Amazon is new, which cuts a small portion of your Wi-Fi bandwidth to power a larger network for Bluetooth and 900MHz radio frequencies, goes live Tuesday. In the Alexa app has been part of the function for Alexa users.
The problem is, not everyone wants to participate in Sidewalk. Sure, it̵
But that public aspect has raised some privacy and security questions. The network communication will use three layers of encryption and Amazon seems confident that security will not be an issue. But it’s hard to predict what the actual results will be until the feature is tested more thoroughly.
If you’re like me and want to wait and see before hopping on the Sidewalk Express, here’s how to disable the feature until you’re ready to sign up.
How to disable Amazon Sidewalk
1. Open the Alexa app.
2. Crane More in the lower right corner of the app.
3. Crane Settings.
4. Crane Account settings.
5. Crane Amazon sidewalk.
6. Turn off sidewalk.