How To: Disable Amazon Sidewalk

Disabling Amazon Sidewalk is not only good for privacy but also security. A black hat hacker can exploit the connection from your Amazon devices outside your home.

What is Amazon Sidewalk?

It is a wireless standard that has advantages over a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. It becomes security and privacy threat because  it enables your smart home devices (such as Echo and Alexa speakers) to communicate with others outside of your home.

How do I disable it?

1.) Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iphone, ipad, or Android device, and make sure it’s been updated to the latest version.

Next, tap the “More” tab at the bottom of your screen.

Select the "More" tab at the bottom of the screen.

2.) Select the “Settings” option found at the bottom of the list.

Select "Settings"

3.) Locate and open the “Account Settings” menu, found near the top of the page.

Tap "Account Settings"

4.) Tap the “Amazon Sidewalk” listing.

Select "Amazon Sidewalk"

5.) You’ll find more information on the Amazon Sidewalk feature. If the switch on the Amazon Sidewalk toggle is to the left, you’ve opted out of Sidewalk.

If it’s not, tap the toggle to disable the feature.

Toggle off the "Amazon Sidewalk" option

Stay electronically safe.

And stay healthy.


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