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Fixing Common Wired Doorbell Plus (formerly Video Doorbell Pro) Issues

Learn common solutions for fixing Ring Wired Doorbell Plus.

Fixing no internet connection

If your Wired Doorbell Plus is not connected to wifi, you may not be able to access Live View or capture video on the device.

Follow the error screen instructions in the Ring app.

When a Ring device is offline, you'll see a red no wifi icon displayed over your Ring device in the Ring app. Tap this icon to pull up an error screen to help troubleshoot your issue.

Learn more tips for getting back online

How to find out if your Ring device has poor internet connection

If you have a poor internet connection, your Ring device is likely too far from your wifi router, or your wifi router is obstructed by walls or furniture.

Check your Ring device's signal strength.

If your Ring device is far from your wifi router, it may be experiencing connection 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, red colors are indicators of your device connection. Green is good, red is poor.

Learn more tips for improving your wifi

Fixing discolored video

In rare cases, discolored video and distorted audio like black video, pink video, and night vision remains on during daytime hours can occur on Ring Doorbells or Cameras. Here are a few things to try.

Reboot Wired Doorbell Plus in the Ring app.

In order to reboot Wired Doorbell Plus in the Ring app, it must be connected to wifi.

  1. Open the 
    Ring app
    .
  2. Tap the
    top
    menu
     (☰).
  3. Tap 
    Devices
    .
  4. Select the device you want to reboot.
  5. Make sure it's connected to wifi.
  6. Tap the
    Device Health
    tile.
  7. Scroll down to
    Reboot This Device
    and confirm your selection.
  8. Give your Ring device a few minutes to start up.

Temporarily shut the power off at the breaker.

For wired Ring Doorbell and Camera devices, you can turn off the power at the circuit breaker for a few seconds and turn it back on. The device will reboot when power is restored. 

Insufficient or not receiving enough power

Wired Doorbell Plus requires a minimum of 16 volts AC to power the device. If your Wired Doorbell Plus is not receiving enough power, you may see issues like this happen:

  • Regularly losing connection to your wifi network
  • Regularly shutting off (the white light on the front will turn off)
  • Freezing up during a live event
  • Not ringing your existing internal doorbell correctly 
  • Night vision doesn't work
  • The device works fine for a couple of events and then stops working

Check your Transformer Voltage.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    top
    menu
     (☰).
  3. Tap
    Devices
    .
  4. Select Wired Doorbell Plus.
  5. Tap the
    Device Health
    tile.
  6. Under Power, you should see the Transformer Voltage status. Tap that section to reveal voltage. 

For Wired Doorbell Plus to operate, the voltage needs to be listed as "Good". If you are continuing to have issues, it may be the electrical wiring at your location. Older wires from your wall can deteriorate over time and may need to be replaced.

Learn more about fixing insufficient power issues

Last updated 2 months ago