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How to Use Privacy Mode on ecobee Thermostat (Alexa)

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use the Privacy Mode on your ecobee4 Smart Thermostat.
You'll Need:
  • Your thermostat to be already set up and functioning properly.
ecobee.

1 Verify Basic Setup has Been Completed

In order to proceed with this guide successfully, your ecobee Smart Thermostat must be fully installed and functioning properly.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

? Is your ecobee Smart Thermostat already installed and functioning properly?

  1. My thermostat is already installed and functioning properly
  2. How do I install my ecobee Smart Thermostat

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use the Privacy Mode on your ecobee4 Smart Thermostat.
You'll Need:
  • Your thermostat to be already set up and functioning properly.
ecobee.
In order to proceed with this guide successfully, your ecobee Smart Thermostat must be fully installed and functioning properly.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

If you want your ecobee4 to stop listening to you, you can activate Privacy Mode by turning off the microphone.

To Turn Off the Microphone

  1. Tap the microphone in the bottom right of your thermostat.
    Microphone icon highlighted on ecobee thermostat.
  2. Switch the microphone Off.
    Toggle switch highlighted in ecobee thermostat voice control settings.
  3. Make sure your microphone turns red and has a line through it.
    Disabled microphone highlighted in Coice Control settings of ecobee thermostat.
  4. The Privacy Mode icon will show up on the main screen of the thermostat.
    Privacy Mode icon highlighted on ecobee thermostat.

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