How to Connect your Ring Doorbell with Your In-Home Chime

 

If you hardwired your battery-powered Ring Doorbell to your existing doorbell system and want to hear your doorbell inside your home, you can connect your chime in the Ring App if you have one of the following devices:

  • Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation)
  • Ring Video Doorbell 3
  • Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus
  • Ring Video Doorbell 4

Use this link to find out what model doorbell you have in the Ring app

Exceptions - Ring Video Doorbell (1st Generation) and Ring Video Doorbell 2 

Ring Video Doorbell (1st Generation) and Ring Video Doorbell 2 (both of which have been discontinued), cannot connect to your existing in-home chimes in the Ring app, but can use a Ring Chime or Ring Chime Pro wifi extender.

You can also connect your doorbell to some Echo (Alexa) devices.

Ring Video Doorbell Wired cannot connect with an in-home chime. You can use a Ring Chime or Chime Pro wifi extender with it, or connect to an Echo (Alexa) device. 

Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Ring Video Doorbell Elite

Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Ring Video Doorbell Elite require hardwiring to your electrical system and can be configured with your in-home chime during the in app set up process. 

Automatic Chime Detection

To automatically detect and configure your in-home chime:

  • Open the Ring App
    • Tap the three lines on the top left 
  • Tap Devices
    • Tap the doorbell you want to connect to a chime
  • Tap Device Settings
  • Tap In-home Chime Settings
  • Tap Automatic Chime Detection
    • Tap Yes, then 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.”
  • Tap Ring my In-home Chime.
  • Follow the instructions and push the button on your Ring doorbell.
  • If it doesn’t ring correctly, select one of these options:  “My chime rang partially” or “My chime didn’t ring.”
  • The Ring app will adjust the device settings automatically and prompt you to test your doorbell again.
  • 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:

  • Open the Ring App
    • Tap the three lines on the top left 
  • Tap Devices
    • Tap the doorbell you want to connect to a chime
  • Tap Device Settings
  • Tap In-home Chime Settings
  • Tap Advanced Settings
    • Select your Chime Type
  • Tap Continue
    • Give your Video Doorbell a few minutes to update, then press the button to test the chime
    • Tap Ring my in-home chime. 
      • If the doorbell doesn’t ring, you may need to wait a few more minutes for it to connect.
      • You may have selected the wrong type of chime 
        • A mechanical chime makes a traditional ding-dong sound
        • A digital chime has an extended, more melodic sound.
          • If you think you may have selected the wrong chime type, return to the Chime Settings and choose a different chime typew,

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