Steps to Opt-Out Amazon Sidewalk via Amazon Alexa App

If you own Amazon Echo or Ring camera and live in the U.S., you need to know how to opt-out Amazon Sidewalk.

Steps to Opt-Out Amazon Sidewalk via Amazon Alexa App
Steps to Opt-Out Amazon Sidewalk via Amazon Alexa App

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.

Tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen in Amazon Alex app.
Tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen in Amazon Alex app.

Step 5: Select the Settings option at the bottom of the list.

Select the Settings option at the bottom of the list in the Amazon Alexa app.
Select the Settings option at the bottom of the list in the Amazon Alexa app.

Step 6: Locate and open the Account Settings menu at the top of the page.

Locate and open the Account Settings menu at the top of the page in the Amazon Alexa app.
Locate and open the Account Settings menu at the top of the page in the Amazon Alexa app.

Step 7: Tap the Amazon Sidewalk option.

Tap the Amazon Sidewalk option in the Amazon Alexa app.
Tap the Amazon Sidewalk option in the Amazon Alexa app.

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.

Make sure to toggle the Amazon Sidewalk option to the left to opt-out the feature.
Make sure to toggle the Amazon Sidewalk option to the left to opt-out the feature.

Published by Tommy Droste

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