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How to change a Nest doorbell ringtone to Halloween sounds

(Pocket-lint) – If you own a Nest video doorbell, did you know you can change its ringtone?

Google offers seasonal ringtones for its doorbells, including Halloween-themed tones for the month of October. They will ring both from the doorbell itself and on any Google Nest speakers or smart displays in your home.

Here’s how to change your doorbell’s ringtone to a spooky sound.

How to change your Google Nest video doorbell ringtone

You can select a new ringtone under settings in the Google Home app for Nest Doorbell (battery) or the Nest app for the Nest Doorbell (wired). The new Halloween ringtones aren’t coming to Google’s older Nest Hello Doorbell.

  1. Open the Google Home or Nest app on your mobile device.
  2. Select your doorbell.
  3. TapSettings.
  4. From here, you should see the option to change your ringtone.


Need more help? See Google’s Support hub for more details.

Which Halloween ringtones can you try?

The Halloween ringtones include an evil laugh, a skeleton dance, a spooky raven, a ghost boo, a howling werewolf, a cackling witch, and more for those with a Google Nest Doorbell (battery) or second-gen Nest Doorbell (wired).

For those with the Nest Hello – or first generation Nest Doorbell (wired) as it was renamed to – there is just a Spooky Sounds option.

When will the Halloween ringtones be available?

The Halloween ringtones arrived on 1 October 2022 and are available through to Halloween.

On November 1, 2022, your doorbell will automatically go back to the default tone. But you can go into your app settings and choose another seasonal tone for the holidays. Last year, there were holiday-themed tones for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and Kwanzaa. Diwali is an option for 2022 as well.

There are also six year-round ringtones available to choose from in settings.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Britta O’Boyle.

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