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(9 Steps) How To Turn Off Ring Notification Sounds [2022]

How To Turn Off Ring Notification Sound

Ring notification sounds are effective ways to stay on top of your home’s security. 

However, they’re also quite successful in being annoying… 

Especially when countless updates are blowing up your phone. 

But the great news is: 

I’m here to help you before your head starts ringing. 

Continue reading to find out: 

  • 9 easy steps to turn off Ring notification sound (in 2 ways). 
  • Whether you can get notifications at night to not bother you during the day.  
  • Thought-provoking reasons why Ring notification sounds won’t turn off (and how to fix them). 
  • And this is just the beginning…

How to turn off Ring notification sound: 9 easy steps


Ring notifications are sent via a notification system

And that might sound fancy…

But it simply means 2 things work together to bring you Ring alerts. And those are: 

  1. Hardware.
  2. Software. 

In your case, your mobile device is the hardware component. Meanwhile, the software is the Ring app. 

Now, how does knowing these help solve your problem? 

Well, since you already know how notifications are sent… 

You can turn their sounds off by “shutting down” the hardware or the software. 

That’s why I’ll be providing 2 methods to stop getting alerts. 

And so, I’ll start with…

Method 1: From your mobile device (3 steps) 

The Ring app is only compatible with 4 types of devices, namely: 

  • iPad. 
  • iPhone. 
  • Android tablet.
  • Android phone. 

And so, I’ll provide clear-cut steps for each device type (iOS and Android). 

Now, let’s get right into it. 

#1: Turn off sound notifications in your mobile device’s Settings

Android device:
  1. Access your Settings app.
  2. Head to Notifications.
  3. Under Recently sent, find the Ring app. 

Note: If you can’t find the app, click All apps in the dropdown menu. 

  1. Tap the Ring app. 
  2. Click the sound notification. 
  3. Select Silent.
  4. Press Apply.  

Note: The exact steps may vary per Android model and Android version. So to guide you further, contact your device provider

iOS device:
  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Press Notifications.
  3. Locate the Ring app.
  4. Click the app. 
  5. In Alerts, toggle Sounds OFF.   

#2: Disable sound alerts via the Ring app notification 

Android device:
  1. Swipe down the top of your home screen. 
  2. Press and hold the Ring app notification until a menu pops up. 
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Press Silent.
  5. Confirm Apply.

Note: The exact steps may differ for your Android device or version. So to guide you further, contact your device provider

iOS device:
  1. Swipe down the top of your home screen.
  2. Slide left on the Ring notification. 
  3. Press Options
  4. Tap View Settings
  5. In Alerts, toggle Sounds OFF.

#3: Restart your mobile device

Restart your device to make sure it applies the change in the settings. 

Android device:
  1. Locate the Power button (either on the top or the right). 
  2. Press and Hold the latter for 7-10 seconds. 
  3. Wait for 30 seconds. 
  4. Long press the power button until the Android device turns on. 
iOS device:
Restart IOS Device
  1. Hold both the Power and Volume up keys for 3 seconds. 
  2. Swipe the power button to the right. 
  3. Wait for 30 seconds. 
  4. Long press the power button until the iOS device turns on. 

Method 2: Using the Ring app (6 steps)

Turning off notification sounds using your mobile device can be tricky. Especially if you have an Android device since the steps vary per model. 

That’s why you can do it on the Ring app instead. 

#1: Open the Ring app on your mobile device

#2: Tap the Menu icon on the top corner of the screen

Note: The Menu icon could be on the left or right corner. And it’s 3 lines stacked on top of each other. 

#3: Head to Devices

Now, you should be in the Devices tab.

 #4: Follow these 5 simple steps:  

  1. Tap a device on your list. 
  2. Press Device Settings
  3. Scroll down and click Ring Notification Sound
  4. Select None from the list of options. 
  5. Tap Save Changes.

Note: This step only disables notifications sounds for 1 specific device. 

So if you have multiple Ring devices… 

#5: Repeat the previous step until you turn off alert sounds for all your Ring devices 

#6: Reboot your mobile device

Rebooting the mobile device ensures the new Ring settings are effectively applied. 

Android device:
  1. Find the Power button (either on the top or the right). 
  2. Press and hold the latter for 7-10 seconds. 
  3. Wait for 30 seconds. 
  4. Long press the same button until the device turns on. 
iOS device:
  1. Hold both the Power and Volume up keys for 3 seconds. 
  2. Swipe the power button to the right. 
  3. Wait for 30 seconds. 
  4. Long press the power button until the device powers on. 

After doing so, notification sounds won’t bother you anymore.

Remember: You’ll still see Ring notifications. With that, you can stay updated on your home’s security situation. 

You may also want to read: Ring App Not Working: XX Quick & Easy Fixes (Updated)


Why won’t the Ring notification sound turn off?


The Ring notification sound won’t turn off because it’s enabled in the mobile device’s or Ring app settings. Or it’s activated in one of the mobile devices connected to the Ring account. It could also be turned on in the location settings for the address where the Ring device is installed. 

Since I’ve already mentioned how to stop getting Ring alert sounds via the device settings and the Ring app….

I’ll only give you troubleshooting tips for the rest of the reasons. Starting with…

#1: Turn off sound notifications for all devices connected to your Ring account

By now, you’ve already turned off sound alerts for the mobile device you’re using… 

But here’s the thing: 

If you have multiple mobile gadgets connected to your Ring account… 

Then what’s causing this issue is: 

At least 1 of them enabled sound notifications on their devices. 

But, you don’t have to manually turn off their devices’ sound alerts. 

So instead, follow these…

7 easy steps to switch off sound notifications for all devices in your Ring account: 

  1. Open the Ring app on your mobile device. 
  2. Tap the Menu icon in the top corner of the screen. 
  3. Press Groups
  4. Click the group where your device is found. 
  5. Click Device Settings
  6. Tap Ring Notification Sound
  7. Select None and click Save Changes

Remember: The Ring notification sound won’t play for all devices in the group. 

So if other people connected to your Ring account don’t prefer that… 

Or you’re still having problems with the sound alert…

You can opt to follow the next tip. 

#2: Disable sound notifications in your location settings 

See, even if you’ve already tried turning the sound alert off in your mobile phone or Ring app… 

It could be ON in the location settings for the address you installed a Ring device. 

And so, here’s…

How to mute the Ring notification sound in the location settings: 

  1. Open the Ring app on your mobile phone.
  2. Tap the Menu icon in the top corner of the screen. 
  3. Press Locations.
  4. Click a location where you installed a Ring device.
  5. Press Device Settings.
  6. Tap Ring Notification Sound
  7. Select None and confirm Save Changes.   

Note: Repeat steps 4 to 7 for every location connected to your Ring account. 

BONUS: Switch off Notification Reminder (for Samsung users only)

As I’ve mentioned, this is especially helpful for Samsung devices (phone or tablet). 

But, you can check if your mobile device also has the feature Notification Reminder. 

Note: The feature isn’t available on iOS devices. 

You see, Notification Reminder overrides your other notification settings. And that’s why you need to…

Turn off the Notification Reminder on your device: 

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Head to Accessibility.
  3. Click Notification Reminder if available.  
  4. Toggle OFF. 

Now, to help you further, you can opt to watch this video down below: 

You might also be interested: 8 Easy Ways To Fix a Ring Doorbell That Won’t Stop Ringing


Is it possible to only get Ring notifications at night?


It’s possible to only get Ring notifications at night. 

That’s because the Ring app lets you customize when you receive updates from your Ring devices. 

With that said… 

Here’s how to make Ring notifications only sound at night: 

  1. Access the Ring app on your mobile device. 
  2. Tap the Menu icon (3 lines). 
  3. Head to Devices.
  4. Tap a device. 
  5. Press Device Settings.  
  6. Click Ring Notification Sound.  
  7. Select Night Only from the list of options. 
  8. Pick the hours you can receive notifications. 

Note: Repeat steps 4-8 for every Ring device you have. Doing so makes sure that all of them follow the same schedule. 

Now, Ring notifications will only sound during the hours you specify.