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Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

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New Neighbor

Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

Is there a way to schedule recordings? I know I can schedule motion alerts, but that doesn’t stop the camera from recording motion— it only stops the alert on your phone. Is there a way to actually stop the camera from recording during certain hours? To save battery, I only want the camera to record motion at night, but I don’t want to have to manually turn the motion capture on/off in the app every day. Is this possible?
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Community Manager

Re: Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

Hey @JaySL1818. While there is not a way to put it on a schedule, have you tried out our new Modes feature? Putting your camera in a certain Mode can help disable the motion recording. You can "Disarm" your cameras in the day, and then arm them in Home/Away when you are sleeping at night or away at work. 



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New Neighbor

Re: Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

I also wish I was able to turn recording on and off with a schedule that can easily be overridden easily. It is easy to change from home and away with the current app but i have to remember to do it, I forget about 25% of the time. Other cameras I have used prior to switching to Ring have that ability and I used it on some cameras often. Just turning off alerts is a nice feature but in a busy yard I still receive a lot of battery killing recordings.

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New Neighbor

Re: Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

We have poor WiFi and with my son playing Fortnite in our office unit outside, whenever someone goes outside he experiences what he calls 'Dad Lag' as the camera kicks in and hogs bandwidth meaning he gets kicked out during gameplay. It would be great to be able to schedule recording as you can with motion detection. Come on Ring, these are expensive pieces of kit surely you can add this feature to make the system even more flexible. ..?
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Neighbor II

Re: Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

You'd be better off just setting your router to prioritize your son's device in it's settings. This way whenever he's on his game won't be affected by anything else. I'm sure he'd be very happy for it. Your internet provider should be able to help you set it up or you could just Google your router make and model.
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New Neighbor

Re: Are Scheduling Recordings Possible?

Scheduled recording times is a huge gap in my opinion. I work from home, I don’t need recordings while I’m downstairs. What I need is automatic recordings based on a schedule. I don’t need to remember yet one more thing (setting away mode) before going to bed when all of this is cloud and computer driven and those systems clearly know time of day.