Alexa is a voice-controlled virtual assistant developed by Amazon. It can be used to control various devices in the home, such as lights, thermostats and more. It also has access to thousands of skills that allow it to do things like play music, answer questions and even order food. But one question many people have is whether or not you can ask Alexa to reboot itself when it stops responding. 

What Is Rebooting?

Before we get into whether or not you can ask Alexa to reboot itself, let’s first take a look at what rebooting actually means. In computing terms, rebooting refers to restarting a computer system after it has been shut down or frozen due to an error or malfunction. This process clears out any temporary files and settings that may have caused the issue in the first place and allows the system to start fresh with all its original settings intact. 

Can You Ask Alexa To Reboot?

The short answer is no; unfortunately there isn’t currently any way for users to ask Alexa directly if they want it to reboot itself when it stops responding properly. However, there are some steps users can take if their device isn’t working correctly which could help resolve the issue without having to resorting rebooting their device entirely:  

 1) Check Your Wi-Fi Connection: The most common cause of issues with Alexa devices is usually related directly with your Wi-Fi connection so make sure this is working properly before doing anything else! If your router needs resetting then try this first before trying anything else as this should hopefully fix any connectivity issues you might be experiencing with your device(s).  

 2) Restart Your Device: If checking your Wi-Fi connection doesn't work then try restarting your device instead - just unplug it from power for 30 seconds then plug back in again and see if this helps clear up whatever problem you're having (this works for both Echo Dot & other similar devices).  

 3) Reset Your Device: If neither of these solutions work then you may need reset your device completely - just press & hold down on the Action button until all four LED lights turn orange (this will erase all data stored on your device). Once done simply set up again from scratch using either the app/website provided by Amazon or via voice commands given through another Echo/Alexa enabled product nearby (e.g., an Echo Show).   

 4) Contact Customer Service: As a last resort if none of these solutions worked then contact customer service who should be able provide further assistance in resolving whatever issue(s) you're experiencing with your device(s).  


In conclusion, while there isn't currently any way for users directly ask Alexa if they want it reboot itself when "alexa doesn't respond", there are still several steps users can take which could potentially help resolve whatever issue they're having without needing go through full process rebooting their entire system altogether - such as checking their Wi-Fi connection status; restarting/resetting their device; or contacting customer service for further assistance where necessary!