If you’re passing on an Amazon Echo device to a family member or even selling it, you’ll want to wipe the slate clean and unlink your data. Here’s how to remove Alexa devices from your account.
All you’ll need is the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet and a spare minute – but bear in the mind that the process varies slightly depending on what device you have.
If you’re deregistering official Amazon hardware (Echo devices), simply read on. If, however, you want to get rid of a different Alexa-enabled speaker skip to the second section.
How to remove official Alexa devices from your account
First, open the Alexa app and tap the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top right of the screen.
Once that’s open, select Device Settings.
This will bring up a list of all of your Alexa devices. Choose the one you want to deregister.
On the device page that appears, scroll down to the “Registered To” subheading, which will have your name underneath, and tap “Deregister”.
All that’s left to do is confirm the action and you’re free to gift or sell the Alexa device.
How to remove other Alexa devices from your account
If you’re deregistering a different Alexa device, the process is different – but still a piece of cake.
Tap or click this link and sign into your Amazon account. You will see a list of all of your connected devices. Find the one your want to remove and click the ellipsis button (“…”) to the left of the listing.
In the pop-up box that appears, click the small “Deregister” button and you’re done!
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