In a decade like the one we are presently in, smart devices have helped convert our ordinary homes into smart homes. So much so, that there are now wireless doorbells with video available. The Ring Video Doorbells have been among the pioneers of wireless doorbells, boasting so many brilliant yet very useful features for the average American.
Did you ever think that you could answer the door while you’re still in bed? Without having to get up and make your way down to the intercom or directly to the door? You can now! The Ring Video Doorbell is accessible through the Ring App that allows users to access their doorbell, meaning answer it and view the live video footage, straight from their smartphones, tablets and laptops. It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you have the App.
Not only do you get fancy features with the likes of live video footage and two-way audio, but you can receive alerts any time the Ring Doorbell detects any motion at your door whether the bell has been rung or not. That gives you the opportunity to catch your neighbor’s kid stealing your ceramic bird on the porch.
While the Ring Doorbell is a great device, there comes a point where the device, like any other electronic needs to be reset. But when should you ideally reset your device? Read below.
When Should You Reset Your Doorbell
There are normally a few instances where you should reset your Ring Video Doorbell.
1. Connectivity Issues
When you are facing connectivity issues, for instance like your device is lagging or your internet connectivity has been giving you trouble, that is when you should reset your Ring Video Doorbell. It could possibly be due to low Wi-Fi signals or your doorbell being out of range from the Wi-Fi router. But if it’s not and if the problem persists, then it may just be a problem with your Internet – in which case you should contact your Internet Service Provider.
A low battery may lead to your device going offline or send alerts to your smartphones quite often. Getting frequent alerts can be annoying but your device would eventually need a battery change or charge. Once that’s done, you can restart your video doorbell after putting the battery back into the device.
A power surge can sometimes cause a glitch in your device. Knowing that power surges can occur quite often in a single day, we also know that they are what damage electronics in our homes. In the case where your device starts to lag or gets stuck, or even has a glitch where a certain feature doesn’t seem to be working, it may be a result of power surges, thus requiring you to reset your device to start from scratch.
How to Reset a Ring Video Doorbell
Resetting the Ring Video Doorbell is as easy as installing it. Of course while installing some may require professional help because of electrical wiring included, but resetting the device does not require any complicated steps. Here’s how to do it:
- Resetting different Ring Video Doorbells:
- To reset the Ring 1 Video Doorbell, press down the orange button at the back of the device for about 20 seconds.
- To reset the Ring Doorbell 2, press down the black button placed at the front of the device, for about 20 seconds.
- To reset the Ring Doorbell Pro, press down the black button on the right side of the device, for about 20 seconds.
- Once the button is released, the ring light will flash, indicating that it is in the process of resetting your device.
- When the light goes off, the reset is complete.
If you wish to remove a Ring Doorbell from your account, then here is what to do after resetting your Ring Doorbell.
How to Remove a Ring Doorbell from Your Ring App Account
Whether you are selling your device or discarding it, it is quite easy to remove a Ring Doorbell that is synced to your account on the Ring App. Here’s how it’s done.
- On the Ring App tap on the Ring Doorbell that you want to disconnect.
- Tap on Settings and then tap on Remove Device.
- Tap Delete to confirm the removal of the Ring Doorbell from your account.