The Echo Spot makes for a terrific bedside alarm clock with Alexa in-built, however in case you’re just a little cautious of a digital camera pointing immediately at your mattress, right here’s how to disable it fully.
There are a few methods to disable the digital camera on the Echo Spot. Maybe the quickest and simplest way is by hitting the mute button on the high of the system in between the two quantity buttons.
Nevertheless, it will disable each the digital camera and the microphone, which implies you received’t find a way to use Alexa and provides her voice instructions. The excellent news, although, is that Amazon in-built a means to disable solely the digital camera and depart the microphone on.
You are able to do this by merely saying, “Alexa, flip the digital camera off”. This can disable the digital camera from getting used with sure options, like video chatting and the Picture Sales space characteristic.
It’s also possible to disable the digital camera from the Echo Spot’s settings menu. To try this, swipe down from the high of the display and faucet on the settings gear icon.
Scroll down and faucet on “Machine Choices”.
Scroll down and faucet on the toggle swap subsequent to “Camera” to disable it.
You’ll get a warning message telling you that some options will likely be disabled. Hit the arrow to affirm.
Now, in case you’re actually paranoid, you may as well simply put a bit of tape over the digital camera to fully block it—which we advocate doing on your PC, too. Simply just be sure you don’t cowl up the ambient mild sensor that sits proper subsequent to the digital camera on the left facet, which is used to robotically regulate the display’s brightness primarily based on the quantity of sunshine in the room (when you have this characteristic enabled, which it’s by default).