Introduction to Amazon Sidewalk
On June 8th, Amazon activated a network sharing feature for most of the devices it sells.
Amazon Sidewalk, according to Amazon, is a shared network that helps devices like Amazon Echo devices, Ring Security Cams, outdoor lights, motion sensors, and Tile trackers work better at home and beyond the front door. When enabled, Sidewalk can unlock unique benefits for your device, support other Sidewalk devices in your community, and even locate pets or lost items.
Not everyone may want to have the service enabled and or trust the feature. So, if you want to opt-out from the service you have to do so from the Alexa app on a mobile device. It is not in the settings of your online account. If you don't have the mobile app installed, then install it on one of your mobile devices and do the following.
- Open the Alexa app
- Open “More” and select “Settings”
- Select “Account Settings”
- Select “Amazon Sidewalk”
- Disable “Amazon Sidewalk” by clicking the toggle
If you don't see the Sidewalk option it may not be compatible with certain devices.