Different Notification Sound for EACH Individual Wyze Device AND type of Motion\AI - Workaround for Android Only - Doesn't work for iPhone

There was recently some discussion of starting a new topic for Android workarounds in this #roadmap topic with a similar title:

So, I have created this topic for Android users dedicated to discussion and help to implement workarounds on Android phones since the Wyze app can’t do this yet.

Here is what I have done:

I have been experimenting with a couple 3rd party apps as a workaround. I am using both these apps currently in testing on my Android Moto G with great results.

I originally used the app Free Notification Reader to force the phone to audibly speak my Wyze Notifications over the speaker or BT Headset. I could also customize the preamble to every notification to say ‘Alert’ or ‘Attention’ or whatever I wanted. Because of the Notification Tone being limited to one tone for all Wyze Notifications in the Android App Notification settings, I customized that to the Jetson’s tune although Free Notifications Reader can do that as well through the app.

Every time any of my 12 cams sends a notification, I would hear the Jetsons Tune followed by “Alert. Person Detected on camname Cam at 1:02pm. Check out the event video”. So, I audibly heard a) what was detected, b) what cam detected it and c) when. However, if this was on the phone speaker, it could get a bit annoying and wordy.

Another user in the forum introduced me to an app called MacroDroid. This app gives me the ability to set a custom notification sound for each and every one of my individual cams.

Setting up a macro for each cam was super easy. For my Garage Cam, I tell the macro to watch for any notification containing the words “Garage Cam” and to play a custom tone from my ringtone library when it comes in. Since the number of tones I have is limited by only the number I want to download, it is limitless. 100 cams = 100 tones. Or record your own. And, it isn’t limited to cams. Any notification from Wyze, so long as it states the device name, can be set for a custom tone. And that’s not all. It can trigger the phone to vibrate, flash the LED, open the app, send a SMS Text, send an email, send a tweet, trigger another app to do something, tons of action options (see the screenshot list below)

UPDATE EDIT: I also experimented in MacroDroid with giving unique notification tones to Person, Pet, Vehicle, and Package notifications which also worked well. Currently working on combining type and cam tones and recording my own voice notification tones.

UPDATE EDIT 2: I have created Macros that successfully combine two tones for every notification. The first notification tone tells me the specific type of AI (4 tones = person\pet\vehicle\package) and is immediately followed by the cam triggered. I have 9 cams in 3 groups of 3, so each group has its own tone and each cam in the group sounds that tone 1, 2, or 3 times telling me which cam it is. I have 3 other cams each with their own individual tone. It was easier for my brain to remember this rather than 12 individual tones… Which is also totally possible. I have also recorded my own voice as a mp3 file saying the name of each cam and they do work, but the output takes several seconds rather than the fraction of a second for the quick tones I chose.

With these two apps working together, I have shut off my Android setting Jetson’s tone for Wyze notifications because the MacroDroid tone will play at the same time and they will walk on each other.

I have the Free Notifications Reader set to only read when my BT headset is connected (driving) so it only reads in my ear, not out loud on the speaker (although it would probably work on a BT car link, I don’t have that BC I prefer old beaters). It plays the MacroDroid device specific tone (not limited to cams… ANY Wyze device) then I have a 1 second delay set to read the notification on my BT headset so the tone stops first. When I am on phone speaker, all I hear is the MacroDroid set tone for whatever device triggered the notification (cam, contact sensor, motion sensor, leak detector, HMS alarm, Thermostat… ANY Wyze IoT device that can send a notification).

Here are links to the apps if you are interested. Free Notification Reader is free and without ads:

Update: FNR has been updated recently and has moved to an Ad based revenue model. Accessing the Advanced Settings requires watching an Ad, but once they are set the App will run in the background without the need for more Ads. You will only need to watch an Ad if you need to return to the Advanced Settings to make a change.

MacroDroid is has a free version limited to 5 macros with ads. Pro version is $5.99


Team_Android is ~36% larger than Team_iOS. Where it counts. :wink:


There is an action called ‘stop sound’. You can make that the first action, then you can do a ‘wait’ action, and then a ‘play sound action’. I’ve found that way I don’t get two notifications playing at the same time (in case you have an unrelated notification pop up that plays a sound).


Hi SlabSlayer,
I’m so happy to know that you are using my app, I am the creator of FNR.
I implement apps for pure passion in my free time, that’s why they are definitively FREE and NO-ADS, and “done at my best”!
If you have questions, ideas and/or suggestions, write me:
…and, if you like my app, a good review with 5 STARS is always appreciated by me!
Greeting from Genova, Italy!


@mariuspelix, Great to have you in the community Mario! Thanks for your post!

Have suggested your app several times as it is so highly customizable and effective! Have been using it several years now!

Do have 1 question. Will shoot you an email when I get the chance.


Good, I appreciate!
I’ll wait for your questions!
Bye :+1::hugs:

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Your app is not available in the US Play Store. Can you share the APK or publish to US?

Update: FNR has been updated recently and has moved to an Ad based revenue model. Accessing the Advanced Settings requires watching an Ad, but once they are set the App will run in the background without the need for more Ads. You will only need to watch an Ad if you need to return to the Advanced Settings to make a change.

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Heres a better idea. How about you and your designers get to work and fix your app to do the same thing. I for one am not an IT programer. Although, I did try to do what you explained with these 3rd party apps, I failed miserably. I personally purchased Wyze Products because they were easy to set up, easy to use and reasonably priced. Think I will have to leave the programming to the people who know how to! Come on Wyze! Fix the app! Please!

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You can go to the following wish item and add your vote:

Individual Camera, Sense, Doorbell, AI detection type, etc. Alert Notification Sound and/or Color - Wishlist / Maybe Later - Wyze Forum


Sorry you weren’t able to get the 3rd party app working. I only use MacroDroid, although there are others that will work.

I have posted a detailed step by step how to for MacroDroid in another thread linked below.

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Thank you. I will give it another try.

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Thank you for your great step by step instructions! I was able to construct a macro that works! Wonders will never cease! Lol! However, can’t figure out how to stop the android notification sound from playing before the macro sound? Also, I downloaded several notification sounds from zedge but the macrodroid will not show them in my list. And I can’t find them in the choose files? Looked in the audio files but nothing? Any help would be appreciated. I also tried to disable sounds in the Wyze but do not understand how you instructed to do so or maybe my LG V30+ is just too old? Thank you again for your valued help!


You will need to turn off the sound for the WyzeMesage Notification Channel(s) in the Android OS Notifications Settings. It is not the same for all OS versions or brand OS builds, so you may have to look in a different path, but it should be there if you look for it.

You can’t shut off the notification sound from within the Wyze App. Currently, that only allows for Wyze Sound provided by the app or OS System Default provided by the Android settings.

Here is how I do it:

Others go thru Settings, Apps & Notifications, Wyze App, Notifications to find the two WyzeMessage channels

MacroDroid will only show the sounds in the list that have been saved to the “Notifications” folder on your device. That is the default OS directory for notification sounds. To get your sounds to show in the list, you will need to move them to the Notifications folder on your device.

Alternatively, you can select the “choose file” to launch the Android File Browser and go get the file.

The usual default download location for downloads from the internet is the “downloads” folder on your device. However, if you were using the Zedge app, it may well be downloading the file to a Zedge folder. :man_shrugging:

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The MacroDroid is Very Impressive

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I feel like I’m doing what you say, but I’m still getting the Wyze sound. This is what my macro looks like. Do you see anything wrong? I can get a picture overlay to pop up, but no sound macro.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.