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Creating and Deleting Privacy Zones

Learn how to set up a Privacy Zone to block motion and recording areas on your Ring camera or doorbell's field of view.

What are Privacy Zones?

Privacy Zones let you control what you want to see and what you don’t. In the Ring app, you can black out designated areas within your camera’s field of view so that they are not viewable in Live View or recorded in your videos. For example, if your doorbell display a neighbor's entry door in its view, you can block that area out so you don't disturb your neighbor's privacy.

Setting up a Privacy Zone

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    then
    Devices
    .
  3. Select desired device.
  4. Tap
    Device Settings
    .
  5. Tap 
    Privacy Settings
    .
  6. Tap
    Add Privacy Zones
    .
  7. Tap plus (
    +
    ) to create a new zone, and drag the box to cover the area you want kept private.
  8. Tap
    Save.
    You've now successfully set up a Privacy Zone.

Turn Audio Streaming and Recording on or off

In the Ring app, you also have privacy control over whether your Ring doorbell or camera records or plays audio in Live View. 

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    then
    Devices
    .
  3. Select desired device.
  4. Tap
    Device Settings
    .
  5. Tap 
    Privacy Settings
    .
  6. Toggle on or off
    Audio Streaming and Recording
    .

Deleting a privacy zone

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    then
    Devices
    .
  3. Select desired device.
  4. Tap
    Device Settings
    .
  5. Tap 
    Privacy Settings
    .
  6. Select the zone you wish to delete.
  7. Tap
    Edit Privacy Zones
    .
  8. Tap the trash can icon.
  9. Confirm the deletion of the zone.

Last updated 7 months ago