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Amazon Turns Echo Dots Into Paperweight
Added on 10th October 2018 in General

Yesterday I noticed that my Echo Dot had lost its wifi connection, with the horrid red ring and alexa politely stating she cannot connect to the internet.

Echo Dot

Today I decided to resolve the issue and assumed I just needed to pop into the setup mode and update the credentials. Easier said and done.

I had not realised the Alexa app on my phone had been recently updated, and apart from a nice UI, it is rubbish. To the point it has introduced game breaking bugs.


The bug for me is that when entering setup mode, and connecting to the Echo dots internal wifi network, the app stays on the same screen and prevents any changes being made.

So for the meantime, my Alexa Echo Dot is a paperweight, thanks Amazon.

Hi there, I am christopher shaw, a software developer form South Yorkshire, England.

I love tinkering with all things tech, and opened this website as a web presence for myself and a place to keep my notes and snippets. Hopefully you will find something here to help

Christopher Shaw