How To Create Profiles With Customized Access Rights For Each Family Member On Amazon Alexa

So, you're enjoying your Alexa-enabled devices and Amazon browsing, but there will come a time when someone else in the household wants to do the same. Of course, you don't want them clogging up your account, more so if there are children and teenagers who all desire different things. Where do you go from there?


Your best bet is giving them their own profiles so that they can have all the fun they want. Profiles for your family members also grant a nice level of privacy as well as the ability to make it truly individualized.


However, access to certain apps, purchases, etc. should still be dependent on the age of the user. Again, children and teenagers are more prone to this than anyone. It is best to create customized access rights on each profile so that everyone is moving along at their own pace.


Well, how do you do that? Once you learn, it is far simpler than you probably initially believed. Still, we came up with a thorough, yet easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to creating personalized profiles for your family in which they all have customized access rights.

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How To Create Profiles With Customized Access Rights For Each Family Member On Amazon Alexa

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Creating Profiles with Customized Access Rights – Step-by-Step


Before we dive head first into this topic, we wanted to make clear about the differences between Amazon Household and Alexa Voice. Both can have profiles on them, but the two are completely different in how you add these profiles and what they can do.


Amazon Household allows you to share content and manage features and customized information on devices that are compatible with Alexa. This is a very easy and manageable way to get the entire family onboard with their own Amazon accounts housed under one roof.


When it comes to Alexa Voice, this simply gives you a personal profile for a personalized experience when using Alexa on most Alexa-enabled devices.


Whether you are interested in one or the other or both, the step-by-step guides below will walk you through the process for each. We will start with Amazon Household and work our way to Alexa Voice so that you have all the information you need to get started on those profiles.


Amazon Household


Step 1: Log into your account and go to Amazon Household.


This may be the simplest step of all to do. You can accomplish this by using just about any Alexa-compatible device or simply going to the website through a web browser on your computer. The first thing you will have to do is log into your account if you aren't already and access your Account page.


From there, search for Amazon Household or Manage your Household. It is usually found under Account Settings in most cases.


Step 2: Choose which account or accounts to create.


Once you have reached the setup stage, you'll have to choose from the following: Add Adult, Add a teen, or Add a child. From there, simply follow the onscreen instructions to finish creating the account(s).


If you choose the adult, you have two options that differ from creating a child or teen account. You can sign in together to verify both of your accounts by clicking Have them sign in on this device. Alternatively, you can enter their name and email address, confirm the information, and send an invitation.


Step 3: Manage the individual accounts.


Regardless of how many accounts you create, you can go to each of them individually to manage them. This is simply done by managing their basic account Settings. You can follow the instructions onscreen to set whatever permissions you wish for each account.


Alexa Voice


Step 1: Log into the Alexa app.


Usually, you can find a quick link for the Alexa app on your homepage if it is setup. You may be automatically logged in or have to enter the proper credentials.


Step 2: Create your own voice profile.


Before you can manage your family's profile, you should have your own. Doing this is simple: just say, "Learn my voice." Follow the instructions from there. You may even luck out and have Alexa already recognize your voice. If that's the case, just confirm that your name is correct and you're done.


Step 3: Add new users to Alexa Voice.


You can add a Voice profile for additional adults in your household. To do so, they must first log into the Alexa app using the same credentials.


Afterwards, it is almost the same as when you created your own profile. The new user will select their personal profile and state, "Learn my voice."


For those that don't already have an account, they will have to select I'm someone else and create an account following the onscreen instructions. Once they do, they can say, "Learn my voice" and create their voice profile and begin to develop and access personalized experiences.


Step 4: Connect with Amazon Household.


This can tie in well with Amazon Household. Other members of the Household can say, "Switch accounts" until they are in their own account. Once they reach it, they state the usual, "Learn my voice" to create an Alexa Voice profile.


Final Thoughts


Once you break everything down, it is rather simple as well as quick to create individualized accounts that all have their own respective access rights. It's the perfect way to ensure your children are viewing safe content, to keep an eye on your teenagers, and to give the other adult in your home their own privacy.


Our straightforward and detailed instructions should have you creating personalized accounts in Amazon Household and Alexa Voice in no time.


You can read more about household profiles and voice profiles on amazon's website:

- Voice profiles: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202199440

- Household profiles: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201628040