How To Turn Off Ring Doorbell – A Comprehensive Guide (2023)

Are you tired of the constant ringing of your Ring doorbell? Do you want to know how to turn it off?

If yes, you’re at the right place, we will try to solve your problem.

We all know Ring doorbell is a great device it has a lot of advantages, including its compatibility with other smart home devices. However, it can also be very annoying because it often keeps ringing especially when you are trying to sleep or relax.

One of the most common questions that people have is how to turn off Ring doorbell so they can get some peace and quiet.

Luckily, it is actually quite simple and takes only a few steps.

In this article, we will go through the steps on how to turn off Ring doorbell so that you can finally enjoy some quiet time.

Let’s get started!

How to Turn Off Ring Doorbell?

You can apply different methods for new and old Ring doorbell devices.

Let’s start with the old ring doorbells first. You need to follow the easy steps I am going to mention below!

How to Turn Off Old Ring Doorbell?


Step#1: Go to the Ring app on your phone and tap on “More” or “Settings”.

Step#2: You will see a list of options on the screen. Select “My Devices”.

Step#3: You will see a list of your devices here, including your Ring doorbell. Tap on your doorbell to view its settings and tap on “Notifications”.

Step#4: Here, you can set how you want to be notified by your Ring device. You can mute all the notifications or choose to get notified only when someone rings the doorbell or when motion is detected.

Step#5: Once you are done setting the notifications, tap on “the door doorbell when motion is detected.

Step#6: Tap on the “Off” option to turn off all the notifications for your Ring doorbell.

I can assure you that if you follow these steps properly, you will be able to turn off your old Ring doorbell easily.

How to Turn Off New Ring Doorbell?

Now let’s move on to new Ring doorbells. If you have a new ring doorbell, follow these simple steps below:


Step#1: Open the Ring app on your smartphone or tablet.

Step#2: Go to the settings tab and select “Device Health.”

Step#3: Tap on the “Power button,” and then tap on “Turn off” to turn off your new Ring doorbell.

Step#4: Confirm that you want to turn off your Ring doorbell by tapping on “Turn Off” again.

Step#5: Wait for a few seconds until your Ring doorbell has completely shut down.

If you follow these steps, you will be able to turn off your new Ring doorbell without any trouble.

And once it is turned off, you can enjoy some quiet time without any interruptions.

Some people have also complained about the motion notifications on their Ring doorbell. If you are also facing this issue, follow the steps below.

Motion detector notifications are very good for security reasons but can also be annoying sometimes.

You can follow the steps below to stop motion alarm notifications.

How To Turn Off Motion Notifications For Ring Doorbell?

If you want to turn off motion notifications for your Ring doorbell, follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Open the Ring app on your smartphone or tablet for this process.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings (mode settings) icon at the top of the screen of your Ring device.

Step 3: Select “Doorbell settings” from the menu.

Step 4: Toggle off the option for motion notifications (three lines).

Step 5: Confirm your selection by tapping on “Save.”

Note: The device settings icon may be on the left corner of some old devices.

Now you should be able to stop getting motion notifications from your Ring device via motion sensor.

If you ever change your mind and want to turn them back on, just follow the same steps again and toggle on the option for motion notifications.

Note: Most old Ring video doorbell devices have removable batteries, you can simply remove the battery to turn the doorbell off but you might lose some settings as it will reset the device.

Removing the battery is the fastest method of getting rid of notifications but it has a cost too as I have mentioned above.

If you want to see a visual guide on how to turn off the Ring Doorbell Notifications, you can watch this video by Safe & Sound Systems Inc.

Disconnect the Internet


Disconnect wifi

All the doorbells need an active internet connection to stay connected and send you notifications.

So, if you disconnect the internet or turn off wi-fi, it will stop working and not send any notification.

Note: Being offline would disable cloud-based recording.

You would lose motion alerts.

Still not convinced?

Apart from the above-mentioned textbook methods, there are also some tricks and hacks that can work for you:

  • You can install and reinstall the ring app.
  • You can simply reboot your phone.
  • Some users have also reported that VPN can also help reduce notifications.


1. How do I turn off the Ring doorbell app?

It’s quite simple, you can turn off the Ring application by heading over to your phone settings and disabling the screen lock.

Here’s how:

Login to your ring account, and open the Settings menu on your device. Tap “General”, then tap “Auto Lock”. Choose one of the time intervals, or choose to Never Auto-Lock your device.

2. Where is the orange button on Ring doorbell?

The orange button is located at the bottom of your Ring doorbell, just below the camera lens.

Pressing this button will activate your Ring doorbell’s built-in motion sensors and start recording video.

3. How long does it take to charge the Ring doorbell?

It depends on your Ring doorbell’s model and battery type, it may take anywhere from 1-3 hours to fully charge.

However, you can check the charging status of your Ring doorbell by looking at the LED light on its front side.

4. How often does a Ring Doorbell need to be charged?

There is no specific answer to this question, I mean several factors including how often you use the device, how much activity your Ring doorbell is recording, and so on.

5. Can the Ring doorbell go to two phones?

Yes, it is possible to connect your Ring doorbell to multiple phones or devices.

6. Why is my Ring Doorbell flashing blue?

There are a few different reasons why your Ring Doorbell may be flashing blue, including a poor internet connection or a low battery.


There you have all the methods on how to turn off Ring doorbell.

You can choose the method that suits you the most and try it out.

And if that does not work for you, you can always try a different method.

The important thing is to be patient and persistent.

I hope you found this article helpful, if you have any suggestions or questions, let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

Stefen Turner

Hey! My name is Stefen and I am the founder of Smart Home Hunt. Prior to starting this blog, I used to work as a Full-Stack Web Developer in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).