A video doorbell is an integral part of a smart home, so users with a battery-operated Ring Doorbell will want to make sure their device is always charged and ready for use. To help you keep your Ring Doorbell functioning at full capacity, we researched how to check your doorbell’s battery level.
To check the battery level of a Ring Doorbell at any time: Using the Ring app, select the device, and view the battery icon in the top right corner. When a Ring battery is low, the Ring app will alert the user that it’s time to charge the doorbell.
The amount of time before you will need to recharge the battery depends on many variables, and the steps to charge your Ring Doorbell depend on what version you have. Below, we have provided detailed information to help you ensure that your Ring Doorbell is always charged.
You can check the battery level of your Ring Doorbell with these easy steps:
The Ring app will also send you notifications via your phone and email when the battery is running low. Make sure to turn on push notifications for the Ring app to ensure you don’t miss the alert.
Ring estimates that Ring Doorbells’ lithium batteries will need to be charged every 6 to 12 months, but the exact amount of time it takes for the battery to drain depends on a variety of factors such as:
The original Ring Video Doorbell does not have a removable battery pack. To charge it, you must remove the entire doorbell from the wall. To remove and charge this doorbell:
Ring Video Doorbell 2 has an easily removable battery pack that allows you to charge the batteries in your home without removing the doorbell.
Follow these steps to charge a Ring doorbell with a quick-release battery pack:
Make sure to recharge your battery-operated Ring Doorbell before the battery dies completely, or you may have to set-up your doorbell again.
Ring estimates that its doorbell batteries take 4 to 12 hours to fully charge. For the fastest charging time, plug the micro-USB charging cable into a 2.1 Amp wall charger rather than into a computer’s USB port.
We recommend purchasing an additional Ring battery to use when you are charging the original battery so that you do not have any lapses in doorbell coverage. Click here to purchase a Ring battery pack.
The battery life icon in the Ring app will not update while the doorbell is charging. The icon only updates when someone rings the doorbell or it detects motion.
After you charge and reinsert your Ring battery, wait 30 seconds, and then ring your doorbell to see the battery life bar in the app fill up.
The main reasons why your Ring battery is draining too fast are:
Check out this article for detailed steps to troubleshoot each of the above reasons.