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How to change the Ring doorbell sound

There's a major omission in customization options.
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November 3, 2022

People usually like personalizing their smart home accessories, and that’s possible to a degree with Ring’s flagship video doorbells. Here’s how you can change the sounds linked to your doorbell — when it’s allowed.

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You can't change outdoor sounds, but if you have a Ring Chime speaker, you can change indoor sounds by navigating to Menu > Devices > [Chime name] > Audio Settings > Chime Tones in the Ring app. You can change tones for the app itself by going to Menu > Devices > [doorbell name] > Device Settings > Alert Settings > App Alert Tones.


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How to change the Ring doorbell chime

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If you’ve got one or more Ring Chime speakers, you can change how your doorbell chimes inside your house. Follow these steps in the Ring app:

  • From the dashboard, tap the Menu (triple-line) icon in the upper left.
  • Tap Devices, then the name of your Chime speaker.
  • Choose Audio Settings, then Chime Tones.
  • Pick the sound you want to use, such as one of Ring’s holiday tones.
  • Repeat the process for each Chime in your home.

How to change the notification sound on your Ring app

If you don’t have a Chime, you can still have separate sounds for button pushes and motion alerts. In the Ring app:

  • Tap the Menu (triple-line) icon in the upper left of the dashboard view.
  • Tap Devices, then the name of your doorbell.
  • Go to Device Settings > Alert Settings > App Alert Tones.
  • Pick sounds for doorbell rings and motion alerts. If you have a Chime, you can customize its own sounds from here.

Can I change the outside sound on my Ring doorbell?

No, all you can do is enable or disable it, and it’s a good idea to leave it active so people know the doorbell was triggered. To us this seems like an oversight — after all, a Christmas chime is going to sound more festive to visitors than yourself, especially after you’ve heard it a dozen times.


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