How to Update an Echo Dot
Updating your Echo Dot is very important for ensuring your device functions smoothly and efficiently. By keeping your device updated, you can enjoy the latest features, bug fixes, and security updates released by Amazon.
Here’s how you can update your Echo Dot device.
Step 1: Check Your Echo Dot’s Software Version
The first thing you need to do is check the software version of your Echo Dot. To do this, follow these instructions:
1. Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
2. Tap on the Devices tab in the bottom right corner of the screen.
3. Select your Echo Dot device.
4. Tap on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen.
5. Scroll down and select Device Options.
6. Check the software version in the System Updates section.
If the software version is up-to-date, there’s no need to update your Echo Dot. But, if your device needs an update, you’ll see a notification in the Alexa app.
Step 2: Update Your Echo Dot
To update your Echo Dot, follow these instructions:
1. Make sure your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
2. Say, “Alexa, check for software updates” or “Alexa, can you update my device?”
3. Your Echo Dot will check for any available updates. If there’s an update available, Alexa will prompt you to install it.
4. Say, “Yes” to install the updates.
5. Your Echo Dot will start downloading the update. The download time will depend on your Wi-Fi speed.
6. Once the download is complete, your Echo Dot will automatically restart.
7. After restarting, your Echo Dot will install the update.
8. Wait for a few minutes, and your device will be updated.
Step 3: Verify Your Echo Dot is Updated
Once the update is complete, check the software version of your Echo Dot to make sure it’s up-to-date.
To do this, follow the instructions we provided earlier to check your Echo Dot’s software version.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully updated your Echo Dot.
Updating your Echo Dot is easy, and it’s important to keep your device up-to-date for smooth and efficient operation. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your device is always updated with the latest software version.