Setting Up and Controlling Your Groups in the Ring App

One of the most powerful ways to use your Ring lights and cameras is to group them together using the "Groups" function in the Ring app. Grouping your Ring devices allows them to react intelligently to events that happen on your property. You can, for example, turn on all the lights on one side of the house when any single Smart Light device or Cam in that group detects motion. You can also turn on and off and control large numbers of Smart Lights without having to use them individually.

 

The remainder of this article will provide all the information you need to set up and manage your Groups.

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Creating Groups

 

When you set up an eligible new device in the Ring app, you will have the opportunity to create a new Group or add it to an existing group. Simply follow the in-app instructions and then all lights in the group will activate when any one of them detects motion.

To create or edit Groups at any other time. Follow these instructions:

  • Open the Ring app.
  • Tap the device you wish to add to a Group
  • Tap the Gear icon in the upper right hand side of the screen.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap Group.
  • Tap Assign to New Group.
  • Name your new Group.
  • Tap Confirm.
Adding a device to a Group

 

When you set up an eligible new device in the Ring app, you will have the opportunity to either create a new Group for it or assign it to an existing Group. Simply follow the in-app instructions to add the device to an existing Group or create a new one.

If a device is already set up in the Ring app, follow these instructions:

  • Open the Ring app.
  • Tap the device you wish to add to a Group
  • Tap the Gear icon in the upper right hand side of the screen.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap Group.
  • Tap The existing group you wish to add the device to.
Checking the status of a Group

 

To check on the status of all the devices in a Group, follow these instructions:

  • Open the Ring app.
  • Tap Groups.
  • Select the Group you wish to check.
  • The device's status will be shown below its name.
  • The following statuses can be shown:
    • Lights are on.
    • Lights are off.
    • Device is offline.
    • Low battery (for battery operated devices).
Remove a device from a Group

 

To remove a device from a Group, do the following:

  • Open the Ring app.
  • Tap the device you wish to add to a Group
  • Tap the Gear icon in the upper right hand side of the screen.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap Remove Device.
  • Follow the in-app instructions.

Note: All devices need to be removed from the Location or reassigned to another Location before the user can delete the Location itself.

Note: You cannot delete a Location if it is subscribed to a Ring Protect Plus account.

Delete a Group

 

To completely delete a Group, do the following:

  • Open the Ring app.
  • Tap Groups.
  • Tap Gear icon.
  • Tap Group you wish to delete.
  • Tap Delete Group.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Confirm to complete eliminating the group.

Note: All devices need to be removed from the Group or reassigned to another Group before you can delete the Group itself.

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