The Ring can be installed in a handful of different locations, including the backyard.
There are numerous situations where this is great, but there are some days when you need your privacy.
However, if you’re feeling self-conscious about those cameras watching you at all times, there are plenty of options available so you can turn them off.
You can turn off the Ring video doorbell completely, without having to go to the app, which can take more than a minute for an update to finish.
But you can also easily turn the video recording function off by following a few simple steps. This article will teach you everything you need to know about turning off your Ring video Doorbell and security cam.
So here is how you can disable the Ring doorbell to stop it from recording.
How To Turn Off Ring Video Doorbell – 5 Easy Methods!
The ring doorbell can turn off without going into the app. The doorbell can still function as a button and chime, but it won’t record anything anymore unless you’re within range of someone ringing it.
To turn off the Ring video doorbell, here are the best ways.
1. Turn Off Ring Video Doorbell Through The Mobile App
This is the easiest way to turn off the doorbell without having to go on your phone. By following these steps, you can easily control everything remotely.
Open the mobile app on your smartphone and tap the three lines in the top left corner of your screen.
Select the Settings option from the menu.
Tap on your Ring Video Doorbell under the Devices section of settings.
Now, you will see the Ring options pop up. Ensure that “Mute” is turned off under Device Activity then tap Save at the top of your screen to complete the process.
2. Through The Settings Option
Here is how to turn off the Ring completely:
Go to your home screen by pressing the Home key on your mobile device.
Tap on the Apps option to open up all of your downloaded apps.
Find the Settings app and press on it to open up your phone’s settings.
Under the Personal options, tap on Location Services to view all of your phone’s location services apps. Scroll down until you find the Ring Doorbell option.
Toggle off the slider next to Allow Location Access so that it turns gray. This will disable the Ring Doorbell’s location services and prevent it from capturing video.
3. Through the Ring App
Another way to turn off the doorbell is to do it through the app:
Open up your mobile app and tap on the Settings option.
Scroll down until you find the Ring Doorbell section, then toggle off “Mute” under Device Activity to stop recording.
4. Disable the Camera
This is the best method you should use to turn off Ring Doorbell, but it requires that you know your Ring Video Doorbell’s IP address and password.
Go through your steps to find out your doorbell’s Username and Password.
Open up a web browser on any device, such as a laptop or smartphone.
Type in the doorbell’s IP address into the web browser’s URL bar, then press Enter to load up your Ring Doorbell settings.
Go through your Ring Doorbell settings until you find the Camera option under Device Options. Uncheck “Enable Video” so that it turns gray, which will disable the camera.
Now, you can close out of your web browser and go back to the Ring app on your phone.
Since the video recording is disabled through the web browser, you will see that “Enable Video” no longer has a green checkmark next to it in the Ring app’s settings.
5. Through The Physical Doorbell Button
The last way to turn off the doorbell is by pressing the physical button on it. Since you don’t have direct access to the device, this will be a bit more complicated.
But if you’re feeling brave, here’s how to do it:
Locate the back of your Ring device and find the small reset button.
Take a paperclip or other sharp object and press it into the center of that button for about 10 seconds, until you hear a beep.
Let go and wait for 30 seconds before pressing it again to turn off your doorbell.
No matter which process you choose, there are plenty of different ways to turn off the Ring doorbell. Now that you know how to stop it from recording video, your home can have complete privacy again.
You don’t have to worry about being caught on tape when you have guests over or just want some time to yourself.
You can use any of the above methods to turn off Ring video recording, but it’s best to be proactive and just disable your doorbell’s location services.
That way you don’t have to worry about forgetting which app or button to press for it. If you ever need to turn your Ring Video Doorbell back on so that it starts recording video again, you can just follow the steps to get it back up and running.
It’s important to remember that you must do this within Ring’s location services app so the doorbell knows where it is and how to record video. Once your doorbell is turned on, you can use any of these methods to turn off video recording.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can temporarily stop Ring Doorbell from a recording by pressing the reset button on the device.
Then you have to wait for 30 seconds before it starts working again. You can also flip a physical switch on the doorbell itself to turn off video recording.
Usually, Ring doorbells can be hooked up anywhere in your house, whether it’s by your front door or on an outside wall.
The Ring Doorbell Pro and the Ring Doorbell 2 are both battery-powered, so they can go anywhere without needing to be plugged in.
You can turn off your Ring Video Doorbell recording in a few different ways. You can do it through the app on your smartphone, or you can do it through the device itself.
If you know your doorbell’s IP address and password, then you can also turn it off through a web browser on any device.
Turning off your Wi-Fi will not stop the Ring from working. Once your Ring doorbell is set up, you can use it even without a connection to a wi-fi or cellular network.
However, if you want to turn off recording then you should press the physical button on the doorbell itself.
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I am John Kouchek, the founder of Own The Smart Home. I am passionate about making homes smarter and more efficient. I have a degree in Robotics and Automation (MSc) and have worked in the home automation industry for over 10 years. Learn More!