Key Details of Ring - Always Home

  • Watch over your home from anywhere, getting alerts when anyone rings your doorbell.
  • Last updated on June 30, 2024
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review staff

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

November 1, 2019
Latest update
June 30, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Watch over your home from anywhere, getting alerts when anyone rings your doorbell.

Watch over your home from your iPhone, iPad or Mac with Rings Wi-Fi connected Video Doorbells and Security Cameras.

Ring connects to your Wi-Fi network and sends you instant alerts when people press your Doorbell or trigger the built-in motion sensors. When you answer the alert, you can see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

All Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras stream live HD video and two-way audio straight to your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Ring devices also feature advanced motion detection, so you can focus on the most important areas of your home. And with a free 30-day trial of Ring Video Recording, you can save, review and share all your Ring videos at anytime with anyone.

Whether youre on vacation halfway around the world, or just too busy with the kids upstairs, Ring lets you watch over your home from anywhere. Because with Ring, youre always home.

Ring Features

- High-definition video

- Wide-angle camera lens

- Two-way talk

- Advanced motion detection

- Infrared night vision

- Video recording

- Lifetime purchase protection