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A Guide To Ring Doorbell Colors

Last Updated Aug 24, 2022
Ring doorbell flashing blue ring light

A Ring Doorbell is a great investment for any household. It will alert you on your phone or Alexa device to let you know someone is at your door. Another way the Ring Doorbell communicates with you is through a series of light colors and patterns. So, what do the colors mean on a Ring Doorbell?

It can be frustrating if your phone doesn’t get an alert telling you exactly what’s happening when your Ring Doorbell is flashing three red lights or a swirling white circle. Don’t worry; this guide will tell you about every combination of Ring Doorbell lights and patterns and what needs to be done if there’s a problem.

Ring Doorbell Colors During Installation

When you install a Ring Doorbell in your house or apartment, you will notice that the doorbell will go through a series of colors and patterns. 

Most of these will be normal, but some patterns will be abnormal. So what do the colors mean on a Ring Doorbell during installation?

Here are what the colors on the Ring Doorbell mean during installation:

Ring Doorbell is White

During installation, there are a few ways that the Ring Doorbell will be flash white. Here’s what they mean:

If the Top of the Ring Doorbell is Flashing White

The WiFi password entered wasn’t the correct one. You’ll have to forget the WiFi in the Ring App and reconnect with the WiFi so you can enter the correct password. 

The top of the Ring Doorbell flashing white can also occur when you’ve changed the WiFi or password in your home, so you’ll have to update it.

If the Right Side of the Ring Doorbell is Flashing White

Your Ring Doorbell isn’t getting a strong enough WiFi signal. To see if this is the issue, move your router closer to the Ring Doorbell or purchase a WiFi extender or the Ring Chime Pro.

The Ring Doorbell can only be a certain distance from the router.

If you don’t have a good WiFi signal strength with your Ring Doorbell, it could cause it to lag.

If the Ring Doorbell has a Spinning White Light

The Ring Doorbell is in setup mode. Open up the Rng App to follow the on-screen instructions to complete setting it up. 

If the Ring Doorbell has a Solid White Light

The Ring Doorbell went through a successful setup process.

Ring Doorbell is Blue

The final color you’ll see a Ring Doorbell light up during installation is blue. Here are what the different blue lights on a Ring Doorbell mean during installation:

If the Ring Doorbell Flashes Blue Four Times

This should be the last series of lights you see while installing a Ring Doorbell. This means that the Ring Doorbell has been successfully set up. 

If the Ring Doorbell Flashes Blue Moving Up

Your Ring Doorbell is connecting to a WiFi source.

Ring Doorbell Colors After Installation

After you’ve installed your Ring Doorbell, it should function normally. At this point, most of the colors will be communicating something to you. 

There’s no need to go and dig up the Ring Doorbell manual, especially if it’s been a year or two since you’ve installed it. So what do the colors on a Ring Doorbell mean after it’s installed?

We’ve got what all the colors and patterns on a Ring Doorbell could mean after installation here:

Ring Doorbell is White

Once your Ring Doorbell is installed, there are a couple of ways you might notice that it’s flashing white. Here’s what your Ring Doorbell is trying to tell you.

If the Left Side of the Ring Doorbell is Flashing White

There’s a basic internet connection issue. To fix this, restart your router and modem. If it persists, call your internet service provider and request a signal refresh.

If the Ring is Flashing White on a Ring Doorbell

This means that the Ring Doorbell is updating. You won’t have to manually update your Ring Doorbell since all the updates will be automatic.

You can open up the Ring App, which will tell you that your doorbell is updating.

Ring Doorbell is Red

Your Ring Doorbell will also use red lights after installation. It won’t always mean something is wrong, so keep reading to learn what it means when your Ring Doorbell is flashing red after installation:

If the Ring Doorbell Light is a Solid Red

If the light is a solid red, there’s nothing too severely wrong with your Ring Doorbell. It just means that the battery is low. Depending on your model, you’ll have to either change the batteries or charge it.

If you notice your Ring Doorbell isn’t charging, don’t worry, there are some things you can do to troubleshoot it

You also might notice that the battery drains quickly; there are other fixes.

If the Ring Doorbell has Three Red Lights

This means your Ring Doorbell is using night vision. This will turn on at night and show it’s using IR mode.

If the Ring Doorbell has a Small Solid Red Light

This means that your Ring Doorbell is recording. This is normally triggered by motion activation, but you can easily change those settings.

Even though the Ring Doorbell does record, it doesn’t provide constant, 24/7 recording.

Ring Doorbell is Blue

The third color a Ring Doorbell will use to communicate something with you is blue. Keep reading to learn what your Ring Doorbell has blue lights after installation:

If the Ring Doorbell has a Blue Circle Filling Up

Your Ring Doorbell is charging if you have a chargeable model. If you have your Ring Doorbell plugged in to charge and you don’t see this blue circle, there are some things you can do to fix it.

If you aren’t sure if your Ring Doorbell is charging, there are a couple of ways to tell, depending on your model.

If the Ring Doorbell is Flashing Blue

This means that the Ring Doorbell camera is powering up. It should blink on and off in one-second intervals.

You’ll see this if your Ring Doorbell loses power and gets it back. If you see this more often than not, there could be a problem with your power source.

If the Ring Doorbell has a Spinning Blue Light

Bottom of ring doorbell with blue light
A Ring Doorbell with a blue light.

This means that someone has just pressed the doorbell.

If the Ring Doorbell has a Solid Blue Light

Two-way audio is being used.

If the Ring Doorbell Quickly Flashes Blue, then ends with a White Circle.

A factory reset has just been successfully done. There may be some circumstances where you’d have to perform a factory reset on a Ring Doorbell, such as if your Ring Doorbell won’t stop ringing.

Conclusion

The Ring Doorbell is an excellent way to boost the security in your home. Even though it won’t always tell you what’s going on with words, this guide will surely help you learn what your Ring Doorbell is telling you with the colors and patterns. 

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