If you have a Kindle Fire HD tablet, you may have recently noticed something unusual … and annoying. A notification icon has suddenly popped up on your screen—and it does nothing. It’s called the Alexa Accessories notification icon. You can’t activate it. You can’t swipe it away. It’s not attached to any Alexa skills. It’s just an icon that sits there at the top left of your tablet … staring at you. Taunting you. Daring you to try and do something about it. But you can’t.
Rather than string you along until the end of the article, I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that Amazon is aware of the issue and is working on fixing the problem. So, take a deep breath and try and move on with your life until then.
Okay…. We good? Yeah. No. Me neither. My anxiety has actually increased.
See, if you’re like me, you need to do something about this. You can’t just let it go. Luckily, I have a fix. Albeit, a temporary fix—but a fix nonetheless.
Get Rid Of The Alexa Accessories Notification Icon
This bothersome Alexa Accessories notification icon seems to have been born from the Fire’s recent OS patch. This patch was created to introduce the new “Show Mode” for Amazon’s tablets. Hitting “Force Stop” in the Apps’ settings makes the icon disappear temporarily—but it returns when you use Alexa again. So, what else can you do? Well, I’ll tell you. Long-press the Alexa Accessories notification icon until an “i” icon appears next to it. Then tap the “I” to go to its settings. From there switch on the block notifications option. The icon will disappear. Then switch it back off.
The Alexa Accessories icon should stay off after that. However, I’ve heard it returns after you either force-stop and relaunch Alexa or restart your tablet. I don’t usually shut my tablet down, so I’ve not had the icon come back … yet.
There. Feel better? Yeah. Me too. Enjoy your weekend!