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How to Manage & Use Alexa Hunches on your Smart Home Devices



Following a hunch is often proven to be true. When we feel something must be done, doing so can lead to good results.

Amazon also wants to make good use out of hunches. Now, Alexa can assume you want something done after a command. It makes Alexa smarter, more useful, and more helpful in your everyday life.

In 2018, Amazon introduced the feature called Alexa Hunches. It is a smart function that offers added action to your previous requests. Suggested actions are based on prior behaviors.

Alexa can control smart home devices and gadgets through the Alexa Hunches feature. It can turn the lights off when you say a greeting like Goodnight. It can also lock and unlock your smart doors. Alexa can even control your thermostats if your previous requests suggest that you are feeling cold or hot.


Still, Alexa will need you to confirm the suggested actions first before initiating them. You can say your reply to Alexa. Another way is through the notification on your phone. To start using the Alexa Hunches, you need to turn it on.

How to Turn On or Off Alexa Hunches Feature

Amazon makes the Alexa Hunches smarter by adding a new feature in the recent update release. Instead of confirming the suggested actions first, Alexa will automatically act and perform it on connected devices without your confirmation. It is easier with the app proactively taking action on its own hunches and can create fewer interactions with Alexa.

Enable Alexa Hunches

You can turn on the automatic action from Alexa Hunches using the steps below.

  • Launch the Alexa app.
  • Tap the More button.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Hunches.
  • Tap the Setup Automatic Actions.
  • Now, choose the function you want to enable.

Disable Alexa Hunches

If you want to turn it off or disable the Alexa Hunches mode, you have two ways. First, you can command Alexa to Disable Hunches. The second is through the Alexa app on your mobile phone.

  • Start the Alexa app on your device.
  • Tap the More button.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Look for Hunches section and deactivate it.

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