Accidently Put Ring doorbell in Setup Mode (How to Fix)

I was updating my Ring device and realized a light was spinning in front of my device. After a few moments of confusion, it dawned on me – somehow, I had accidentally put Ring doorbell in setup mode!

So, after some research, I found possible solutions to fix my Ring device. In this article, I will walk you through these steps. 

Let’s get started!

What to Do accidentally put Ring doorbell in setup mode

If you accidentally put Ring doorbell in setup mode and want to get it back out of the setup mode. 

You do a simple step to do it:

accidentally put Ring doorbell in setup mode

When you accidentally put the Ring device in setup mode, you should press the setup (orange button) again; it will help to get the device out of this mode. 

However, if the doorbell is still in setup mode, try a few following steps to resolve it. 

How to know if Ring is in setup mode

When you are connecting a new Ring device, it will automatically enter the setup mode. But in a few cases, it does not go into setup mode. 

Then you can press the setup button and don’t need to hold it; this method will enter the device into setup mode. 

When you see the light in front of your Ring doorbell spinning, it is in setup mode. 

What to do when Ring doesn’t go into setup mode

If you are setting up a Ring doorbell, but it won’t go into the setup mode, you should try a few solutions to help you resolve this issue. 

Power Cycle 

When you’ve accidentally put the Ring device into setup mode, but you are unable to get it out of this mode after pressing the setup button again. 

You should try to power cycle the doorbell, which will help the doorbell turn back out of the setup mode.  

Here are steps to power cycle the Ring:

  • Locate the circuit breaker at your home. 
  • Flip the breaker to the “off” position. 
  • Wait about 1 minute. 
  • Flip it back to its “on” position. 

Factory Reset

However, if the device still has not recovered after you’ve tried the above steps, you should perform a factory reset for Ring. 

A factory reset will help you get the device out of setup mode. Also, resetting will refresh your device. 

Because resetting will turn the Ring device to its factory default settings. All kinds of data and glitches from the device will also be removed. 

You can reset it by following the below steps: 

  1. Press and hold the orange button for about 10 seconds. 
  2. And release the button, then a light on the front of your doorbell will flash a few times, indicating that the doorbell is resetting. 
  3. Wait about 1 minute until the doorbell finishes the reset. 

Update Software 

If your Ring doorbell shows other issues, such as the doorbell going into setup mode itself, etc., these issues will be due to software glitches. 

To resolve these issues, check that your device runs on the latest software version. 

If the Ring device is outdated, you should instantly install the latest updated software version. 

Here are steps to check the Ring software version: 

  1. Open the Ring app and tap three lines at the top left corner. 
  2. Choose the Ring device you want to check 
  3. Next, click on the device health 
  4. Under the device details, you can check the firmware. 
  5. If the firmware is up to date, it will say “up to date.” 
  6. If there are several updates to install, your Ring device will automatically do so when recording an event or live view. 

Note: Don’t press the setup or other buttons or remove from power while the device is updating. It will stop the software update, and you’ll need to press the “setup” button again. 

Hopefully, it will get the doorbell back to install the update and ensure the doorbell is connected to the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network and router placed within the range. 

Contact Customer Support

 If you are still facing issues with your Ring device or it won’t go into the setup mode, you should consider contacting customer support. 

The Ring customer support will assist you with further solutions, and you’ll get the device out of setup mode. 

Final Thought 

These are the steps when you have put your Ring into the setup mode accidentally: 

  • Press the orange setup button again to get it out of setup mode 
  • Power cycle and factory reset the Ring device 
  • Check and update the Ring software 

Why has my Ring Doorbell gone into setup mode?

If you are setting up your Ring doorbell for the first time, it automatically goes into setup mode. However, if you are facing an issue with an existing doorbell, try a few solutions. 

When your Ring doorbell goes into setup mode, try to power cycle, factory reset, update the software, and check your Wi-Fi network. 

How do I connect a Ring device already set up?

If you have already set up a Ring device and want another device to set up, you can do it from the Ring app. 

Open the Ring app on your phone and tap the plus icon to add the new device. Tap on the device, and then select the Doorbell. 

Next, scan the QR code or enter the MAC ID, which can be found at the back of your ring doorbell. After this, you can follow the on-screen instructions. 

What happens if you disable modes on Ring?

If you put your Ring doorbell into the disable mode, it will no longer detect or record motion. 

In this mode, the device will be unable to show you the camera’s live view and send notifications. 

Did I Forget Something 

Now I’d like to hear from you!

Did you get your Ring out of the Setup mode? Are you looking for other kinds of help? 

Let me know in the comment right now. 

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