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Editors' Review

Ring - Always Home is the official app for the Ring home security system. We tested it in tandem with the Ring Video Doorbell 2.


Works on all your devices: You can monitor your home's front, side, or back areas -- from five to 30 feet away -- and respond to any motion detection from your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Expansive, high-definition video: The wide-angle camera lens gives you an expansive view of the 30-foot area around your home, and the HD picture is crystal clear, so you can make out any cars or faces within that distance.

Infrared night vision: This handy feature enables you to see what's going on outside your door -- day and night.

Two-way talk: The intercom-like two-way talk feature is handy if you need to ask a visitor who they are. It's also helpful to tell a friend or family member that you'll be right out. The built-in microphone also enables you to pick up chatter within 30 feet of your home, but you probably won't be able to understand it all.

Advanced motion detection: In testing, we were blown away by Ring's instant alerts to our phone, tablet, and computer, each time anyone approached our home. The alerts came quickly, even after we left town.

Video recording: Every time motion detection is sensed or the doorbell is rung, Ring begins capturing video. This can be particularly helpful, in the event that a burglary happens, for example, and you need to identify the perpetrators. Go to Event History to review previous rings and motion events.

Live View: Why wait for anyone to make their approach? Just tap the "Live View" button at any time to get a glimpse of what's going on outside your home.

Neighborhood alerts: Get notified when anything suspicious happens in your area, so you can better protect yourself and your property.

Customizable: First, you can name your device, which is particularly helpful, if you have multiple Ring cameras, doorbells, or sound-enhancing chimes. Under Settings, you can adjust the motion range from five to 30 feet. We recommend somewhere in between if you live in a highly trafficked area, so you don't get an alert each time a car drives by or a neighbor walks their dog. You can also customize a schedule for when you want to receive motion alerts and even how frequently you receive notifications. You can modify the neighborhood alerts radius, too, from 0.1 to 5 miles.

Eases setup: The Ring app makes the setup process easy, with step-by-step instructions on how to name your device, connect it to Wi-Fi, and even test it -- all in the Help Center. It also offers directions and videos on how to install the actual Ring devices.


No portrait mode: If you're using the Ring app and you want to use it in portrait mode, you'll be disappointed as it's landscape view only.

Bottom Line

The Ring - Always Home app exceeded expectations. Anyone who's concerned about their home security should purchase a Ring doorbell and download the app today.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.12.1

The latest update to the Ring app includes a number of bug fixes and the following improvements:

Ring Spotlight Cam Wired Is Here!

The all-new Ring Spotlight Cam Wired plugs into standard power outlets for non-stop power and security. With 1080HD video, two-way talk, LED spotlights and a 110-decibel siren, you can have smart security at every corner of your home.

We love hearing from customers and are always looking to improve the Ring app. As always, feel free to send feedback to


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Release Date September 30, 2017
Date Added September 30, 2017
Version 3.12.1


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

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File Size 60.82MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 772
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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