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Tip: Alexa Show Mode and Trusted Networks

Tip: Alexa Show Mode and Trusted Networks

In addition to adding the Show Mode feature (read more HERE), version 5.6.2.0 of Fire OS also adds another feature for Alexa called “Trusted Networks.” This setting works hand-in-hand with Show Mode in that it allows you to configure WiFi networks that you trust for Alexa to work on the lockscreen. Without configuring this option, you are still required to enter your screen lock code before your voice commands will work.

To set a Trusted network…

  1. From the Home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Settings (gear) icon.
  2. Tap Alexa in the settings menu.
  3. Tap Trusted Networks.
  4. Add a trusted network by selecting Add Trusted Network, then choosing a saved network name from the list.

 

Additionally, you can use this area to remove a network you no longer trust.

If you don’t travel outside your current network with the Fire tablet, you may only need to ever use this option once. However, if you travel with your Fire tablet and want to use Show Mode elsewhere (on a different WiFi network like in a hotel or a convention center, for example), you’ll need to add additional trusted networks.


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