Just say “Alexa, turn on Adaptive Volume”
Sometimes my kitchen is calm, where I can just destress and cook in peace and quiet. Other times its Grand Central Station, with dishes clanking and hungry people coming in and out.
Now, with the NEW Adaptive Volume feature, Alexa can tell when it’s still and when it’s mayhem, and adjust her volume accordingly. Alexa will automatically speak louder when she senses ambient background noise. And when all is quiet, she’ll respond in her usual tone.
It’s a lifesaver in the kitchen, but also at dinner parties, when the neighborhood kids pop in, when the semi-finals are on at top volume—you name it.
To set it up, just say “Alexa, turn on Adaptive Volume.”
Or set it up via the app:
- Go to the Alexa app and tap More.
- Tap Settings and then scroll down to Voice Responses (located under Alexa Preferences).
- Tap the toggle button next to Adaptive Volume; blue means its turned on.
Pro Tip: While you’re in the app setting up Adaptive Volume, you can also enable two other Voice Response modes. With Brief Mode, Alexa will shorten her responses, and use a chime sound to signal when she’s done a task. In Whisper Mode, she will respond with a whisper to commands given in a whisper—ideal for use in a bedroom when someone is sleeping.