Can't set up ring doorbell

Hi all,

So I received my Ring doorbell 2 today. I just can’t complete set up- I have tried everything that I can see from my google searches.

So my phone pops up with a message saying connect to “Ring 11”. I press connect - it says successful. I get to the next screen where it says phone is talking to the app- this make take a while. Usually after 2-5 seconds I get an error message and it promts me to start the process again.

This I have done:

  1. Ensured I have a good connection - 100MPS
  2. I am close to the router
  3. 2.4Ghz connection
  4. Channel 1 on router
  5. turned off setting on my android which auto goes to mobile network

It just won’t connect - please help



Did it ask you to scan the QR code on the back of your doorbell with your phone, if not start again.

Hope this helps.


I installed a 3

the instructions are somewhat very vague.

I eventually found yout that scanning the MAC code on the box as instructed failed to install 10 times.

I used the tiny bar code on the back of the bell, having had to un-install it first (as the supplied instructions said too) and that eventually worked.

I must say, ‘awful instructions’, when you get the app to finally work and it took 12 hours due to an unannounced failure of the Ring Web service (I had to phone for 30 minutes) the video then tells you the method I have outlined.

The method in the box booklet does not.

I have a degeee in IT, this is not end user friendly.

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