We all know Alexa, the virtual assistant of Amazon and our regular friend. Alexa is helpful for smart home capabilities and often uses WiFi to help in our regular life. Now, what if you don’t have access to WiFi? The solution is connecting Alexa to a Bluetooth phone.
Now, how to connect Alexa to Bluetooth phone without wifi?
You can use an Alexa app or Bluetooth pairing for this connection. In this article, I’ll describe all these methods with very easy and simple instructions. So, hurry up and let’s get into the main concern.
How to connect Alexa to Bluetooth Phone without WiFi?
I’ll describe two methods. One will be by using an extremely simple app and another is if you don’t have access to the app. So, let’s go-
The reminder is, for this step, you’ll need mobile data. Here we go-
Step 1: Install Alexa App
If you don’t have the app on your phone or tablet, go to the App Store and install the Alexa app.
Step 2: Switch On Mobile Data
To set up the connection, Wi-Fi isn’t required, but mobile data is. Switch on the mobile data and make sure the connection is good enough.
Step 3: Pair Alexa with Phone
Open the Alexa app and on the bottom right corner, tap on the “Devices” icon. Then, you’ll see a ‘+’ icon to add new devices. Press on the “Add Device” and select “Amazon Echo.” Tap oj that “Amazon Echo” to start the setting up process.
Step 4: Follow the Given Instructions
On the screen, the app will guide you to the final process. The procedure includes pressing and holding the Alexa device’s action button until it enters pairing mode. Then, on the app from the available list, select your device name.
Step 5: Connection Confirmed
Once the Bluetooth connection is confirmed, you can use Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker from your phone. And the audio will come from the Alexa device.
Now for this method, you don’t need any WiFi or mobile data. Let’s see how it works-
Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth
On your smartphone or tablet, turn on the Bluetooth option from the “Settings” menu.
Step 2: Enable Alexa’s Pairing Mode
To do this, you may need to check on Alexa’s manual. Maximum time includes pressing and holding a pairing button or Bluetooth button for a few seconds until the light indicators start flashing or change.
Step 3: Search Alexa in Your Phone
Now on the Bluetooth settings in your phone, search for the available devices. You’ll find your device name in the list.
Step 4: Connect to Alexa
Tap on your device name and initiate the pairing process. Then, your phone will connect to Alexa and act as a Bluetooth speaker. Congratulations, you have set up the connection between Alexa and your phone with Bluetooth. Enjoy the audio now.
Generally, Bluetooth has a range of about 10 meters(30 feet). So, ensure that your device is in this range to work properly with a stable connection.
No, most of the skills of Alexa need an internet connection or mobile data. That’s why, to give voice commands or recognize it, you still need WiFi or data.
Nope, if you want to connect Alexa to Bluetooth headphones or speakers, it isn’t possible without WiFi or data. You’ll need active and stable WiFi or data.
We all know that Alexa depends on wifi or mobile data for its full potential, yet you still can use it by connecting to your Bluetooth phone. Follow the instructions given above and enjoy your daily life with no WiFi coverage areas. However, remember that for voice commands or most of the other features, you’ll need an internet connection.
Now, before I say bye bye here is a related article – how to connect phone to tv using bluetooth without wifi.