A Ring Video Doorbell owner applying settings to their Ring account in the Ring app.

Enabling and Customizing Notifications for Ring Devices

Customize your doorbell Ring Alerts when someone presses your doorbell and Motion Alerts when your doorbell or camera detects motion.

Enable and customize Ring Alerts and Motion Alerts in the Ring app

  1. Open the Ring app and tap the
    menu (☰)
    in the top left corner.
  2. Tap
    , then select the relevant device.
  3. At the top of the screen, you can toggle the following on or off:
    1. Ring Alerts
    2. Motion Detection
    3. Motion Alerts
    4. Motion Warning
      (if your device has the feature) 
  4. Tap the
    Motion Settings
    tile to customize settings such as:
    1. Motion Sensitivity.
    2. Smart Alerts
      (available to
      . These alerts allow you to distinguish motion so you can know whether it's a person or something else like a car).
    3. Advanced Settings
      Advanced Motion Detection
      Motion Schedules
      , and
      Motion Frequency

Motion Warning Alert for select cameras

Some Ring Security Cameras let you use a Motion Warning, which is an audible, pre-recorded message that plays when your camera detects a person. 

Troubleshooting notifications

If you're having issues getting notifications, make sure you're connected to wifi and that your mobile device settings are set to allow notifications from Ring.

Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.
Last updated 7 months ago