How to change Ring Doorbell battery in 5 steps

by Brett Decker

The Ring Video Doorbell is a powerful smart security camera that has both the features of a surveillance camera and the convenience of a traditional doorbell.

The Ring Doorbell has a motion sensor that allows it to send real-time notifications to your smartphone when someone is at your front door.

It also has a two-way audio communication feature that lets you talk to your visitors even when you're away.

The Ring Video Doorbell comes in two variants: the wired version and the battery-powered one.

We already discussed how to install a Ring Video Doorbell Wired in our previous blog.

In this blog, we'll talk about how to change the Ring Video Doorbell battery.

The battery

The Ring Doorbell is powered by a 6,000mAh rechargeable battery located inside the device.

According to its manufacturer, Amazon, its battery life lasts around 6 to 12 months, and recharging would take only a few hours.

This will depend on how often you activate motion detection and how often you use the two-way audio and video streaming features.

There's no battery access from the Ring device's outer shell, so you'll have to remove the front plate to remove the battery.

  1. Remove the faceplate
    Use the provided screwdriver with a star-shaped end to remove the security screw. The specially-shaped head was done for security purposes, so don't try to use a third-party screwdriver like a micro Phillips screwdriver as you might end up damaging the screws.
    Simply insert the screwdriver and turn the screw counterclockwise until it loosens. The faceplate will remain tightly in place even when you've taken out the screws.
    To remove the faceplate, put your thumbs on the bottom of the faceplate and the tips of your index and middle fingers on the front plate. Using your thumb, push the faceplate upwards with the help of your index and middle fingers. Be careful not to drop the cover as you may end up damaging it.
  2. Remove the battery
    Once you've removed the faceplate, you'll see the battery inside the device. At the top of the battery is a black rectangular tab. Press this tab using one index finger to quickly release the battery pack. Slide the battery out using your other index and middle finger.
  3. Recharge the battery
    There's a USB cable that comes with the Ring Doorbell's original packaging. Use it to charge the Ring battery. Plug the USB cable into the battery's USB port like you would a charger into your phone and wait until it is fully charged.
  4. Replace/return the battery
    Once you have a fully charged battery, simply slide it back into place by pushing it until the black rectangular tab snaps. Try turning on the Ring doorbell to see if you've placed the battery correctly before putting the faceplate back on.
  5. Put the faceplate back on
    Once you're done with the Ring Doorbell battery replacement, put the faceplate back on.
    Take the faceplate and look for a plastic hook in the inner, upper part of the cover. Hold it at a 45-degree angle and make sure the hook faces the hole. Slide the cover back on and push it until you hear a snap. Replace the security screw by rotating it clockwise using the provided screwdriver.

Battery features & lifespan

Ring Video Doorbells use a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that comes with the purchase of the device. You can still buy a second battery as a backup power to help maintain the continuous use of your Ring Device when the main battery is charging.

The battery is charged with a micro USB charger. The first and second-generation Ring Doorbells use a built-in battery, so you'll have to remove the whole device from the mounting bracket to charge it.

Ring Video Doorbell 2, 3, 3 Plus, and the Peephole Cam are equipped with a quick-release battery pack, so you don't have to remove the whole device to charge it.

The Ring Doorbell's battery life typically lasts between 6 to 12 months with normal use. This will still depend on how you use the device. If its motion detection is constantly on, the battery will drain faster.

You will receive a notification on your phone when your Ring Doorbell's battery needs a recharge. Make sure to fully charge the battery before it completely dies, or you'll have to set it up in your Ring app again.


Does the Ring Doorbell need a battery?

Most Ring Doorbells use a rechargeable battery except the Ring Video Doorbell Pro which uses your home's existing doorbell wires and the Ring Doorbell Elite which is powered with an Ethernet cable.

Is the battery removable on a Ring Doorbell?

Ring Doorbell 2, 3, 3 Plus, and the Peephole Cam all have removable batteries, while the first and second generations have built-in batteries.

What tool do I need to take my Ring Doorbell off?

There's a provided screwdriver with a star-shaped end that comes with the purchase of the device. Use this to remove the security screw of the faceplate.

How long does the battery last on the Ring Doorbell?

Depending on your use, the battery can last between 6 to 12 months. Make sure to fully charge the battery to enjoy a long lifespan.

How can I check the Ring Doorbell battery percentage?

Yes. To check the battery percentage, open the Ring app and click on your doorbell. Select "Devices", then select "Device Health". Tap on Device Health to see the battery percentage. You will also receive a notification when the battery is low.

Does the Ring App notify you when the doorbell battery is low?

Yes, the Ring app will notify you when the battery is low. Make sure to charge it before it completely dies, or you risk having to set it up again in the app.

What happens when a Ring Doorbell battery dies?

You might have to set up your battery in the Ring app again if the battery dies down.

When should you change the battery?

You should change the battery after 6 to 12 months, depending on your usage.

How long does it take to charge a Ring Doorbell battery?

The Ring Doorbell battery takes just 5 to 10 hours.

What affects battery life?

The more events captured by your Ring device, the more the battery life is affected. For example, if it captures a lot of motion events, the battery. 

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