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

Welcome to the Ring App

Learn the basics of the Ring app to help you get started.

How to set up your new device in the Ring app

1. Download and open the Ring app.

2. Select Set Up a Device.

3. Scan QR code with the Ring app.

Take a tour of the Ring app

Your Ring app is a powerful piece of software and the command center for all of your Ring devices. Take some time to learn all about the Ring app and what its functions are.

Go to our guide to the Ring app.

Sign up for a Ring Protect plan

Ring Protect is an optional plan that allows video recordings from your Ring devices to be saved in your Ring account, along with many other features. Without Ring Protect, you access Live View on your doorbells and cameras and answer doorbell notifications when they happen, but you do not get video recordings of those events.

Learn more about Ring Protect.

Set up your users and roles

Once you've completed setting up your Ring device in your app, you can decide who has access to your system. Certain people need total control over the system while others only need to be able to perform a few simple functions. The homeowner, for example, needs to be able to configure every aspect of their devices. A neighbor who checks the house cameras while the family is on holiday needs very limited access.

Learn more about Shared Users and Guest Users.

Join your Neighborhood


The Neighbors App expands the Ring of Security from your home to your neighborhood by letting you easily share and communicate with your neighbors about crime and safety, so you have up-to-date local crime data at your fingertips. We believe that knowledge and communication fosters stronger and safer communities. It's free and you're automatically signed up!

Learn more about Neighbors.