button next to your routine’s name to ensure it works.


How to Set the Default Volume on Alexa?

There is no default volume on Alexa. When you set the volume on an Alexa device, it will remain that way until you adjust it, a routine changes it, or an alarm or notification changes it. When Adaptive Volume changes the volume in a noisy space, it returns to its original setting once Alexa responds to your inquiry.

While Alexa has no default volume, each device can set a different default volume for Alexa alarms, timers, and notifications than the device’s normal level. If you want alarms, timers, and notifications on an Echo device to be louder than the volume used for music and voice answers, you can select a different default volume for each feature.

Here’s how to change the default alarm, timer, and notification volume for Alexa:

  • Launch the Alexa app and tap More.
  • Select Settings.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Then, click on the Echo device.
  • Next, tap the gears icon.
  • In the General tab, select Sounds.
  • Adjust the Alarms, Timers, and Notifications sliders.


If you don’t have Adaptive Volume turned on and the volume fades in and out, it could be a Wi-Fi issue. Unplug the Echo from the power outlet, restart the router, then reconnect the Echo.


Also Read: How to Change Alexa’s Voice, Accent, and Language


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