Amazon Started Sharing Your Internet Connection Today, Here's How to Turn It Off

Amazon Started Sharing Your Internet Connection Today, Here's How to Turn It Off

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Users with Amazon devices may be surprised to learn that the company enabled a feature today that will share your Internet connection with neighbors and other devices. The feature is called Amazon Sidewalk.

Amazon Sidewalk creates a low-bandwidth network with the help of Sidewalk Bridge devices including select Echo and Ring devices. These Bridge devices share a small portion of your internet bandwidth which is pooled together to provide these services to you and your neighbors. And when more neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger.

The service is designed to help simplify new device setup, extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices to help find pets or valuables with Tile trackers, and help devices stay online even if they are outside the range of their home wifi. Amazon says that in the future, Sidewalk will support a range of experiences from using Sidewalk-enabled devices, such as smart security and lighting and diagnostics for appliances and tools.

Currently, data used by Sidewalk is capped to 500MB per month per account. You can learn more about how it works here.

To disable Amazon Sidewalk, follow these instructions...

1. Open the Alexa app
2. Tap the More tab
3. Select Settings
4. Choose Account Settings
5. Select Amazon Sidewalk
6. Toggle the Enabled switch to the OFF position

More details at the link below...

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Amazon Started Sharing Your Internet Connection Today, Here's How to Turn It Off

Amazon Started Sharing Your Internet Connection Today, Here's How to Turn It OffAmazon Started Sharing Your Internet Connection Today, Here's How to Turn It OffAmazon Started Sharing Your Internet Connection Today, Here's How to Turn It Off

Ace* - June 11, 2021 at 3:06pm
Was turned off by default on my iPhone 12.
McApple1 - June 9, 2021 at 3:34pm
Another reason I’ll never use them! They’re becoming the new groogle (yes it’s typed like that).
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