Echo Spot is great for bedside alarms with Alexa built in, but if you’re a little wary of a camera pointing right at your bed, here’s how to turn it off completely.

There are several ways to disable the camera on Echo Spot. Perhaps the quickest and easiest way is to press the mute button on the top of the device between the two volume buttons.

However, this will disable both the camera and microphone, which means you won’t be able to use Alexa and give her voice commands. The good news is that Amazon is built to only turn off the camera and leave the microphone on.

You can do this by simply saying, «Alexa, turn off the camera.» This will disable the use of the camera with certain features such as video chat and Photo Booth.

You can also disable the camera in the Echo Spot settings menu. To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap on the settings gear icon.

Scroll down and click Device Options.

Scroll down and click on the toggle switch next to «Camera» to turn it off.

You will receive a warning message that some features will be disabled. Click the arrow to confirm.

Now, if you’re really paranoid, you can just put a piece of tape on the camera to block it completely, which we also recommend doing on your computer. Just make sure you don’t cover the ambient light sensor, which is right next to the camera on the left side, which is used to automatically adjust screen brightness based on the amount of light in the room (if you have this feature enabled, which is the default).

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