How to Turn Off Ring Notifications (5 Quick Ways)

by Joel Manansala

Ring has changed the way people keep an eye on their front door. While the traditional doorbells still do their job just fine, smart doorbells like those from Ring upped the ante by enabling remote monitoring through the Ring app. This allowed users to receive motion alerts and notifications on their mobile device whenever their Ring device picked up motion or their Ring doorbell was pressed.

However, receiving one Ring alarm one after the other can be annoying, especially false alarms in the middle of the night. This is especially true with devices set up in high-traffic areas with lots of deliveries. But before you get so annoyed that you consider turning off your Ring doorbell, you can try blocking the device notifications.

There are several ways you could lessen these false positives and in this blog, we'll discuss how to turn off Ring notifications in five easy ways.

How to Turn Off Ring Notifications

While the Ring notification sound serves as your first line of security, there may be times when you just can't be bothered with the constant alerts, especially during bedtime. If you want to disable all the notifications or at least lessen false alerts, here are five things you can do:

Disable Ring Notification Sound

The most straightforward solution to lessen Ring alerts is by turning off the notification sound. While the audible ringing lets you know whether someone is at your front door, it could be overwhelming, especially if you get repeated alerts. Turning off the notification sound only disables the audible alert and not the push notifications, so you can still be notified of motion alerts or any movement within your device's field of view.

To disable the Ring notification sound and enjoy a peaceful environment without interruptions, follow these simple steps:
  1. Open the Ring App: Launch the Ring app on your mobile device and log in to your Ring account.
  2. Select Device: On the Ring app, tap the device for which you wish to mute the notification sound.
  3. Access Settings: Tap the "Settings" menu icon.
  4. Navigate to Device Settings: In the Ring settings menu, select "Device Settings".
  5. Find Notification Settings: Select the "Notification Settings" menu.
  6. Adjust App Notification Tones: Tap "App Notification Tones."
  7. Choose Notification Type: Select either "Motion Notifications" for Ring cameras and doorbells or "Ring Notifications" for doorbells.
  8. Toggle Sound Settings: If you have an Android phone, choose "Silent" to completely disable the notification sounds.

Use Geofencing

Ring geofencing is a practical feature within the Ring app that automatically adjusts your device settings based on your location. When you're home, it can snooze alerts to prevent constant notifications, providing peace of mind without disruptions.

To set up Ring geofencing:
  1. Open the Ring app and navigate to Settings.
  2. Select "Geofence."
  3. Enable the feature, which allows you to customize when and where you receive motion alerts. For instance, you can configure auto-snooze to pause alerts when you're at home or approaching your Ring device.
Keep in mind:
  • Geofencing relies on GPS, so ensure it's enabled on your device.
  • Currently, Ring geofencing doesn't support multiple users.

Try the Snooze Option

The snooze option in the Ring app provides users with a temporary solution for silencing notifications. It allows you to pause alerts for a specified duration, offering relief from interruptions without permanently disabling notifications. When activated, the snooze option temporarily suspends all motion notifications from your Ring devices. This allows you to enjoy quiet moments without being disturbed by alerts.

  1. Open the Ring App: Launch the Ring app on your smartphone or mobile device.

  2. Select the Desired Device: Choose the Ring device for which you want to snooze notifications. It could be a doorbell, camera, or any other Ring device.

  3. Access Motion Snooze: Within the device settings, locate the option for "Motion Snooze." This is where you can activate the snooze feature.

  4. Set the Duration: Specify the duration for which you want to snooze notifications. Ring offers preset time intervals for snoozing, typically ranging from 15 minutes to a few hours.

  5. Confirm and Enjoy: Once you've set the duration, confirm your selection. Your Ring device will now be muted for the specified period, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted peace.

You can also snooze notifications directly from a received alert. When you receive a motion notification, swipe down on the notification panel of your device. Look for the "Snooze" option within the notification itself and select it to temporarily mute alerts without accessing the Ring app directly.

Adjust Your Scheduling and Mode Settings

Scheduling and mode settings in the Ring app allow you to customize when your Ring devices are active and when notifications are sent. By creating schedules tailored to your routines, you can minimize unnecessary notifications and motion detection alerts and ensure you receive them only when needed.

  1. Open the Ring App: Launch the Ring app on your smartphone or mobile device.

  2. Select Devices: Go to the Devices section within the app.

  3. Choose Your Device: Select the Ring device for which you want to adjust motion settings and scheduling.

  4. Access Motion Settings: Within the device settings, locate the option for "Motion Settings."

  5. Select Motion Schedule: Depending on your device, you may find the Motion Schedule option under the "Advanced Settings" menu. Select Motion Schedule to proceed.

  6. Create a New Rule: Set up a new motion schedule rule by defining the period during which you want notifications to be turned off. Specify the start and end times for the schedule.

  7. Name the Rule: Give your motion schedule rule a descriptive name to easily identify it in the future.

  8. Save the Rule: Confirm your settings and save the motion schedule rule.

  9. Repeat for Other Devices: Repeat the process for all the cameras and doorbells you'd like to adjust motion settings and scheduling for.

Adjust Your Custom Motion Zones

Custom motion zones allow you to define specific areas within the camera's field of view where motion detection should be active or ignored. By creating custom zones, you can tailor the device's motion detector sensitivity in certain areas while ignoring others.

  1. Open the Ring App: Launch the Ring app on your smartphone or mobile device.

  2. Select Devices: Go to the Devices section within the app.

  3. Choose Your Camera: Select the Ring camera for which you want to adjust motion settings.

  4. Access Motion Settings: Within the device's settings, locate the option for "Motion Settings."

  5. Tap Edit Motion Zones: Select the option to edit motion zones for the chosen camera.

  6. Adjust the Default Zone: Tap on the default motion zone to adjust its boundaries or create new custom zones.

  7. Draw Motion Zones: Use your finger to draw up to three custom motion zones within the camera's field of view. Focus on areas of interest such as your porch, yard, or driveway, while excluding areas like public sidewalks or your neighbor's property.

Tips for Drawing Motion Zones:

  • Focus on areas where you expect important motion events to occur, such as entrances or pathways.

  • Exclude areas where motion from unrelated sources, such as passing pedestrians or vehicles, may trigger false alerts.

  • Ensure that the drawn zones cover the desired areas effectively and avoid overlapping to prevent confusion.

How to Disable All Notifications From Ring App

Disabling all notifications from the Ring app is a drastic measure but can provide relief from constant alerts. Here's how to turn off Ring notifications on both iPhone and Android devices:

For iPhone:

  1. Access Settings: Open your iPhone's settings menu.
  2. Navigate to Ring App: Scroll down and locate the Ring app from the list of installed applications.
  3. Tap on Notifications: Tap on the Ring app to access its notification settings.
  4. Toggle Off Notifications: Toggle the switch next to "Allow Notifications" to turn off notifications for the Ring app.

For Android:

  1. Open Settings: Open the settings menu on your Android device.
  2. Find App Manager: Depending on your device, you may need to find and select "Apps," "Applications," or "App Manager."
  3. Locate Ring App: Scroll through the list of installed apps to find the Ring app.
  4. Tap on Ring App: Tap on the Ring app to access its settings.
  5. Turn Off Notifications: Within the Ring app settings, look for the option related to notifications and toggle it off to disable notifications.

After completing these steps, notifications from the Ring app will be disabled on your device. If you wish to re-enable notifications in the future, simply revisit the notification settings for the Ring app and toggle them back on.

Keep in mind that while disabling notifications can provide temporary relief, it's important to remember to re-enable them when needed, especially when leaving the house or when expecting important alerts.

Disabling Phone Notifications

Disabling phone notifications, particularly for the Ring app, can be done through the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature on both Android and iOS devices. Here's how to do it on an Android phone:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
  2. Go to the "Notifications" or "Sound & notification" section.
  3. Look for the "Do Not Disturb" option and tap on it.
  4. Within the Do Not Disturb settings, find the section that allows you to customize which apps can bypass Do Not Disturb.
  5. Remove Ring from the list of allowed apps. This will prevent Ring notifications from coming through when Do Not Disturb is active.
  6. Adjust the time schedule for Do Not Disturb to fit your needs, ensuring it aligns with when you're typically at home or out.

While this solution may seem unconventional because your phone will always display that you're in "do not disturb" mode, it effectively blocks Ring notifications while allowing other notifications to come through as usual.

Best Practices for Managing Ring Notifications

While you may find them bothersome at times, Ring's notifications are an essential feature of the security system, and disabling them, if not correctly done, could mean missing important alerts and possibly risking your safety. Striking a balance between staying informed about important events and minimizing unnecessary distractions is crucial in tailoring alert settings. Here are some best practices for managing Ring notifications:

  1. Prioritize Notifications: Identify which notifications are the most important to you. For example, prioritize notifications for doorbell activity or motion detected in specific areas of your property.
  2. Customize Motion Zones: Take advantage of custom motion zones in the Ring app to reduce false alarms. By adjusting motion detection areas, you can focus on critical areas while minimizing alerts from less important areas.
  3. Regularly Review Settings: Periodically review and adjust your notification settings as needed. Changes in your environment or usage patterns may warrant updates to ensure notifications remain relevant and useful.
  4. Communicate with Household Members: If you share access to Ring devices with other household members, communicate and collaborate on notification preferences. Ensure everyone is aware of how notifications are managed to avoid confusion.


Is there a way to turn off Ring notifications?

Yes, you can turn off Ring notifications by adjusting settings in the Ring app or through your device's notification settings.

How do I change my Ring notification settings?

To change Ring notification settings, open the Ring app, navigate to settings, and select "Notification Preferences" to customize your alerts.

How do I turn on Ring notifications on my iPhone?

To turn on Ring notifications on your iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications, find the Ring app, and enable notifications.

How do I turn off Ring notifications on iPad?

To turn off Ring notifications on iPad, go to Settings > Notifications, locate the Ring app, and disable notifications.

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