How to stop or manage Ring notifications


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Whether you bought a Ring Doorbell to prevent porch pirates from stealing your packages or for keeping an eye on your home while you’re away, a Ring Doorbell can be an invaluable tool in building a secure smart home. The Ring Spotlight Cam and the Ring Indoor Cam models reinforce this as security-focused models managing areas outside the vantage point of your front door. However, some of its features can get annoying sometimes. Ring doorbells often send notifications when their camera detects motion. This feature, while designed for safety and awareness, can actually become an annoyance if, for example, the device is positioned such that it regularly detects passing cars, animals, or benign movement from trees or wind.

And it can get intrusive, especially if you’re in the middle of something important or attempting to enjoy some quiet time. Sometimes, users could receive notifications that are false alarms, which could heighten their anxiety levels unnecessarily. This effect can be amplified if you’ve paired the doorbell with the  Ring Chime Pro to broadcast notifications within your home.

So, if you’re wondering, is there a way to turn off Ring notifications or how do I manage my Ring notifications, take heart because there is a way to disable this feature and get rid of the annoying notifications. Here are some ways to do it.

Steps To Disable Notifications on Your Ring Doorbell

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If you’re getting too many alerts, then you may want to turn the notifications completely off. With the notifications off, your Ring Doorbell will still record footage, provided you have an active Ring Protect subscription, whenever motion is detected. You just won’t be alerted in real-time.

How do I manage Ring notifications?

  1. Open the Ring app and press the menu icon at the top left of the screen.
  2. Select “Devices.”
  3. Choose the device you want to modify.
  4. Look for detection and alert options on the right side of the screen, including Ring Alerts, Motion Detection, Motion Alerts, and Motion Warnings.
  5. Enable or disable these Ring notifications by toggling them on or off.
  6. For more customization options, select the “Device Settings” option below these togglable settings.
  7. Choose “Notification Settings.”
  8. Adjust the available options, including Rich Notifications and App Alert Tones.

Planning When to Avoid Motion Alerts

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You can also try to automate when the notification gets turned on or off on your Doorbell using a feature called Motion Scheduling. It’s built right into Ring’s system and offers a convenient method of setting up specific time stretches when you wish to stop receiving motion alerts.

For instance, if your waste collection happens every Tuesday between 7:30 and 7:45 AM, and you prefer not to receive motion alerts at this time, you can schedule it so.

How to Set Up a Motion Schedule:

  1. Open the Ring app and tap the three lines located at the top left.
  2. Go to ‘Devices’.
  3. Pick the specific device to which you want to apply the motion schedule.
  4. Go to ‘Motion Settings’ and then ‘Motion Schedule’.
  5. Formulate a rule to deactivate the motion alerts for a particular time and day.
  6. Give a name to this rule.
  7. Press ‘Save’.

Activating or Deactivating a Motion Schedule Rule

Once you’ve set up a Motion Schedule Rule, it will be displayed on the ‘Motion Schedule’ page. From this list, you are able to switch any allotted rule on or off. This is done by tapping the toggle button on the right. If the toggle is blue, the rule is on. Conversely, if it’s white, the rule is off.

Modifying a Motion Schedule Rule

If you need to change any rule, just select the rule in question. This will redirect you to the screen that was used to create the rule. Here, you’ll be able to revise the rule with the new parameters and save those changes.

Deleting a Motion Schedule Rule

Rules can be removed by swiping left on the selected rule, and a red ‘Delete’ button will appear. To confirm the deletion, press this button.

Adjusting the Motion Sensitivity to Reduce Notifications

You can also maneuver around the countless notifications by reducing motion sensitivity and pinpointing zones in the camera’s field of view that are critical for motion detection.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Access Motion Zones: Start by opening the Ring app. From the dashboard, navigate to the Motion Settings of the specific device you want to adjust.
  2. Edit Motion Sensitivity: Ring offers motion sensitivity adjustment through a slider. Slide to the left if the camera is too sensitive to motion, or slide to the right if it’s not sensitive enough.
  3. Edit Motion Zones: In the Motion Settings, you will find an option called Motion Zones. This feature allows you to set up areas that you want to monitor for movement. You can create unique shapes for these zones by dragging around the little dots on the layout. Simply, pinpoint the key areas that are most important to you.

By focusing on specific areas rather than scanning everywhere all the time, your Ring device can more accurately identify substantial movements, thus effectively adjusting the motion detection sensitivity. Remember, the real deal is to put your primary areas of concern within those motion zones. That way, you’re telling your Ring device where it needs to look out for movement.

This way, you can personalize and adjust your Ring Doorbell or Security Camera’s ‘awareness’ to cater to your needs, ignoring irrelevant movements and zeroing in on the areas that matter most!

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