How to change Alexa's alarm sound on your Amazon Echo, or change its volume

AmazonIt should only take a moment to change Alexa’s alarm sound.

You already use Alexa to control everything from your smart lights, to your thermostat, to your garage door – why not take some time to customise your Alexa assistant to suit your tastes?

One of the ways you can customise Alexa is by changing its alarm sound.

By default, Alexa’s alarm sound is a series of chimes, which are nice, but can become grating easily. Luckily, you can change this alarm in a variety of ways.

Here’s how to change Alexa’s alarm, using the Alexa app for iPhone and Android devices.

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How to change Alexa’s alarm sound

1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android device and tap the menu button in the top-left – it looks like three stacked lines.

2. In the list that appears, tap “Reminders & Alarms.”

How to change alexa alarm sound 1William Antonelli/Business InsiderOpen your ‘Reminders & Alarms’ section.

3. At the top of the page will be three options: “Alarms,” “Reminders,” and “Timers.” Select “Alarms,” and then tap “Settings” at the bottom of the page.

How to change alexa alarm sound 2William Antonelli/Business InsiderAlarms you’ve already set will appear here.

4. You’ll be presented with a list of your devices. Tap the Echo device that you want to change the alarm sound on.

5. Three options will show up. The first is a slider that lets you select how loud you want alarms to be. The last, “Ascending Alarm,” will raise the volume of your alarm as it rings – you can tap the toggle switch next to this to turn it on.

6. If you want to change your alarm sound, tap the middle option, “Sound.”

How to change alexa alarm sound 3William Antonelli/Business InsiderYou can change the alarm’s volume or sound here.

7. A new page will open with a long list of alarm options. It’s split into two sections: “Celebrity” and “Sounds.” The Celebrity section has novelty alarms, with various actors and musicians telling you to wake up and turn off the alarm. The Sounds section contains standard ringtones and musical chimes. Tap the option you want.

William Antonelli/Business InsiderThere are a variety of sound options.

8. When you’ve found the sound that you want, simply close the menu. It will be saved automatically.

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