Video doorbells have become very popular in recent years, with Nest and Ring the market leaders. If you own a Ring brand video doorbell, you’ve no doubt wondered “what do those lights mean?”. Good news: this guide will show you exactly what your device is trying to tell you.
Located around the main button, it can animate in a number of different ways.
What do the lights on the Ring video doorbell mean?
This is what should happen whenever the button is pressed, in normal every-day “ring my doorbell” use.
Your doorbell is attempting to connect to the Wifi (whoever thought that would be a thing?) and is waiting for you enter the credentials.
Scrolling blue (going upwards)
As part of the set-up, Ring is attempting to connect to your home network.
Your firmware is updating!
Your doorbell is booting up!
You’ve enabled the speaker.
4 blue segments flash 4 times
The Ring has been set-up successfully!
Flashing white (just the top segment)
The set-up has failed due to a password error – double check that you entered it correctly!
Flashing white (just the right segment)
The set-up has failed as it’s couldn’t connect to the network. Is your WiFi signal not strong enough, perhaps?
Flashing white (just the left segment)
The set-up has failed due to some other (mysterious) reason. Try again!
Flashing blue (rapidly) and then spinning white
A factory restore is in progress. Hold on to your hat!
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