How to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa iPhone App

Amazon Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo now have a feature called Amazon Sidewalk.

This allows your devices to communicate with other nearby Alexa devices like those your neighbors might have.

Amazon Sidewalk can be useful for extending the range of your devices if they are far from your router, allowing them to work more effectively.

But you may be concerned about other devices being able to access your network through the network that these devices create, and you might prefer to opt out of this feature.

Our guide below will show you how to turn off Amazon Sidewalk through the Alexa app on your iPhone.

How to Disable Amazon Sidewalk in the Alexa iPhone App

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Choose the More option.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Touch Account Settings.
  5. Choose Amazon Sidewalk.
  6. Tap the button to the right of Amazon Sidewalk to turn it off.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures of these steps.

How to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1. This guide assumes that you have already installed the Alexa app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Alexa app on your iPhone.

open Alexa

Step 2: Tap the More tab at the bottom-right of the screen.

open the More tab

Step 3: Choose Settings from the list of options.

open the Settings menu

Step 4: Select the Account Settings button.

open Account Settings

Step 5: Touch the Amazon Sidewalk option.

select Amazon Sidewalk

Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Amazon Sidewalk to turn it off.

how to turn off Amazon Sidewalk on the Alexa iPhone app

I have disabled Amazon Sidewalk in the image above.

Note that this feature is going to be available on other Amazon devices as well, such as the Ring. If you have a Ring device you should receive an email notification once it is enabled. You can disable Amazon Sidewalk in the Ring app by choosing the menu button at the top-left, then Control Center, then Amazon Sidewalk.

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