How to turn Off Ring Doorbell (4 Options)

By SmartHomeBit Staff •  Updated: 07/02/22 •  5 min read

1. Disable Your Ring Doorbell Chime

The Ring Pro is designed to ring your home’s existing hardwired doorbell.

Let’s say you want to deactivate your central doorbell chime altogether.

How would you go about it?

Follow these simple steps:

This will bring up a screen with a toggle for your home’s doorbell chime.

The toggle will be green when the doorbell is enabled or white when it’s disabled.

Tap it to turn it on or off, and hit the “Done” button in the top right corner to save your settings.

Many people turn off their hardwired doorbell because they’re using the Ring Chime.

Since the Chime has a built-in speaker, there’s no need for a second, hardwired bell.

Since the Chime is a separate device from the doorbell, it will continue to work with the doorbell kit disabled.
How to turn Off Ring Doorbell (4 Options)

2. Disable the Chime for Motion Detection

The motion detector on the Ring doorbell can be handy.

You know someone’s at your door as soon as they get close! But if your door is right on the sidewalk, you could get a lot of false alarms.

Here’s how to disable the Chime for motion detection:

Note that this will only turn off the audible chime.

If you’ve set your app to deliver push alerts for motion detection, you’ll still receive them.

3. Snooze Your Ring Doorbell

In other circumstances, you might want to snooze your Ring doorbell.

This allows you to turn off audible alerts for a pre-determined time.

Like other audible alert settings, this won’t affect your smartphone alerts.

You’ll still receive push alerts unless you’ve also turned them off.

Putting your Ring doorbell into snooze mode is simple.

Here’s how to do it:

Now, let’s say you want to shorten or lengthen the snooze duration.

Follow the same steps to access your Chime’s snooze settings.

On this screen, select the new snooze duration, and tap “Save.”

You can do this as many times as you like to extend the snooze duration indefinitely.

You can also turn off your snooze mode before the time runs out.

Once again, navigate to your Ring app’s snooze settings screen.

Tap the button that says “Turn off Snooze,” then tap “Save.”

This will immediately reactivate your doorbell.

4. Change Your Doorbell Chime

At the end of the day, you probably want a functioning doorbell, at least most of the time.

But that doesn’t mean your doorbell chime has to be annoying.

If you’re sick of your Ring’s current chime, you can change the audio alert from within the app.

The Ring app has many ringtones for you to choose from.

You can even select different chimes for doorbell presses and motion alerts.

Let’s go through the process:

This will open a list with all of the Chime’s possible ringtones.

Select the one you like, and click “Save.”

A new ringtone can make all the difference between an irritating doorbell and a tolerable one.

In Summary

As you can see, it’s easy to turn off your Ring doorbell and make other changes.

With a few clicks in the app, you can turn off the motion detector, snooze your ringer, or change the chime sound.

All the functionality is all right there in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I turn off the Ring doorbell chime for motion detection?

Yes. You can turn off the motion detection function on all Ring doorbell variants.

Can I change the sound of my Ring doorbell?

Yes. You can change it via the audio settings in the Ring app.

SmartHomeBit Staff