Amazon has made it possible for its Alexa app users to enable hands-free mode on their devices (iOS and Android). So, you can just ask the Amazon voice assistant to read out the latest news updates or play your favorite songs. Read the instructions given below in the post to enable or disable Alexa hands-free mode on your iPhone.
Manually turn On Alexa hands-free mode on your iPhone
Devices that support Alexa can be controlled entirely with voice commands. Simply utter the magical word ‘Alexa’ and let your Echo speaker or other smart devices respond, no more pressing or tapping the buttons. However, the process is not the same for the Alexa smartphone app. It requires you to tap an ‘Alexa’ button to enable the digital assistant. This can be changed! Turn On Alexa hands-free mode on your iPhone manually by following these steps!
- Open the Alexa app on your iPhone.
- Select Menu.
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to Alexa on this phone setting.
- Enable Hands-Free mode.
Amazon has already rolled out Hands-Free mode across the world but to take advantage of it, you should have the latest version of the Alexa app installed on your iPhone.
How do I turn on hands free Alexa?
Launch Alexa app on your iPhone.
Select Menu, visible as 3 horizontal lines in the lower-right corner of your iPhone screen.
Choose the Settings option.
Navigate to Alexa on this phone setting.
When directed to a new screen, toggle on the Hands-Free mode.
Once done, the mode will be enabled, letting you control Alexa-enabled devices through your voice. To disable it, simply toggle the switch for Enable Alexa Hands-Free mode.
Why is Alexa hands free not working?
It’s quite possible that permission to access your microphone is denied. To change this, tap on Microphone for the Amazon app in your device settings. Go to your iPhone’s Settings > Amazon Alexa > Allow Amazon Alexa to access your Microphone.
Just make sure, while using the hands-free detection feature, that your phone is unlocked, and the Alexa app is open on the screen.