Every Ring Doorbell owner should immediately enable THREE features

CALL all Ring Doorbell owners: There are three hacks you need to know.

If you’re being spent on the home security camera, you might as well put it to good use.

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It is important for your privacy and that of your family to ensure that criminals cannot obtain your credentials.

That’s because your Ring device stores sensitive information about you that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands.

Turn on 2FA

One way to protect your Ring device from attackers is to add an extra step to the sign-in process.

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This ensures that cyber crooks cannot access your account even if your email address and password are exposed.

One way to do this is to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Ring account.

Once activated, you must go through a second authentication step after entering your password during login.

With this extra step, Ring sends a verification code to your smartphone, which you then enter on the sign-up page.

Anyone logging into the account will need both the registered password and passcode to access your Ring data.

To enable it, open the Ring app and tap the three-line menu in the top-left corner.

blow Account and type Two-Factor Authentication. Now tap Turn on two-factorenter your password and click Continue.

Enter your phone number and tap Continue. Enter the numbers sent to your phone and press To verify.

battery saving tip

If your Ring Doorbell isn’t hardwired, it can burn out the battery pretty quickly with constant use.

The device is pretty much useless without power, so employing a battery-saving trick or two might save your blush.

For example, turning on motion detection is one way to ensure the device isn’t running all the time.

When enabled, your doorbell will only record video and audio when it detects motion within a certain area.

This allows your battery to last much longer as clips are only recorded when there is something going on near your door.

This saves your battery life and has the added benefit of saving your cloud storage space.

  • Open the Ring app and select your Ring device.
  • Beat motion settings.
  • Beat movement zones.
  • On the Motion Zones screen, move the slider to the spot labeled “MIN,” then make sure all zones are off on the next screen.

Add shared users

If you have multiple people living in your home, you may want each of them to have access to your Ring account.

This allows them to view alerts, cameras and share videos, access to which can be granted or revoked by the owner.

Instead of sharing your login information with multiple people — which could compromise your account if the wrong person learns your password — try adding them as a shared or guest user.

This gives them access to the account while keeping your credentials secure.

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It also prevents roommates from changing system settings or account information.

  • open that device settings Page in the Ring app for one of your Ring devices.
  • Beat Shared Users.
  • Beat Add User.
  • Enter the email address of the person you want to add as a common user.
  • Select the devices you want to share with this person.
  • Beat Send invitation.

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