Learn what can cause your Ring device battery to require more frequent charging and troubleshoot battery life issues.
Batteries in Ring devices are designed to go months between charges under normal conditions. However, real battery life is dependent on a number of factors such as local weather, number of events captured, and frequency of activation.
The local weather
At temperatures below 5°C, lithium polymer batteries are less effective at holding a charge. Since Ring devices use lithium polymer batteries, when the temperature drops below 5°C, it may be necessary to charge your battery more often.
Battery performance will return to normal once the weather warms up and remains above freezing.
Lots of activity
The more events captured by your Ring devices, the more your battery is used. Using Live View often can also drain your battery faster.
If your device is capturing an excessive number of events each day, you may need to recharge your battery sooner.
To prevent excessive activity, under Motion Settings for your device in the Ring app you can:
- Adjust your Motion Sensitivity slider to a lower sensitivity
- Redraw your Camera Motion Zones
- Change Motion Frequency from Frequently to Regularly or Periodically
You could also adjust the direction of your Ring device so it doesn't detect as much motion.
You can go to Power Settings in the Ring app to see what features may be draining your battery.
To access Power Settings, open the Ring app:
- Tap menu (≡) on the top left of the Dashboard.
- Tap Devices
- Tap the individual device (video doorbell or security camera) you want to check
- Tap Power Settings to check your Battery Level percentage and Feature Power Usage
- Tap a feature to adjust Snapshot Capture, Motion Frequency and Video Recording Length
Hardwiring your Ring device
One option available to Ring users is to connect your Video Doorbell to a low voltage transformer and doorbell kit. This should reduce the need to charge your battery.