Tips to prevent Alexa from ordering items without your permission on your iPhone

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Alexa serves as Amazon’s strategic move to compete with Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana. Basically, Amazon’s virtual assistant is capable of voice interaction, music playback making to-do lists, setting reminders and more. Alexa also includes the ability to control your smart devices, which offers a much more convenient way to control your home accessories.

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What sets Alexa apart from other virtual assistants out there is its ability to order almost any product it offers through the Amazon Echo. However, this functionality may become a cause of annoyance, as anyone can play around with it. With that in mind, we will help you prevent any unauthorized order made by Alexa on your iPhone.

Steps to prevent Alexa from ordering items without your permission from Amazon on your iPhone.

  1. Steps to add a passcode to purchases via Alexa on your iPhone and iPad

Adding a passcode to purchases via Alexa seems to be the best way to prevent unauthorized orders on your iPhone. Once you have set up passcode, Alexa will ask for your voice code the next time you want to buy an item.

Step one: First off, you need to launch Alexa app on your iPhone. Once you are in, all you need to do is to tap on the menu button at the top left corner of the screen to proceed

Step two: Once you are done, tap on Settings and you will then need to tap on Voice Purchasing. After that, you simply need to enter a passcode in the box

Step three: Tap on Save Changes to complete the task

  1. Steps to disable purchases via Alexa on your iPhone

Step one: Launch Alexa app on your device and tap on the menu button at the top right corner.

Step two: Next up, you need to tap on Settings and then tap on Voice Purchases. Once you are done, you simply need to tap on the toggle next to Voice Purchases.

That’s it! You can re-enable the purchase if you change your mind by repeating the above process and turn on the switch.

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