If you own a Ring doorbell camera in your household, you might want to share access to it with your friends or family members, right? Sharing access allows them to view the live video feed, receive notifications, and save and share videos from their Ring device.
So, you need to share the access for that. But do you know how to share Ring camera access with your family members?
You simply open the Ring app and log in to your Ring account. Then, tap the menu icon, select Devices, and the device you want to share your Ring doorbell camera access. Some final touches left: Tap Shared Users, Add a User, and enter the email of the person you want to share with. Toggle on the device(s) you want to share and tap Grant Access. Tap Send Invite.
In this article, we will demonstrate and guide you on how to share Ring camera access in some simple steps.
To share access to your Ring camera, you need to add a Shared User to your Ring account. A Shared User is someone who can view and interact with your Ring device but cannot change the settings or account information.
There is no restriction on how many Share Users you can add. But the most fun part about this is that you can grant or revoke their access at any time.
Here are the steps to add a Shared User to your Ring account:
Open the Ring app on a remote device (preferably a phone or tablet because a PC or laptop cannot run the Ring app) and make sure you are logged in. If you aren’t logged in, then create an account with your credentials and then log in.
Tap the ‘menu icon‘ (it’s the 3 horizontal lines) on the top left corner of the screen.
Tap the ‘Devices‘ icon and select the device you want to share.
Scroll down and tap Shared Users.
Tap Add a User. Then, type the email address of the individual with whom you want to share the access of your Ring camera system.
Toggle on the device(s) you wish to share and tap Grant Access in the pop-up window.
Tap Send Invite to share access.
The ‘User’ you’ve sent the invite will get a mail with the invitation link and have to accept it. They will need to sign in or create a Ring account with that same email address. After they accept the invitation, they will be able to see your Ring device on their Ring app.
If someone invited you as a Shared User to their Ring device, you can accept the invite by following these steps:
Check your email for an invitation from Ring and tap the Manage Access button.
Sign in or create a Ring account (if you don’t have any prior account in the Ring app, you need to create one). The account should be created with the same email address that received the invitation.
Under Shared Users in the Control Center, you will see an invitation from the device owner. Tap Manage.
You have the option to Accept or Decline the invitation. Tap Accept to gain access to the shared device(s).
Now, when you open the Ring app, you will see the device owner’s Ring device on your home dashboard.
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If you want to access your Ring doorbell from another phone, you have two options: adding a Shared User or logging into your account on another device.
Adding a Shared User is recommended if you want to give access to another person who has their own Ring account. That way, you can have control over your device settings and account information and can easily avoid sharing your password with anyone.
Remember, Logging into your account on another device is possible if you want to use another phone or tablet that belongs to you, though this is not recommended because it poses security risks.
If you lose your phone or someone else uses it, they could access your Ring account without your permission. Also, logging into multiple devices could cause issues with notifications and video streaming.
There will be times when you would want to link your Ring account with other accounts like Amazon account. Let us demonstrate to you how to use an Amazon account.
If you have both a Ring account and an Amazon account, you can link them together in the Ring Control Center. Linking your accounts can improve your experience and unlock unique features, such as:
- Ring Alexa Skill: You can use voice commands to control your Ring devices through Alexa-enabled devices, such as Echo Show or Fire TV.
- Ring Protect subscription management on Amazon.com: You can easily manage your subscription plan for your Ring devices on Amazon.com.
- Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery: You can enable secure delivery of Amazon packages inside your garage with the help of a compatible smart garage door opener and a Ring camera or doorbell.
To link your Ring account to your Amazon account, follow these steps:
Open the Ring app on your electronic device, and obviously, you have to make sure you are logged in.
Tap the menu icon (the 3 horizontal lines) on the top left corner of the screen.
Tap Control Center and scroll down to Amazon Account Linking.
Under Link Amazon Account, tap Link.
For security, you will need to enter your Ring account password.
Tap Agree and Continue.
Use your email and password to sign in to your Amazon account.
Amazon may ask to verify your account by text or email with a confirmation link.
Tap the link to verify.
Your Ring and Amazon accounts are now linked.
You can unlink your accounts at any time in the Control Center.
Here, we have guided you toward how to share Ring camera access with other people, such as friends or family members. We also explained the steps to add a Shared User to your Ring account and how to accept a Ring shared user invite.
We have briefly mentioned the options of logging into your account on another device or adding a Guest User for Ring Alarm. The article aims to help Ring users manage their devices and share their video feeds with others.
Hopefully, you have gotten what you were looking for.