Can You Change Blink Doorbell Sound?

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Smart doorbells like the Blink Doorbell are growing in popularity every day. But if you don’t like the default sound, you’ll be happy to hear you can change your Blink Doorbell’s chime. 

How Do I Change My Blink Doorbell’s Sound?

By default, the Blink Doorbell will emit a standard doorbell chime sound. If you wire it to an in-home chime box, you will hear this sound throughout your home. 

If you connect it wirelessly, you will only hear this sound played from the doorbell itself — unless you link it to an Alexa-enabled device or Blink Mini Camera.

Connecting your Blink Doorbell to an Alexa-enabled device will allow you to change the doorbell chime sound. 

How to Change Your Blink Doorbell’s Sound with Alexa

First, connect your Blink Doorbell to the Alexa app. Then, follow the steps below to change your chime sound:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap the “Devices” tab.
  2. Select “Cameras,” then choose your Blink Video Doorbell.
  3. Press “Settings.”
  4. Toggle “Doorbell Press Notifications” on.
  5. Tap “Doorbell Sound” and select your preferred chime sound.

Your Alexa device will play this sound whenever someone rings your Blink Doorbell. You can choose any Echo device as a chime, including the Echo Dot.

Can I Change My Blink Doorbell’s Sound Without Alexa? 

Connecting your Blink Doorbell to Alexa is the only way to choose a custom chime sound. If your Blink Doorbell is hardwired to an existing chime system, the only way to change the doorbell’s sound is to get a new chime box. 

Most chime boxes only emit one sound. But if you have a digital chime box that lets you change your doorbell’s sound, you could switch it here.

What Options Do I Have for My Blink Doorbell’s Sound?

There is a wide array of doorbell sounds available on the Alexa app. You can choose a standard doorbell sound or something seasonal for Halloween, Christmas, and more. 

If you ever get tired of your current selection, you can change it anytime in the Alexa app. 

Why is My Blink Doorbell Not Ringing?

Your Blink Doorbell is connected, but no sound is playing when someone presses the doorbell button. 

If you hardwired your Blink Doorbell to existing doorbell wires, you may not have done so correctly. Double-check to make sure everything is connected where it should be.

If your Blink Doorbell isn’t ringing on Alexa, the first thing you should do is check for a stable Wi-Fi connection

  1. Open the Blink app.
  2. Find your Doorbell, then tap “Device Settings.”
  3. Select “General Settings.”
  4. Check your signal strength under “Camera to Wi-Fi.”

If you have a weak signal, try taking some steps to improve it. If you have a strong signal but the doorbell chime still isn’t working, check your Blink Doorbell’s battery life

  1. Open the Blink app.
  2. Navigate through Device Settings > General Settings > Battery Strength.

If the batteries are low, replace them with new ones.

Can You Wire a Blink Doorbell to an In-Home Chime?

Like traditional doorbells, Blink Doorbells can be wired to your in-home chime box

A chime box generally makes it easier to hear your doorbell throughout the home, but you can’t easily change the sound like you can with Alexa. 

Can I Use a Blink Mini as a Doorbell Chime?

If you have a Blink Mini Camera in addition to a Blink Video Doorbell, you can use the Mini as a chime. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Open the Blink app and make sure the Blink Mini is connected to the same Sync Module as your Blink Video Doorbell.
  2. Tap your doorbell’s Device Settings icon.
  3. Select “Doorbell and Chime Settings.”
  4. Select “Use Blink Mini Camera as a Chime.”
  5. Tap the camera you want to use, then press “Save.”

You can use one or more Blink Minis as a doorbell chime. While you can change the volume, you can’t change the sound

FAQ: Blink Doorbell Chimes

Can You Change the Volume of a Blink Doorbell’s Chime?

You can change the volume of your Blink Doorbell’s chime. However, the steps you’ll take depend on how your doorbell is set up.

If you want to change the volume of the doorbell itself, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Blink app.
  2. Find your Blink Doorbell and select the Settings icon.
  3. Tap “Audio Settings.”
  4. Adjust the slider beneath “Dingtone Volume” to increase or decrease the volume. 

You can also change the volume on a mechanical or digital chime:

  1. Open your Blink Doorbell’s Device Settings in the Blink app.
  2. Select “Doorbell and Chime Settings.”
  3. Follow the instructions listed to change the volume. 

If you want to change your chime volume on Alexa, the easiest way is to turn up the volume on your device

But if you want the doorbell chime to be louder than other sounds, follow the steps below to create an Alexa Routine:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap “More” in the bottom-right corner.
  2. Select “Routines,” then “Create Routine.”
  3. Select your Blink Doorbell as the trigger.
  4. Under “When,” select “Blink Doorbell is pressed.
  5. Under “Alexa Will,” set Alexa to raise the volume, then turn it back down after.
  6. Press “Save” to save your routine.

And if you’re using a Blink Mini as a chime, follow the steps below to change the volume:

  1. Open the Blink app.
  2. Find your Blink Mini and tap the Device Settings icon.
  3. Select “Audio.”
  4. Adjust the slider under “Mini as a Chime Volume.”

Can You Make a Custom Chime for Blink Doorbells?

If you dislike any pre-loaded options, you’ll be happy to hear that using the Alexa app means the Blink Doorbell’s chime sound is fully customizable. 

Here’s how you can use a custom chime setup:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Select your Blink Doorbell from the “Devices” tab.
  3. Tap “Settings.”
  4. Select “Doorbell Sound.”
  5. Upload or record a custom doorbell sound.

Can I Customize My Chime for Halloween? 

Yes, you can! Alexa has some seasonal chime options available, and by following the customization steps listed above, you can even create or upload your own spooky sounds.

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