If you can't open Live View, see video on the Ring app, or your camera times out when you're getting an Activating Device message, there could be a problem with the data transfer between your device and the Ring app. Follow these steps to troubleshoot your device.
Things to check
Check if Live View is turned on
- In the Ring app, go to Device Dashboard and tap on your device.
- Tap Device Settings.
- Tap Video Settings.
- Go to Live View and toggle on (blue), then go back to the Dashboard.
- Go to the menu and tap Settings.
- Tap Modes.
- Confirm Live View is toggled on for all (or relevant modes).
Check your mobile device's wifi connection
Take a look at your wifi connection in your mobile device's settings. Are you getting a strong signal? If not, you may need to change or reconnect your wifi network.
Check the connection between your wifi router and your Ring device
If your internet speeds are good, you may still have an issue with the strength of the signal between your router and the Ring device. Signal strength is just as important as speed when it comes to transmitting video from your Ring device to your Ring app.
Check your Ring device's wifi signal strength in the Ring app
- Open the Ring app.
- Tap the menu (≡), then tap Devices.
- Select the Ring device you would like to test.
- Tap on Device Health.
- On the Device Health screen, look at your Signal Strength (under the Network section).
Things to try
Move your router out of the closet or from behind the couch
This is a simple way to improve your connection and overall device performance.
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If possible, try moving your router and Ring device closer together
Try this fix to address potential poor signal strength caused by the distance between the router and your Ring device, the layout of your home, interference from devices like TVs or game consoles, or materials in your home such as stucco, brick, metal, large mirrors, or glass doors.