Turning Alexa Off at Night
You might want to kep Alexa around for emergencies, but sometimes you just need to turn her off for the night. To prevent Alexa from waking you up in the middle of the night, you should set up a routine for the device. You can use Alexa to set triggers for it to turn off during certain hours, such as at sunset or sunrise. You can also set up routines based on smart home triggers. Turning Alexa off at night should be your last option, because it is not as convenient as adjusting a schedule.
To avoid accidental wake-ups, you can turn off the microphone and speaker in your Alexa device and set the device to a do-not-disturb mode. This setting will prevent the device from displaying any notifications or incoming calls. In addition, you can set a timer for Alexa to turn off at a specified time, which will keep your device from waking you up. This will save battery life and prevent your Alexa from being awakened by random voice commands.
You can also put Alexa into standby mode. Doing this will prevent your device from receiving notifications while you sleep. Moreover, it will not register your commands when you wake up in the morning. You can also put Alexa in sleep mode by simply saying “Goodnight.” This is especially useful for multiple devices, as you can control which device you want Alexa to wake up from. If you have multiple devices, you may want to use the standby mode for each of them.