How to Turn Off Echo Show Screen


If you recently purchased an Echo Show you will quickly realize how difficult it is to sleep with the Echo Show’s bright lights beaming onto your face. The Good news is there is a solution to this.

To turn off your Echo Show screen simply tell Alexa “Alexa Turn of Screen”. This will turn the screen black but will still allow you to communicate with your device. By simply tapping on the screen or prompting Alexa your screen will turn on again.

Let’s now take a look at a few more features that you would want to turn on when sleeping to ensure your Echo Show doesn’t get in the way of a good night’s sleep.

How To Adjust Your Echo Show Screen For Night Time:

1. Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode

Turning on the do not disturb mode will block alerts for calls & messages as well as only display the clock with a black background. If you would like the screen to be pitch black all you would need to do is go to settings > Display > Turn off the ambient clock. This will turn your screen pitch black every time you put it to do not disturb mode but you will be able to turn it back on by simply tapping not the screen or prompting Alexa.

Additionally, do not disturb mode will prevent the screen from lighting up every time you move in front of it. You can enable do not disturb mode by simply saying “Alexa do not disturb”. Or you can swipe down from the top of the screen and clicking on the do not disturb icon.

2. Adjustive Brightness Option

Turning on adjustive brightness will automatically adjust your screen brightness based on the light in your room. Once you turn your lights off your screen will automatically lower the brightness to the lowest brightness settings available.

3. Tell Alexa To Turn Off The Screen

Another easy and simple method to turning off your screen is by simply saying “Alexa turn off screen” and just like that Alexa will turn off your screen. You will be able to turn it back on by simply prompting Alexa or by tapping on the screen.

Does the Echo show screen stay on all the time?

Yes, the screen is intended to stay on at all times, you will be able to turn off the screen with the methods shown above, however, the screen will not turn off on its own. So, if you do want your device to be off at night be sure to follow the steps above.

Is it safe to leave Echo Show on all night?

Yes, the Echo Show devices are specifically designed to remain plugged in and all at all times, they do not consume much electricity when not active, and will not heat up or cause any issues if kept on at all times.

Does Echo Show have a sleep timer?

Yes, the sleep timer is great if you want your device to play you a song, podcast, or ambient noises but want it to turn off at a given time period.

The sleep timer will turn off whatever content you have played once the timer has ended. To turn on the sleep timer Simply tell Alexa Alexa, set a sleep timer for 40 minutes”. Once the time is up your audiobook, music, or ambient noises will automatically come to a stop.

Related Questions:

1.Does the Echo show use a lot of electricity?

The Echo Show doesn’t consume much electricity as it automatically shifts to standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity. It will only consume 4 watts of power on standby mode, and only 2 watts on stand-by mode with the camera and microphone turned off. Additionally, leaving your device on off mode will only consume 1 watt of power.

2. Does the Echo Show need to be plugged in at all times?

Yes, the Echo show does not feature a built-in battery, meaning it will not be able to be charged and will need to remain plugged into a power source at all times. However, you will be able to use your Echo Show portably by simply using a compatible battery base if you have the Echo Show 5 or a power bank if you have any other Echo Show model.

3. Does Echo Show Need Wifi?

Yes, the Echo Show relies on a stable Wifi connection in order to carry out tasks by connecting to Amazon’s web servers. Not having a stable or a strong connection can cause delays when asking Alexa to carry out certain tasks.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, there are several ways to turn off your Echo Show screen when getting ready to go to bed. Turning on the do not disturb mode is crucial since it will turn off messages and phone call notifications as well as prevent the screen from lighting up when sensing movement. Additionally, having adjustive brightness set to on allows your screen to adapt to the room setting, although it won’t turn the screen completely off once shutting off your light it will automatically turn the screen to the lowest brightness level available. Anyways it’s now time to get a good night’s rest! Not knowing these tips kept us up all night too!

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