How to Delete Ring Videos: Quick Guide

Managing your Ring Doorbell and security camera videos is a simple process that helps you organize and control your privacy. Within the Ring app, you can delete individual videos or remove all recordings.

You can unshare previously shared videos or delete them permanently with just a few taps. Keep in mind that once you delete a Ring video, you can’t recover it. So, make sure to save any important footage before you proceed with deletion.

Getting Started with Ring Video Management

Managing your Ring Doorbell and security camera videos begins with understanding the Ring dashboard and navigating the event history. Let’s dive into these two core aspects to ensure you’re in full control of your Ring device footage.

Using the Ring Dashboard

Your Ring dashboard is the launching point for all your video management activities.

When you open the Ring app, you’ll be greeted with the dashboard screen which is the main interface.

Here, you can view your Ring device status and access camera feeds. It provides a quick overview of your security system’s current state, including the battery life of your devices and any recent activity notifications.

By familiarizing yourself with the dashboard, you’ll be able to swiftly respond to alerts and keep an eye on your home security.

The Event History section is critical for reviewing and managing your recorded videos.

To access it, you’ll need to select “History” at the top of the dashboard screen. This action brings you to a comprehensive event list where all the recorded footage from your cameras is chronologically organized.

You can scroll through the events, replay videos, or select individual entries for further actions. This is where you will spend most of your time if you need to delete specific videos or review footage from your Ring cameras.

How to Delete a Ring Video

Managing your Ring Video Doorbell or camera footage is straightforward. Whether you’re using a mobile phone, tablet, or laptop, here are the steps to remove those unwanted videos.

Steps to Delete from Ring App

  1. Open the Ring app on your mobile phone or tablet.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Event History’ section.
  3. Identify the video you wish to delete, tap on the three dots (menu) associated with that event, and select ‘Delete.’

Deleting from via a Web Browser

  1. On your laptop or desktop, go to and log in to your account.
  2. Click on ‘History’ to view your video events.
  3. Find the specific video, click on the three dots next to it, and hit ‘Delete’ to remove it.

Bulk Deletion of Ring Videos

  1. In the Ring app, press on ‘Edit’ in the Event History.
  2. Select the videos you want to delete or choose ‘Select All’ to remove all recordings.
  3. Once selected, tap on ‘Delete’ and confirm your action to bulk delete the videos.

Saving and Downloading Videos

Before you delete any Ring doorbell videos, you may want to save them for future reference or personal use. Here’s how you can download and maintain your own archive.

Downloading Videos for Permanent Save

For Desktop:

  1. Sign in to your Ring account via a web browser.
  2. Navigate to History and select Manage.
  3. Choose the videos you wish to keep and click Download. You might need to verify your password.

For Android and iOS:

  • Open the Ring app and go to the menu.
  • Tap on History.
  • Scroll to the video you wish to download, tap more, and then select Save or Download depending on your app version.

Downloaded videos are saved in a .zip format and, once unzipped, will be in the .mp4 format.

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Storage Options for Downloaded Videos

After downloading your videos, you’ll need a place to store them:

  • On your computer’s hard drive: Ensure you have enough storage space to save the downloaded files.
  • External storage solutions such as USB drives or external hard drives: Offering portability and additional storage space.
  • Cloud storage services: Options like Google Drive or Dropbox can store your videos online, and this method provides access from any device with internet connectivity.

Remember to manage your storage space efficiently and ensure the security of your downloaded videos, especially if they contain sensitive information.

Managing Shared Ring Videos

When you share Ring videos, you need to know how to manage who has access to them and understand how to retract that access if needed. Remember that shared users can view shared videos, and depending on your settings, they might even delete them. Below are specific steps to control your video privacy effectively.

Manage Access for Shared Users

To ensure your privacy and control over your Ring videos, you need to manage who you designate as a shared user.

Shared users have the ability to view shared videos, which makes managing access a priority.

Here’s how:

  • Open the Ring App or go to
  • Navigate to the Settings or Shared Users section.
  • Review the list of shared users and adjust their permissions according to your preference.
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How to Unshare a Video

Sometimes, you may need to revoke access to a previously shared video. To unshare a video:

  1. Find the shared video in your Ring app or on the website.
  2. Tap or click to select the video you want to manage.
  3. Press the unshare button or unshare video button, which will cease access to the selected video.

After unsharing, the video will no longer be accessible to the previously authorized shared users, ensuring your content remains private. Keep in mind that the option to unshare is a necessary step in maintaining control over who can see your shared Ring videos.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I remove videos from my Ring app on my iPhone?

Open your Ring app and go to the ‘Event History’.

Select the video you wish to delete, tap ‘Actions’, and then ‘Delete’.

You’ll need to confirm the action to permanently remove the video.

Is there a way to delete multiple Ring videos simultaneously?

Yes, you can delete multiple videos at once.

Tap ‘Edit’ in the ‘Event History’, select the videos you want to delete, and choose ‘Delete’ or ‘Delete All’ to remove selected recordings or all videos, respectively.

Can I delete Ring videos directly from my Android device?

Absolutely, from your Android device, navigate to ‘Event History’.

Press and hold the video you want to delete and then press ‘Delete’.

Confirm your choice to finalize the deletion.

Who has the permissions to remove videos from a Ring device?

Only users with owner or shared user access in the Ring app can delete videos.

Owners have full control, while shared users may have limited permissions set by the owner.

How can I know if a video has been deleted from my Ring device?

There is currently no straightforward way to check if a video was deleted or by whom.

If you notice missing recordings or gaps in your history, a deletion may have occurred.

Are Ring videos deleted across all devices when you remove them from one?

When you delete a video from the Ring app, it’s removed from your account across all devices. Shared users will also no longer have access to the deleted videos.