Misplaced telephone? Here is 4 methods Alexa can discover it for you-CNET

Lost phone? Here's 4 ways Alexa can find it for you-CNET

Sure, your Amazon Echo can discover your telephone.

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I typically misplace my telephone in the home. It both slides down between the sofa cushions or I overlook which room I’ve left it in or it is tucked someplace within the mess of blankets on my mattress. Thankfully, I’ve discovered a number of straightforward methods to search out it. All I needed to do was arrange these 4 options on my Amazon Echo

You can begin by including an Alexa talent that helps you discover your telephone by calling it or through the use of your IFTTT account to name your telephone out of your Echo gadget. Observe that in case your iPhone is on vibrate, you may must hear for the vibrations. In case you use an Android, you may have another choice. 

In case you suppose you misplaced your telephone exterior your private home, here is how one can discover your misplaced Android telephone or your misplaced iPhone. However if you happen to’re vulnerable to leaving it inside, here is how one can assist your future self.

Learn extra: Amazon introduced the brand new Echo Present 15 good show at its September 2021 fall product launch occasion, together with a number of different new Echo and Ring merchandise

Allow the Discover My Telephone Alexa talent

There’s an Alexa talent known as Discover My Telephone that helps you discover your misplaced telephone — you’ll be able to even add a couple of telephone quantity.

1. Within the Alexa app menu, go to Abilities & Video games.

2. Seek for Discover My Telephone.

3. Faucet Allow to make use of.

4. Hyperlink your Amazon account and faucet Permit to offer the talent entry to your account.

5. Say, “Alexa, discover my telephone.” The primary time you employ the talent, Alexa will ask to your telephone quantity.

6. You may be despatched a four-digit SMS code, which you may must learn out: “Alexa, [four digit code].” Then your telephone will begin ringing.

7. You’ll be able to add one other quantity by saying, “Alexa, ask Discover My Telephone so as to add one other quantity.”


Your telephone may get misplaced within the sofa cushions.

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Allow the Cell Telephone Finder talent

The Cell Telephone Finder talent is much like the Discover My Telephone talent. Here is how one can set it up.

1. Say “Alexa, allow Cell Telephone Finder.”

2. Alexa will instruct you to name 415-212-4525. Whilst you’re on the telephone with the voice bot, it’s going to inform you to ask Alexa what your PIN is. Enter the PIN on the telephone that Alexa provides you.

3. Now you’ll be able to say “Alexa, inform Cell Telephone Finder to name me.” Observe that in case your ringer is not on, your telephone will vibrate.

Have Alexa discover, name and play music in your telephone

So as to have Alexa do that, you may want an IFTTT account. Here is how one can set it up.

1. Log in or join, then click on on the search bar on the high and kind “Alexa.”

2. There is a checklist of Alexa decisions, and you will need to click on on all that apply. Some examples are Inform Alexa to search out your telephone, Hey Alexa, name my gadget and Alexa, play music on my telephone.

3. For every one you choose, click on Join.

4. Subsequent, you may be prompted to log in to your Amazon Alexa account and enter your telephone quantity to have a PIN despatched to you. Enter the code and faucet Join

5. Now when your telephone will get misplaced in the home, say, “Alexa, set off discover telephone.” (In case your telephone is on vibrate, you may must hear carefully for the vibrations.)


You probably have an Android telephone, you’ll be able to create an IFTTT to show the amount up.

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Play a track in your Android telephone

Alexa can play a track in your Android telephone, however you may want to verify your quantity is turned up. To take action, use IFTTT to show up the amount in your Android telephone while you ship it a textual content. 

Seek for “activate telephone” and scroll by means of the applets till you discover the choice Textual content your misplaced Android telephone to show the ringer quantity up 100%. Click on Join after which click on Save. Now you’ll be able to say “Alexa, textual content Katie misplaced telephone” and your quantity can be turned up.

Sadly, in case your telephone is related to any Bluetooth audio system or headphones, it’s going to play audio by means of these as a substitute of its personal audio system.

Your good speaker has a ton of different cool tips up its sleeve. Here is how one can flip your Amazon Echo right into a free TV speaker, my favourite hidden Amazon Echo trick and 5 stunning music hacks to your Amazon Echo.

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