Ring devices such as cameras, alarms, and doorbells have become popular home gadgets over the years. Ring devices typically last for years and you don’t usually replace them often. With the Ring mobile app, it is easy to manage your devices as they are in one place. However, if you want to sell your Ring device, upgrade to a newer model, or replace a broken unit, you will have to remove that device from your account.
To remove Ring devices from your account, all you have to do is go to your Ring app. From the Ring app, all you have to do is click the hamburger icon (≡) > Device Settings > General Settings > Remove this Device.
In this article, we will give you a detailed guide on how to remove ring devices from your account. We will also be talking about how to transfer Ring ownership so, read on!
Why Do You Have To Remove Ring Devices From Your Account?
Ring cameras are considered security devices and they are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Ring security cameras are also cost-effective, easy to install, and are motion-activated. While a Ring camera is very useful for security purposes, there might be instances where you have to remove Ring devices from your account.
The Ring device might not work anymore and cannot be repaired or you might be upgrading to a newer Ring model. You may also want to transfer ownership and you won’t be able to do so until you remove the device from your account. Another thing that can make you remove Ring devices from your account is if you will be selling the device. Unlinking the device from your account will make sure that the new owner will be able to link the device to their account.
How To Remove Ring Devices From Account
Deleting a Ring device from your account is quick and easy. Do take note that Ring devices need to be removed from the Ring app as you won’t be able to remove your device on Ring’s website.
You can have unlimited Ring devices on your account and if you want to remove some of them, you can definitely do so. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to remove a Ring device from your account:
- Open the Ring app on your device (Android or iOS/Apple) then log in to your account if you haven’t already.
- Tap the hamburger icon (≡) located on the top left corner of the app’s dashboard and select Devices.
- You should be able to see all the Ring devices that are connected to your account. Select the device you want to remove from your account (e.g. Ring Video doorbell).
- Once you have selected your preferred device, tap Device Settings.
- From the Device Settings menu, select General Settings and then select Remove this Device to remove the device from your account. A confirmation popup will appear asking you to confirm that you want the device to be removed. Tap Remove Device to confirm your selection.
Once you have completed these steps, you have successfully removed the Ring device from your account. If you have several Ring devices that you want to remove, simply repeat the process and just select the devices you want to remove. If you are transferring ownership, you may need to download your Ring videos, especially if you have important clips that you may need in the future.
How To Deactivate A Ring Doorbell
If you don’t want to remove your Ring doorbell or other Ring device from your account, you can opt to deactivate it temporarily. You can reactivate it again when you want to use the device.
To deactivate a Ring doorbell:
- Open the Ring app on your Android or iOS device.
- Select your desired device (Ring doorbell) then click on Settings.
- Toggle the Motion Detection option off to deactivate your device.
To activate the Ring doorbell again, simply turn the toggle on and the Ring doorbell will activate again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Uninstall A Ring?
Yes, you can uninstall a Ring device from your account. The process of removing a Ring device is the same as when you want to uninstall the device.
If you want to install or reinstall a Ring device, you can also do so from the Ring app on your Android or iOS device. Simply open the Ring app and then tap on the hamburger icon (≡) then select Set Up a Device. You can now select the device you want to install from the list and follow the onscreen instructions to complete installing your device.
How To Change Ownership Of A Ring Doorbell?
To change ownership of a Ring doorbell, you will have to remove the billing information from the Ring website. This cannot be done on the app.
Whoever the previous owner of the Ring device is will have to remove their billing information and remove the Ring device from their account. The new owner will then have to download and install the Ring app and set up the device on their account. The new owner will also have to provide their billing information on Ring’s website.
If you have a Ring Protect Plan, you will also have to cancel your subscription as it won’t automatically be cancelled even if you remove your device from the app. If you are having trouble with canceling the subscription from the app, you can always contact Ring support to help you.
How Many Ring Devices Can You Have On One Account?
Ring does not have strict restrictions about how many devices you can have in one account. You can have as many as you want however, you can only set up Ring devices in up to 10 locations in one account.
How Long Do Ring Doorbell Battery Last?
The battery life of Ring doorbells will depend on how much activity your device is recording. According to Ring, a Ring doorbell battery should last between 6 to 12 months on one charge.
How Do I See What Devices Are Logged Into My Ring Account?
You can see which devices are logged on to your account via the Ring app.
On your Ring app, tap the hamburger icon (≡) then select Control Center > Authorized Client Devices. You will be able to see and manage any smartphones, tablets, or computers that log in to your Ring account.
You will also be able to access this information on a mobile browser and your computer’s web browser. If you are logging in on your mobile browser, follow the same steps as in the Ring app. For desktop browsers, go to ring.com and log in to your account. Once you are logged in, click Dashboard > Account > Control Center > Authorized Client Devices.
You can delete Ring devices only from the Ring app as it is not possible to do so on their website. We have talked about how to remove Ring devices from your account. If you just want to deactivate your account, we have also talked about how to do it in this article.
We hope this article answers any questions you have about removing Ring devices from your account. If you have any other questions, let us know and we’d be happy to help!