Using Ring Live View widgets

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With Ring Live View widgets, you can access Live View on your Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras with just a tap, right from the home screen of your smartphone or tablet.

Ring Live View widgets appear as tiles on your home screen, with each widget displaying the name and image of a chosen device.

Note: Ring Live View widgets are available with the Ring app (version 5.58 on iOS and version 3.58 on Android). Please make sure your app and operation system are up-to-date to use this feature.

How to set up Ring Live View widgets

For iOS, see Apple's How to add and edit widgets on your iPhone or follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold the home screen until the icons wiggle.
  2. Tap the
    plus (+)
    in the top left corner, tap
    Search Widgets
    and type
    Ring Live View
    .
  3. Here, you can swipe between widget options and sizes. When finished, tap
    Add widget
    and place it anywhere on your home screen. (
    Note:
    Your Ring Live View widget will select one of your Ring devices by default. To choose a different device, follow the steps below on how to edit Ring Live View widgets).

For Android, see Google's Add apps, shortcuts & widgets to your Home screens or follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold an empty space on the home screen.
  2. Tap
    Widgets
    and search for
    Ring
    (or press and hold the
    Ring app
    and select
    Widgets
    ).
  3. Press and hold the widget, then drag and place it anywhere on the home screen of your choice.
  4. Choose one of your Ring devices for instant Live View access.

How to edit Ring Live View widgets

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. Tap
    Edit
    .
  3. Choose a different doorbell or camera for instant Live View access.
  4. Tap outside the widget to exit.

Note: If you want instant Live View access for multiple devices, you will need to add one Ring Live View widget per Ring device.

Last updated 2 months ago