I'm a Ring doorbell expert and every iPhone and Android owner is missing a bonus free feature | The Sun

RING has started to roll out a brand new Live View bonus feature for iPhone and Android owners.

It lets Ring users launch the Live View option for a chosen Ring Doorbell or Camera with just one tap.

There will be a Live View widget that Ring customers can pin to their phone’s home screen.

However, it will only show footage from one device only, be it your Ring Doorbell or Camera, according to a Ring expert in the company's community forum.

To add an additional Camera or Doorbell, you'll need to add another Ring widget to your home page.

This feature is on Ring app version 5.58 for iOS and 3.58 for Android.


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To add the Ring Live View widget, simply follow these steps:

On iOS:

  • From the Home Screen, touch and hold a widget or an empty area until the apps jiggle.
  • Tap the Add + button in the upper-left corner.
  • Select a widget (Ring), choose a widget size, then tap Add Widget.
  • Tap Done.
  • Press and hold on widget > Edit widget > Choose available Ring Doorbell or Camera.

On Android:

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  • Press and hold on the Ring app icon and choose widgets > Place widget on a Home screen and choose Ring Doorbell or Camera
  • Press and hold on the Home screen and choose widgets > Search for Ring and Place found widget on a Home screen > choose Ring Doorbell or Camera.

It should be noted that, as with all new features, this will be on a slow rollout until it is available for all neighbours.

This means you may not receive the update at the same time as other Ring owners.

The roll out began in late March, however.

So if you still haven't received the new feature, then make sure your Ring app is updated to the latest version.

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