Ring Video Doorbell (1st Generation) on a modern home's front door.

Configuring Your Doorbell for an In-Home Chime

Hear your doorbell inside your home by connecting the chime for your hardwired, battery-powered Ring Video Doorbell from the Ring app.

Video Doorbells that can be connected to your chime in the Ring app:

  • Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)
  • Video Doorbell 3
  • Video Doorbell 3 Plus
  • Video Doorbell 4
  • Battery Doorbell Plus
  • Battery Doorbell Pro

Video Doorbells that require hardwiring to your electrical system and can be connected to your chime during the in-app setup process:

  • Wired Doorbell Plus (formerly Video Doorbell Pro)
  • Wired Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2)
  • Video Doorbell Elite

Find out which Ring Video Doorbell model you have in the Ring app.

Note: Some Video Doorbells cannot connect to existing in-home chimes. Use a Ring Chime, Ring Chime Pro or connect to an Echo (Alexa) device to hear in-home chimes for Video Doorbell (1st Gen), Video Doorbell 2 and Video Doorbell Wired.

Automatic chime detection

To automatically detect and configure your in-home chime:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    .
  3. Tap
    Devices
    .
  4. Tap the doorbell you want to connect to a chime.
  5. Tap
    Device Settings
    .
  6. Tap
    In-home Chime Settings
    .
  7. Tap
    Automatic Chime Detection
    .
    • Wait for the Ring app to detect your in-home chime.
    • If a mechanical chime is detected, you may see the following message: “Is your Ring Doorbell Wired to an in-home doorbell chime?” Choose “
      Yes, I have an in-home chime.
  8. Tap
    Ring my In-home Chime
    .
  9. Follow the instructions and push the button on your Ring doorbell.
  10. If it doesn’t ring correctly, select one of these options: “My chime rang partially” or “My chime didn’t ring.”
  11. The Ring app will adjust the device settings automatically and prompt you to test your doorbell again.
  12. If the app is unable to detect an in-home chime, it will redirect to the start of the chime auto detection process.

Manually set up your in-home chime

After you have set up your doorbell in the Ring app:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    .
  3. Tap
    Devices
    .
  4. Tap the doorbell you want to connect to a chime.
  5. Tap
    Device Settings
    .
  6. Tap
    In-home Chime Settings
    .
  7. Tap
    Advanced Settings
    .
  8. Select your Chime Type.
  9. Tap
    Continue
    .
    • Give your Video Doorbell a few minutes to update, then press the button to test the chime.
  10. Tap
    Ring my in-home chime
    .

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