Troubleshoot Ring Alert issues for Android devices

How to fix push notifications not working on Android.
If you recently updated the Ring app and your push notifications are no longer working, we recommend uninstalling the Ring app, then reinstalling it. 
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Try the following steps if Ring notifications sent to your Android device are delayed, or if you aren’t receiving them at all.

Some Android devices may have a limit on how many notifications appear per app, and clearing any previous notifications could help. Get more information on how to clear notifications.

Check your Android device notification settings

If you are not receiving notifications after enabling Ring Alerts or Motion Alerts and confirming they’re active on your Android device, please follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings on your Android device.

  2. Select Apps or Applications.

  3. Select the Ring app.

  4. Tap Notifications.

    • Ensure Allow Sound and Vibration is checked (not Deliver Quietly).

    • Tap Notification Categories.

    • Toggle all devices to the ON position.

Note: Both ring alerts and motion alerts for each Ring device should be enabled. If these are disabled, you will not receive notifications even if the Ring app shows they are turned on.

Check your Ring app settings for Video Doorbells and Security Cameras

Be sure your notifications are enabled and that your Ring device is online.

You won't get any notifications if you're not connected to wifi. You can check to make sure your Ring device is online by going to Device Health in the Ring app.

  1. Go to the menu (≡) and tap Devices.
  2. Tap the device you want to check.
    • Make sure your Ring Alerts, Motion Detection and Motion Alerts are toggled on (blue).
  3. To check your wifi connection tap Device Health.
    • Under Network, you'll see your Signal Strength RSSI number.
      • If your Signal Strength is in red, tap the question mark icon to find some additional troubleshooting steps.

Check your application settings

You may need to access your application settings to activate notifications.

There are two ways to access this menu from Android devices. You can either drag the Ring app icon to the App Info icon in your home screen, or you can open up your Phone Settings. In Phone Settings, locate your Application Manager (depending on your device, this may simply be called “Applications”), then find and select the Ring app.

In your application settings, check the box labeled “Show Notifications” to enable alerts and make sure that your app notifications are set as "Priority." If the “Show Notifications” box was already checked, but you still aren’t receiving alerts, uncheck the box, hit “OK,” then recheck the box; lastly, clear the cache within your app settings, and test your device by pressing the doorbell button or triggering the motion sensors.

Notification settings and different mobile devices

If you activate notifications on your mobile phone, they will not be automatically activated on your tablet. You have to manually designate your notification settings on each mobile device connected to your Ring account.

Clear your data

If you’re still not receiving notifications, you’ll need to return to your application settings to clear your data. Once it’s cleared, return to your Ring app and log back in, then test your doorbell and motion sensors to see if alerts are activated.

Reset your Ring app

If you still have issues, you may need to reset your Ring app. Do this by deleting the app from your device. Then, go to the Google Play store, find the Ring app and reinstall it. You won’t have to set up your devices again, simply log back in and all of your devices will still be installed. 

How to remove New Features notifications

If your New Features notifications won't go away, you can can manually clear it in the Ring app. Tap on What's New, then tap the icon with a check mark on it on the top right. 

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