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Adjusting the Video Recording Length for Wired Devices

If your wired Ring security camera detects a Motion Event and you have a Ring Protect Plan, your device will record¹ the motion for a set amount of time based on your video recording length setting.

On most Ring wired cameras, the video recording length is set to Auto. The Auto setting makes your recordings smarter, enabling your camera to record when motion begins and stop recording when it stops detecting the motion. Motion can be recorded for up to 120 seconds with this setting. 

Tap here to learn about adjusting recording length on battery-powered device.

How to change the video recording length

If your device supports adjustable recording lengths, you'll find the setting in the Ring app:

  1. In the Ring app, go to the menu and tap
  2. Tap the device you want to adjust, then tap
    Device Settings
  3. Tap
    Video Settings
  4. Tap
    Video Recording Length.
    • To record for as long as motion is detected, choose
      . The length of your recordings will vary with this setting.
    • For a fixed-length time, disable Auto and choose 50, 60, 90, or 120 seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the default recording length for wired devices?

The default recording length is set to Auto, and the device will record for up to 120 seconds. Once motion stops, the device will stop recording. The length of each recording will vary. To set a fixed-length recording time, refer to the steps above.

If I change recording length for one device, does it change for all my devices?

No. Each of your device’s settings must be changed individually.

¹Your Ring videos in the cloud are stored temporarily, up to 180 days. Changing your video storage time will only affect videos that are recorded after you adjust your storage time setting. Check Ring Protect Subscription Plans for more information.

Last updated 8 months ago