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by Dwayne Johnson Smart Echo Help

Sometimes, when we command Echo, we end up facing the Alexa Slow To Respond issue. This is one of the most common Alexa Issues and it’s really irritating sometimes. In order to resolve the Echo Dot Slow to Respond issue, check the wifi connection, Alexa app, and microphone button.

In this guide, we are going to tell you why your Alexa is responding slowly and how to fix it. If you would need an expert’s help, dial the Alexa Helpline Number now.

My Alexa Slow to Respond, Why?

If your Echo device is responding slowly, make sure you have plugged in the power plug. It sounds unusual but most of the time we forget to turn ON the power plug. You may forget to press the mic button ON. In addition to that, sometimes we forget after changing the wake word.

Whatever are the causes, you don’t need to worry as we are here to help you. Let’s apply the troubleshooting method and fix the problem.

How To Fix the Echo Dot Slow to Respond Issue?

Fix the Alexa Slow To Respond issue with the help of the below-mentioned troubleshooting methods.

  1. Check the Microphone Button

We sometimes forget to turn ON the microphone button and end up thinking that Alexa Not Responding. You can find the mic button at the top of the Echo device. If the ring light of Echo is red, it means the microphone button is off.

  1. Restart the Echo Device

If the microphone button is ON but still Alexa Slow To Respond, restart the Echo device with the help of the steps mentioned below.

  • The blue light on the Echo device means that it is hearing everything but not able to respond back.

  • To restart Echo, remove the power plug from the power source for at least 20-30 seconds.

  • Connect the power plug again and turn ON the Echo device.

  • You have restarted the device successfully, turn it ON and ask Alexa to do something.

  1. Hard Reset the Alexa Echo Device

We have told you how to perform a soft reset, even though if your Alexa Device is Unresponsive, perform a hard reset.

  • Take a thin pin or any similar object to press the reset button of the Echo device.

  • Press and hold the button for a few seconds.

  • The blue light on the Echo device will be changed to orange when you press the button.

  • Wait until your device will not be restarted.

  • After the process, you need to Setup Alexa again.

  1. Check the Wifi Connection

Without continuous power supply and good speed internet, it is impossible to use the Echo device. Hence, you need to confirm whether your wifi device is working well or not. To check the wifi speed, connect to any other device and play some videos. You can also check the speed with the help of free online websites.

  1. Move Echo Close to the Router

Make sure that you haven’t placed the Alexa-enabled device at a distance from wifi. If yes, minimize the distance now.

In case you are using any wifi extenders, remove them now. It is true that extenders are used to maximize the signal strength but that’s not the case with Echo.

  1. Connect Echo & Smartphone With Similar Wifi Network

You may have connected the Echo and smartphone with two different networks. This is the reason why Alexa Not Working. Hence, open the Alexa app and connect them with the same network now.


This article can be concluded on the point that, Alexa Slow to Respond problem could occur because of reasons like weak wifi connection, microphone button, etc. in the guide, we have mentioned all the steps to fix the glitches. If there is anything you want to know, dial the Alexa Helpline Number now.

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