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Are you puzzled as to why your Ring doorbell isn't chiming and considering either volume adjustment or a change in sound theme? Don't fret, we've got solutions to all your queries!

1. Change sound of Ring Doorbell using Official Ring Chime or Chime Pro

If you purchased the Official Ring Chime or Chime Pro, you can change the sound of your doorbell in seconds. In the app, you have to find audio settings and click on “Chime Tones.” If you are changing the doorbell sound for the first time, you’ll find that the default ringtone is selected. 

Go through all the ringtones available and choose the one you like most. You can try them all out. There is a wide variety to choose from, such as Harp, Flashback, and Ding Dong. Some of the more extravagant ones include Dogs Barking and Train Whistle.

How to change the ringtone on your Ring Chime?

If you have the Ring app, you can change the sound of your doorbell in seconds. All you have to do is sign up, find your device, and choose from a wide array of options. You will find all kinds of tones, from Default to Westminster.

  1. Open the Ring app and click on the 3 lines in the top left corner.
  2. Tap “Devices” and scroll down to “Chimes.”
  3. Select your device and click on “Audio Settings.”
  4. Then click on “Chime Tones” and behold an array of tones.
  5. Go through the tones and click on them to hear what they sound like.
  6. Choose the one you like best and click on it to secure your choice.

Christmas Ring Doorbell Sounds

If Christmas or Hanukkah is around the corner, it’s about time to change your doorbell chime! All you have to do is open the Ring app and download some festive chimes for your doorbell. Some of the latest Christmas chimes include Deck the Halls, Ho Ho Ho!, Silent Night, and other Christmas classics that we all know and love. That’s not all! Oh Hanukkah and I Have a Little Dreidel are there for all those celebrating Hanukkah.

If you love to decorate and really get into the holiday spirit, a festive doorbell chime is exactly what’s missing from your beautiful home.

Halloween Ring Doorbell Sounds

If you want to get spooky for Halloween and surprise your guests with your doorbell sound, you can! Ring has many Halloween options that you can access. To do that, you have to use the Ring app on your Apple or Android device. 

Open the app and select “Chimes.” Alternatively, you can click on the three lines in the top left corner, select “Devices,” and tap on the device you’d like to work with. Then, select “Audio Settings” and “Chime Tones.” Halloween brought us the following spooky tones: Bats, Ghosts, Spooky Organs, Howl, and more! Get your house ready for Halloween.

2. Adjust External Doorbell Sound

Many people using Ring doorbells have encountered the issue of the external doorbell sound. The doorbell makes a noise to the visitors after it’s been pressed. The question is – can you do anything about that?

As of now, you can’t do anything to change the external Ring doorbell sound. It is built into the device without the possibility to switch it for a different, more pleasant sound. One thing you can do, however, is turn the volume down so the sound doesn’t startle your visitors, or turn it off completely! From there, you can create your own makeshift external doorbell chime.

  1. To turn off the external doorbell sound, open your Ring app.
  2. Go to “Device Settings.”
  3. Go to “General Settings.”
  4. Here, you can choose to drag the volume all the way down to 0, so the doorbell doesn’t make an external sound at all, or simply lower it.

3. Change Ring Doorbell sound using Amazon Echo Chime

This option is great if you have an Amazon Echo speaker! 

If you want to change your Ring doorbell sound using Amazon Echo Chime, you can do that!

Setting up Amazon Echo doorbell sounds is quick and easy. For starters, you need to make sure your Echo is correctly set up.

Go to the Alexa app, click on “Devices,” scroll to the right and find your doorbell. Click on it and make sure that all the announcement options are on. Then, follow the steps below.

  1. Start by turning off your external doorbell sound (find detailed instructions in a previous section).
  2. Plug an Echo device into an outdoor socket. It’s best to have a porch, so that your Echo device won’t suffer from rain or snow.
  3. Open the Alexa app.
  4. Go to “Devices.”
  5. Click on “Cameras” and find your doorbell.
  6. Click on “Announcement Devices” and select your outdoor Echo device.
  7. Your outdoor Echo is now ready to play any sound you’ve selected when the Ring doorbell is in action.

4. Hardwire to your existing internal Doorbell & Change Sound

Do you have your own doorbell chime that you would like to connect to your Ring Video Doorbell Pro? In order to make it work, you need a compatible doorbell, a Ring plug-in adapter, or a transformer. Visit the brand’s official website or contact support to ensure you can connect your doorbell to Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Naturally, both Ring Chime and Ring Chime Pro work well with Video Doorbell from the same brand.

Having a wide variety of sound options to choose from is great because you can set the mood for any occasion. Choose from all kinds of sounds, such as Happy Birthday, Jungle Bells, Beethoven's 5th, and more. 

If you are looking for a different doorbell other than Ring, you can opt for the Honeywell 450 or The iChime Doorbell. Both are excellent options with their own libraries of doorbell chimes. The iChime Doorbell allows you to record your own chimes too.

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Chime Pro vs Chime

Ring Chime and Ring Chime Pro are two different doorbell models from the same brand. Ring Chime Pro is a more advanced model, offering Wi-Fi coverage for Ring devices and boasting dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz. Just for comparison, Ring Chime only has 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity. 

In addition to that, Ring Chime Pro has a night light built into the body of the device. The product comes with a guide, which is not only helpful during setup, but also gives valuable advice for choosing the right place for your Ring Chime Pro. If you are looking for a more advanced and easy-to-use model, you should definitely aim for Ring Chime Pro. 

At the same time, Ring Chime doesn’t lag far behind. Both devices are easy to install. You can control both through your Ring Chime app on your mobile device. Naturally, both devices have the same ringtone choices, as they’re both connected to the same app.

The bottom line is, both devices are good. If you need a stronger Wi-Fi connection for your Ring devices then Ring Chime Pro is the obvious option. The built-in night light really seals the deal for many customers; it’s a nice touch. Both devices will do their job of playing a tune if someone rings the doorbell or there is motion detected.

The Verdict

We hope this article helps you in changing the sound of your Ring doorbell. If you have any other ideas, let us know in the comments below!


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  • John Lightowler
    Posted January 2, 2022 at 11:52 am

    I may be missing something in my search. I only have the camera and wondering is there a way to download additional alert tones to supplement those provided.

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