Understanding Quick Controls

We’re always working to improve the Ring app so it’s easy and convenient to use. Quick Controls is a feature in your Timeline that allows you to see the current status of multiple devices at a quick glance.   

What is Quick Controls?
Quick Controls is a feature in your Timeline that puts location-relevant device controls at your fingertips when you review recordings on your Timeline. 


Quick Controls gives you control over lights and sirens on your ring devices.

How do Quick Controls work?
Press the button in the bottom centre of the Live View (or on the left-hand side in landscape orientation) to access Quick Controls.

Within Quick Controls, Device Control shows the current status of, and provides toggles to activate, the light and/or siren for the Floodlight Cam, Spotlight Cam, Stick Up Cam and Indoor Cam.

To see Quick Controls in Live View, you must have Event History Timeline enabled. 

To ensure that your Event History Timeline is enabled:

  • Tap the three lines on the top left in the Ring app
  • Tap Account
  • Look for Advanced Settings 
  • Toggle the Event History Timeline on (blue).  

Is Ring planning on creating new Quick Controls?
Ring is always working to improve its products. Should new Quick Controls be launched in the Ring app, we’ll inform our neighbors here and on Ring.com.

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