This wikiHow teaches you how to enable and use the wikiHow skill for Alexa. Now you can search wikiHow quickly with an Alexa voice command and hear the step by step instructions on your Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. This can be useful if you’d like to learn how to do something while your hands aren’t free or if you want to check an article quickly.
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- “Alexa, enable wikiHow.” Enables the wikiHow Alexa Skill.
- “Alexa, open wikiHow.” Prompts you to ask what you want to learn how to do.
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to tie a tie.” Reads the top specified wikiHow article.
- Say, “Alexa, enable wikiHow.” This enables the wikiHow Alexa Skill allowing you to access wikiHow on your Alexa-enabled device. Once enabled you don’t have to enable it again.
- Say, “Alexa, open wikiHow.” Now the wikiHow skill will prompt you to ask a question.
- Say, “Alexa, ask wikiHow” and then any topic you want to learn. If you are looking for a particular article try to repeat the correct title, but if you are off by a little you will still probably get a hit.
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to tie a tie.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to get rid of fruit flies.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to shovel snow.”
- Listen to the wikiHow article. If the article you searched for has a 10 Second Summary, wikiHow will read each point from this summary and then ask if you would like to hear the article itself, which has more detailed steps.
- If there is no summary, wikiHow will read the article starting from the first part, and prompt you to say, “next,” to hear the next step. If you don’t say, “next,” the skill will close after a short time.
- Use the wikiHow skill to ask for tech advice. There are many articles on wikiHow that can help you change different phone or app settings, use different software or electronics, troubleshoot technical problems and much more. If you do consider yourself pretty tech savvy, this is still useful because if you do find yourself stumped, often you can quickly listen to the first few steps and then be able to figure out the rest on your own.
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to update iOS.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to reset a Kindle.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to block someone on Snapchat.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to take a screenshot in Windows.”
- Use the wikiHow skill to get recipes. Given the large number of recipes on wikiHow, chances are you can get some quick advice on a recipe you want to try. Just ask wikiHow right from the kitchen. If you have a notepad handy you can jot down any ingredients or measurements you might forget. wikiHow has many recipes from around the world as well as cocktail and mixed drink recipes.
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to make a chocolate cake.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to make palak paneer.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to cook adobo.”
- “Alexa, ask wikiHow how to make a hot toddy.”
- Use the wikiHow skill to ask questions about Alexa.
- Use the skill to check if wikiHow has an article. Sometimes, you don’t really want to listen to an article being read out to you. However, it can still be useful to quickly and easily check if wikiHow has an article on the subject you’re thinking about and then look it up later. Just say, “Alexa, stop.” to exit the wikiHow skill at any time.