Currently, Arlo Video Doorbell uses the default ringtone on your mobile device when a doorbell call comes through. I will pass this feedback along to the development team for consideration.
It is very annoying that the video doorbell uses the same ringtone as incoming calls. It would be nice to add specific ringtone/notification to the video doorbell. Furthermore it is possible for my wife to set to silent mode with chime enabled ( Android ) and not for me (iOS). Will this be added tot iOS as well?
You mentioned it would be passed through to development team. It's July 2020 now, can you ask how long it will take? Thanks
I see this thread was started a several months ago. It does seem to be an issue that is an easy fixed. I also don't like that the motion notification can't be set to a unique sound.
Well! Will we soon get that update about "Currently, Arlo Video Doorbell uses the default ringtone", want to select my own ringtones - Thanks!
I just did this yesterday for my parents.
It's a setting in your phone's operating system, not the Arlo app.
For iPhone - which is what my folks use -
1) Open the Phone app
2) Click on "Recent" calls
3) Look for any call from something like "Arlo Doorbell"
4) Click on the i-in-the-circle for "information" and select "Create New Contact" from the information menu
5) Once the contact is created, "Edit" the contact (upper right corner)
6) in the Edit menu, scroll down to "Ringtone" and change it from "Default" to whatever you want.
This was on an iPhone 6 with iOS 14, and written from memory. If I find the link the instructions I used yesterday, I'll add them here.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Unfortunately it does not work for me on iPhone 11 ios14.
Keeps ringing on standard ringtone.
Are you able to change the ringtones for any of your contacts?
As critical as I am of Arlo, this seems like an issue with your phone and not Arlo.
You don't. This is an issue that has been presented to Arlo for a couple years. They don't care. I wish I would have never purchased this doorbell.
Well fortunately I only just purchased this through Amazon along with another $600 worth of cameras, probably just going to throw it all in a plastic bag, get a return scan from Amazon, hand it off to the UPS Store and continue searching for something that's actually worth owning. About pathetic.
Really not sure how these Arlo products are rated so high from what I'm experiencing in the last 3 days.
As I noted above, I do not have a problem with my iPhone. Custom ringtones work fine. Custom ringtones on the iPhone are set in the contacts of the Phone app.
However, I cannot change the chime on my iPad. There does not appear to be a setting for this in the Arlo App. And the iPad does not have the iPhone's Phone app to change the ringtone.
It's not a deal killer. But it is an annoyance.
- Sunday July 18 2021 -
PLEASE prioritize this feature. It seems like a fairly logical and basic feature request. Most apps let you customize the ringtone of any notifications on your phone.
Different ringtone is a basic feature of any app, but especially important for a doorbell.
Is there a voting mechanism whereby we can vote for this feature to be added ?