the fact ring doesnt have a dedicated monitor that would allow for instant live view when the doorbell is pressed is madness.
the fact that we have to make our own solutions using overly expensive, overly spec'ed tablets and mobile devices to get a basic feature that $50 video doorbells from amazon have is madness
the fact that ring finally released a feature only to remove it is abolute madness.
the fact tht ring cant understand why this is a pretty important feature request, requested by so many of their customers is beyond belief
RING: simply allow automatic live view full screen when the doorbell is pressed. this shouldnt be difficult!
I know how you feel, I was incredibly frustrated for months when they broke this function (it used to work just fine) but refused to admit it. I even ended up returning Ring cameras I'd bought but I'd had the doorbells too long for a refund. They have finally fixed this issue however (at least with the iOS app) but I won't be buying any more Ring products. Here's how to activate the feature:
Be sure you update your app, then on the home page of the app, tap the elipsis "..." in the top right corner of the device you want to pop up full screen, tap Settings, Device Settings, Alert Settings, Notification Preferences and turn off (yes, off) In-App Notifications. This will then show alerts full screen, but only when you are in the app.
Oh I see what you mean. You're right that it used to open full screen and now only half-way. I wonder if they do any user testing before rolling out these changes or they just do it without feedback. They certainly don't seem at all responsive to these discussions in their own forums so I'd be quite surprised to hear that they ask for feedback from actual users before forcing changes on them.
Anyone know what version of the app had the feature? You can't install an older version on iOS (unless it is jailbreaked), but on android you can find previous version (e.g. apkmirror website).
The in-app notification sort of works (tested on a spare iOS device, I imagine similar on android), but once the phone goes to sleep, it is no longer "in-app" and therefore will no longer launch the video.
Don't know if it was mentioned already in the thread, but there are ways to get this working with 3rd party apps (again only Android). Search youtube for something along the lines of "ring doorbell automation".
I was hoping to find an easier ring supported feature before going the complicated automation route (which requires buying an app)