As the spooky season of Halloween approaches, chances are you’ve already decorated your home with the best decorations you can find. There’s a skull on your kitchen counter, a thread of fine thread on the window, and a bunch of spiders crawling around the fireplace.
However, even with black and orange decorations, the Halloween vibe is not complete without spooky sounds echoing in your home. Sure, you can ask Alexa or Google Nest to play boring music indoors, but what about outside?
Fortunately, if you have a ring bell, you can extend the festive sounds of the season to your doorstep. One of the things you may not know about Ring is that at this time of year, it downloads the color settings for your doorbell and Chime device. If you’re looking to add something spooky to your front door and turn the doorbell into a Halloween treat, we’ll walk you through how to do it.
Decorate your door ring for Halloween fun
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To have your Doorbell greet guests with a spooky Halloween message every time the doorbell is pressed, simply switch on the Quick Response Message option on the device. Here’s what you need to do:
- Launch the Ring app on your device. Make sure the app is updated to the latest version.
- Open your doorbell settings. You can do this from the dashboard (click on the gear icon on the doorbell icon), or from the left (open the hamburger menu in the upper left, select Tools, and select your device under Video Doorbell).
- Scroll down to Smart Answers, and click to open it.
- Start Quick Response if you haven’t already responded.
- Open “Response Time” to set the time for Halloween greetings. Choose Immediately to play the message as soon as the doorbell is rung or choose a delay between 2 and 20 seconds.
- Go to Quick Reply Message.
- Add a Halloween option.
- Select the message you want to use. There are seven recordings to choose from, including options such as:
- “Just a moment! Feel free to put down your broom.”
- “I’ll be there to eat.. I mean hello.”
- “Light the fire, boil the cauldron, leave your message on the double.”
- Once you’ve selected your favorite greeting, click “Save” at the top right of the screen.
Now you can distract your guests with a scary message when they arrive at your door.
Change the tone of your inner ring for a spookier Halloween experience
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The good thing about Ring is that its Halloween theme doesn’t just focus on Quick Response Messages home video. You can bring the Halloween vibe indoors, too. You just need to change the tone of your inner ring. Follow these steps to do this:
- Open the Ring app on your device. Make sure the app is updated to the latest version.
- On the dashboard, select the hamburger menu at the top left.
- Go to Tools.
- Under the Chimes section, select the device whose chime you want to change.
- Open Audio Preferences.
- Click on Chime Tones.
- Select the Doorbell Ring.
- Go to the Chime Tones menu.
- Scroll down until you see “Halloween 2023.”
- Choose your scary word from the list. You have more than ten tones to choose from, such as “Monster,” “Bat,” and “Creaking door.”
- Click on “Save” in the upper right corner.
- Exit the Chime Tone and adjust the volume to your preferred level.