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Offline AlanH

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Brief Mode
« on: September 27, 2018, 03:23:53 am »
Alexa offered me Brief Mode this morning. Has it finally arrived here for everyone else?

Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 03:42:42 am »
It has for me

Offline AlanH

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Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 03:55:40 am »
That sounds promising  :D

Just for information, Brief Mode can be turned on/off in Settings > Alexa Account > Alexa Voice Responses.

Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 04:12:22 am »
On mine, Settings > General > Alexa Voice Responses

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Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 05:45:21 am »
On my iPhone the setting is also hidden away under "About", not the first place I would have looked. I suspect that this is a bug, as "About" on my iPad has the expected version history etc. I think the Alexa menus need to be simplified and made more intuitive!
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 05:48:18 am by AlanH »

Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 08:24:03 am »
Yes, has for me too, although I'm not exactly sure what responses I will receive from Alexa....

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Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 08:28:23 am »
Yes, has for me too, although I'm not exactly sure what responses I will receive from Alexa....

A very subtle two-note chime.

Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 08:33:55 am »
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear - I understood that Alexa would respond with a chime rather than words, but at the moment requests to my Echo are still receiving voice responses, even if it is something that doesn't require that - a chime would be adequate.   Perhaps it will take some time to filter through.....

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Re: Brief Mode
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 08:37:55 am »
OK, understood. I have several TP-Link smart plugs around the house, and I now get the chime rather than "OK" when asking Alexa to "Turn on lounge lamp", for example.