The Ring Doorbell requires a Wi-Fi connection to function, but the traditional doorbell will continue to function even if the internet is down and an old-fashioned doorbell will continue to function during a power outage.
To access the video feed if your Wi-Fi provider has changed, you must reconnect your Ring Doorbell.
How To Change The Wi-Fi On A Ring Doorbell
You must re-connect your Ring Doorbell if your Wi-Fi network has recently changed, you’re having connectivity problems, or you have a backup Wi-Fi network.
Follow these instructions to modify the Wi-Fi on your Ring Doorbell:
Activate The Ring App.
Open the Ring app on your phone.
Choose the Menu
At the top-left area of the app, click the Menu symbol, which has three lines.
Choose your Ring Doorbell from the list of devices after clicking on Devices.
Wi-Fi Network Change
Choose Change Wi-Fi Network, followed by Device Health.
To put your Ring Doorbell into setup mode, you must now stand close to it. Remote control cannot be used for this.
Activating the setup mode on the Ring doorbell
Depending on the specific model you own, there may be a different procedure for setting the Ring Doorbell into setup mode. The app will allow you to proceed with the Wi-Fi change while the doorbell is in setup mode, indicated by a spinning light on the front of the doorbell.
- To put a Ring Video Doorbell into set-up mode, remove the doorbell from the mounting bracket. On the back of the doorbell is an orange button. Press the button, but don t hold it down.
- To put a Ring Doorbell 2, 3, 3 Plus, or Elite into set-up mode, remove the doorbell faceplate. On the front of the device is a black button. Press the button, but don t hold it down.
- To put a Ring Doorbell Pro into set-up mode, press the button located on the right side of the doorbell. Don t hold the button down.
Choose the Wi-Fi network of your choice using the Ring app.
Once you’ve entered your Wi-Fi password, click Proceed. Before completing this step, you might need to reset your Wi-Fi password because the Ring Doorbell does not support special characters.
Your desired Wi-Fi network should now be automatically connected to by your Ring Doorbell.
You might need to conduct a hard reset if you can’t get your Ring Doorbell into setup mode. Hold down the setup button for more than 30 seconds to accomplish this. Await the doorbell to ring again. It might take more than five minutes.
Never perform a hard reset if absolutely necessary because it will wipe all of the current settings on your Ring Doorbell.
In the event of a power outage, you can use this method to connect the Ring Doorbell to your Wi-Fi hotspot. If the Ring Doorbell loses connectivity and is having trouble reconnecting to the Wi-Fi, you might also need to connect this method.
An Alternative Method For Changing The Wi-Fi On Your Ring Doorbell
It can be difficult to modify the Wi-Fi on your Ring Doorbell, however there is a somewhat easier solution:
Modify the name of the WiFi network SSID
Change the Wi-Fi Network SSID name to the name of your prior Wi-Fi network when configuring your new network.
Join The Latest WiFi Network
The Ring Doorbell need to now instantly join the fresh Wi-Fi network.
You will need to manually modify the Wi-Fi using the prior technique if this option doesn’t work.
For the Ring Doorbell to function at its peak, it needs a strong and steady WiFi connection. You might occasionally need to switch the Wi-Fi network to guarantee a constant connection.
Since the user must physically switch the Ring Doorbell into a setup mode, this cannot be done remotely. After that, all you have to do is adhere to the directions in the app.