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Nest doorbell battery chime in house

amatshaf
Community Member

How can I get the nest battery doorbell to ring in my home without always having my phone tied to me or volume up, and without having any other smart home / google hub devices? Thanks!

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MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

@amatshaf 

If you don't want to use "Visitor announcements" that are sent to a Nest Hub, Nest Mini, or Nest speakers (https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7672451?hl=en), your other alternative is to wire your battery doorbell to an indoor doorbell chime and transformer.

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello folks,

 

@amatshaf I'm dropping by to ensure that everything is covered here. I hope that the information sheds some light on the issue. If you have other questions and concerns, feel free to let me know.

 

I appreciate the help, @MplsCustomer.

 

Best,
Emerson

amatshaf
Community Member

Hello, I have installed a google nest mini and have visitor notifications on, but do not hear any notification on the mini when someone is at the door or rings the doorbell.  I have checked the wifi connection, and also all settings as set to on. In the doorbell settings section, the "Ring indoor chime" option is greyed out.  Please advise.

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

@amatshaf

 

I would suggest that you restart your Google Nest Mini, which you can find out more here. That way, it can clear out whatever issues it's experiencing and should hopefully allow you to make sure that setting is enabled. 

 

Best regards,

Brad

@amatshaf 

If your battery doorbell is NOT wired, it seems the "Indoor chime" option is grayed out and disabled because a chime cannot be rung without wires.

If you have "Visitor announcements" enabled on your doorbell and your doorbell and Nest Mini are in the same Google Nest "home/structure", the only other thing that should prevent "visitor announcements" is if you have "Do not disturb" enabled on your Nest Mini.

Ah thanks for clarifying. Our doorbell is digital to begin with so had to go with the battery option. As I don’t wish to be tied to my phone to hear when someone’s at the door really hoping the mini starts notifying us, somehow when the bell is rung. visitor announcements are on but even on my phone those are sporadic. I’ve since rebooted the nest mini and will test it again. 

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

Checking in — did the restart work for your Nest Mini? Let me know if you need anything else.

 

I appreciate the help here, MplsCustomer.
 

Thanks,

JT

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,

 

We just want to check if you have seen our response posted above. Let us know if you have additional questions, otherwise we'll be locking the thread.
 

Best,

Princess

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Due to inactivity, I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread if you need assistance with your Nest devices and we'd be glad to assist you further.
 

Best,

Princess