Being able to change time on your Amazon Echo is super important. It keeps everything running smoothly, especially when you’re counting on it for alarms, reminders, and all that local info like weather and traffic updates.
You might miss stuff or get up too early if time’s off! Keeping your Echo correct time is simple, ensuring your smart buddy stays reliable.
Lucky for us, tweaking the time on your Echo is a piece of cake, and here is how.
Change Time On Your Amazon Echo In The Alexa App
To change time on your Amazon Echo, here is what you need to do.
- Open the Alexa app and go to Devices. Filter by Device Type if you have several devices other than Alexa.
- Select the device you want to change and tap the Settings icon in the top right corner. In the Device Settings, scroll until you find the device Time Zone option.
- Select the Region if needed, followed by Country and Time Zone.
By updating the time zone and ensuring the correct address is registered, my Echo accurately reflects local time, including daylight saving changes.
Adjusting Clock Display Settings on Echo Dot with Clock
Inside my device’s settings, I can customize the clock display. Using an on-screen toggle, I can switch between a 12-hour and a 24-hour clock. If my Echo has a screen, I can adjust display brightness, which is especially handy at night or in dim environments.
How To Change The Time On An Amazon Echo Show
When setting the time on an Amazon Echo Show, you have two simple options: using the device’s display directly or adjusting the settings in the Alexa app.
This time, let me walk you through the first method.
- On your Amazon Echo Show device, swipe from the top to open the menu and tap Settings.
- In Settings, scroll down until you find Device Options and click on it.
- Inside Device Options, find and tap Date & Time.
- Select the desired Region and Time Zone. The change should happen almost instantly.
While doing this on the device itself is possible, customizing your Echo Show’s settings via the Alexa app allows you to update the device even when you’re not near the device location. This is especially useful if you have multiple Echo Show devices across different time zones, such as the Echo Show 5 or Echo Show 15.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I adjust the displayed time on an Echo Dot with a clock?
To alter the time display on an Echo Dot with a clock, ask Alexa to change to a 12-hour or 24-hour format. If preferred, open the Alexa app, choose ‘Devices,’ select your Echo Dot, and adjust the settings in the device options.
What is the procedure for customizing the clock face on my Alexa device?
Customizing the clock face on Alexa devices is typically a feature available on specific models with a screen, such as the Echo Show. In the device settings within the Alexa app, I can select options to personalize the clock face, choosing different styles or backgrounds.
What should I do to reset the time on my Amazon Echo device?
To reset the time on my Amazon Echo, I ensure it’s connected to a stable Wi-Fi network, as it usually syncs time-based on the internet connection. If it displays the wrong time, I check the device settings in the Alexa app for the correct time zone configuration and make the necessary adjustments.
Daniel Barczak is a software developer with a solid 9-year track record in the industry. Outside the office, Daniel is passionate about home automation. He dedicates his free time to tinkering with the latest smart home technologies and engaging in DIY projects that enhance and automate the functionality of living spaces, reflecting his enthusiasm and passion for smart home solutions.