You downloaded Alexa and were surprised to see that its location is set to Seattle, Washington. It automatically shows you what the weather is like there.
Good to know, but what if you live in Chicago or Miami? Don't worry because you can change the weather location whenever you want. Keep reading to see what you have to do.
How to set weather location?
You can change the weather location through the Alexa app. If you don't have the app yet, you can download it from Google Play, Apple App Store, or Amazon. Now follow these steps to change the location of your device:
- Open the settings.
- Open the device list.
- Select your device from the list.
- Edit the postal code of the selected device.
That's it! You have changed the location and Alexa will now be able to give you more accurate information. To check if it works, ask Alexa what the weather is like outside. His response should match your location now. You won't have to restart your app as the location updates automatically.
One last thing, if you have multiple devices on the list, you will need to specify which one you are changing location to.
Most people check with Alexa whether to bring a jacket and umbrella that day or not. But instead of just checking the weather right now, there are lots of other things you can ask Alexa.
Alexa is connected to AccuWeather and provides you with the latest and most accurate weather information. You can get the weather forecast for a whole week in advance. You can ask things like: Is the weather going to be sunny this weekend? Or to be even more specific, you can ask: is it going to rain on Thursday morning?
This way you can plan your tasks outdoors and ensure that you don't have to cancel your plans due to bad weather. It's great if you are planning a trip and need to organize your time there. Also, it can help you decide what to pack if you're traveling.
Apart from the weather and time, updating the Alexa location gives you access to other useful features. One of the most popular is the location-based routine. This feature is perfect for busy people who have to juggle work, family, gym, etc.
It's hard to remember everything and you can easily confuse some tasks. If you're new to this, we suggest you register two locations first: your office and your home. You can then set reminders that will activate as soon as you get home from work. This will help you separate personal life and work.
When you get home, Alexa will remind you of the things you need to do that day, such as: grocery shopping or helping the child with homework. You can also create routines that you can share with other users. For example, if you create a dinner routine that starts at 18:00 p.m., your family members will receive a notification to join you in the dining room.
If you suddenly remember something in the evening that you need to do tomorrow at work, you can ask Alexa to remind you when you come to work.
You don't even have to have an Alexa device in your office. You only need the Alexa app installed on your phone. Alexa will then send you a notification through your phone.
The good thing is that you can rely on this feature when planning your week. If you are used to scheduling your tasks, you can schedule everything and set reminders throughout the week. Once done, you can relax and carry on with your activities with peace of mind.
Another good thing is that you don't need to google to find what you need. It's very useful when you're in a rush or can't use your hands to type.
Let's say you are driving and want to stop at the nearest cafe and have a coffee. All you have to do is ask Alexa: Where's the nearest cafe? The app will then search for nearby cafes and give you directions.
It's like having an assistant available to you 24/24. Alexa is never tired and nervous, and she always has the right answer. And she'll never forget to remind you of an important meeting or something.
Make the most of it
Now you know how to change location on Alexa. We encourage you to make the most of it because Alexa can be a huge help in your day-to-day life. Explore all the options available and let Alexa help you organize and improve the quality of your life.
Why do you usually use Alexa? Will you be trying out some of the new features? Feel free to share your best practices and tips in the comments section below.