Can My Echo Auto Connect to Two Phones?
Do you love your Echo home device and can’t live without Alexa’s voice? Then you’ll probably love the idea of Echo Auto and having the voice assistant talking from your car speakers.
To configure your Echo Auto device, you need your smartphone and the Alexa app. But if you have two phones, would you be able to connect them both to Echo Auto?
The answer is yes, but not at the same time. In this article, we’ll explain the best way to use Echo Auto with two phones, and reveal some of the device’s best features.
How to Use Echo Auto with Two Phones
With Echo Auto, your work commute, shopping hauls, and road trips are both more fun and practical. If you’re a very busy person, you might even have two smartphones that you carry around with you every day.
Wouldn’t it be great if they could both connect to Echo Auto at the same time? The best you can do is switch from one to another by connecting and disconnecting the Bluetooth. And even then, the transition isn’t always effortless.
Alternating between phones can cause delays or confusion. However, most of the time, it should work just fine. In order to go back and forth between your two phones and Echo Auto, you have to pair both phones to the device itself.
Most likely, you already have your primary phone connected to it. All you have to do is add another user. Here’s how:
- Press and hold the Action button for eight seconds. This will put Echo Auto into pairing mode.
- Set the stereo input in your car to Bluetooth. Make sure that you start your car first.
- Launch the Alexa app on your phone. Make sure that you have the latest version for either iOS or Android.
- Tap on “Devices” and then the “+” key.
- Tap on “Add Device”.
- Tap on the “Amazon Echo” followed by “Echo Auto”.
- Continue with the instruction for setup on the screen.
Once you connect your second phone connected to Echo Auto, you can go from one to the other. When you enter your car, keep in mind that the phone you don’t want to use should have the Bluetooth off. And the phone you want to use should have Bluetooth on.
That way, the Echo Auto will establish an automatic connection to the phone you want to use. When you’re ready to switch phones again, disconnect one Bluetooth and reconnect the other.
Removing Device from Echo Auto
If the only option to use two phones with Echo Auto doesn’t work for you, that’s understandable. You can always unpair one phone and continue using the other.
Knowing how to unpair a Bluetooth device from Echo Auto can be useful when you no longer plan on using the said device. Here’s how to unpair your phone from Echo Auto:
- Launch the Alexa app on your phone.
- Tap on “Devices”.
- Tap on “Echo & Alexa”.
- Tap on your device.
- Tap on “Bluetooth Devices”.
- Choose the phone you want to remove. Then tap on “Forget Device”.
You can repeat this process for any Bluetooth device that’s connected to your Echo Auto.
What Can You Do with Echo Auto?
Think of Echo Auto as an extension of your Echo home devices. It doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and it’s not the most sophisticated device on the market.
But Alexa voice assistant can perform a lot of different tasks. You can use Echo Auto while you drive to make hands-free phone calls and listen to music or audiobooks. Alexa can create shopping lists and manage your calendar.
Ask Echo Auto for directions by utilizing any of the navigation apps. If you know how to make the most of the Alexa and Echo device at home, you’ll be fine with Alexa on the road.
Two Phones Only One Connection
For now, Echo Auto users will have to stay content with using only one phone at a time. However, they can pair as many phones as they want. From there, it’s all about how you manage the connection.
If both your phones have Bluetooth, your device will connect to the one that was paired first. So, you have to remind yourself to turn the Bluetooth on or off before you start your car.
Do you use Echo Auto? How many Bluetooth devices are paired with it? Let us know in the comments section below.