How to charge the Ring Video doorbell

Ring’s many generations of video doorbells are among the most popular options for monitoring your front porch, back door, and anywhere else you can place one of these surveillance devices.

Quick to install and easy to use, the range Ring’s Video Doorbell Products they come with built-in batteries for homeowners who don’t want to physically plug the device into their home existing bell system. However, as with most batteries, you will need to recharge the cell occasionally to keep your video doorbell working.

Fortunately, it’s as easy as setting up a doorbell (if not easier).


How to Remove the Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen) or Ring Video Doorbell (2020) Battery

If you own one of Ring’s first generation doorbells or the 2020 revamped classic design, the entire doorbell frame must be removed to charge the battery.

Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the security screws at the bottom of the faceplate. Once the screws are loose, simply lift the bell up and remove it from the mounting bracket.

Ring Video Doorbell 4 with battery.

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How to remove the battery from a Ring Video Doorbell 2, 3, 3+ or 4

Unlike the Ring Video Doorbell (first generation) and Ring Video Doorbell (2020) models, the rest of the battery-powered doorbells in Ringo’s current lineup all have removable batteries. When it’s time to recharge, you won’t have to uncomplicatedly remove the entire bell.

Step 1: Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the security screws on the underside of the front panel of the doorbell. Once both screws are removed, grasp both ridges of the faceplate, press and carefully lift the faceplate.

Step 2: With the battery now exposed, simply press down on the silver release tab and remove.

Micro USB cable with braided cable.

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How to charge the Ring Video Doorbell battery

Similar to other rechargeable battery packs, your Ring the video doorbell recharges using a Micro USB cable. Even if the doorbell came with one in the box, these can sometimes go missing – but don’t worry.

Micro USB cables are one of the most common A-to-B wires for mobile devices and other smart home hardware, so there’s a good chance you’ve got a spare lying around that can easily fit into your doorbell.

And if you really lost the only cord you had, you can always purchase a replacement directly from Ring.

Step 1: With the battery (or the entire bell with the battery attached) and cable in hand, connect the small end of the Micro USB cable to the Ring’s battery input to charge it.

Step 2: According to Ringoit takes approximately six to eight hours to fully charge a dead battery from the doorbell.

While you can always connect the USB-A end of the charging cable to a laptop, gaming system, or other device that has a USB input, you’ll get the fastest charging time by connecting the USB cable to a dedicated power brick that you plug into a wall outlet.

Step 3: When the battery is fully charged, the indicator light on the cell will turn green. Disconnect the cable and reconnect the battery to the faceplate assembly.

For the first generation and 2020 Ring doorbells, you will need to reattach the entire doorbell frame to the mounting bracket.

A person installs a Ring Video Doorbell.

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How to check the battery level of the Ring Video Doorbell

Once your Ring Video Doorbell has recharged and is back online, you’ll want to physically ring the doorbell a few times to update the battery status in the Ring app.

You can then use the companion Ring app to make sure the battery capacity is where it needs to be.

Step 1: Launch the Ring app on your mobile phone or tablet (available for iOS and Android device). Then on the home page select three stripes icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Choose Deviceand then select the battery bell model you want to check. On the next screen, select Power settings.

Step 3: The charge level of your Ring Video Doorbell will be displayed below Battery status. Make sure the battery is fully charged, close the app and you’re good to go.

Consider picking up a second battery and charging station

Since the Ring battery can take up to eight hours to recharge, many owners choose to purchase a backup battery. This allows them to use a backup battery with their video doorbell while the original battery is being charged, ensuring no downtime for your camera. Only Quick-release battery it costs $35 and you can even find a Ring charging station for $30.

The charging station is a great idea for households with more than one Ring product, as it can charge two batteries simultaneously using a single USB cable. Simply insert the battery into one of the two charging ports and come back later when the LED indicator shows you have a full battery. Consider checking it out if you charge your Ring frequently.

What’s draining my Ring Video doorbell’s battery?

Ring Video Doorbells use lithium-ion batteries, an extremely common type of cell that can be found in all kinds of indoor and outdoor devices. While a fully charged battery should last several months without maintenance, there are a few things that can affect the overall health of the battery.

Temperature extremes are one of the main causes of rapid battery discharge, especially in the cold. In fact, during the winter months, you may find that you need to recharge the doorbell battery more often.

Another factor is the amount of activity your doorbell records on a daily basis. An active bell that is constantly triggered by movement in and around your property will idle more than a bell in a relatively motionless environment.

If you want to see exactly what features are affecting your doorbell’s battery status, you can monitor and adjust certain Ring Video Doorbell features in Power consumption function in the Ring app (located in Power settings).

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