My Video Recording Stops After 20 Seconds

The Ring app has a feature which will automatically end a recording after a Ring device stops detecting motion. This feature prevents getting recordings where nothing is happening in the video. Battery-operated devices have a default setting of 20 seconds, this preserves battery life and data charges.

Ring devices have been designed so that they’re customizable to your lifestyle and security needs. Personalizing the appropriate Video Recording Length for your battery-operated doorbells and cameras is a big part of incorporating Ring devices into your home. The length of time that you choose represents the maximum amount of time your camera or doorbell will record an event

This article will explain the various options you have for recording lengths.

Battery-Powered Device Video Recording Lengths

If there’s a Motion Event that you don’t respond to, you can specify how long your Ring device will record. If you want longer battery life, you can choose a shorter length of time. If you want to see longer videos of Motion Events, and aren’t as concerned about battery life, choose a longer time length.

You have seven recording length options:

  1. 15 seconds
  2. 20 seconds (default setting)
  3. 25 seconds
  4. 30 seconds
  5. 60 seconds
  6. 90 seconds
  7. 120 seconds

Motion Verification

Motion Verification makes Motion Detection more accurate because it reduces unwanted motion notifications and trims recordings before they end. For example, if there is a Motion Event, like a person walking in front of a camera, your camera might keep recording even after the person is out of range of the camera and nothing is happening.

If you have Motion Verification turned on for your device, this might change your max recording length. For example, if you chose 30 seconds as your Video Recording Length and you have Motion Verification turned on, your video might cut off at 15 seconds if there’s nothing being recorded.

If you want to turn your Motion Verification on or off, follow these steps:

  • Open your Ring app and tap on the three lines on the top left of the Dashboard screen.
  • Tap Devices.
  • Select the device you want to adjust.
  • Tap Motion Settings.
  • Tap Motion Verification.
  • Toggle the Motion Verification button on or off.

Change Video Recording Length

To change your Video Recording Length:

  • Open your Ring app and tap on the three lines on the top left of the Dashboard.
  • Tap on Devices.
  • Tap the device you want to adjust.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap Video Settings.
  • Tap Video Recording Length.
  • Select the amount of time you want your Ring device to record.

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