Different Alert Sound for Wyze Notifications

@SlabSlayer I think I am on a mission. where you setup a macro to launch Wyze instead of selecting the actual app name from applications. I selected “Enter package” and added com.hualai, and I was able to test the macro. I received the sound notification, the app opened, and I was able to see all my CAMS.

This is great; now I am trying to figure out, out of my three cameras, how to open the one that picked up the Person or motion.

For example, my camera in the front is called “Front Yard.” I downloaded an Android app called Apk Analyzer; there are a few others out there. I searched for Wyze in this app, and I can see all the com. names. Have you tried getting MacDriod to open the camera where the alert was triggered? If we can find the package name, we will be set.


I don’t use the package name or even open the app when an alert comes in for my cams. All my macros for each cam and AI type are audio only (2 tones: one for type of AI, one for Cam ID). I drive and do service work all day so I don’t have the option to look at my phone when the message comes in. I have it notify into my BT headset where it also reads all my notifications to me so I can make the decision if I need to look right away.

However, this may be easier than what you are trying to do.

Even though you have an Action programmed in there to open the App via the package name rather than by selecting the app from the list (which is also using the package name), you don’t need it when a notification of movement, person, vehicle comes in.

Right after your play media action, add an action from Notification - Notification Interaction. Select the Wyze App, and select Contains. Put the exact same text string in as you used for the Trigger. At the bottom, leave the default Action to Perform as “Click Content”.

Wyze notifications are already click hotlinked back to the app AND the Event Video that pushed the notification. All you need to do is to tell the macro to click the notification for you. The Wyze app will launch and go directly to the video and start playing it.

Note… This is provided that your phone home screen is already opened. If you have a phone that will only wake the screen on command rather than on an incoming message (like I have mine set), you will need to add a screen on action. If you have a PIN password or, much more complicated, a gesture password, you will need to either program actions to unlock your phone or, like I do, have the macro run a sub-macro for my screen unlock PIN. The screen unlock PIN can be both password protected and excluded from logging.


OR… Let’s get Wyze to take action on my WishList that sends an email for Triggers!!! I get way too many notifications about people, but my Trigger only fires on specific events during specific time ranges. Much more reliable. AND, by the time I open the Wyze app, go to Account, go to Rules, Open History, note the time and camera, then open Events, drill down to the camera and the time, then play the video… guess what… it’s WAY TOO LATE. How can Wyze claim to have a Whole Home Security Solution??? They still falsely identify shadows as Persons.
I also show that this WishList topic is solved…wonder when they plan to release it?

I’m confused. That was a bit hard to follow.

We are discussing MacroDroid Triggers and Actions based on Push Notifications received. Emails are so slow that they wouldn’t arrive until far too late.

So you are using MacoDroid Macros to filter which events you are notified of and sending an email as an action?

Which is why the push notifications of those very events are the quickest way to link directly into that video. Many times when I click on an incoming event it goes to live view because the event is still ongoing.

If the cams are tuned properly and the DZ used to block out objects returning false positives, the rate of false notifications goes down drastically.


That’s just the way the Discourse Forum software works. They linked the original post to the announcement post that says this is in-development, but the thread isn’t “solved” in the sense of the wishlist item being “Launched” When it is, this thread will be updated from the #in-development tag to instead have the #launched tag, and that’s when it is actually officially “Solved”…it’s just that this is the way the Forum software works if you want to link people to the latest announcement.

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@SlabSlayer: So you are using MacoDroid Macros to filter which events you are notified of and sending an email as an action?

No, I do not have MacoDroid
The Rules unfortunately don’t send emails. I have a Rule that applies to all 5 of my outside V3’s: Sound Siren on each of the 5 V3’s between 11pm and 7am when PERSON is detected.
If Rules could send an email when the Rule is activated in the middle of the night, the Phone on my bedstand would Ring.
I also have another WishList for Rules to play recordings directly from the email, same as Notification emails.
I also have another WishList to be able to activate my Chime box I have for my DoorBell camera.
I had added to THIS WishList topic to have Siren Ringtone(s) added.
I also have another WishList for a selectable ringtone can be assigned that can be played ( in a RULE). The Chime is 20X louder than my smart phone can ring so it would ensure I was awaken.

I had all of this in single WishList so it made sense as a complete feature, but they insisted I had to bust them all into separate WishList items, which probably means ALL of these WishLists will never get done, therefore, I will never see the Home Security Solution that I envisioned come to frution.

@carverofchoice , Thank you for the clarification!!!


This is fantastic! I got it to work. When a person is detected in the front yard, the appropriate camera opens.

I am still tinkering around with how to get my display to wake up to show the camera alert. I have my lock screen set to not prompt me to use a pin or swipe. However, when I put my Pixel 6 phone to sleep and then unlock it, I have to press the lock to unlock it. But other than that, it works perfectly.

I cannot believe that we have to use a third-party app to get it to work like this.

Again, thanks for sharing.


At the beginning of the macro use a Screen → Screen On action followed by a short pause then a Device Action → UI Interaction action. Program it to Click, Identify in app. Then pull up the lock screen, use the MacroDroid learn notification, click the unlock button and MacroDroid will automatically learn what and where to click to unlock your phone by itself.

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Notifications need different sounds

The cameras are useless because they give me the same notifications as everything else on my phone doesn’t give me the choice of making different noises

[Mod Edit] Merged with an existing wishlist topic. Give it a vote to help it along!

I gotta be missing something. I’ve set a different alert sound for Wyze Notifications on Android 10 - Wyze app v2.38.0 (153)

Settings > Apps & Notifications > See all XX apps > Wyze > Notifications > WyzeMessage > Advanced > Sound > Choose sound > OK

Is the request to enable the selection of a different sound in pre-Android 10 devices (by a programming enhancement of the Wyze app) or…?

Setting a different alert sound for ALL Wyze notifications is a setting capable of Android OS going back several versions.

It is NOT an option on iOS which has vastly different developer restrictions and requirements.


Capital not? :wink:

Believe it or NOT I skimmed. :woman_shrugging:

I’m confused by conflicting information. When I chose to reply to you, I get the message " This topic has been solved". The overall thread says “in-developement”.
I am an iOS user, and would very much appreciate knowing what timeframe is anticipated for this issue to be resolved. At a BARE MINIMUM, we should be able to choose what alert we hear from all cameras, rather than the generic tone that WYZE chose. Can WYZE give us a meaningful update on when this request will be fulfilled for iOS users?

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I feel you, if you have an Android phone download Macdriod and follow @SlabSlayer instructions how to setup unique notifications for each event. I was so sick and tired of getting the same notifications all the time. With Macdriod I customized it bases on events like Person, Motion or vehicle detected. If you have an iPhone I think you can do this with the built in app called Shortcuts Shortcuts User Guide - Apple Support


Sorry… I edited. Capital, bold, italic, underlined, highlighted not.


So, a Gordian not. :grin:


This is a common issue in the way that the threads are marked when the OP or an admin clicks a post as the “solution”. It is one of the drawbacks if the Discourse Forum software that is used. It was only marked as “solved” because it was changed from “researching” to “in development” in February of 2021. The post was by a Wyze Team Member at the time who had admin rights to enter a solved checkmark on that post, which then added it to the OP thread.

It is not solved. It is in development. When you see the status in the header bar move to “testing” or “launched”, then you will see it in the field.

I can’t speak for Wyze as I am not a Wyze employee, just another user like you. Hopefully a Wyze Team Member will see your post and provide a status update.



Hear hear.


I have all apple devices these settings need to be in the Wyze app


Totally agree. Wyze developers make this easy for all of us to use. This way we do not have to depend on a 3rd party app to get it to work correctly.

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