How to Arm and Disarm Ring Alarm with Mode Schedules

You can create a schedule to change the mode of your Ring Alarm system*. Use this feature to create custom mode schedules that will arm and disarm your Ring Alarm whenever you want. 

*Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View for pricing and details.

Things to know

  • To create Mode Schedules, you’ll need to have a Ring Protect subscription.
  • You’ll need to create a schedule for each arming and disarming event.
    This means, if you arm every night, you’ll need a second schedule to disarm every morning, or you’ll need to manually disarm whenever you want to leave the house. 
  • Alarm Owners and shared users can arm or disarm using the app, anytime. This will override any daily schedule that you’ve set. 
  • The next scheduled event will override the current state of the Alarm system. 
  • You can turn off any schedules temporarily if you don’t need them, without deleting them from the Ring app. 
  • Only Ring App account owners can create and delete schedules, not Shared Users.
  • Your Ring Alarm alerts will specify if the mode was changed by a schedule.
  • If you create conflicting schedules, they won’t both work. We strongly recommend that you pay attention to any warning messages in the app, and adjust your schedules so they don’t conflict. 
  • If your Ring Alarm needs to bypass one or more sensors at the time of the mode schedule, that sensor will be bypassed automatically. 
  • If your Base Station is on battery backup, the system will not change modes based on your preset mode schedules. It will stay in the existing armed or disarmed mode until power is restored. 

How can you use this feature?

Set up daily schedules.
Use Mode Schedules to set your Ring Alarm to arm in Home Mode every night around bedtime, or disarm Monday through Friday before the kids come home from school. 

Set up weekly schedules.
Use schedules to keep track of events that take place once a week. For example, disarm to let in the housekeeper on Thursdays, or the dog walker on the days you work late.

Create one-time use schedules.
Create schedules for the important events in your life, like going on vacation, or letting in the contractor to complete a home repair. 

Don’t forget! You may need to turn off your regular schedules when you have special events. When you’re finished with these schedules, you can delete them, and turn your regular schedules back on.

Create a new mode schedule for Ring Alarm

  1. Open the Ring app and tap the menu (≡).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Mode Schedules.
  4. Tap Add Schedule.
  5. Enter the name for the schedule, and select the specific mode and time for the schedule.
  6. Select the day(s) of the week you’d like to apply this schedule.
  7. Tap Add Schedule.

You’ll be taken to the Mode Schedule overview screen that displays all schedules for your Ring Alarm.

Delete a mode schedule for Ring Alarm

  1. Open the Ring app and tap the menu (≡).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Mode Schedules.
  4. Select the schedule you want to delete.
  5. Select Remove this Schedule.

If you have a schedule conflict, the app will display an error informing you of an issue. You should resolve this conflict immediately. You can update the time, day or mode of the schedule in conflict to resolve the issue. Additionally, you can turn off the schedule completely by using the toggle in the upper right corner of the card.

Please note when arming the Alarm system by a schedule, all faulted sensors will be automatically bypassed.

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