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Does Tile Mate Work With Alexa? 

By  Bob Thom

QUICK ANSWER

Yes, you can now connect your Tiles up to your Amazon Alexa and use your voice to ask Alexa to find your keys, phone, wallet etc..

Does It?

Yes! You can now connect your Tile Mate up to your Alexa. 


Once it's connected you'll be able to say thing such as 'Alexa, find my keys' and the Tile will start to ring!


To find out how to connect your Tile Mate up to Alexa, what to say to Alexa to activate the tile, and more, keep reading..


Note: You can only have one Tile account linked up to your Alexa at a time. 

My Tile Mate looking a little banged up.

How To Connect Tile Mate To Alexa

Connecting your Tile Mate up to Alexa could not be simpler, especially since I've shown you step by step below exactly what you need to do to achieve this.

Step 1



Open the Alexa App. Then click on 'more', which is located on the bottom right hand corner on my phone, however the location may vary

Step 2



Click on 'skills & games. Then on the skills and games page, using the 'search icon' type in 'Tile'. 

Step 3



The top result after searching Tile should be the official tile skill. Once you tap on it you will see a screen that has a button saying 'enable to use' which you will want to tap

Step 4



You will no be given the option to log in with Facebook or just 'Log in', you will want to click on the Log in option. You will then be taken to a page that will ask you to enter your log in details for your Tile account. These will be the details you used when you signed up for an account with your Tile Mate. 

Step 5



After login in you should be taken to a page that says you've successfully linked your tile account. My Tile Mate device was automatically found by Alexa, if yours wasn't follow the instructions given by the Alexa app.  

Final Step 

To make sure all of your devices are verified for 'find my' you need to:

1. Select Devices at the bottom > Trackers

2. Select the gear icon at the top right

3. Make sure all Tiles are enabled.

Phrases That Work With Alexa And Tile

Now that you've linked your Tile tracker(s) up to your Alexa devices, you're now going to need to know which phrases to ask Alexa for her to activate your Tiles. 

If you want to ring your Tile you can say things like 'Alexa, ask Tile to ring my 'whatever you've named your Tile device' or 'Alexa, ask Tile to find my 'whatever you've named your tile device'

If you want to ring your phone you can say 'Alexa, ask Tile to ring my phone' or you could say 'Alexa, ask Tile to find my phone' instead. 

If you want to find out the last location that your Tile was in you can say ' Alexa, ask Tile to locate 'whatever you've named your Tile' which in my case is 'keys' so id say that phrase and replace the last bit with keys. 

How Many Tiles Can Alexa Find?

There is no limit to how many individual Tiles Alexa can find, however there is a limit of 10 MAX for a category.

For example if you have 10 Tiles named 'keys' in your Tile app you wouldn't be able to add anymore named 'keys' into that category. 

Instead, if you wanted to add another key you'd need to start a new category and name it something different. 

If you're wondering how does Alexa know which Tile to activate if you've added up to 10 into the same named category, Alexa will ask if you want to activate Tile 1, 2 ,3 ,4 etc.. 

What If Someone I'm Sharing Alexa With Has A Tile Named The Same As Mine?

Unfortunately, you can only have one main account linked up to shared Alexa devices. 

However, there is a possible solution! 

With a free tile account you will be able to add one other persons email to your account. You can then choose which Tile you want to share with them. 

Or, if you want to share your Tiles with an unlimited amount of people you can sign up to there Premium Tile subscription. 

Make sure you only do this though with people you trust, as they will have the same control as you do over the Tiles you decide to share access to with them. 

How To Share Your Tile

There are a couple of different ways you can share access to your tiles. 

Step 1: Firstly, whichever way you decide to share the link, you're going to need to open the Tile app and then click on the Tile name you want to share.

In my case the Tile I want to share is named 'Keys' which I've put a circle around in the image above. 


Step 2: On this page you want to find and click on either 'share' or it may say 'unlimited sharing' as it does on my app as shown above. 

Step 3: You now have two options. 

Option 1: Type in the persons email address, then click the 'share' button which you can just about see on the image above is in the top right hand corner.

Option 2:  Click on the ;share a link' option which will allow you to share your link via any apps you have such as messenger, WhatsApp, and so on..

You will know which Tile(s) you've shared because a small shared icon will appear on the ones that you've shared within the app. 

The person you've shared your Tile with will now be able to ask Alexa the same as you can for that specific one that has been shared with them. 

How To Un share your Tile

If you're using an iOS device then to unshare a Tile all you need to do is  within the app click on the Tile you want to unshare, go to the 'unlimited sharing' option, then swipe left on the email address you want to unshare with and then click on 'unshare'. You know if you've done this correct as the share icon will disappear from the Tile card in the App. 

If you're using an Android device then to unshare a Tile all you need to do is follow the same steps as above, but instead of swiping left there will be an 'x' to the right of the email address that you've shared the Tile with, once you click on that the Tile will no longer be shared with that email address.

Conclusion 

You now know that you can indeed link your Tile Mate up with Alexa, I've shown you exactly how to do this, and I've also shown you how you can share your Tiles with a trusted person so that you can both use Alexa if you share an Alexa account, as currently only one Tile account can connect to Alexa at a time. 

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