Amazon Sidewalk is a feature initially rolled out by Amazon in mid-2021 that creates a shared network between all Sidewalk-enabled devices. This shared network can extend limited network connectivity to devices on the network who’s primary network connection is no longer available, and can provide instant authentication when you’re setting up new devices. The other added benefit of Amazon Sidewalk is that it can be used to provide a location for trackers that work on the network, such as Tile devices. And while Amazon Sidewalk is enabled by default on all Amazon Alexa devices, thankfully, if you’re not comfortable with Amazon Sidewalk, Amazon makes it easy to turn the feature off. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.
Steps to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk
- Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
- Tap “More” in the row of menu items on the screen.
- Scroll down this list and then tap “Settings.”
- Tap “Account Settings.”
- Tap “Amazon Sidewalk.”
- Tap to toggle off “Enabled.” The Amazon Sidewalk feature is now turned off on all of your Amazon Alexa devices.