If you only have one or two echoes, it may not matter if they are called boring and repetitive names like «Echo of John» and «Second Echo of John» in the Alexa app. But the more Echos you have, the more it can make a difference, especially if you use features like Amazon’s «intercom system» and other calling features.

Luckily, it’s really easy to change the name of your individual Echo devices, such as the original Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show, from something less memorable like «John’s Second Echo» to something more useful and memorable, like «Room Mary» or «Lair».

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Note that changing the device name changes the way Alexa identifies the device, but it doesn’t change how Alex reacts to you — if you found this article while looking for a way to change your Echo’s wake-up word, then let us redirect you to our tutorial on the subject.

To change the identity of each of your Echo devices, you need to go to settings either through the Alexa mobile app on your smartphone or by visiting alexa.amazon.com.

Select your first Echo device to access device settings.

Scroll down to the General section and click Edit next to the Device Name entry.

Rename the device. While your naming scheme is up to you, it is practically best (in light of the intercom feature) to name devices based on where they are located, with clear names that indicate the location (e.g. Kitchen, Hallway, Living Room, etc.). etc.) or the person you are most likely to contact at that location (for example, name the Echo Dot «Steve» if it is in Steve’s bedroom or home office). Once you’ve chosen a name, click Save.

Simply repeat the process for all of your Echo devices to give them all unique and easy to remember names — and from now on you won’t have to try to remember which Echo Dot is in which room, but simply connect to them with commands like «Alexa, look in.» to the kitchen.»

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