By default, Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, and the Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android devices, will all occasionally send you notifications for things to try. While this can be helpful and introduce you to new features and give legitimate recommendations, the things to try recommendations can be annoying. Thankfully, if these alerts are getting on your nerves, you can easily turn them off.
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Steps to Turn Off Things to Try on Amazon Alexa
- Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Alexa home screen.
- Tap the “More” icon in the menu along the bottom of the screen. A menu is displayed.
- Tap “Settings” in this menu. The Settings menu is shown.
- Tap “Notifications” in this menu. You’ll land on the Notifications screen.
- Scroll down this screen, and then tap “Things to Try.” The Things to Try screen is displayed.
- You’ll see the toggles automatically turned on for you to receive Things to Try notifications on both your phone and your Amazon Alexa device. Tap either of these toggles to turn them off in either area where you no longer want to receive Things to Try notifications. Going forward you’ll no longer receive Things to Try notifications through methods where you chose not to receive them.
Reasons to Consider Turning Off Things to Try on Amazon Alexa
1. Protect Your Privacy
Protect your privacy by turning off the Things to Try feature. This feature accesses sensitive information such as shopping lists and personal reminders, information you may not want to share. Take control and turn off the feature to protect your privacy.
2. Avoid Interruptions
Interruptions can be frustrating, and the Things to Try feature can cause them. Alexa may suggest things at inopportune moments or interrupt you while you’re in the middle of something important. Take control of your Alexa experience and turn off the feature if it’s not helping.
3. Relevance is Key
Ensure a more enjoyable Alexa experience by turning off the Things to Try feature if the suggestions are not relevant. The suggestions may not always match your interests, leading to a less enjoyable experience. Take control and turn off the feature if the suggestions don’t meet your needs.
4. Save Your Battery Life
Conserve your Alexa device’s battery life by turning off the Things to Try feature. Keeping the feature on increases the power consumption of your device and reduces its battery life. Take control and turn off the feature to extend your device’s battery life.
5. Simplify Your Interface
Simplify your Alexa interface by turning off the Things to Try feature. The feature can add clutter to the interface, making it harder to navigate. Take control and turn off the feature to simplify your Alexa experience.
6. Accurate Information Matters
Ensure that you receive accurate information by turning off the Things to Try feature. The information provided by the feature may not always be accurate or up-to-date, leading to confusion or frustration. Take control and turn off the feature to receive accurate information.