Amazon Echo Spot is the best device to use as a clock. It looks good anywhere in the house, mostly in the bedroom. As it has the camera to make video & voice calls, you can certainly use with other Amazon home devices. This tiny device also Alexa enabled, allow you to control other devices, like smart home, play music and so on.
Echo Spot uses the camera to control the screen auto brightness. It adjusts the screen while using video call or in the bright location. Due to privacy reason, you can disable the camera and microphone; just clicking on the top button. You can also deactivate camera individually while changing the option in the settings menu.
However, if you sleep in the very dark room then screen may look uncomfortable at the night. Especially when you woke up and look at the screen brightnesswhich may look annoying or so bright. You can reduce it going through the setting or make it work for a certain period.
Let’s see how you can do that…
How to Enable Night Mode on Amazon Echo Spot
- Navigate to settings, just pull down from the top of the screen & click on the gear icon.
- Now scroll down and click onHome & clock.
- Tap on the night mode and toggle Nighttime clock to enable dim version of the clock at night.
- You can also set up a schedule to turn on or off automatically at the specific times.
Please keep in mind that, it doesn’t fully dim the screen. It just reduces a certain amount of brightness.
How to Turn Off the Camera on the Echo Spot
You can simply turn off the camera using the MUTE button on the top. It is the quickest way to do disable microphone and camera as well. You cannot use voice command if you turn off the camera this way.
Alternatively, saying “Alexa, turn the camera off” you can disable camera for specific features like video chatting and Photo Booth.
Echo Spot also offers to disable camera option in settings. To reach there, you need to swipe down from the top and click on the settings gear icon.
Now scroll down and click on the “Device Options”.
Scroll down to find “camera” and toggle the switch to turn it off.
It will show you a warning message that some features like taking photos, making and receiving video calls etc. will be disabled.
Hit the arrow button to confirm. That’s it.
As I bought the black one, I just used a piece of tape (black color) over the camera. You can do it if you do not want to miss these features.