Ring Spotlight Cam (1st Generation) mounted on a wall outside lighting up a dark night.

Setting Up Spotlight Cam Battery (1st Gen) in the Ring App

Learn how to set up Spotlight Cam (1st Gen), Battery from the Ring app.

Download the Ring app by searching “Ring” in the App Store (for iOS devices), the Play Store (for Android devices) or by visiting ring.com/app on your mobile device. If this is your first Ring product, you will be asked to set up an account.

Step One — Set up Spotlight Cam Battery

To set up your Spotlight Cam:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    Menu (☰).
  3. Tap
    Set Up a Device.
  4. Tap
    Security Cams.
  5. Tap the blue
    I’m Ready to Scan
    • Use your mobile device’s camera to scan the QR code on the device’s packaging.
    • When a green square and pop-up with your device image appear, the code has been recognized.
  6. Enter the
    where your Spotlight Cam is being set up.
  7. Give your Spotlight Cam a
    Device Name
    • You can proceed with the device’s default name or give it a custom name.
  8. Connect your Spotlight Cam to Ring
    • iOS: Tap
      when the Ring app asks to join the Ring wifi network.
    • Android: If your device does not automatically connect to the Ring wifi network:
      • Exit the Ring app
      • Go to your mobile device’s
      • Tap
      • Select either Ring- or Ring Setup.
      • When prompted by the app, press and release the button on the Spotlight Cam until the blue light flashes.
  9. Tap
    in the app when the blue light stops flashing.
  10. Connect to your preferred wifi network.

Once your device automatically finalizes the setup process, it will be ready to use.

*Giving the Ring app access to your location services will help you with inputting your address. Certain features of the Spotlight Cam will not work properly without location access.

Step Two — Troubleshoot QR code scanning issues

If you are experiencing issues scanning the QR code:

  • Ensure you are in a well lit area.
  • Move your camera closer or further from the QR code to help it focus.
  • Once your camera finds focus, hold it steady for a few seconds.
  • If your camera won’t focus, clean your camera lens, move to a well-lit area, and try again.

If you continue to experience issues, please follow these additional steps:

  1. Tap
    Other Options
    below the scanner.
  2. Select
    Can’t Scan the QR code
  3. Select
    Enter Code Manually
    (this corresponds to PIN code digits underneath the QR code).
  4. Find your device in the list.
  5. Enter your five digit PIN located below the QR code.

Step Three — Test Your Device

Once your Spotlight Cam has completed its update and setup, configure your Spotlight Cam’s motion zones, then open Live View to test your camera.

Last updated 5 months ago