How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk

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Amazon Sidewalk is a network that allows selected devices to connect with others and transmit signals. This way, you get long range coverage and a better connection even when you're not near your router. Although this auto-enabled feature is useful for many reasons, you may refuse to use it due to privacy concerns or any other issues.

If you want to learn how to disable Amazon Sidewalk, look no further. This article will provide a detailed step-by-step guide on how to do it on different platforms.



How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa App on an iPhone

The Alexa app lets you manage and control your smart home devices. If you want to turn off Amazon Sidewalk using the Alexa app on your iPhone, here's what you need to do:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap "More" in the lower right corner.
  3. Tap “Settings”.
  4. Tap "Account Settings".
  5. Select “Amazon Sidewalk”.
  6. Toggle the toggle button to turn it off.

Advice: Before you begin the steps, make sure your Alexa app is updated. If you don't see Amazon Sidewalk in your Alexa app and you're running the latest version, it's because the device you're using doesn't support it.

How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa App on an Android

You can control your smart devices through the Alexa app on your Android. One of the many options you can customize is to disable Amazon Sidewalk. Here's how:


  1. Launch the Alexa app.
  2. Tap "More" in the lower right corner.
  3. Tap “Settings”.
  4. Select “Account Settings”.
  5. Tap “Amazon Sidewalk”.
  6. Toggle the toggle button to turn it off.

Only 3rd generation and newer Echo speakers support Amazon Sidewalk. If you have an older speaker, you won't see the option in the app. If you have a newer speaker but don't see Amazon Sidewalk in your settings, check to see if the Alexa app is updated.


How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa App on an iPad

If you want to turn off Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa app and you're using an iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap "More" in the lower right corner.
  3. Open "Settings".
  4. Select “Account Settings”.
  5. Tap “Amazon Sidewalk”.
  6. Toggle the toggle to disable Amazon Sidewalk.

If you don't see Amazon Sidewalk in "Account Settings", it's because you have a device that doesn't support it or the Alexa app isn't updated.

How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa App on PC

The Alexa desktop version does not have the option to disable Amazon Sidewalk. If you don't have a mobile phone or tablet with the Alexa app, you can disable Amazon Sidewalk from Amazon. website.

Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Open your browser and go to Amazon website.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Select the arrow next to "Accounts & Lists" in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap "Manage your content and devices".
  5. Go to “Preferences”.
  6. Select “Amazon Sidewalk”.
  7. Tap "Disable".

How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk on Ring

In addition to the Alexa app, you can use the Ring app to manage Amazon Sidewalk. This app works on multiple platforms, and opting out of Amazon Sidewalk is the same regardless of which platform you're using:



  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three lines in the upper left corner.
  3. Select "Control Center".
  4. Tap “Amazon Sidewalk”.
  5. Toggle the slider next to "Sidewalk" and confirm your decision.

How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk on Tile

Tile is the first third-party software to support Amazon Sidewalk. Tiles connects to other devices that connect to Amazon Sidewalk via Bluetooth. This way, more users can help you track your devices through a wider range.

Although Tile is integrated with Amazon Sidewalk, you cannot disable this feature in the Tile app. For this you will need to use Alexa. Before you begin the steps, make sure Tile is connected to Alexa and all of your Tiles are turned on.


Once you've established that everything is properly connected, use the Alexa app to turn off Amazon Sidewalk:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Select "More" in the lower right corner.
  3. Go to "Settings".
  4. Tap "Account Settings".
  5. Tap “Amazon Sidewalk”.
  6. Toggle the toggle button to turn it off.

How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk on Eero

Eero devices ensure a fast and reliable internet connection in every room of your home. Although eero's parent company is Amazon, eero devices currently do not support Amazon Sidewalk.

Eero connects to your Amazon smart home which, in turn, lets you control your network and devices within a single hub. You can pause Wi-Fi, search for a device, or turn off LED lights on any eero.

If you want to deactivate Amazon Connected Home on eero, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the eero app.
  2. Tap "Discover" at the bottom.
  3. Tap "Amazon Connected Home".
  4. Select "Unlink Amazon" and confirm it.

Get off the Amazon sidewalk

Although automatically enabled on supported devices, Amazon Sidewalk is not required and you can disable it at any time. Amazon guarantees user privacy and security, but many are still skeptical about using this service. Fortunately, disabling Amazon Sidewalk isn't difficult and can be done using the Alexa and Ring apps or Amazon's website.

We hope this article provided information on how to disable Amazon Sidewalk and that you were successful in doing so regardless of the platform you are using.

What is your opinion of Amazon Sidewalk? Do you use it on your devices? Tell us in the comments section below.

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