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How to remove devices from Alexa

It takes just a few steps to scrub an unwanted accessory or speaker from your Alexa setup.
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Published onMarch 26, 2024

There are times when removing a device from Amazon Alexa is necessary, whether you’re troubleshooting, switching to different smart home gear, or just not using something anymore. To get going, follow the steps below in the Alexa app for Android or iOS.

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To remove a device from Alexa, open the Alexa app and tap the Devices tab, then find the device you're trying to remove. You can delete most devices by selecting the gear icon and then the trash can. To remove Echo/Alexa speakers and displays, you must choose Deregister from a product's device settings.


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How to remove most non-Echo devices from Alexa

Before you begin, be sure you’re at home, connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your devices, and have the latest Alexa app on your phone or tablet. The experience is the same for Android and iOS. Once you’re ready, follow the steps below to remove a device from Alexa. This applies to most non-Echo and non-Alexa devices, meaning things that aren’t smart speakers or smart displays.

  1. Launch the Alexa app.
  2. Open the Devices tab in the bottom right.
  3. Select the category of device you want to remove from the list (e.g., Lights, Plugs, etc.).
  4. Choose the specific device you want to remove.
  5. Tap the gear icon in the upper right.
  6. Tap the trash can icon to remove a device. It may take a few seconds to disappear once you’ve confirmed your choice.

How to remove an Echo/Alexa speaker or display from your Alexa setup

There’s a slightly different procedure for removing an Echo/Alexa speaker or display from your setup, as those are connected to Amazon services and remember various preferences. You need to both delink and delete them from your account. With Echo devices, at least, deregistering also results in a factory reset.

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Select the Devices tab.
  3. Tap Echo and Alexa.
  4. Choose the device you’re trying to remove.
  5. Tap the gear icon in the upper right.
  6. Scroll down until you see Registered To.
  7. Tap Deregister and follow prompts.

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