How to Childproof Your Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a fantastic smart speaker that you and your family can use to do lots of things and make your life easier. However, if you have small kids in your home, then you would definitely want to control their activities on your Echo device. So today, we are going to show you exactly how you can make your Amazon Echo speaker child-proof. So, let’s get started.

Update Voice Purchasing Settings

By updating your voice purchasing settings, you can make sure that your kids cannot order things without your permission or order the things that they should not buy. So, do update these settings if you want to ensure that no random packages arrive at your home. To do this:

How to Childproof Your Amazon Echo
  1. Launch the app on your mobile (Amazon Alexa app).
  2. Now click on the “More” tab from the home screen of the app.
  3. After that, tap/click on the “Settings” option to open the “Settings” menu.
  4. Next, click on the “Account Settings” option.
  5. Now tap/click on the “Voice Purchasing” option.
  6. Next, enable/disable “Voice Purchasing” using the toggle button.
  7. Now, tap/click on the “Purchase Confirmation” option.
  8. Next, enable this option to set up four digits voice code to control and manage your orders and stop your kids from ordering things without your consent.
  9. After that, tap on the “Kids Skills Purchasing” option.
  10. Now enable/disable “Kids Skills Purchasing” using the toggle button.
  11. Next, enable/disable the “Purchases Require Approval” settings. This setting ensures that an approval is required from you before placing an order.

Update Echo Device Settings

Using “Device Settings,” you can easily set up and control all the Amazon Echo parental controls, manage Alexa’s communication settings, and make your Echo device Child-proof. To do this:

  1. Launch the app on your mobile (Amazon Alexa app).
  2. Now click on the “More” tab from the home screen of the app.
  3. After that, tap/click on the “Settings” option to open the “Settings” menu.
  4. Now click on the “Device Settings” option, and you will see a list of all connected devices.
  5. Next, tap on the “FreeTime” option under the “General” section and use the toggle button near it to enable/disable parental controls on Alexa.
  6. Now go back to “Device Settings” and tap on the “Do Not Disturb” to set the day time during which your echo device won’t disturb you and your kids with its notifications. Using this feature, you can ensure that Alexa does not disturb your kids during their naptime or bedtime.
  7. Now tap on the “Communications” option under “Device Settings.” Using this feature, you can ensure that your kids cannot use your echo device to make random calls or send messages to random people without your consent.

Enable Explicit Filter

By enabling the “Explicit Filter,” you can control the types of songs or podcasts that your kids can hear and ensure that your kids don’t listen to songs or podcasts that may be inappropriate for them according to their age. To do this:

  1. Launch the app on your mobile (Amazon Alexa app).
  2. 2.    Next, click on the “Music & Podcasts” option.
  3. Now tap/click on the “Explicit Language Filter” option.
  4. Finally, activate the “Explicit Filter” using the toggle button.
  5. You have successfully enabled “Explicit Filter” on your Amazon Echo device.

Conclusion

These are the few simple things that you can do to make your Amazon Echo device child-proof. So, do use the tips that we discussed in this article if you want to make your Amazon Echo device child-proof and get the most out of it.

Do you know some other things that you can do to make your Amazon Echo device child-proof? If yes, then do let us know about them in the comment section.

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