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How To Turn Off WiFi On Smart Devices, Disable It On Roomba, Peloton and Sonos

 Turning WiFi off on Your Smart Device is a good choice.

When WiFi is on and not disabled, your smart device, like a Roomba or Peloton can put your health and privacy at risk.

The WiFi element turned on means you are subjected to

EMF radiation is invisible, tasteless and odorless, you can't see it or smell it or touch it, but it has been linked to some very serious health effects.  You can learn the details of electromagnetic radiation in our EMF Guide.  Meanwhile, here's how to turn off Roomba, Sonos And Peloton's WiFi access:

  • How To Turn Off the WiFi connection On Your Roomba If you’ve already set up your Roomba's WiFi connection and wish to turn it off, you can do an entire  factory reset by pressing down on all three buttons on the vacuum cleaner a the same time. 
  • So hold Clean, Spot Clean, and Home for about 15 seconds or so and you''ll here a tone.

Meanwhile Be Sure to Stop ROOMBA from keeping your Vacuum data!

  • Log in to irobot.com to opt out of having your floor plan stored on their Clean Map from Rhoomba. 

Can I Delete Info That's Been Collected By Roomba?

 Yes, iRobot claims it will delete any data that has been collected upon request, but you have to contact the company directly for that. For assistance with that—or any of the options above—contact the company’s customer support site.

Disable  Wi-Fi on Sonos

Disable or enable Wi-Fi on your Sonos products

You can choose to disable a Sonos product’s Wi-Fi if it’s connected to your network with an Ethernet cable. This can be a useful option for Sonos products that don't need wireless connections such as a set of rack-mounted Amps or Ports.

Note that the Sonos app won't let you disable the product’s Wi-Fi if it isn't connected to your network with an Ethernet cable.


Disable or enable Wi-Fi using the Sonos app

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. From the  Settings tab, tap System.
  3. Under Products, tap the name of the room you’d like to modify.
  4. On the following screen, tap your product’s model name under the Products heading.
  5. Tap Disable Wi-Fi or Enable Wi-Fi.

Recovering a Sonos product with disabled Wi-Fi

If you disconnect the Ethernet cable from a Sonos product with disabled Wi-Fi, it will no longer show up in your Sonos app. If you'd like to use Wi-Fi again on your Sonos player, you can access its Wi-Fi settings by temporarily plugging it back into your network with an Ethernet cable.

The Sonos product will also automatically turn its Wi-Fi back on if you add it back to your system using the Add Product option in the Settings tab of the Sonos app.


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Sonos and your Privacy.

Think about it, Sonos knows where your are, what your listening to and for how long.  Plus your Sonos has a microphone in it!  It takes your location and your WiFi information in order to set it up. 

 But Sonos wants to go deep when it comes to collecting your data- Look At this: ADDITIONAL USAGE DATA…

  • Performance Information. This includes things like the temperature of your Product, WiFi information like signal strength, how often you use music services you have connected to your Sonos system (including, for some services, your login username, but not password), information about how often you use the Sonos app versus other control mechanisms, flow of interactions within the Sonos app, how often you use the physical controls on the unit, the flow of interactions within the Sonos app, duration of Sonos Product use, and, as required for certain Services, location-based data using GPS (or similar technology, where available) and crowdsourced WiFi access points and cell tower locations collected from your third party device when the Sonos app is in use.

  • Activity Information. This includes duration of music service use, Product or room grouping information, command information (such as play, pause, change volume, or skip tracks), information about playlist or station container data including listening history (‘Recently Played’), and Sonos playlist or Sonos favourites information; each correlated to individual Sonos Products and your interactions with them. If you enable voice control or use Sonos Radio, we will additionally collect information about track data when using those features.

Here's How To Opt Out of Sonos Additional Usage Data

Opt out of Additional Usage Data collection by logging in to your Sonos app for iOS or Android. Do it in just a couple of clicks. To opt out please follow the instructions below.

Using the Sonos app for iOS or Android:

  1. Select “Settings” tab
  2. Open “Data & Privacy” and look for Additional Usage Data option
  3. In IOS app, disable/slide off the “Turn usage sharing on”. In Android, untick the box that reads “Turn usage data sharing on”

Using the Sonos app on a Mac:

  1. From the menubar at the top of your screen click “Sonos” then “Preferences”
  2. On the left side of the window, click “Additional Usage Data”
  3. Untick the box that reads “Turn usage data sharing on”

Using the Sonos app on a PC:

  1. From the menubar at the top of application window click “Manage” then “Settings”
  2. On the left side of the window, click “Additional Usage Data”
  3. Untick the box that reads “Turn usage data sharing on”

How To Disable WiFi on Peloton Bikes:

  • On your Peloton touchscreen, navigate to the Settings screen and select WiFi. Tap on your network, and select Forget.
  • After forgetting the network, turn WiFi OFF on your touchscreen.

Don't forget to disable Bluetooth from the Peloton Touch Screen in Settings! Bluetooth also emits wireless EMF radiation!

The best idea to use Peloton safely is to Hard Wire Your Connection With An Ethernet Cable

Need WiFi on again on your Peloton bike?

Shut down the touchscreen. After the touchscreen is completely shut down, unplug the power cable from the wall.
  • After the power cable is unplugged, restart your router.
  • After restarting your router, plug your power cable back in and restart your touchscreen.
  • Ensure the date/time is correct (as powering off the device may revert the date/time settings).
  • Once your touchscreen is back on, navigate back to the Settings screen, and select "WiFi".
  • Reconnect to your network. After reconnecting, tap on the Peloton P logo at the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen. 

How To Erase Your Data From Peloton.

Wow, Peloton takes a lot of your data.  They collect it and keep it for many purposes.  If I were you I'd be careful with this one.  Use an email soley for Peloton, don't reveal your name or address, turn off location access from their app etc.  

The only way to erase data is via an email like this: You have the right to object to and opt-out of certain uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. Where you have consented to Peloton’s Processing of your Personal Information or Sensitive Personal Information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt-out to further Processing by contacting privacy@onepeloton.com.

But know this, Peloton says, "Even if you opt-out, we may still collect and use non-Personal Information regarding your activities on our Service and/or information from the advertisements on third party websites for non-interest based advertising purposes, such as, to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements."

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