You’ve downloaded Alexa, and you were surprised to see that its location is set to Seattle, Washington. It’s automatically showing you what’s the weather like there.
Good to know, but what if you live in Chicago or Miami? Don’t worry because you can change the weather location whenever you want. Keep reading to see what you have to do.
How to Set the Weather Location?
You can change the weather location through the Alexa app. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it from Google Play, Apple App Store, or from Amazon. Now, follow these steps to change your device’s location:
- Open the Settings.
- Open the list of devices.
- Select your device from the list.
- Change the ZIP code for the selected device.
That’s it! You have changed the location, and Alexa will now be able to give you more accurate information. To check whether it’s working, ask Alexa what’s the weather like outside. Her answer should match your location now. You won’t have to restart your app as the location updates automatically.
One more thing, if you have multiple devices on the list, you’ll have to specify the one for which you are changing location.
Most people check in with Alexa to see whether they have to bring a jacket and an umbrella that day or not. But instead of just checking the weather at the moment, you can ask Alexa many other things.
Alexa is connected with AccuWeather, and it provides you with the latest and the most accurate weather information. You can get the weather forecast for a whole week in advance. You can ask things such as: Is it going to be sunny this weekend? Or to be even more precise, you can ask: Is it going to rain on Thursday morning?
That way, you can schedule your outdoor tasks and be sure that you won’t have to cancel your plans due to bad weather. That’s great if you’re planning a trip and have to organize your time there. Also, it can help you decide what to pack if you’re traveling.
Apart from weather and time, updating the Alexa location enables you to access some other useful features. One of the most popular is the location-based routine. This feature is perfect for busy people who have to balance work, family, gym, etc.
It’s hard to remember everything, and you can easily confuse some tasks. If you’re new to this, we suggest you first save two locations: your office and your home. You can then set reminders that’ll activate as soon as you come back home from work. That’ll help you separate personal life and work.
When you get home, Alexa will remind you of the things you have to do that day, such as: buy groceries or help the kid with homework. You can also create routines that you can share with other users. For example, if you create a dinner routine that starts at 6:00 PM, your family members will get the notification to join you in the dining room.
If you suddenly remember something in the evening that you have to do tomorrow at work, you can ask Alexa to remind you when you come to work.
You don’t even need to have an Alexa device in your office. You only need the Alexa app installed on your phone. Alexa will then send you a notification through your phone.
The good thing is that you can rely on this feature when you’re planning your week. If you have a habit of planning your tasks, you can schedule everything and set reminders throughout the week. Once you do that, you can relax and go on with your activities with peace of mind.
Another great thing is that you don’t have to google to find what you need. That’s very useful when you’re in a hurry, or you can’t use your hands to type.
Let’s say you’re driving and you want to stop by the nearest coffee shop and get some coffee. All you have to do is ask Alexa: Where’s the nearest coffee shop? The app will then search for the coffee shops nearby and give you directions.
It’s like having an assistant at your disposal 24/7. Alexa’s never tired and nervous, and she always has the correct answer. And she’ll never forget to remind you of an important meeting or something like that.
Make the Most Out of It
Now you know how to change location on Alexa. We encourage you to make the most out of it because Alexa can be a great help in your everyday life. Explore all available options and let Alexa help you organize and improve the quality of your life.
What do you usually use Alexa for? Are you going to try some of the new features? Feel free to share your best practices and tips in the comments section below.