Ring Spotlight Cam (1st Generation) mounted on a wall outside lighting up a dark night.

Spotlight Cam (1st Gen) Setup Mode Troubleshooting

Learn what to do when Spotlight Cam (1st Gen), Battery, Wired, Solar, or Plug-In, is stuck in Setup Mode.

Troubleshooting Setup Mode

When setting up Spotlight Cam in the Ring app, the device goes into Setup Mode where it temporarily broadcasts a local wifi network that connects to your mobile device. You'll when the device is in Setup Mode when the status light is flashing on the bottom of the device. Here a few tips if you're having trouble.

Check to make sure your Ring device is in Setup Mode

There are a few different light patterns that tell you the status of Spotlight Cam like Setup Mode, disconnected from the internet, failed setup, and more. 

Learn more about Spotlight Cam Light Patterns

Disconnect your mobile device from your wifi

Sometimes phones and tablets have trouble connecting to a Ring device's temporary network during setup. Try getting off the network, then attempt setup again. 

Learn more about Setup Mode

Check to make sure your Ring device is receiving power

Whether wired or battery, if Spotlight Cam doesn't have power, it won't be able to setup. Recharge the battery or batteries on your Spotlight Cam or check to see if the power is out at the device's location. 

Learn more about Spotlight Cam Wired issues

Reset Spotlight Cam

If your device has power, hold the setup button located at the top of the device down for 20 seconds to perform a hard reset on the device. After release, the status light on the bottom of the device should flash a few times letting you know that Spotlight Cam is restarting. Attempt to set up your Ring device again.

Last updated 4 months ago