How to Install a Ring Video Doorbell in 10 Easy Steps

Step 7: Attach Doorbell Wires (Optional)

If you want to connect your Ring to your existing doorbell chime to prolong its battery life or make your chime ring when a visitor presses the doorbell button, you can now attach those two doorbell wires to your Ring. If you want a fully wireless doorbell because you’re using a separate Ring Chime (or you’re fine with just getting doorbell notifications on your smartphone), then you can skip this part.

First, loosen the two screws on the mounting bracket that are located directly over the hole where the wiring is sticking out of your wall. Then, take the wires and wrap one around each screw—it doesn’t matter which one, as long as the wires aren’t touching. Make sure each has a good connection to the screw. Tighten the screws gently if needed. Congratulations! You’ve now closed the circuit.

Note: If you have a digital doorbell chime (one that makes more of an electronic two-toned sound than the traditional “ding dong” chime), then this is the perfect time to attach the included diode. Check your installation instructions for more information about this step. 


Step 8: Mount Ring Doorbell

We’ve finally reached the exciting part. Position your Ring Video Doorbell just above the bracket and press in and down until it clicks into place. It’s okay to use a little bit of force on this step. 


Step 9: Restore Power

Time to flip that breaker switch again to make your device live. Go ahead and test it out and make sure everything is working. If you have your Ring Video Doorbell wired to your interior chime and it’s not chiming, remove the faceplate and double-check that your connections are secure. (If you have a digital chime, now is also a good time to reverse your diode if necessary.) 

If everything seems to be in order, you can screw the two included security screws into the underside of the faceplate using the small end of the included screwdriver. 


Step 10: Set App Preferences

Your Ring Doorbell installation is complete. Now you can use your Ring app to play with features, set your motion detection and night vision settings, choose what kinds of notifications you want, and select what areas you want your camera to cover. 


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