To be honest, Siri isn’t the best virtual assistant. Despite efforts like offline Siri on iOS 15, Siri is always behind some assistants like the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Whether it’s searching the web, answering questions, maintaining context, or even controlling your smart home device, Siri isn’t the most reliable AI assistant. And when it comes to smart home products, who can beat Amazon Alexa?
In this article, learn how to get and use Amazon Alexa on your iPhone.
- 1 How to get Alexa on iPhone
- 2 How to get Alexa to work on your iPhone: Tips and Tips
How to get Alexa on iPhone
Unlike Siri, Amazon Alexa isn’t available as an iPhone built-in assistant. Currently, there is no way to install a third-party assistant on iOS or iPad OS. Therefore, to get Alexa on your iPhone, you need to use that app.
To set up a profile:
- Now download Amazon Alexa to your iPhone or iPad.
When you open the app for the first time, it goes through a series of steps.
- Login Go to your Amazon account and profile For Alexa.
- Configuration Authority Created for iPhone Voice profile..
Alexa is asked to say a lot of lines to learn your voice. The next time you use the app, it will respond to “Alexa”.
Once set up, you’ll be taken to the main screen of the Amazon Alexa app. This screen has five tabs: Home, communication, play, devices, etc... The following sections have described how to use each tab.
How to get Alexa to work on your iPhone: Tips and Tips
- play music
1. Home-Set alarms, create shopping lists, etc.
Magic happens here.Tap Alexa icon Above to summon it. The first time you call it, you’ll be asked to enable access to your location. Then call it using the hotword “Alexa”.
Below the Alexa icon, you’ll find suggestions for setting alarms, music services, creating shopping lists, and more. You can quickly activate it by tapping the suggestion.
For example, when you ask Alexa to play music, you can set your preferred music service so that it only plays from the music streaming service you want. Yes, you can ask Alexa to search the web by tapping the microphone button at the top.
In addition, you can add some skills to Alexa. Similarly, add a skill called Amazon Storytime. It features a collection of bedtime stories, including LEGO originals for children. Now your child can ask Alexa to talk about bedtime.
Professional tips: Alexa is a bit better than Siri in web surfing and answer collection.
2. Communication-Call directly and publish your message
If any of your contacts have an Amazon Alexa device or app, you can send a phone call or text message directly from this section.There is a function called Drop-in This allows all Alexa compatible devices to act as intercoms.
Let’s say you’re in a super mart picking things up for a house, the kids aren’t answering the phone, and you want to ask them if you need to bring something from the mart.
You can drop in to your home echo and say a message from the Alexa app on your iPhone. It’s a truly global wireless intercom.
In addition, there is a feature called announcements. You can use it to announce a message to all Echo devices at once.
If you’re late from the office and want to let your family know, just announce “I’m late for dinner” and Alexa will ping each device on your network. If someone is using Alexa for iPhone, you will be notified.
3. Play Music-Play Music and Listen to Kindle Library
If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, it’s a treat.[再生]You can use the tabs to ask Alexa to play music from around the world.
You can also listen to your local radio station and hear the full list of Amazon Kindle libraries. Yes, you can also link Apple Music and Spotify.
4. Devices – manage multiple devices
As the number of smart home devices around us grows, everyone owns at least one smart home controller (such as a smart speaker or smart display).
If you own an Amazon Echo device[デバイス]You can manage everything related to your device with tabs. In addition to adding new Echo devices to your app, you can combine multiple Echo speakers to act as stereo speakers directly from your device app.
5. Other – Manage your Alexa account
Obviously, More is where you can manage everything related to your Alexa account. You can link your account to a TV streaming service, add reminders, set alarms, and change your language.
Alexa has such an interesting app, but its main use only appears when we ask something.
However, opening apps, tapping the microphone button, and calling “Alexa” can be tedious. Thanks to the new update, Amazon Alexa has gained support for widgets on the iPhone. You can now call Alexa directly from your iOS home screen with a single tap.
To add an Alexa widget to your iPhone home screen:
- download also update Update the Amazon Alexa app to the latest version.
- Press and hold Free space Enter jiggle mode on the home screen.
- Then tap + Button It is on the upper left.
- Scroll through the list to select Alexa..
- Finally, place the widget wherever you like.
Now when you tap the widget, your iPhone will activate the microphone, launch the Alexa app, and say the command quickly. This certainly brings Alexa one step closer to Siri on the iPhone in terms of accessibility.
The Alexa app is certainly one of the best personal assistant apps out there. Which feature of the Alexa app do you like best? Let us know in the comments section below!
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