Ring Live View Not Working

Dealing with a Ring Live View that is not working or connecting can be frustrating, especially when you rely on it for security and monitoring purposes.

This article will provide you with some troubleshooting tips and solutions to help you get your Ring Live View back up and running efficiently.

Common Causes of Ring Live View Issues

Network and Connectivity Problems

One of the main reasons for Ring Live View not working is network and connectivity problems. Ensure your internet connection is stable and that your Wi-Fi router is functioning correctly.

Interference with your Wi-Fi signal can also affect Ring Live View performance. Keep your Ring Doorbell away from large, metallic objects, and other devices that might cause signal interference. If you still experience issues with Wi-Fi connectivity, you might consider investing in a Wi-Fi range extender, such as Ring’s Chime Pro, or a mesh network system.

Device and Settings Issues

Your camera settings may be causing problems with Ring Live View. Try adjusting its video settings within the Ring app by following these steps:

  1. Go to Device Dashboard and tap on your device.
  2. Tap Device Settings.
  3. Tap Video Settings.
  4. Go to Live View and toggle it on (blue).

If the issue persists, reset your Ring device to its factory settings by following the instructions provided by Ring support. This might help resolve any firmware or software-related issues affecting your device.

You can address most Ring Live View issues by addressing network and connectivity problems or by troubleshooting device settings and battery issues.

How to Fix Ring Live View Not Working

Check Internet Connection

  • First, ensure your device is connected to the internet.
  • Check your Wi-Fi signal strength.
  • Also, ensure your Ring device’s RSSI is within a suitable range for optimal performance (usually between -40 and -60).
  • Test your home Wi-Fi network by conducting a speed test online.
  • If your signal strength is weak, consider moving your router closer to your Ring device or adding a Wi-Fi extender for improved coverage.

Disable VPN

Remember to disable any VPNs on your mobile device when using the Ring app, as they may affect its performance.

Check Device Health and Settings

First check that Live View is turned on by following these steps:

  1. Go to Device Dashboard and tap on your device.
  2. Tap Device Settings.
  3. Tap Video Settings.
  4. Go to Live View and toggle it on (blue).

Other settings to check:

  • Ensure that your Ring Video Doorbell or security camera is online and capturing events.
  • Navigate to the Device Health section within the app to review important details such as power and signal strength.
  • For battery-powered Ring devices, check that the battery is properly charged.
  • For wired devices, verify that the power source is working correctly.

Reset and Reboot the Ring Device

If you are still experiencing issues with your Ring live view, try resetting and rebooting the device.

For Ring doorbells and cameras:

  • Press and hold the setup button for 20 seconds, then release it to reset the device.
  • After resetting, allow the Ring device to fully reboot and connect to your Wi-Fi network.

Improving Ring Live View Experience

Enhancing your Ring Live View experience requires a few simple tweaks and adjustments. In this section, we’ll discuss how to optimize your internet connection and adjust video settings for a seamless experience.

Optimizing Internet Connection

One of the essential factors in your Ring Live View experience is a stable and fast internet connection.

Here are some steps you can take to improve your Wi-Fi performance:

Check your router placementEnsure your router is centrally located and not obstructed by walls, furniture, or other objects.
Change the Wi-Fi channelIf you’re experiencing interference from other devices, try changing the Wi-Fi channel on your router.
Upgrade your routerIf you have an older router, consider upgrading to a newer model that supports faster speeds and better coverage.
Use a Wi-Fi extender or mesh networkIf your Ring device is too far from the router, consider adding a Wi-Fi extender or mesh network to improve signal strength.

Adjusting Video Settings

Adjusting the video settings on your Ring device can also have a significant impact on the quality of your Live View experience. Here are some measures you can take to improve video quality:

Enable Live View:Ensure the Live View feature is enabled on your Ring app by going to Device Dashboard, tapping on your device, selecting Device Settings, tapping Video Settings, and toggling on Live View.
Adjust video qualityIn the Ring app, go to Device Settings > Video Settings > Video Quality, and select a lower resolution if you’re experiencing connectivity issues.
Check power supply and wiringMake sure your Ring device has a proper power supply and that the wiring is intact. This can significantly impact your video quality.

Following these steps should help you improve the quality of your Ring Live View experience. Remember, a stable internet connection and optimized video settings are crucial for the best possible performance.

Contacting Ring Support

If you’ve tried all the troubleshooting steps and your Ring Live View is still not working, it’s time to contact Ring Support for further assistance. They can guide you through additional steps and check if there’s any issue with your device that requires a repair or replacement.

To contact Ring Support, follow these steps:

  • Visit the Ring Support website at support.ring.com.
  • Click on the “Contact Us” link located at the top-right corner of the website.
  • Choose the method of contact that works best for you, such as Live Chat or Phone Support.

Before you reach out to Ring Support, make sure you have the following information handy:

Device TypeSpecify the Ring device you’re experiencing issues with, such as Ring Doorbell or Ring Security Camera.
Device ModelProvide the model number of your Ring device, which can be found on the box, in the device settings, or on the product label.
Device Serial NumberProvide the serial number of your Ring device, which can be found in the device settings or on the product label.
Account InformationMake sure you can provide your Ring account email address and have access to the account during the support session.

By providing all the necessary information to Ring Support, they will be better equipped to help you resolve your Live View issues quickly and efficiently.