Understanding low battery notifications

With a battery-operated Ring camera or doorbell, nothing’s more important than keeping your battery charged and your device operational. That’s where your Ring app can help by providing low battery notifications and contextual battery tips. 

The remainder of this article will explain how to understand low battery notifications and contextual battery tips.

Note: These tips do not apply to Ring Alarm.

What are low battery notifications?
When the battery in one of your battery-operated Ring cameras or doorbells falls below a 30% charge, your Ring app will warn you with a low battery notification. This notification can be be seen in three different areas of the app: 

  • You’ll receive a low battery message similar to the motion notices you currently receive.
  • You’ll see a red “low battery” icon on your device dashboard. 
  • You’ll see a red dot that opens into a “battery tip” on your event timeline. 

What is a contextual battery tip?

When you tap on the low battery icon on your device dashboard or the battery tip on your timeline, your Ring App will show you which of the device settings you have on is currently using up the most power. By tapping on these tooltips you can adjust those setting to conserve battery life. 

The features you can adjust from the low battery notification screen are: 

  • Snapshot Capture frequency: Turn the frequency your device takes snapshots down to lengthen battery life.
  • Motion Frequency: Lower the sensitivity of your Motion Frequency to lengthen battery life.
  • Advanced Motion Detection: Adjust your motion detection settings to lengthen battery life.

Click here to learn more about Snapshot Capture.  

Click here to learn more about Motion Frequency.

Click here to learn more about Advanced Motion Detection.


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