What Does a Red Light on a Ring Doorbell Mean?

Your Ring Doorbell is flashing red lights, and you are wondering what it means. Here’s a complete guide to understanding and diagnosing the problems with your doorbell.

The thing that irritates us most about technology is not knowing how to figure out our devices when they stop working correctly or do something unexpected. But if you have an issue with your Ring Video Doorbell, I can help solve it by providing all the information necessary for diagnosis in just a few minutes.

In this article, I have compiled all the information that you need to know about understanding and diagnosing the problems with your Ring Video Doorbell. Let’s get started!

What Does a Red Light on a Ring Video Doorbell Mean?

The Ring doorbell has a red light that indicates different things. If the light is flashing, it means the doorbell is low on battery. If the light is solid, it means either the doorbell is using infrared night vision or there are people on the front porch.

How can I troubleshoot a red light on my Ring Doorbell?

Step 1: Temporarily disable your VPN

If you have a red light on your Ring Doorbell, it could be due to your location. Ring Doorbells use location to identify visitors, so disabling your VPN could resolve the issue. To temporarily disable your VPN, access the VPN service on your device and wait for your device’s connectivity to reset.

Step 2: Restart the setup process

To restart the setup process for a Ring Doorbell, press the Camera’s setup button, and then complete the process in the Ring app. If the red light turns off, then the setup is complete. You should see a solid blue light if the setup is complete. If the red light is still flashing or on, proceed to step 3.

Step 3: Reinstall the Ring App

If you’re having trouble with a red light on your Ring Doorbell, try reinstalling the Ring App. Uninstalling the app will depend on what device you’re using, so follow the specific guidelines for your device. To reinstall the app, download it again and press and hold it until you see More Options. If the red light is still blinking after reinstalling the app, try resetting the camera by pressing and holding SETUP for about 20 seconds.

Step 4: Reset the camera

To reset the camera on a Ring Doorbell, press and hold SETUP on the camera for about 20 seconds. The red light should turn off, indicating that the process is complete. You should see a solid blue light if the setup is successful.

Step 5: Check the batteries

If your Ring Doorbell’s battery is running low, the light on the device will flash red. To recharge the doorbell’s batteries, you will need to connect them to a micro-USB charger. Once the doorbell is fully charged, it will run for months with regular use.

What are the Different Lights on a Ring Doorbell and What They Mean

Flashing White

If you see the light flashing on the Ring Doorbell, it means there is a problem with your internet connection. The Ring Doorbell also has a red light which means there is a problem with the security system. If you have changed your Wi-Fi password, there may be a problem with your router.

Flashing White Light at the Left of the Circle

The flashing white light at the left of the circle on a Ring Doorbell indicates that there is an issue with the device or connection. Different patterns of white light mean different things, and next to it is the process going on inside the device. If you have any questions or issues, it’s best to contact Ring Customer Support.

LED Ring Spins Blue Then Turns White

If the LED ring on your Ring Doorbell starts spinning blue and then turns white, this means that your battery is charging. If you’re going to be away for a while and want to make sure all lights are turned off on your device, plugging in your Ring Doorbell can serve as a safeguard.

White Light Flashing On and Off

If you see the white light flashing on and off on your Ring Doorbell, this means it is trying to update the firmware. If you have trouble accessing certain features or apps from your phone or computer, wait until the firmware update is complete.

Solid Blue Light

If you see a solid blue light on your Ring Doorbell, it means that the speaker is enabled and you can use your smartphone or computer to listen to what’s going on on the other side of the Doorbell.

Bottom Half Red Flashing

If you see the bottom half of your Ring Doorbell red flashing, it means that the device is not receiving enough power. There are a number of reasons for this, including a low battery, an outlet issue, or a problem with the Ring Doorbell itself.

Flashing White Light at the Right of the Circle

If you see a flashing white light on your Ring Doorbell, it means there is an issue with the device or setup. The different patterns of white light correspond to different processes inside the device.

What do 3 red lights on Ring doorbell mean and how to fix it?

The three solid red lights on your Ring Doorbell indicate that the device is utilizing its IR (Infrared) camera to enhance visibility in darker situations or at night. If desired, you have the option to disable Night Mode.

What do 4 red lights on Ring doorbell mean?

The presence of four red lights on your Ring doorbell serves to enhance visibility in low-lighting conditions when the night vision mode is activated.

Additionally, these lights enable the camera to capture any detected activity while you are not present. With the appropriate settings, you can remotely access the recorded video through the Ring app.

 

FAQs

What is the Solid Red Light on the Ring Doorbell?

The Ring Doorbell has different lights that indicate different activities. The red dots near the doorbell button or camera are part of the infrared function of the camera. The red dots will turn off during the day. The solid red light on the Ring Chime indicates that there is an issue with the WiFi connection. There are no flashing red lights on the doorbell itself. The different lights indicate different activities, such as motion, doorbell, and camera.

What are the Three Red Dots on the Ring Doorbell?

The three red dots on the Ring Doorbell indicate that the doorbell is using its IR night vision function. This means that the doorbell is able to see in low-light conditions. The different light indicators on the Ring Doorbell show the user different information. For example, the three red dots indicate a security issue. The user guide for the Ring Doorbell has all the information that a user needs to know about their doorbell.

How To Turn Off the Red Lights on a Ring Doorbell

To turn off the red lights on your Ring Doorbell, simply tap the 3 dots in the top right corner of the preview tile. Then, tap Settings and choose device settings. Finally, under Video settings, turn the infrared off.

Why is My Ring Doorbell Flashing Red?

A red flashing Ring doorbell might indicate that either your device’s battery is getting low or your wi-fi connection has been dropped. A solid white Ring indicates that your gadget is hardwired and getting power, so if your doorbell is flashing red, check to see if its battery needs to be replaced or if there are any issues with your wi-fi connection.