What to Know
  • Ring Control Center Information

    The Control Center in the Ring mobile app enables Ring users to see and manage their authorized mobile, desktop and tablet devices, third-party services linked to their Ring accounts, and enables neighbors to opt out of receiving video requests in areas where local police have joined the Neighbor...

  • Authorizing a New Device or browser by generating a one-time password

    At Ring we take your privacy and data security seriously. We are introducing a new security procedure for authorizing new devices or browsers. This article will walk you through that process as well as explain the benefits of this new account security feature.  I tried to sign in to my Ring accou...

  • Changing your method of receiving a one-time password from email to text message

    At Ring we take your privacy and account security seriously. We are strongly urging you to change your Two-Step Verification One-Time Password method from email to text message. Text message delivery of the password helps you maintain control of your Ring account in case something happens to your...

  • Understanding the Ring App and Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

    Protecting our customers’ privacy, security and control over their devices and personal information is foundational to Ring, and we’re constantly working to deliver on this commitment. Some neighbors may wish to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in addition to their Ring devices, however Ring d...

  • 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...

  • Customizable Motion Zones for Battery-Powered 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...

  • Languages supported by the Ring apps

    In order to better serve our neighbors, the Ring app and the Rapid Ring app support the following languages: English (United States) English (United Kingdom) German French Spanish Italian Dutch Questions Do both the iOS and Android versions of the Ring app support all listed languages? Yes. Bot...

  • 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...

  • Motion Warning Information

    One of the ways that a security system works for you is by making it known that your property is protected.  The Motion Warning feature, available on selected Ring devices can provide an audible warning to unauthorized visitors that they are being observed and recorded.  This article will answer ...

  • We're Working on an Issue

    Service Outage  As a Ring neighbor, your safety is our highest priority. We’re committed to helping you keep your home safe and protected – and that means keeping you informed about the status of your Ring products. We’re sorry you’re experiencing issues. Please rest assured we are working to res...

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

    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.   Update Now To help prevent unauthorized access to your Ring account, change your Ring two-step verification mode to text...

  • Guide to understanding the Ring web app

    If you've already downloaded the Ring mobile app, you may also be interested in the Ring web app. You can launch the Ring web app by logging in to your Ring account at Ring.com on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device’s web browser. From there, you'll have control over your devices and Ring.com acc...

  • Shared Video Management

    Your Ring Protect subscription lets you save, share, and review your Ring videos. With Shared Video Management, you can manage the videos you have shared , see where you’ve shared videos, and even unshare those videos.  Note: When you unshare a video, Ring immediately adds it to the queue to be u...

  • 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.  Advanced Motion Detection All Ring devices make us...

  • Understanding Rich Notifications

    Rich Notifications is a Smart Alert feature included in your Ring Protect subscription. It sends you a snapshot image of what’s happening in front of your Ring camera or doorbell so you can easily see what’s going on without needing to open the Ring app. This article will cover everything you nee...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Color Night Vision

    When viewing the Live View at night on a non-battery powered Ring device, you'll find that your image is in black and white. The color night vision toggle in your Ring app will enable your Ring device to use ambient light to create false color images in Live View.  This article will answer common...

  • Persistent Visitors Information for Ring Peephole Cam

    The Persistent Visitors feature on your Ring Peephole Cam can send you a notification in the Ring app when it detects people lingering near your front door.  This article includes basic information on Persistent Visitors.  Persistent Visitors and People Only Mode People Only Mode is a special use...

  • Taking Timeline Security Snapshots Using Snapshot Capture

    Home security is a 24-hour a day, seven day-a-week business. By using the snapshot capture feature (only available when subscribed to a Ring Protect Plan) with your Ring devices, you can get a good overview of what’s happening around your home between notifications and motion alerts.  This articl...

  • Understanding Your New Features Page

    Ring is constantly working on new features for the Ring app and Ring devices to help make them easier to use, more powerful, and better able to enhance your security. When new features are added to the Ring app or a Ring device, you'll be able to learn about them on the app's New Features page.  ...

  • Video Recordings

    When does Ring record or store my videos? If you do not have a Ring Protect Plan, Ring does not record or store your videos, but you can still see view your device's live video stream. If you do have a Ring Protect Plan (including a free trial), Ring records and stores videos when motion is detec...

  • 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 with your ...

  • Requesting Help With SOS

    When seconds count, neighbors signed up for professional monitoring through the Ring Protect Plus Plan can use the always available SOS button in the app dashboard and camera Live View to request immediate assistance to your Ring Alarm location with professional monitoring. This article will ans...

  • Ownership of a Ring Device

    One of the ways Ring devices keep you secure is through the concept of “ownership.” Ownership has a specific meaning and refers to the Ring account that was initially used to set up a device. Once a device has been set up on an account, the device is “owned” by that account and ownership cannot b...

  • 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 wi...

  • 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...

  • How to Make Wifi Work For You

    Almost all Ring products use wifi (wireless networking) to connect to the internet. Wifi is useful, but does have limits. If you ever have problems with Live View, a poor device connection, or are missing notifications, keep these factors in mind: Wifi signals are weakened by obstructions. Walls...

  • Windows 10 Devices and the Ring App

    As of April 10th 2018, the Ring app will no longer function on Windows Mobile devices. The Ring app will continue to function on Windows desktops, laptops, and tablets running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or newer. Note: New device setup must be done on a mobile device running A...

  • 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 you...

  • Downloading and Updating the Ring App

    Downloading the Ring App The following link: ring.com/app will automatically begin downloading the correct version for your operating system. Note: The Ring app is free, but you may need your username and password for your device's store page to download the app. If you would rather go directly t...