Everyone uses their Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cams differently to fit the coverage they need for their home. This is why choosing the right Video Record Length is an important consideration when personalizing your devices settings. There are now a variety of record length options available in the Video Settings section of your app. The length you choose is the maximum amount of time your camera will record an event for. Learn more about these options below. Note: If you have Motion Verification turned on for your device this will trim your footage. Meaning it will stop recording once your device is no longer sensing motion. This could result in the video being shorter that the Video Record Length you select. Learn more about this feature in this Ring Help Center article.
How to Update the Video Record Length for Your Video Doorbell or Security Cam
- Open the main menu in the top left hand corner of your Ring mobile app
- Select Devices and then the device you would like to update its recording length
- Select Video Settings at the bottom and then tap on the record time to choose your preferred maximum record time.
- Now that your Video Record Time is updated, you are all set!
Battery Powered Recording Lengths - These devices have seven record length options - 15, 20, 25, 30, 60, 90, and 120 seconds - for you to personalize how long your device records for. The recording length you choose will impact the battery life on your device. If you prefer to prioritize battery life for your device, a shorter recording length such as 15-30 is best. However, if charging your battery more often is of no concern than the higher recording length options might be right for your setup. Consider this if you have one of the following devices which are considered battery powered: Video Doorbell (1st and 2nd Generation), Video Doorbell 2, Video Doorbell 3, Video Doorbell 3 Plus, Peephole Cam, Door View Cam, Stick Up Cam Battery, Stick Up Cam Plug-In*, Stick Up Cam Solar, Spotlight Cam Battery, and Spotlight Cam Solar.
Hardwired Recording Lengths - These devices will have four recording length options that are 50, 60, 90, and 120 seconds. As these devices are hardwired, there is no concern for the battery draining, giving you the flexibility to allow for longer recording times. These options will be available for the following devices: Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite, Floodlight Cam, Indoor Cam, Stick Up Cam Plug-In*, Stick Up Cam Elite, Spotlight Cam Wired, and Spotlight Cam Mount.
*Stick Up Cam Plug-In appears in both options as it depends on if you use the battery or wired mode for your camera. Learn more about Dual Power Mode in this Ring Help Center article.
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