What to Know
  • Mobile Device Compatibility and the Ring App

    Follow these best practices to get the newest Ring app features on your phone or mobile device: 1. Keep your Ring App up-to-date 2. Regularly update your mobile devices’ operating system3. Make sure your device is compatible with the newest version of the apps you use. 1. Keeping your Ring App up...

  • How to Use Privacy Features in the Ring App

    Privacy is foundational to Ring, and we’re always working to help our customers keep their accounts and information safe. We also strongly encourage our customers to respect their neighbors’ privacy and comply with any applicable local and national laws when using their Ring device. Below, we out...

  • Help Protect Your Personal Data Privacy and Security

    Your personal data privacy and security is a priority. Here are some ways you can help safeguard your personal information. Cybercriminals may try to trick you into giving them personal information through an email, a phone call, or a text message. At Ring, we’ll never ask you for information lik...

  • Create a Custom Event Alert

    Custom Event Alerts is a new feature for Ring Protect subscribers, which allows the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery to identify when an object is in a specific state in the camera’s field-of-view. Your camera won't know what the objects are, but it can learn the difference between two states, such as ...

  • Welcome to the Ring App

    Welcome to Ring!Whether you've just purchased your first Ring product or you're a long-time neighbor, congratulations on adding to the ring of security around your home! The following article covers some basic information that will get you up and running quickly. First you'll need to set up your ...

  • Downloading and Updating the Ring App

    Updating the Ring App on your Mobile Device If you want to ensure that you have the latest version of the Ring App use one of the links below to get updates. Updates to apps, allow you to have the latest features and fixes. Note: If you want to see what version of the app you have, open the Ring ...

  • Visual Guide to the Ring App

    Welcome to Ring! Whether you've just purchased your first Ring product or you're a long-time neighbor, congratulations on adding to the security around your home! Now that you've downloaded the Ring app, it’s time for a guided tour of the command center for all your Ring products. With the Ring a...

  • Ring Control Center Information

    The Ring Control Center in the Ring app enables you to view and manage: Account Control Community Control Privacy Information To access the Ring Control Center in the Ring app: Tap the three lines on the top left Tap Control Center From Control Center you can scroll to see various options ...

  • Rapid Ring App Information

    The free Rapid Ring app, developed by Ring, is a companion to the original Ring app that allows for a faster response to notifications or to enable a Live View faster. You can use the Ring app and Rapid Ring app in conjunction with one another and don't have to worry about interference. You can d...

  • Ring and access to your phone contacts

    The Ring app is requesting access to my phone's contact list. Why does Ring need this access?Ring will only ask for access to your phone's contact list when you install a Ring Alarm system. To simplify the setup process, Ring Alarm will ask for permission to access your contact list during setup....

  • Ring Desktop App will be Discontinued in 2022

    The Ring Desktop App Experience is Moving to Ring.com By the end of January 2022, you’ll be able to access Live View and get motion alerts, ding notifications, and all the latest features on ring.com – no app updates necessary. As part of this change, the desktop app will be discontinued in 2022....

  • Live View for Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras

    Live View for your Ring doorbell or security camera is a feature available through your Ring App to see what’s happening outside your door and around your home. To access Live View, you can open your Ring App and tap on an image from one of your Ring devices.  New navigation features for Live Vie...

  • Understanding Video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE)

    Privacy, security, and user control are foundational to Ring. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to help keep your account secure. Video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) is an opt-in feature that adds additional layers of protection to video and audio recordings made by compatible enrolled Ring...

  • How to Set Up Video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE)

    Privacy, security, and user control are foundational to Ring. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to help keep your account secure. Video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) is an opt-in feature that adds additional layers of protection to video and audio recordings made by compatible enrolled Ring...

  • Authorizing a mobile device or browser by generating a verification code

    When you attempt to sign in to a Ring account from a device or browser you’ve never used before, you need to generate a verification code from a previously signed-in device. This is an added security measure to help keep your Ring account secure. What’s a “previously signed-in device”?This can be...

  • Changing your method of receiving a verification code from email to text message

    Ring is phasing out email as a method of account verification as a part of Two-Step Verification. This article will walk you through the process of changing from email to text message to get a one-time use passcode.  What is Two Step Verification? Two-Step Verification is a mandatory security fea...

  • Changing Your Two-Step Verification Delivery Mode to Text Message

    We recommend immediately changing your two-step verification delivery mode to text message in the Ring app. To help prevent unauthorized access to your Ring account, change your Ring two-step verification mode to text message in the Ring app now: Open the Ring app, tap on the three lines (☰) o...

  • Creating a strong password and a more secure account

    Ring takes security very seriously. That’s why we have a variety of safeguards in place to protect your data. One of the most important safeguards is a strong password (that cannot be easily guessed). This article will detail the steps Ring is taking to increase your password’s security and offer...

  • Managing Privacy and Security Preferences

    Customer privacy, security, and control are foundational to Ring. As a part of Ring’s efforts to bring more transparency and control to our Ring neighbors, the ability to opt out of analytics has been added to the Control Center. We’ve also added a Cookie Preferences Manager on select Ring.com we...

  • Motion Warning Information

    The Motion Warning feature, only available in the US, on selected Ring devices, is a digital recording that notifies visitors that they have triggered motion detection and are being recorded. The message plays through the speaker on your Ring device. It says: Hi, you are currently being recorded....

  • Advanced Motion Detection in Ring Devices

    Ring devices use motion detection technology that activates when movement is detected within a certain distance of your Ring device. Once motion is detected, you will receive a notification in your Ring app, and your device will start recording. If you have a battery-powered Ring device and you s...

  • Motion Detection in Powered Ring Devices

    The following articles answers common questions about Motion Detection as it is used in Ring Powered Devices. Click here for more information on utilizing motion zones in your powered Ring Devices.   Does motion detection at night work the same as during the day? No, motion detection at night i...

  • Motion Detection in Ring Battery Devices

    Ring is always working toward improving your home security experience. Beginning October 2020, we’ve begun releasing a new feature for battery-powered devices called Customizable Motion Zones. Customizable Motion Zones have been a standard feature on wired Ring devices for some time, but they wil...

  • Setting up and Using 3D Motion Detection

    3D Motion Detection uses radar technology to identify the distance of an object so that a camera  begins recording once someone is within a designated range. As a result, 3D Motion Detection provides you with better motion alerts, and in combination with Motion Zones, more control to record a vid...

  • Understanding and Optimizing Motion Detection with Motion Frequency

    Motion Frequency is a control in the Ring App that allows you to customize Motion Alerts to your home environment and preserve battery life. Motion Detection, Motion Patterns and Motion Alerts Your Ring devices have motion detection sensors. When the motion sensors are activated, they'll  send yo...

  • Understanding Advanced Pre-Roll for Wired Ring Devices

    If you’re subscribed to Ring Protect, your Ring devices record video each time someone triggers their motion sensors or presses the doorbell button (if applicable). Some Ring devices have a function called Advanced Pre-Roll, which adds additional video to the start of these recordings, so you can...

  • Event History Timeline Information

    The Event History video timeline is a tool designed to give you easy access all of the events recorded by the cameras you own or share. Simply scrolling back and forth through timeline events can give you a better sense of what's happening in front of your cameras and provide vital information to...

  • Camera Previews Information

    This article answers the most frequently asked questions concerning Camera Previews. What are Camera Previews?Camera Previews are still images you'll see when you first open up the Ring app. Each is labeled with the time since it was taken and which camera took the image. These images give you a ...

  • Bird's Eye View information

    With Bird's Eye View you can get an aerial map view of motion events around your home and clearly see the path that visitors take when visiting your property.  You may need to download the latest version of the Ring App and update the operating system on your mobile device to get this feature. Wh...

  • Geofence in the Ring App

    This article will cover commonly asked questions about the Ring Geofence feature. What is a Geofence?  A geofence is a virtual perimeter or invisible boundary around a particular geographic location. When you configure a geofence in the Ring app, the Ring app can remind you to set your Mode to “A...