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Can You Change Blink Doorbell Sound?

Last Updated Aug 11, 2022
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Smart doorbells are growing in popularity every day. Currently, the Blink Doorbell is one of the best additions you can make to your in-home security system. If you just purchased or are considering purchasing a Blink Doorbell, you may have a few questions about its functions. Something many people wonder is, can you change a Blink Doorbell’s sound? 

With the Doorbell Announcement feature enabled through Amazon Alexa, you can change the sound of Blink Doorbell’s chime. To do this, you will first need to connect your Blink Doorbell to an Alexa-enabled device.

Below, we will discuss how you can change your Blink Doorbell’s sound. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know!

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, however, you will only hear this sound played from the doorbell itself. 

If you do not have a chime box but still want to hear your doorbell throughout your home, connecting it to an Alexa-enabled device through the Alexa app can help you achieve this. This setup will also allow you to change your doorbell’s sound at any time.

Without connecting your doorbell to an Alexa device, the only way to change the doorbell’s sound will be to wire it to a new chime box. To cut out a few steps and use Alexa to activate the Doorbell Announcement feature and change your Blink Doorbell’s sound, you can follow the steps below:

  • Open the Alexa app.
  • Navigate to “Add Device.”
  • Select “Camera” from the list of available devices, then select “Blink” as the brand. 
  • Enable the connection in the Blink app by signing in with your username and password. 
  • Open the “Settings” tab on the Alexa app.
  • Select “Devices,” then press the camera icon.
  • Choose your Blink Doorbell from the list of available devices.
  • Select “Doorbell Sound.”
  • Pick your desired sound.

Using this method, you can change your Blink Doorbell’s sound at any time.

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

A wide array of doorbell sounds are available on the Alexa app, all of which suit different needs and preferences. Browse through the available choices in the Alexa app and choose your favorite. If you ever get tired of your selected sound, you can always go back and change it to a new one.

On the other hand, you may want to use your own custom sound for your Blink Doorbell instead of one of the pre-loaded options. Luckily, the Blink Doorbell’s chime sound is fully customizable. Follow the steps below to use a custom chime:

  • Open your Alexa app.
  • Enable the Announcements setting. 
  • Go to the “Devices” tab.
  • Select “All Devices.”
  • Press “Settings”
  • Select “Doorbell Sound.”
  • Upload or record your desired sound.

Every time someone rings your doorbell, Alexa will play your custom sound.

Why is My Blink Doorbell Not Ringing?

Your family and friends have tried ringing your Blink Doorbell to let you know when they arrive at the front door, but no sound is playing. There are several reasons why this may be happening, but your first course of action should be to check your WiFi connection. 

A faulty or weak wireless signal is the most common reason a Blink Doorbell does not ring inside your home. After checking your WiFi connection, test your doorbell chime by pressing the button. If the connection is repaired, you will hear it on your in-home chime or Alexa-enabled device. 

If your Blink Doorbell has a strong WiFi connection and the ringer is still not working: 

  • Check your Blink Doorbell’s batteries.
  • Make sure it is properly connected to your Alexa-enabled device.
  • Check for external or internal damage to the doorbell.

Depending on your setup, your Blink Doorbell may ring through an in-home chime box or an Alexa-enabled device. If your Blink Doorbell is connected properly, it should chime each time someone presses the button. 

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. Some people prefer to have their doorbell ring this way, as chime boxes are generally easier to hear throughout the home than Alexa devices. While it is possible to wire your Blink Doorbell mechanically, you will not have as many options for sounds, nor will you be able to customize your sound.

Concluding Thoughts

A Blink Doorbell is a great addition to your home security system. When you pair your doorbell with an Alexa-enabled device, you can choose from a wide range of pre-loaded ringer sounds or customize your own sound. 

While you can wire your Blink Doorbell mechanically, you will not have as many options for unique sounds. For best results, connect your doorbell to an Alexa-enabled device.

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