The Battery In My Ring Device Seems to Drain Too Fast

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. This article will cover some of the factors that could cause your battery to require more frequent recharging.

The Local Weather

At temperatures below 40°F, lithium polymer batteries are less effective at holding a charge. Since Ring devices use lithium polymer batteries, when the temperature drops below 40°F, it may be necessary to charge your Ring product more often. 

Battery performance will return to normal once the weather warms up and remains above freezing.

Click here for more information on battery life and cold weather.

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, you can adjust your Motion Settings to a lower sensitivity, disable certain zones, change Motion Frequency to Regularly or Periodically, or adjust the direction of your Ring device so it doesn't detect as much motion.

Power Settings

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 the three lines on the top left
  • Tap Devices
  • Tap the individual device (doorbell or security camera) you want to check
  • Tap the Power Settings tile
    • You can check your Battery Status: Battery Level percentage
    • Feature Power Usage 
      • Tap the small arrow to the right of the feature name   
      • To navigate back to the main screen tap the < sign on the top left
      • You can check:
        • Snapshot Capture
        • Motion Frequency
        • Advanced Motion Detection
        • Video Recording Length

 Hardwiring your Ring Device

One option available to Ring users is to connect your Ring Doorbell to a low voltage transformer and doorbell kit. This should reduce the need to charge your battery.

Click here to learn about hardwiring your Ring doorbell.

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