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Sun, Jan 5, 2020 4:03 PM

Changing the push notification sounds

Maybe this has been covered, but I'm wanting to change the standard alert sound that I get when someone approaches my door, to something distinguishable. i.e. I don't want it to be the same sound as a text message. Two reasons why: First, if I'm on the road, I'll often ignore a standard text message until it's safe to view the message. With the alert being the same for simplysafe, as my normal text messages, I'd like for there to be a way to tell the difference when I'm driving. Second: My dog is very smart. He knows I get a text when someone is approaching the door, and barks like crazy, just because of the text. That's fine if there's someone at the door, but he now barks every time I get any text message. I'm sure he'll quickly learn the new sound, but still, it's annoying.
Does anyone know if this can be done?

Captain

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4.7K Messages

3 y ago

@Daniel75555 it has been requested but so far no action or response from SS. Ding dong would be nice. :-)

1.3K Messages

3 y ago

You should be able to change the default notification sound for any (or at least almost any) app on your phone, including the SS app.

I don't have SS doorbell to experiment, but it appears I could even set a unique notification sound for the doorbell button vs. say arm/disarm notices. Just for giggles, I set the general notifications for SimpliSafe to "Knock-Knock". Sent myself a text from my work phone and got the expected "beep". Armed and disarmed SS and got "Knock-Knock" notification for each arm and disarm.

If you want to go even further, you could turn on DND for driving (or whenever) but set the notification to bypass DND for the SS app and/or other important ones.