Control all your Ring devices with modes

As your home security system grows, you’ll be able to use modes to control the behaviour of your Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras. This article answers commonly asked questions about modes and teaches you how to use them to better control your system. 

What are modes?

Security modes are settings in the Ring app that can control the behaviour of all of your Ring devices. The idea is to configure your cameras to protect your home in different ways, depending on your current needs. All of your devices will then work as a single ecosystem with a single button tap. 

These three different modes are available to control the state of your home: 

  • Disarmed
    : Select Disarmed mode when you’re at home and want the freedom to go in and out of your house easily. You can, for example, turn off the motion detectors on all of your front yard cameras to avoid getting alerts while you’re at home.   
  • Home mode
    : Select Home mode when you want the outside cameras of your house activated but want to be able to move freely around the inside of your home.
  • Away mode:
    Select Away mode to fully secure your house when you leave. You can set all of your cameras, both inside and out, to record your home in this mode.

Note: You are not forced to use any default setting as-is. Each part of these settings is customisable depending on your needs and preferences.

How to enable modes

  1. Tap the
    menu
    (≡) and tap 
    Settings.
  2. Tap
    Modes and Automations.
  3. Tap
    Modes.
  4. Tap
    Enable Modes.
  5. Tap the mode you want to configure.
  6. Set how you want your devices to behave in that mode.

How to disable modes

  1. Tap the
    menu
    (≡) and tap 
    Settings.
  2. Tap
    Modes and Automations.
  3. Tap
    Modes.
  4. Tap
    Mode Settings.
  5. The
    Disable Modes
    function is below
    Shared User Access.
    • You may have to scroll up to see the Disable Modes setting.
  6. Tap the red
    Disable Modes
    button on the bottom of the screen.

How to adjust modes for individual devices

  1. Tap the
    menu
    (≡)
  2. Tap
    Devices
    and select the device you want to adjust
  3. Tap the
    Modes Settings
    tile
    • Customise device settings according to your home needs.
    • From here, you can also link
      and
      with modes, if you have a device that supports these features and you have enabled them in the Ring app. For example, you can set Motion Warning and/or Quick Replies to turn on automatically when your devices are in Away mode and to turn off when your devices are in Home mode.
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