At Ring we take your privacy and account security seriously. We are strongly urging you to change your Two-Step Verification One-Time Password method from email to text message. Text message delivery of the password helps you maintain control of your Ring account in case something happens to your email account (for example, if you lose access to your email account or it is compromised).
What is Two Step Verification?
Two-Step Verification is a mandatory security feature that helps keep your account secure and helps prevent unauthorised users from gaining access to your Ring account. With every new login to your Ring account, you will receive a one-time six-digit password via text message to verify your login attempt. That One-Time Password must be entered within 10 minutes of the time you request it. You must do this for any device that you use to log into your account. The One-Time Password helps verify that the person trying to log into your account is actually you.
Two-Step Verification is required for both account Owners and Shared Users. The Two-Step Verification process for Shared Users is the same as for account Owners.
Why am I being asked to change my method of receiving the One-Time Password from email to text message?
Text message delivery of the One-Time Password helps you maintain control of your Ring account in case something happens to your email account (for example, if you lose access to your email account or it is compromised), because the password is sent to your phone.
How do I change my One-Time Password method from email to text message?
Changing your Ring two-step verification mode to text message in the Ring app is easy. Here’s how:
- Open the Ring app, tap on the three lines (☰) on the top of the Dashboard
- Tap Control Center.
- Tap Account Verification.
- Tap Text Message.
- Follow the steps onscreen.
- Note: You’ll have to input your Ring login credentials and confirm your phone number to continue.
You can also log into your Ring account to change your delivery mode to text message.
Once completed, whenever we ask for your Ring password, we’ll text you a verification code. Enter that code, and you’re in.
Note: Security reminder: never use the same password for multiple online accounts.
How do I know if my email or password has been compromised?
Bad actors (individuals with malicious intentions) are constantly trying to find account usernames, email addresses, and passwords they can use to get into online accounts. Sometimes, due to a data breach at another company, customers’ account usernames, email addresses, and passwords are exposed online. Many people use the same username or email address and password for multiple accounts, so Ring proactively checks lists of exposed passwords and that helps us protect your Ring account.
We strongly urge you to change your One-Time Password delivery method to take advantage of the security benefits of text message (SMS) two-step verification. For more information on creating a secure password, click here.