Tile trackers are handy for finding your keys, wallet, or anything else you might be missing. You usually have to use your phone to find your tile, but if you have an Amazon Echo or any device that can use Google Assistant, you can find your stuff with a simple voice command.
How to set up and use the Tile Alexa skill
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To find your echo tile, you first need to activate the Alexa skill. Go to this page and activate the Tile Alexa skill.
Then you need to give permission to access your address. Click Save Permissions to continue.
After that, click «Link Account» to connect your Tile account to the Alexa skill. You need to make sure Amazon pop-ups are allowed for login.
Sign in to your Tile account.
Once your Tile account is linked, you can find your Tiles with the following voice commands:
«Alexa, ask Tile to find my phone.» This command will make your phone ring wherever it is.
«Alexa, ask Tiles where my keys are.» With this command, Alexa will give you the last known address of your material.
«Alexa, ask Thile to call my keys.» This will cause the Tile trackers themselves to call. Note that your items still need to be within range of your phone for this to work.
Sometimes this can be useless if your keys and your phone are separated. At this point, you will need to roam around the house with the phone app open. However, this can be useful if you’ve left your phone and keys in the same place, and it’s especially handy for finding your phone since it’s always connected to the Internet.
How to link a tile to Google Home or Assistant
Setting up your tile to work with Google Assistant is a little different. To set up the Tile app, you’ll need a phone or tablet with Google Assistant. This applies to Android phones with version 6.0 or higher, or iPhones with the Google Assistant app installed.
To set it up, open Google Assistant and say «ask Tile to find my phone.» Google will tell you that your Tile account is not yet linked and will give you a button to link it. Click Link Tile to Google.
On the next screen, enter your Tile account credentials to link the two accounts.
Once your Tile account is linked to Google, you will be able to use the same voice commands as in Alexa. You can now chat with Tile from any Google Assistant-enabled device connected to your account, including Google Home.