Ring Rechargeable Battery Life

Ring doorbell 4Ring doorbell 4

When you buy through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Most battery-powered Ring Video Doorbells and Cameras now use the Quick Release Battery Pack. But, the length of time these rechargeable batteries will last before needing to be charged can vary.

What Can Affect My Ring Device’s Battery Life?

If you have a battery-powered Ring Doorbell or Camera, there’s a good chance it uses the rechargeable battery.

The length of time your Ring device’s rechargeable battery will last before it needs to be recharged largely depends on how often you use it and the temperatures it’s exposed to

You can follow this vides walkthrough on how to check your current battery life:

Device Usage

Ring claims that your rechargeable battery pack will last six to 12 months under “normal use.” But, they don’t say what exactly “normal use” is.

It’s pretty safe to say that the more often you view your Live Feed, record footage, or get Motion Alerts, the more frequently you’ll need to charge your battery.

To help your battery last as long as possible, only view your Live Feed when necessary, shorten your recording length, and adjust your Motion Zones to reduce the number of notifications you get on the Ring app.

How to Reduce Your Recording Length

Ring recommends setting your recording length to 30 seconds or less for the best battery life. Here’s how you can adjust your recording length in the Ring app:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines to open the menu.
  3. Tap “Devices” and select the camera you want to adjust.
  4. Select “Device Settings.”
    Ring indoor - select device settings
  5. Select “Video Settings.”
    Select device settings
  6. Press “Video Recording Length.”
    Select the video recording length
  7. Tap “Max Recording Length” and choose a length of 30 seconds or less.
    Choose your video recording length

Ring cameras can record anywhere from 15 to 120 seconds in response to motion.

How to Reduce Motion Alerts

There are a number of motion-related settings you can adjust in the Ring app. The best way to increase your battery life is to edit your Motion Zones.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines to open the menu.
  3. Select “Devices” and choose the camera you want to adjust.
  4. Tap “Motion Settings,” then select “Edit Motion Zones.”
    Select the camera motion zones

To make the most of your Motion Zones and your battery life, focus only on the area right outside your home. Setting a Motion Zone too close to the road or sidewalk means a notification whenever someone drives by your house.

Just be sure not to make your Motion Zones too small, or your camera might not detect motion at all.

You can also schedule when you do and do not receive Motion Alerts in “Motion Scheduling.” Select the most important times for you to receive Motion Alerts, and turn it off when it’s not needed.

Ambient Temperature

Temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit can inhibit your Ring rechargeable battery’s ability to charge, and if it’s cold enough, it may even shut your battery down. 

Watch closely for the following temperatures:

  • 36 degrees Fahrenheit: The battery will need to be charged more often.
  • 32 degrees Fahrenheit: The battery may charge slowly or not at all.
  • -5 degrees Fahrenheit: The battery will stop working completely.

In addition to battery problems, cold temperatures can create fog and frost on your camera lens.

You can remove the battery overnight when temperatures are often colder, but that defeats the purpose of having a Ring security device. 

Instead, consider investing in a second or third battery pack you can swap between to ensure your device is always powered.

Consider Using a Ring Solar Panel

Ring Solar

If you have a Ring Doorbell, Ring Stick-Up Cam, or Spotlight Cam, consider getting a Ring Solar Panel to use solar energy to power your camera.

Ring Solar Panels attach directly to your Ring Camera and provide extra battery power throughout the day. For it to be effective, the Solar Panel needs between 3-4 hours of direct sunlight per day.

FAQ: Ring Rechargeable Battery Life

How to Check Your Ring Camera’s Battery Life

You can check how much battery life your Ring device has left in the Ring app:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines.
  3. Select “Devices.”
  4. Tap the camera you want to check.
  5. Select “Device Health.”
    Select device Health
  6. Look under “Power” for “Battery Level.”
    Check the battery level

When Should I Replace My Ring Rechargeable Battery?

Ring rechargeable batteries usually last approximately three years before they need to be replaced. If the battery will no longer hold a charge or won’t charge at all, it’s probably time to replace it. 

What Happens if My Ring Battery Dies?

Before your Ring battery dies completely, you’ll get a notification from the Ring app. If you get this warning, charge your battery as soon as possible. If it dies, you’ll need to set your camera up in the Ring app all over again.

How Long Does It Take for a Ring Battery to Charge?

Depending on your remaining battery life, your Ring rechargeable battery pack can take anywhere from 5-10 hours to fully charge.

Why is My Ring Battery Draining So Fast?

If your Ring battery is draining faster than usual, it could be due to:

  • Too many Motion Alerts
  • Using Live View too much
  • A weak Wi-Fi signal
  • Cold weather

Is the Ring Battery Covered Under Warranty?

Ring rechargeable batteries are not covered under the Ring one-year limited warranty. If your battery goes bad, you’ll need to purchase a new one.

Related Articles

Keep Reading