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Updates are useful, sometimes they fix issues and sometimes boost the performance. If you’re connecting a second display to your computer, but Windows does not recognize it even when the connection, cables, and everything is correct, then possibly the trouble is in the drivers. A buggy, corrupted, or outdated driver can prevent the PC from recognizing your second monitor. This issue can be resolved easily by updating or reinstalling the installed drivers. Updating the drivers will not only recognize your second monitor but also fix other problems with displays. Here is how to update the drivers for a display connected to Windows 10 PC.

You can install the driver’s update from the Device Manager as well as from the manufacturer control panel.

How to update the graphics drivers on Windows 10 from Device Manager

It is the most natural way of updating the drivers in Microsoft Windows 10. Follow the steps given here to update the drivers on your PC.

1.    Bring up the ‘Start’ menu.

2.    Type “device manager.”

3.    Select the top result and press enter or just click on it. Device Manager Window will come up on the screen.

4.     Now, find the ‘Display adapters’ in the left options and double click it to expand. You will see the monitor connected to your PC in the expanded menu.

5.    Right click on display (adapter) and click the first option ‘Update Driver.’

6.    Then, click on ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ on the next screen. You can select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ to install the drivers stored in your PC or from a CD.

7.    Wait and restart your computer, when prompted.

Windows will automatically search, download, and install the latest driver, if available. Once you update the drivers, it will resolve most of the issues you’re meeting with your monitor(s).

How to update the graphics drivers from the manufacturer control panel

However, the Windows Update is the simplest way to update the graphics driver, but it’s not necessary they are most recent. If you want to install the most recent versions of the drivers for your video card, then you’ll find them on the manufacturer (Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD) website. Here is how.

1.    Make sure your Windows 10 PC has an internet connection.

2.    Use a web browser to visit the control panel of your video card.

For Intel, visit https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/80939/Graphics-Drivers .

For NVIDIA, visit https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx.

For AMD, visit https://www.amd.com/en/support.

3.    When you’re on the page, click the ‘Download or Download Now’ button. Before this, you have to select the version.

4.    After downloading the driver’s installer file, double click it to run and install.

5.    Then, follow the screen instructions to complete the installation.

Once the graphics driver update, it will resolve most of the issues you’re meeting with your monitor(s).

Don’t know about your graphics card and driver’s version?

1.    Bring up the ‘Start’ menu.

2.    Type “system information.”

3.    Select the top result and press enter or just click on it. System Information Window will come up on the screen.

4.    Now, look for ‘Components’ in the left options and double click it to expand.

5.    Then click on ‘Display.’

Here is your graphics card model next to Adapter Type and Driver Version.


Source:- https://miadavisdotblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/how-to-update-the-drivers-for-a-display-connected-to-windows-10-pc/


Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

Outlooks ribbon is a collection of different toolbars that include lots of buttons to perform various commands. User can quickly execute a command by simply clicking on a button in the ribbon. Users mostly use the File, View, Folder, and Send/Receive tab, but they don’t know more about the other toolbars in the ribbon. Here you’ll know about all the toolbars you see in the Outlook apps ribbon.

How to use the ribbon of Windows Outlook app

Outlook app by default opens with Home tab open when you launch it. The home tab is the most useful and used toolbar in the ribbon in almost all of the apps. From the Home tab, you can perform most of the necessary tasks, including receiving, creating, and sending emails. The action buttons in the Home tab are categorized into groups.

Here is the command you’ll find in these groups.

New Group: From here, you can create a new email using the ‘New Email’ button. Alternatively, if you want to make tasks, appointments, and more, then use the ‘New Items’ button.

Delete Group: You can delete a message from here, click on the ‘Delete’ button to remove the email selected. From here, you can also manage your emails by using the Ignore, Junk, and Clean up button.

Respond Group: According to its name, this group has tools used to respond. You can reply to messages, forward emails, and even choose different methods of responding as well as set your meetings from here. Click the ‘Reply’ button to revert a mail, use ‘Reply All’ to send a message at once to all. Select ‘Forward’ to forward an email you received.

Quick Steps Group: In this group, you’ll find some quick commands tools, these are:

•    Create New

•    Move to (You can use this button to move an email into a folder).

•    Team Email

•    To Manager

•    Done

These commands are used to reply, delete, move, and more quickly. You can click on the arrow at the lower right corner of the toolbar to reveal more commands.

Move Group: Here, you’ll find the commands to transfer email messages, create rules, as well as to access One Note.

Tags Group: This group is at the left side of the Outlook app ribbon. In this, you’ll get commands like, Mark message as read or unread, add a flag, and categorize emails.

Find Group: You can find a contact, message, quickly from here. There are some more tools in the Find group, including filter email, and address book.

These are the toolbars in Outlook ribbon that you can use to make your work easy.


Source:- https://miadavisdotblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/how-to-use-the-ribbon-of-windows-outlook-app/


Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding norton.com/setup and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Apple’s iMessage is very easy to use for every iPhone user. iPhone users easily communicate with each other, and can customize it as well. If you want to change your phone number or color on iMessage, then you can simply change the phone number or app color by following the steps.

Reset your Phone Number on iPhone

Here is the process of resetting your phone number on the iPhone. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you need to understand how it works because changing the phone number is only required when your iPhone phone number is shown in your iMessage section.

•    After that, launch your iPhone Settings.

•    Then go down and click on the “Messages” icon.

•    Switch the iMessage toggle, and it turns green.

•    After that switch off your iPhone and wait for 10 minutes

•    Then long press power button and turn on your iPhone.

•    Once iPhone turns on, then you will type your passcode, if you are using any.

•    Then you can open your Settings, select “Messages” and switch the iMessage toggle.

•    Now, check and ensure that the phone number at the top is your current number.

Set iMessage send location

Here is the process to set iMessage send location in iPhone. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can launch your iPhone’s Settings.

•    Then you can move down and click on “Messages” option.

•    Click on “Send and Receive.”

•    Check the “START NEW CONVERSATION FROM” section.

•    Now, select your email ID from which you want to send iMessages.

Change color in iMessage

Here is the process of changing color in iMessage. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    Go to your iPhone Home screen and open App Store.

•    You can select the search option on the lower side.

•    After that, you can search the app for creating different message images.

•    Then find an app with good ratings.

•    Now, click on Install.

•    After that, launch the app.

•    Now, you can create customized text messages. It has a different menu option to make an image file that suits you.

•    Then you can easily copy, paste, and send the file you have created.

Change color in iMessage  by Jailbreaking iPhone

Here is the process of changing color in iMessage by Jailbreaking iPhone. Follow the instructions carefully.

•   You can update your programs and save files. Ensure that you have a backup of your data.

•    Go to the search option and find the Jailbreaking program and install it.

•    Ensure that your PC and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

Complete the Jailbreaking procedure on iPhone

Here is the process of Jailbreaking on iPhone. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can put your phone on device firmware upgrade (DFU) mode.

•    Then turn off your iPhone and connect it to the computer, and now you are ready to transfer your downloaded program.

•    After that, the jailbreak program will start on your iPhone, and you will have to wait to restart the iPhone.

•    After the restart, your iPhone will be asked to be put in DFU mode.

•    Then locate the IP address your iPhone uses.

•    Open the terminal on your computer, enter the following command: “ssh root@<IP address>” and then enter the password.

•    Now, you can install Cydia. This app is used to download new programs after the jailbreak.

•    Then restart your iPhone.

•    Open the Cydia app.

•    After that, choose the brand new customization application icon.

SOURCE:- http://setupmenow.com/blog/how-to-change-phone-number-and-color-on-imessage-in-iphone/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

If you want to share photos or any content from iPhone to iPad, then you can easily share it. If you are using more than one device, then here are some steps that you can use to transfer your photos.

Through iCloud

Here is the process of using iCloud to share photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can go to your iPhone Settings.

•    After that, you have to sign up on your iPhone. Type your Apple ID and password in the top of the Settings menu.

•    Click on iCloud.

•    Then click on Photos.

•    Switch the toggle of “iCloud Photo Library,” and it will turn green.

•    Then switch the toggle of “Upload to my Photo Stream, and it will also turn green.

•    After that, Launch your iPad Settings.

•    Now you can sign up with your Apple ID in the Settings menu of your iPad.

•    Click on iCloud.

•    Now, click on the Photos.

•    Then switch the toggle of “iCloud Photo Library” option, and it will turn green.

•    Now, click on the Home button and select the photos app.

•    Click on Albums.

•    Hit on “All Photos,” and then your iPhone and iPad will sync with iCloud.

Through AirDrop

Here is the process of using AirDrop to share photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can swipe up and launch the Control Center on your iPad.

•    Then click on AirDrop.

•    Click on Contacts Only.

•    Now you can select the Photos app icon on your iPhone.

•    Then click on Albums.

•    Hit on “All Photos.”

•    After that, you can choose a photo.

•    And click the “Share” button.

•    You can choose additional photos to share multiple photos.

•    Click on the name of your iPad.

•    Now, you can see the photos on your iPad.

Through Email

Here is the process of using email to share photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can click the photos app on your iPhone.

•    Choose a photo which you want to share.

•    Then click on the Share button.

•    You can also select multiple photos to share.

•    Then click on Mail option.

•    After that type your own email ID.

•    Then click on Send.

•    Now select the Mail app on your iPad.

•    Click on the email message from yourself.

•    Then long press on a photo and click on “Save Image.”

SOURCE:- http://macfee-activate.com/how-to-share-photos-from-iphone-to-ipad/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

Gz folder consists of compressed gzip files which require to be decompressed in order to be accessed. It can be done using different programs. If you are looking for means to decompress your Gz files for your Windows or Mac computer, then refer to the steps mentioned below.

Steps for Windows Computer

  • First, install the “7-Zip” software on your Windows computer. It is an open source software so you can use it for free.
  • Once completing your 7-Zip download, users will have to launch “Start Menu” by hitting the “Win” key from their keyboard.
  • Now select the “Open File Explorer” option and then launch the folder which has the Gz folder stored by browsing through system folders.
  • After that, choose the “Home” button from the upper left corner of your screen.
  • Then users will have to select the “Copy path” option from the “Clipboard” panel.
  • Now users will have to choose the 7-Zip icon, which is similar to black and white “7z”.
  • After that, choose the “7-Zip address bar” which is adjacent to the 7-Zip window.
  • Then use the “Ctrl + V” to place the directory of the Gz folder inside the address bar after that hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Doing so will redirect you to the contents of the Gz folder.
  • Now choose the folder logo from the upper left corner. This would select all the files that you wish to decompress.
  • Then users will have to select the “Extract” option and after that, choose the location where they wish to save the extracted files.
  • Now select the “OK” option to initiate the conversion process.

By going through the steps mentioned above, an individual can easily extract their Gz files and view them on their Windows computer. If you are looking for some means to convert Gz files on your Mac computer, then you can refer to the steps mentioned below.

Steps for Mac Computer

  • Users will first have to download the “Unarchiver” application from the App Store and install it on to their Mac system.
  • Now launch the Unarchiver app by using the spotlight application from your device.
  • Then select the “Archive Formats” button from the upper side of the Unarchiver panel.
  • After that users will have to mark the “Gzip File” and “Gzip Tar Archive” checkbox.
  • Now launch the “Finder” app from the Dock of your Mac.
  • Then head to the targeted Gz folder that you wish to decompress.
  • After that, the user will have to select the designated location where they wish to save their extracted files.
  • Finally, choose the “Extract” button from the lower left corner.

By following the steps mentioned above, a user can ascertain safe and proper extraction of Gz files for viewing on Mac. Hopefully, users will now be able to decompress their Gz extension folders on their Windows and Mac computers. 

Source:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-decompress-gz-files-on-windows-and-mac/

Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Animation assists in developing and manipulating pictures and helps in presenting them as moving images. Sometimes an animator draws an image or a sketch to represent it in moving art. Nowadays, most of the animations are developed through CGI. To experience the development process of such animations, Mac users can refer to some of the most accessible and inexpensive animation software.

Moho 2D Animation Studio

Moho Animation Studio is an affordable 2D animation software which offers a 30-day free trial. It is a low-cost 2D program which helps in creating professional animations as it includes frame by frame editing.

SmithMicro’s Moho 2D Animation offers two separate programs which include “Moho Debut ” and ” Moho Professional.” Both offer a 30 day trial to make the user familiar with the tools and functions available in the program.

  • Moho Debut is a basic animation software and is liable for any age group. It includes powerful tools for users to create desired projects. Still, users can also refer to numerous tutorial videos to learn the proper use of the available tools. If a user wishes to purchase this program, then it can be availed within 100$.
  • Moho Professional is a superior software which enables its users to access the diverse range of useful tools like Bezier handles, motion blur and other such valuable functions which helps a developer in creating their required custom meshes shape.

Cheetah 3D

If you are not willing to opt for challenging animation program and instead require a basic software that can assure reliable 3D output, then Cheetah 3D software can be your ultimate destination. Although Cheetah 3D does not feature any over the top tools or utilities, still it would be utterly wrong to consider this program to be inferior in any sense.

It is much more suited to consider this software to be beginners paradise as they can learn all the basics of animation by using different tools. Although a user can download and use the program for free, if they wish to save their animated files, then they will have to purchase the software. So this program is best suited to learn the basic principles and utility of 3D animation and explore the possibility that an animator can achieve.

Poser

If you are in search of a much more professional and industry standard animation software, then it is quite viable to choose the Poser animation software. It lets you explore the diverse range of tools functions and features that an industry standard animation software feature.

Poser offers two versions of animation programs, namely Poser and Poser Pro. Poser includes primary editing tools and functions that enables its users to create dynamic 3D images with realistic quality.

On the other hand, Poser Pro lets its users to create industry-standard high-resolution animations with a diverse range of tools and utility features to customize the animation as per the designer’s requirements. Still, the Poser Pro software is expensive and should only be considered if you wish to create professional animations.

Toon Boom Harmony

Mainly the Toon Boom Harmony avail its users with professional class tools and services which allows a designer to insert any style or effect. Toon Boom Harmony is a different platform which avails three different software for specific users. This not only helps an individual to select from an appropriate program type which suits all the requirements of the user but it also helps in ensuring that all the required tools suit the user preference and project style.

  • Harmony Essentials: It is a more significant level of animation software which is best suited for users who are learning animation or just want to explore the peripherals of animation. It includes entry-level tools for drawing like brush and pen with user-friendly panels to ease the editing process.
  • Harmony  Advanced: If an individual requires some professional tools and features to include mesh or effects and mold the structure of the picture, then Harmony Advanced is an excellent option to choose from. It can be used by teachers, freelancers, and animation enthusiasts. 
  • Harmony Premium: It is a pro-grade program which enables an individual to create professional animation clips and movies. It is quite an expensive software in comparison to others. Still, it avails its users with every needed tool and feature to create desired projects.

By referring to the list mentioned above, an individual can choose the best animation software for their use. It is best recommended to select the software which avails all the necessary tools and functions which suit their animation project. Hopefully, now users will be able to choose an optimal animation program and that to at an affordable price and create their desired projects with great ease.  

Source:- http://gonortonnorton.com/blog/best-inexpensive-animation-programs-for-mac/

Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding norton.com/setup and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Pluto TV is the best way to watch traditional television for free. You have limited options because you cannot play any content whenever you wish. There will be no solution instead of changing the Pluto TV channels list. This article will explain to you the steps to change channels list on Pluto TV.

Here’s how to Change Channels List on Pluto TV

Steps for Changing Email ID and Password

•    Go to the Settings option.

•    Open the Edit Profile option.

•    Choose the Update Email option.

•    Otherwise, choose the Change Password option.

•    Now, you need to do any changes as per your wish.

In case you have forgotten your password, then you can go for the reset password option. Otherwise,  you can also reset the password by citing to the online site of the Pluto TV. Here are the steps listed below to change channels list on Pluto TV  y resetting your password:

•    Search for the “Sign Up” option.

•    Press on the Sign In option located in the registration menu.

•    Press on the Reset password option.

•    Ensure that you have types the username and registered email before pressing on the Reset password option.

Steps for Activating the Device to Change Channels List on Pluto TV

•    Firstly, search for the channel guide.

•    Choose the “Activate” option.

•    Search for the channel in Pluto TV.

•    It will be the second number channel.

•    Search for the code. You will get the code provided at the upper side of the display.

•    You can complete the activating process by visiting the MyPluto window.

•    After that, choose the “Activate” option.

•    Now, type the code from the MyPluto window.

•    If you want more codes, then change to the second number channel on your Pluto TV.

•    To disconnect the device, then visit the MyPluto window.

•    After that, press on the Activate option.

•    Then, click on the Select Device option.

•    At last, click on the X option for deleting the device from that window.

Steps for Changing to the Latest Version of your Pluto TV

If you want to update your Pluto TV in its latest version, then you have to follow the steps listed below:

•    Click on the settings option.

•    Open the System option.

•    Search for the System update option.

•    Select the Check Now option.

•    Now, you have successfully completed the updating process of Pluto TV.

To check in case you are using the latest version of the Pluto TV, then you have to follow the steps mentioned below:

•    Press on the App Store.

•    Choose the Purchased option.

•    Select the Pluto TV application to start its updating process.

•    Search for the Install symbol.

•    Wait until the Pluto TV gets updated.

Source:- http://setupmenow.com/blog/how-to-change-channels-list-on-pluto-tv/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

In case you wish to change your location in the Line app, then you need to change the registered phone number altogether. You can do this procedure by taking out the SIM card from your smartphone. You also have to change your registered phone number which you provided while making an account on Line application. If you want to know the steps to change location in your Line app, then follow the instructions mentioned in this article.

Steps to Change the Line Account to Any Other Phone Number

•    Start changing the phone number, which is already registered.

•    Now, verify the email ID which you have entered.

•    After that, verify the password you have typed.

•    Taking a back of all the conversation, you have done.

Steps to Change the Registered Phone Number

•    Go to the application.

•    Open the “Friends” option.

•    Choose the “Settings” option.

•    After that, click on the “Account” option.

•    Click on the “Phone Number”

•    Click on the Next option.

•    Type a new phone number.

•    After that, choose the “Verify phone number” option.

•    Press on the Ok button.

•    Type the code which you get on the registered phone number.

•    Click on the Next option.

Steps to Verify the Email Address

•    Go to the application.

•    Press on the More option.

•    Click on the Settings option

•    Choose the Account option.

•    Choose the Email Address which you want to enter.

•    After that, press on the “Change your email” option.

•    You do not have to create any changes in case you want to enter the same email ID.

•    In case you do not want to keep the same email ID, type a new email ID.

•    After that, you will get a confirmation code to the email ID which you have entered.

•    Type the code to confirm the change you have made.

Steps to Verify the Password

•    Open the Friends option.

•    Press on the Settings option.

•    After that, click on the Account option.

•    Choose the Password which you want to keep.

•    Type the registered email ID  for verification.

•    Otherwise, type the new password.

•    After that, verify that password.

Steps to Take a Backup of the Chat History

•    Click on the Start option.

•    Choose the country where you are currently living.

•    Type a new phone number.

•    Press on the arrow after completing the steps as mentioned above.

•    Type the six-digit verification code which you have received on the registered phone number.

•    Click on the “Yes, that’s my account” box.

•    Select one of your friends by going to the contact menu list on the device.

•    Press on the arrow.

•    Select in case you wish to get all the chat history.

•    Verify the “Regarding Usage of Your Information” box when it starts showing on the screen.

Source:- http://macfee-activate.com/how-to-change-location-in-your-line-app/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

Accidentally deleted an important file or backup from your iCloud account? Sometimes while cleaning up or removing unnecessary files, we delete some wrong file mistakenly. But don’t worry, if you have deleted any wrong file from your iCloud drive, then you can restore it. Here is a way to get your deleted data back from iCloud.

How to get back the deleted photos and videos from iCloud

Same as iOS device, iCloud also has a Recently Deleted album in the Photos. It stores the images or videos that are deleted for up to 40 days. You can use it to recover your deleted photos or videos from the iCloud drive.

1.    Open a web browser to visit ‘iCloud.com.’

2.    Sign in with your iCloud account, if you’re not signed in already.

3.    After opening your iCloud drive, jump into ‘Photos.’

4.    Click on ‘Albums’ tab at the top.

5.    Open the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder.

6.    Find and click on the photos or videos you’ve deleted by mistake.

7.    Then click ‘Recover’ at the top.

The items will move back to the Photos albums.

How to get back the deleted documents or files from iCloud

If you’ve deleted an important file from your iCloud drive accidentally, then here is how to get it back.

1.    Visit ‘iCloud.com’.

2.    Sign in with your iCloud account, if you’re not signed in already.

3.    After opening your iCloud drive, jump in to ‘Settings.’

4.    From the “Advanced” options at the bottom, open ‘Restore Files.’

5.    Check the left box of the files you want to recover.

6.    Use the ‘Select All’ button to restore all at once.

7.    After selecting all files, click on the ‘Restore files’ option near the bottom.

Your selected files will get restored and will move back to their previous location. You can only restore files within 30 days from the day of deleting.

How to recover the deleted contacts from iCloud

Restoring removed contacts is not as easy as photos and files. To recover the deleted contacts from iCloud, you need to restore a backup archive that has all the contacts. Keep in mind this will also remove the contacts that you’ve added after that backup. So, if you don’t want to lose new contacts, save or export them to another device like your Mac.

1.    Visit ‘iCloud.com’.

2.    Open your iCloud account to access your drive.

3.    Then jump in to ‘Settings.’

4.    From the “Advanced” options at the bottom, open ‘Restore Contacts.’

5.    Click ‘Restore’ on the backup has all the contacts.

6.    Click ‘Restore’ on the pop-up to confirm.

Once you restore a backup, all the contacts will also be restored. You can also import the contacts that you’d exported to your Mac.

How to restore bookmarks from iCloud

1.    Visit ‘iCloud.com’.

2.    Make sure your iCloud drive is opened.

3.    Jump in to ‘Settings.’

4.    From the “Advanced” options at the bottom, open ‘Restore Bookmarks.’

5.    Select a backup and click ‘Restore.’

6.    Click ‘Restore’ on the pop-up to confirm.

With the same procedure, you can restore calendars and reminders too.

Source:- http://gonortonnorton.com/blog/how-to-get-the-deleted-data-back-from-icloud/

Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding norton.com/setup and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Failed to connect your Amazon Echo smart speaker with a Bluetooth device? Alexa can be connected to any Bluetooth device and can operate with it. You can connect Alexa with a Bluetooth speaker, headphones, and other devices easily by simply pairing with them. You can also use the Alexa devices as a standard wireless speaker to play music from your mobile or tablets over it. There are various fantastic music services set up in the Alexa, including Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, and Pandora. If you are also having trouble connecting your Alexa to a Bluetooth device, try these fixes.

 How to fix Alexa not connecting to Bluetooth devices issue:

1.    Check whether your Echo speaker supports Bluetooth connectivity.

2.    Check the Bluetooth device you’re using is compatible.

3.    Charge your Bluetooth device.

4.    Remove the obstructions.

5.    Try pairing again.

6.    Clear all the paired Bluetooth devices.

Check whether your Echo speaker supports Bluetooth connectivity

A compatible Echo speaker shows a Bluetooth menu in the Alexa app. To check for your Alexa, follow these steps:

1.    Open the ‘Alexa’ app on your device.

2.    On the main page, tap the ‘Devices’ icon. You’ll find the device tab at the bottom.

3.    From the available devices list, select your Echo speaker.

Now, check for the Bluetooth section. If it is there, this means your device is compatible.

Check the Bluetooth device you’re using is compatible

If your Alexa is compatible, then you should check the compatibility of the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect to. Maybe the device is not compatible with the Alexa. Amazon Echo supports two types of Bluetooth profiles; these are,

1.    A2DP SNK

2.    AVRCP

To know more about the Bluetooth profiles that Amazon Echo supports, go to “https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202179330”. On the webpage, you can also check the certified devices to use with Alexa.

Charge your Bluetooth device

Make sure the Bluetooth device you’re trying to pair is on or charged. Check the remaining battery level of the device, and connect it to the power source to charge. If the device is not chargeable or has removable batteries, then try using the new cells. After fully charging the device or replacing the batteries, try connecting it to your Alexa.

Remove obstructions

Gadget likes telephones, microwave ovens, and wireless devices can create connectivity issues. Move both Echo speaker and Bluetooth device away from such devices also keep them near or within the range. Now, turn on the pairing mode on Bluetooth device and connect your Alexa with it.

Try pairing again

To pair with the Alexa again:

1.    Make sure the Alexa is on.

2.    Say, “Pair.”

3.    Go to the ‘Bluetooth’ menu in the Alexa app.

4.    And click on your Echo device.

Clear all the paired Bluetooth devices

1.    Launch the ‘Alexa’ app.

2.    Go to the ‘Devices’ tab.

3.    Open the ‘Bluetooth devices.’

4.    Click on a paired device in the list.

5.    And choose ‘Forget Device.’

6.    Then select next and repeat the same process for all the devices in the list.

After clearing all the paired devices, restart your Echo device. When your smart speaker starts, pair it with the device again. This time Alexa will surely connect with your Bluetooth device.

Source:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-fix-alexa-not-connecting-to-bluetooth-devices-issue/

Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.


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