THERE’S a handy Ring doorbell trick that is seriously handy for deliveries.
It lets your Ring doorbell automatically answer guests.
The Amazon Ring doorbell will deliver preset messages and record visitors, a bit like an answering machine.
It’s called Quick Replies, and is available in the US, UK and Ireland.
You’ll find it very useful if you’re away from home and you can’t answer the door using the Ring app.
You can turn it on at any time in the Ring app for iPhone on iOS or Android.
Once activated, visitors who press your doorbell will hear a preset message of your choosing.
Your gadget can tell callers to wait while you get to the door, leave a package outside, or simply buzz off.
Once they’ve listened, the visitor has the option to leave a message that you can listen to through the Ring app.
To try out the tool for yourself, open the app and tap the three lines on the top left of your display.
Tap Devices and select the doorbell that you want to set up.
Tap the Smart Responses tile and then toggle the Quick Replies switch so it’s in the blue “on” position.
Tap Quick Reply Message and select a message. You’ll hear a recording of what the message sounds like.
You have the option to pick a year-round message or seasonal greeting that’s relevant to the time of year, such as Christmas.
You can also pick a delay time, so the message plays either right away or up to 20 seconds after the doorbell has been rung.
Tap Save to complete the setup.
Ring says on its website: “Quick Replies messages show up on your timeline as individual events. There’s no subscription required for Quick Replies.
“However, only Ring Protect subscribers will be able to listen to recordings of Quick Replies interactions in their Event History.”
Quick replies is available with select Ring video doorbells. Here’s the full list of compatible devices:
- Video Doorbell (2nd Generation)
- Video Doorbell 2
- Video Doorbell 3
- Video Doorbell 3 Plus
- Video Doorbell 4
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
- Ring Video Doorbell Wired
- Ring Video Doorbell Elite
- Ring Door View Cam
You can turn Quick Replies off at any time.
So don’t forget to switch off seasonal greetings – it’ll sound a bit odd if your Ring doorbell delivers a Happy New Year in July.
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