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

Turning Color Night Vision On or Off in the Ring App

Learn all about the Color Night Vision feature in the Ring app. 

Get to know Color Night Vision

In the Ring app, you have the option to turn Color Night Vision on or off for select Ring Doorbells and Cameras. Color Night Vision adds color to video in low light for improved clarity and motion detection. With the feature turned off, your Ring device will show video captured at night in black and white.

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Adjusting the Color Night Vision setting in the Ring app

To turn the Color Night Vision on or off, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    Menu
    (☰).
  3. Tap
    Devices
    .
  4. Select the device you want to adjust.
  5. Tap
    Device Settings.
  6. Tap
    Video Settings.
  7. Toggle
    Color Night Vision
    on or off.

Fixing night vision and other video issues

Although rare, there have been instances where a Ring device can experience black, pink, and other distorted video quality like night vision video captured during daytime hours. Here are a few things to try.

Check your Ring device's signal strength.

If your Ring device is far from your wifi router, it may be experiencing connection or video issues. 

  1. Open the 
    Ring app
    .
  2. Tap the 
    Menu
     (☰).
  3. Tap 
    Devices
    .
  4. Select the 
    Ring device
     you would like to test.
  5. Tap on the 
    Device Health
     tile.
  6. Scroll to 
    Signal Strength
     under the 
    Network section
    .

The green, amber, and red colors are indicators of your device connection. Green is good, red is poor. Learn more about fixing connection issues.

Reboot your Ring Doorbell or Camera in the Ring app.

In order to reboot your Ring device, it must be connected to wifi. 

  1. Open the 
    Ring app
    .
  2. Tap the 
    Menu
     (☰).
  3. Tap 
    Devices
    .
  4. Select the Doorbell or Camera you wish to reboot.
  5. Tap on the 
    Device Health
     tile.
  6. Scroll down to
    Reboot This Device
    .
  7. Give your device a few moments to start back up.

Color Night Vision compatible Ring devices

  • Battery Doorbell Plus
  • Battery Doorbell Pro
  • Wired Doorbell Plus (formerly Video Doorbell Pro)
  • Wired Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2)
  • Video Doorbell Elite
  • Stick Up Cam Pro
  • Stick Up Cam
  • Stick Up Cam Wired
  • Floodlight Cam
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Spotlight Cam, Wired or Mount
  • Spotlight Cam Pro, Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In
  • Spotlight Cam Plus, Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In
  • Spotlight Cam (1st Gen), Wired or Mount
  • Indoor Cam (1st and 2nd Gen)