February 25, 2024

To set up Alexa to call for help, you will need to use the “Alexa Communication” feature. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner of the app to open the menu.
  3. Tap on “Communication.”
  4. Tap on “Contacts” and then “Add a contact.”
  5. Follow the prompts to add a contact for emergency services or another person that you want to be able to call for help.
  6. Once you have added a contact, you can say “Alexa, call for help” to initiate a call to that contact.

Keep in mind that this feature is only available on devices with a built-in speaker and microphone, such as the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

Here are some common questions and answers about using Alexa to call for help:

Q: Can Alexa call 911?

A: Yes, you can set up a contact for emergency services, such as 911, in the Alexa app and then initiate a call by saying “Alexa, call for help.”

Q: Can I call any phone number with Alexa?

A: No, you can only call phone numbers that you have added as contacts in the Alexa app.

Q: Can I use Alexa to call someone even if they don’t have an Echo device?

A: Yes, you can use the “Alexa Communication” feature to call any phone number, as long as it is added as a contact in the Alexa app.

Q: Do I need a device with a screen to use the “Alexa Communication” feature?

A: No, you can use devices with a built-in speaker and microphone, such as the Echo Dot or Echo, to initiate a call using the “Alexa Communication” feature. However, you will not be able to see the call on these devices. To see the call, you will need a device with a screen, such as the Echo Show or Echo Spot.