As tech advances, so does its usefulness. In the past few years, we have witnessed the rise of the digital assistant. For example, Xiaomi opts for Amazon Alexa while designing Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

From Alexa to Google Assistant, Siri and Bixby, all these help you get things done with your voice. While Samsung insists on using Bixby on its flagships, most of the Android ecosystem uses Google Assistant.

But these digital assistants are only good when they actually work. Which, if we’re being real, isn’t as often as we would like.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro users have been having trouble getting Alexa to work on their phones. The complaints range from not being able to recognize a user’s voice to disappearing buttons. Let us look at some of these issues.

Alexa still not responding (Source)

It is important for a digital assistant to respond to the ‘hotword’ used to summon it. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of having it in the first place.

As reported by a Redmi Note 8 Pro user, despite training Alexa to recognize is voice, the Amazon-powered digital assistant simply wouldn’t respond. As can be seen in the above screengrabs, the issue was first reported back in 2019 and still, some users are not able to get it to respond.

Another user on the same forum narrates how he can’t find the Alexa icon in his app drawer.

Alexa icon gone (Source)

This is an odd occurrence and it is still unclear if the disappearance is due to a change in the new version of Alexa. These are, by no means, the only users that are having issues with Alexa on their Xiaomi device.

A quick scroll through the forums and you will come across many frustrated Redmi Note 8 Pro users who are unable to use their Alexa assistants.

At the time of writing, neither Amazon nor Xiaomi had issued a statement acknowledging this issue. This might change in the near future, as these issues are rather widespread. Even manual voice training fails in some cases.

We shall keep an eye on this and update accordingly. For more Redmi stories, check out our dedicated section.

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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