How to eliminate 'ghost' devices on your Alexa account
How to eliminate 'ghost' devices on your Alexa account
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How to eliminate 'ghost' devices on your Alexa account

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Speaker 1: Adding renaming or moving around different smart devices through your Alexa account over the years, without updating can start to make your smart home a little glitchy. The so-called ghost devices can be a pain. When you try to tell Alexa to turn on a device by name it, doesn't recognize. Sorry, I didn't find a group or device name hall light. Fortunately, there is a solution, but it does come with a cost. And today I'm gonna walk you through how to nuke your Alexa devices and start over. Speaker 1: [00:00:30] All right. Like I said, the solution is a little bit drastic. Well, not that drastic, but you will have to delete your tie, your smart home and start over, which means you'll lose access to any rooms or routines already established, but otherwise the process is easy. It only takes a few minutes first, put your phone away and get out your laptop. Instead, this process has to be done on the desktop version of the Alexa website, head over to Alexa's [00:01:00] web interface and on the menu on the left click smart home click devices. Then at the bottom, click the box labeled removal in the popup window. Click remove to confirm on the next page, click the box label. Discover. Now Alexa will have painted all the various services you've linked and updated them with your current device names. Yes, there is a downside to doing this again. It will obliterate any groups or rooms as well as any routines. You've already established that being said, [00:01:30] if you're having issues that require such a nuclear reset in the first place, these things probably needed to be revamped. Anyways, check out some of our other videos for more Alexa tips. And if you liked this video, give it a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe to how to do it all.

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