If you own Amazon Echo or Ring camera and live in the U.S., you need to know how to opt-out Amazon Sidewalk.
Amazon Sidewalk is a wireless standard that has advantages over a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection for connected Amazon devices such as Amazon Echo or Ring camera, as a bridge to extend connectivity over longer distances.
However, there are privacy concerns. Amazon Sidewalk enables your connected Amazon devices to tap into a neighbour’s Echo or Ring devices in your vicinity to create a separate network with monthly data bandwidth capped at 500 MB. Amazon provides more detail in the Amazon Sidewalk FAQ and Security Whitepaper, including a comprehensive list of devices that can act as Sidewalk Bridges, privacy and security used by Sidewalk.
Here are the steps for how to opt-out Amazon Sidewalk.
Step 1: Update the Alexa app to the latest version.
Step 2: Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Step 3: Sign in to your Amazon account.
Step 4: Tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Select the Settings option at the bottom of the list.
Step 6: Locate and open the Account Settings menu at the top of the page.
Step 7: Tap the Amazon Sidewalk option.
Step 8: Here you’ll find more information on the Amazon Sidewalk feature. Make sure to toggle the Amazon Sidewalk option to the left, indicated the feature been disabled.