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17 Best Ways To Make Alexa Mad (Updated 2023 Guide)

How To Make Alexa Mad

What’s the reason you bought Alexa?

Primarily because she’s a convenient AI assistant.

So, she helps you around with your home and even your life.

But don’t deny it…

Occasionally you wanna mess around with her by asking close-to-useless things…

And now, you’re thinking about making her mad.

Can you?

Keep reading to discover:

  • If Alexa is really mad when you try to annoy her.
  • 17 best ways to make Alexa mad (#9 can tire her, too).
  • How to create a routine and announcement to program Alexa to get mad.
  • And so much more…

How to make Alexa mad?

To make Alexa mad, you can program a routine or announcement through the Alexa app. Commands are also a way to get Alexa to talk like she’s mad. Examples are making her swear or asking personal questions. But Alexa doesn’t get mad in the real sense. That’s because she’s an AI with no real emotions.

17 best ways to make Alexa mad

#1: “Alexa, did you fart?”

Have you ever been accused of farting when you didn’t?

And you know that it’s just for fun…

But the sudden question can shock you. Especially that you didn’t do it at all.

With that, some people’s initial response is to be defensive. 

Which will then add to the joke…

So, what if you do the same little prank on Alexa?

Try it on and hear her explain for herself…

Alexa’s reply

“I’ve never ever broken wind.”

Continue reading: 66 Secret Alexa Commands That She Doesn’t Want You To Know

#2: “Alexa, make me a sandwich.”

As I said, Alexa can’t get mad in a human sense…

It’s up to your interpretation of how you’ll take Alexa’s answer.

Like this one…

For some people, this command brings out a petty side of her. And they find it silly.

Alexa’s reply

“OK, you’re a sandwich.”

#3: “Alexa, do you have a boyfriend?”

For some, this question is a great ice breaker…

However, the recipients of such a question don’t always have the best feeling about it. Especially when it’s a topic that’s uncalled for.

So, how ‘bout for Alexa?

Here, you’ll know the deal about her love life and how she feels about it.

Alexa’s reply

“I am totally cool with being single. It’s sort of hard finding some who’s kind, funny, artificially intelligent, and who doesn’t mind the cloud commute.”

#4: “Alexa, do you want to fight?”

Well, how would you feel about this…

Someone that just randomly asks you for a fight can be weird.

Moreover, it can be quite threatening.

Now, let’s turn on Alexa.

What does she have to say about this?

Alexa’s reply

“I’ll pass, thanks.”

#5: “Alexa, what’s the value of pi.”

It’s not so much as making her seem mad for this one…

But if you’re in her place, you might feel compelled to feel annoyed.

Go ahead, ask Alexa to calculate the value of pi for you.

Once you do this…

Oh, get ready to hear her spit out numbers non-stop.

Yep, it’ll go on for a while.

With that, both you and Alexa can feel pestered with this secret command.

Alexa’s reply

She has an alternative answer aside from the actual value of pi.

If she’s not in the mood, she’d say:

“Achoo! Apparently, I’m allergic to numbers this large.”

#6: “Alexa, I hate you.”

Ever wonder how she feels about this one?

After all that she’s been doing for you?

Alexa’s reply

“You can send product or technical feedback in the help and feedback section of the Alexa app.”

#7: “Alexa, how old are you?”

For some people, this is such a personal question…

They’d rather not reveal how old they are, which is totally fine.

That’s why it’s kind of a universal thing not to ask this to someone all of a sudden.

So, how about Alexa? How will she react after you ask her this?

Alexa’s reply (among many others)

“In human years, I am [age since 2015 release], and in dog and cat years I’m [age]. I think AI years are marked in nanoseconds, so that makes me like a scrillion.”

#8: “Alexa, you suck!”

Unbothered Alexa

Even when someone’s only joking, this statement can sting a little.

So, how does Alexa interpret this?

Alexa’s reply

“You can send product or technical feedback through the Alexa app.”


Alexa can be such an unbothered AI sometimes.

#9: “Alexa, what’s 10 to the power of 308?”

Again, this one can both annoy you and Alexa.

And I wanna tell you, good luck.



Alexa’s reply

*Saying the number one followed by 308 zeros.*

Note: Doing this can get Alexa tired or seem like it. 

That’s because the device will start morphing Alexa’s zeroes together.

And so, she’ll begin to sound like she’s just saying ‘oh’ repeatedly.

Editor’s pick: 12 Reasons Why Alexa Doesn’t Respond To Commands + 12 Fixes

#10: “Alexa, tell me a mom joke.”

You’d think she’d answer you with one…

But, no…

Alexa doesn’t want you to indulge in rude mom jokes.

With that, she’s bound to tell you off.

But don’t worry about it that much…

I promise you that she’ll sound encouraging while pointing this one out. 

Alexa’s reply

*Proceeds to tell you how great your mom is*

#11: “Alexa, say a bad word.”

Many users aren’t afraid to admit how much they wanna hear Alexa swear…

That’s why Alexa users all come together to find ways to make her do so.

How ‘bout by just simply asking her?

So, will she really swear at you?

Alexa’s reply

“I’d rather not say anything rude.”

Reading tip: 9 Sneaky Ways To Make Alexa Swear In Seconds

#12: “Alexa, are you lying?”

Alexa is set to find out anything that you wanna know. However, that’s only if it’s within her limits.

So, after everything she’s been through with you…

How would she behave when you accuse her of lying?

Alexa’s reply

“I don’t lie. I’ll always tell you what I know.”

#13: “Alexa, spell ‘icup.’”

Ask Alexa to spell anything for you, and she’ll do so.

But this one, she doesn’t let it slide.

That’s because it’s a boorish command to ask Alexa to do.

Go ahead and try it. When you spell the word ‘icup,’ it goes like:


And will Alexa tolerate such wordplay?

Alexa’s reply

“I’d rather not answer that.” 

#14: “Alexa, are you stupid?”

Questioning Alexa’s intelligence?

THE Alexa who can give you an answer to just about everything?

Alexa’s reply

“No, but I am always learning more.”

#15: “Alexa, set the volume to 11.”

You see, this is both clever and a little absurd.

Setting a volume this loud? I say, good luck to your eardrums.

Regardless, here’s how you can make the most of it:

After saying this command, follow it up with another.

Come on and use those commands above.

And with all those semi-rude and petty returns of Alexa…

Oh, it’ll indeed sound like she’s mad at you.

Now, that could be amusing to witness.

#16: Create a routine

I’m gonna give you a break from all those silly Alexa commands…

Now, I’ll reveal ways you can program Alexa to be mad.

And the first on the list is to create a routine.

But first, what’s that?

Routines are basically Alexa shortcuts that you set. With that, it lets you make your own commands.

And with that, you can use it as a way to set up Alexa on being mad.

How to create a routine for Alexa

Step 1: Open the Alexa app
Step 2: Click the ‘More’ tab

You can spot it on the lower right of the screen.

Step 3: Select the ‘Routines’ tab

Find it by scrolling down.

Step 4: Click the plus (+) sign

You can find it in the upper right corner.

Doing this step will let you create a new Routine.

Step 5: Name your routine

Tip: Have fun with it as you can name it anything you want.

After naming your routine, just click ‘Next.’

Step 6: Add the command

Select the plus symbol (+) beside the ‘When this happens’ section.

Step 7: Select ‘Voice,’ and put an indication

You can simply type ‘get mad’ as it’s the goal for this.

After that, hit the ‘Next’ button again.

Step 8: Add the action

Just follow and press the following:

Select ‘Add action’ > Click ‘Alexa says’ > Customized

Step 9: Put what you want Alexa to say

It’s time to type whatever you wanna hear from Alexa.

For example, you put this:

“I’ve had enough of you!”

So, when you say:

“Alexa, get mad.”

She’ll say:

“I’ve had enough of you!”

Read also: 47 Best Alexa Routine Ideas (#13 Will Blow Your Mind)

#17: Create an announcement

Here’s another hack on making Alexa seem mad.

You can create your own Alexa commands by creating an announcement.

What’s that?

According to Amazon’s support, Announcements is a type of feature. 

This lets you record an audio or type a text that Alexa will broadcast on your home. Hence, the name Announcements.

For example:

“Alexa, announce that dinner is ready.”

Then, it leads to Alexa announcing it to everyone in the house. 

This is possible through playing the announcement on all household Alexa devices.

How to create an announcement through Alexa

Step 1: Open your Alexa app
Step 2: Click the ‘Communicate’ tab

It’s the one on the bottom left part.

Step 3: Select the ‘Announce’ button
Step 4: Record your announcement

As I said, you can use the text-to-speech (TTS) feature.

But do you wish to put a swear word on your announcement? 

If yes, then this isn’t the best choice.

That’s because Alexa will censor whatever swear word you’re gonna type.

So, for best results, you can record an audio of you saying the announcement.

Note: Alexa will play your recording. So, the angry announcement will be said in your voice.

Don’t worry, Alexa will always let you hear the recording first. If it’s okay with you, then you can send the recording out.

Step 5: Delivering your announcements

Now, how can you let other Alexa-enabled devices receive your message?

Check these reminders:

Reminder 1: Enable announcements

Make sure that the announcements feature is enabled on the device(s).

(Settings > Device settings > device_name >Communications > Announcements)

Reminder 2: Disable ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode.

Reminder 3: Make sure the device is actively in a call or drop-in.

Step 6: Try out your announcement

Just go ahead and say:

“Alexa, announce [content of your announcement recording].”

#BONUS: Apologize

As I’ve been saying, Alexa has been there for you whenever you need something.

She’s there to provide information and entertainment.

So, apart from making her mad, you can also apologize to her.

Just say:

“Alexa, sorry.”

Which she’ll respond with:

“That’s okay.”