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How to Call Alexa from Your iPhone: A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide

Amazon’s Alexa, known for its user-friendly nature and versatility, stands out among these voice-activated assistants. Alexa does it all, whether playing your favorite music or managing your smart home gadgets. Did you know you can also communicate with your Alexa-enabled devices from your iPhone? Whether at work or on the go, your Alexa-enabled devices are just a call away. This blog post outlines the easy steps to teach you how to call Alexa from your iPhone.

Understanding Alexa-Enabled Devices and Your iPhone

First, let’s dive deeper into what calling an Alexa from your iPhone means. This means you use your iPhone to communicate directly with your Alexa devices. It’s a handy feature when you need to drop in (no pun intended) on your Alexa devices while you’re away, and all you need is the Amazon Alexa app.

Learn the difference between Alexa and Echo.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Call Alexa from Your iPhone

Now, let’s get into the step-by-step process:

Step 1: Download the Amazon Alexa App

Start by downloading the Amazon Alexa app from the Apple App Store. It’s free to download and install.

Step 2: Log in to Your Amazon Account

After installing the app, open it and sign in using your Amazon account. You’ll need to create an account if you don’t have one.

Step 3: Set up Alexa-Enabled Devices

Ensure your Alexa-enabled devices are correctly set up and connected to your Amazon account.

Step 4: Initiate a Call

Go to the “Communicate” tab at the bottom of the app and choose “Call.” Then, select the Alexa device you want to call.

Enhance Your Experience: Tips and Tricks

To enhance your experience while calling an Alexa-enabled device from your iPhone, consider the following tips:

  • Always ensure your Alexa app is up-to-date for the best experience.
  • In the Communicate section, you can also use the “Drop-In” feature for devices within your home. Learn more about Drop in.
  • The Alexa app allows you to manage your Alexa-enabled devices, customizing your settings as you please.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the Alexa app on my iPhone even if I don’t have an Alexa device?

Absolutely! Even without an Alexa device, you can use the app on your iPhone to access many Alexa features and skills.

Can I call other phones using the Alexa app on my iPhone?

Yes! With the Alexa app, you can make phone calls to most mobile and landline numbers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Mexico for free.

Can I video call an Echo Show from my iPhone?

Indeed, you can make video calls from your iPhone to an Echo Show using the Alexa app. Just ensure you have granted the app access to your camera and microphone.


Keeping in touch with your Alexa devices while moving has never been easier! Following the steps mentioned above, you can call Alexa directly from your iPhone, making your life a little smarter and more convenient. As technology continues to evolve and weave itself seamlessly into our lives, don’t hesitate to take full advantage of these advancements. 

Get more out of Alexa in the Alexa Archives.

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