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Managing Your Devices Using App Shortcuts

Shortcuts are tiles on the Ring app's dashboard that offer quick access to important information and features designed to help you more easily manage your Ring devices.

Types of Shortcuts in the Ring App

  • Neighbors:
    See locally reported events in your neighborhood (not available in all countries).
  • History
    : Easily review all activity on your Ring devices.
  • Ring Alarm:
    Quickly access a list of your Ring Alarm devices where you can see each of their statuses and change their settings.
  • Lights:
    See if any lights are on for your connected Ring devices with lights, such as Ring Smart Lights, Floodlight Cam, or Spotlight Cam. Plus, turn on or off individual lights and lights designated as part of Light Groups.
  • Chime:
    See the status of all of your Chimes (Online, Snoozed, or Offline). You can also snooze (or un-snooze) a Chime from this page and access its device settings.
  • Locks:
    If you have just one lock installed on your property, this shortcut is a one-touch lock/unlock button for that lock. If you have multiple locks installed, tapping this shortcut will let you see the status of all your connected locks – as well as control and change their device settings.

Gray shortcut tiles indicate that no eligible device in that category is currently set up at your location. Tap on the gray tile to learn more about the device category and how it works with your other Ring devices, tap Setup (if you already own the device but haven't set it up in the Ring App) or Shop Now to visit an Amazon page where you can purchase the device.

How do I rearrange my Shortcuts?

Change the order of your shortcuts by tapping the Edit tile in the shortcuts menu. From there, rearrange the shortcuts by dragging and dropping them in the preferred order.

You can also hide unused shortcuts by dragging them to the Hidden Shortcuts section of the page.

How do I restore Hidden Shortcuts?

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    Menu (☰)
    .
  3. Tap
    Settings.
  4. Tap
    Shortcuts.
  5. Drag and drop a shortcut from the
    Hidden Shortcuts
    section to the
    Visible Shortcuts
    section.

When you revisit your Ring dashboard, you will see that the shortcut is now available.