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Leave My Setting Alone!!!

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Leave My Setting Alone!!!
« on: November 13, 2023, 05:52:46 pm »
Why am I constantly having to turn off Home & Clock / Home Content categorys????   I know what content I want.  Stuff that I have previously turned off have been re-turned on.  It is ridiculous that the powers that be are constantly screwing with my settings.  There should be a LOCK on settings. 

Re: Leave My Setting Alone!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2023, 06:10:40 pm »
nothing you can do about it.    that is why I dumped two of my three shows.   the only reason I kept one is for the ring doorbell and it will be gone if I can find a replacement.     I also noticed they started combining good features with bad under one buttons.    I had to disable communications because of this.   

At this time, the only way to stop the unwanted content is to run photo frame.   It will run three hours at a time rotating your images.    Just have to restart it after some routines and commands.   

Re: Leave My Setting Alone!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2023, 12:18:01 pm »
Life as a Beta Tester... it's rough.

You could always make your own and hope to come in at a dollar level around what Amazon produces them and sells them (at a loss, I suspect) for... If you're gonna play the Voice assistant game, you have to have thicker skin about things than if you had paid for a fully functioning voice assistant, when you're buying the loss leader of Amazon. I pay the extra on their tablets to stop all ads... I wish they had an Ad-Delete program on these AI voice assistants too... I pay it. I'd pay 50 bucks for it. But until then... I'll continually set all my settings each time they do an update... and without complaint. Stuff is too cheap to complain.
2 Echo Dots 2nd gen
2 echo dots gen 3 (no clock) -2 Echo Dot 3rd gen with Clock
1 echo dot Gen 4 with clock
1 Echo Spot
4 10" Fire Tablets
1 15' Echo show
23 Hue Lights 1 Hue bridge - 1 Amazon Smart plug outlet
One Ring Doorbell Pro
4 cell phones with Alexa app installed!
You should see My Apple Device List!

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Re: Leave My Setting Alone!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 11:03:09 pm »
At one point I had 8 Echo Shows. Every other week Amazon did something to change my home screen. Whether it's adding some "new feature" or change something I had on the home screen. Can you imagine my frustration having to go to each one of the Echo Shows to disable the new feature and put things back the way it was every few weeks?

Slowly one by one I traded in each of the Echo Shows and replaced them with Echo Dots with clock. Amazon allows a trade in every few months and they also give you $20 off a new Echo device.

Re: Leave My Setting Alone!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2023, 04:02:07 pm »
At one point I had 8 Echo Shows. Every other week Amazon did something to change my home screen. Whether it's adding some "new feature" or change something I had on the home screen. Can you imagine my frustration having to go to each one of the Echo Shows to disable the new feature and put things back the way it was every few weeks?

Slowly one by one I traded in each of the Echo Shows and replaced them with Echo Dots with clock. Amazon allows a trade in every few months and they also give you $20 off a new Echo device.

I cannot imagine having to make your rounds changing settings regularly for eight show devices.   It was bad enough when I had three.     Amazon could at least put the settings in the app and give the choice of one overall setting or individual settings.