How to use security camera light schedules

This article describes the basic functions of the light schedules feature for the:

  • Spotlight Cam Battery - supports lights off schedule to preserve the battery
  • Spotlight Cam Wired/Mount 
  • Floodlight Cam 
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Plus 

In order to ensure that you have the most updated light features, make sure that you have the latest version of the Ring app. Click here to learn how to update your Ring app.

You can use light schedules to:

  • Turn lights off
  • Turn lights on
  • Set dusk-to-dawn schedules
  • Create custom schedules for the same time/day of the week 
  • Be able to determine if you have light schedules that overlap/conflict. 

How to use the light schedules features

You will need to add a light schedule for each Floodlight Cam and Spotlight Cam individually.

Open your Ring app:

  • Tap the three lines on the top left
  • Tap Devices
  • Tap the Floodlight Cam or Spotlight Cam that you want to adjust
  • Tap the Device Schedule tile
    • If you do not see a Device Schedule tile, refer to instructions at the top of this page to make sure your Ring app is updated 
  • Tap Light Schedules
    • Follow the prompts in the app to schedule times when you want your security camera lights off or on
      • Customize the name of the schedule
      • Set a start and end time like dusk and dawn
      • Select certain days of the week for the light schedule to be active
      • The Ring app will alert you if there is a light scheduling conflict with a previously established schedule for that particular device.
        • You’ll have an option to keep the new schedule or change it.
  • Save your light schedule.

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