Sorry to say but Siri is no longer important because here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Alexa on your iPhone. Now, you can use Amazon’s voice assistant without Echo or Echo Dot. All you need is an iOS device with iOS 11 and later. But, before using Alexa as a virtual assistant, you need to gauge through the following guide on how to use Alexa on your iPhone.
We have crafted a detailed guide right from downloading to set up and use.
How to Download Alexa on iPhone?
It is very easy to download and install Amazon Alexa on your iPhone. All you need to do is follow these steps:
- Go to App Store on your iPhone (make sure it runs on iOS 11 or above)
- Tap search from the bottom menu
- Search Alexa
- Tap get on the Amazon Alexa App, to download
- Tap Install > Open and launch the app
- You can now use the Alexa app
However, you will still need to set up the applications. Once you set up Alexa on your iPhone, we will elaborate on how to use Alexa on your iPhone.
How to Set up Alexa on Your iPhone?
Just like you downloaded the Alexa App, it is easy to set up the application on your device. Here’s how to set up Alexa on your iPhone.
- Alexa will need permission to access your Bluetooth
- Tap ‘OK’ to allow Alexa
- Sign in to the app using your Amazon Account Details
- If you don’t have an account, create one and sign in
- Help Alexa to get you to know – confirm your name with login credentials
- Allow Alexa to access your contacts and send you a notification, or you can tap skip to finish this later
- Tap OK to allow accessing contacts and notification permissions
- You will be taken to Alexa’s home screen. Select talk to Alexa and set up voice controls
- Tap ‘Turn On’ to talk to Alexa
- Allow Alexa to access the microphones
- You can also set up Alexa to access your location
- Run a test on Alexa voice assistant. The app suggests you ask, “where is the nearest doctor? And more”
So, you’ve installed and set up Alexa on your iPhone, here’s how to use Alexa on your iPhone.
How to Use Alexa on Your iPhone?
The Alexa app offers exciting features that make it more than just a virtual assistant. Here’s how to use Amazon Alexa on your iPhone and make the most out of this voice assistant.
- Tap “Communicate” to call someone from your contacts, share photos, use in-app drop-in features, or make an announcement via a compatible Echo device
- Tap “Play” if you want to read books or listen to your favorite tracks. It allows you to control popular music apps like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora as well
- Manage Echo devices connected to your Amazon account with a single tap on Devices
- Tap “All Devices” to get a complete list of connected Echo, Fire Tablet, Fire Stick, and other services
- Tap the “Plus Sign” in the upper-right corner to add devices
- Select “Add Device”
- Find the device/hardware that you want to add. You can either browse by brands or simply select the type of devices from the list
- Follow the on-screen notifications to finish settings
Note: the instructions may be different depending on the hardware you’re connecting.
How to Text Amazon Alexa on Your iPhone?
Do you want to make a call, order a product online, or ask a question? Though, you can do it simply with your voice, do you know how to do it without uttering a single word? Here is how to text Amazon Alexa on your iPhone? This feature is really helpful, especially when you are in a crowded room and don’t want someone nearby to know the secret.
Check how it works for you:
- Go to your Amazon Alexa app and tap the keyboard (you will find it in the top-left corner)
- Type your query, send your question and Alexa will soon respond in text
- Also, you can call someone from your contacts. You just need to write as text as a command and send. For example, try “Alexa please call Martin George”
- Use Alexa to add something to your to-do-list and tap send.
Tip: You can also control your smart home appliances using this feature.
We hope you’ve found how to use Alexa on your iPhone. Kindly connect us in the comments below for further queries. We are here to assist you with all your technical queries.