How To Add A Second Ring Doorbell?(Simple Steps)

Homes today have more than one entry point. This makes things a little complicated when someone wants to ensure that all entry points have a Ring doorbell. Since a doorbell only comes with one, you need to purchase a second one separately. 

Can you have a second or multiple Ring doorbells in your home? Yes, you can. You can install multiple Ring doorbells and they will work simultaneously. You can assign different names and alert sounds to each doorbell, so you know exactly which door your guests are at. You can add and manage them using the Ring app.

Today we will guide you through the process of installing the second Ring doorbell and how to adjust its settings.

How Many Ring Doorbells Can I Have On My Account?

Your Ring subscription account allows you to link up to 10 doorbells.

When you link multiple doorbells to your account, you will receive alerts and have access to live video and audio to all the doorbells linked to the account. This lets you easily manage all the doorbells at the same time. 

At the moment, there is no way to have more than 10 Ring doorbells linked to an account. If you need to install more than 10 doorbells, you will have to use multiple Ring accounts to monitor the 11th doorbell and onward. 

How To Setup A Second Ring Doorbell?

Before you install the doorbell next to an entry point, link it to your Ring app. Each doorbell is set up individually, you can follow the process below to set up the second doorbell:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Select the ’Set Up a Device’ option. 
  3. Pick the device from the list that you are setting up. 
  4. You will be asked to either scan the QR code or MAC ID of the device. The QR code is on the product box or the Quick Start Guide. You can scan either. 
  5. You will now be prompted to confirm your address. 
  6. Select the ‘Custom’ setup option so you can give the second doorbell a unique name and alert sound. This will help you distinguish the doorbell from the other. 

Once you’ve finished setting up the device on the app, you can install it to your entry point. You would follow the same procedure to install any additional Ring device. 

How To Change Settings For Multiple Ring Doorbells?

You can access the settings and change the name or ring sound at any time to devices linked to your Ring account. To do this, you need to:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Select the specific device you want to change settings for. 
  3. On the top right corner, click on the setting icon. 

You now have access to the settings for the specific device and can change it. 

Can You Connect 2 Ring Doorbells To One App? How?

Yes, you can connect two or more Ring doorbells to one app. The process is simple, you need to link the doorbell to the app before you install it. To do this, you need to do the following:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Select the ’Set Up a Device’ option. 
  3. Pick the device from the list that you are setting up. 
  4. You will be asked to either scan the QR code or MAC ID of the device. The QR code is on the product box or the Quick Start Guide. You can scan either. 
  5. You will now be prompted to confirm your address. 
  6. Select the ‘Custom’ setup option so you can give the second doorbell a unique name and alert sound. This will help you distinguish the doorbell from the other. 

The maximum limit of linking Ring devices to an account is 10. For any device above the limit, you will need a second Ring account. 

Can You Connect 2 Ring Doorbells To 1 Chime? How?

Ring Chime is used to connect multiple Ring devices. So, for homeowners with multiple Ring Doorbells, it is an essential device. You can connect two or more doorbells to your Ring Chime. 

The process of adding a Ring Doorbell to a Ring Chime is as follows:

  1. Setup the Ring Doorbell first, link it to your Ring app, and install it at the entry point. 
  2. Setup the Ring Chime next. The process is similar to setting up a Ring Doorbell.
  3. Open the Ring app. 
  4. Select the ’Set Up a Device’ option. 
  5. Scan the QR code on the box of the Chime. 
  6. Select your address, your address should automatically appear since you’ve already set up your Ring doorbell. 
  7. Plugin the Chime near a WiFi router so it is within the WiFi coverage range. 
  8. Name the Chime, you can select a default name or customize it by selecting ‘Custom’. 
  9. The device will now enter ‘Setup mode’.
  10. You can now connect your Ring devices to the Chime. On Android, the devices will automatically connect while on iOS, you will have to tap ‘Join’. 
  11. Now connect the Chime to the WiFi network. 
  12. You will have a list of WiFi networks within the range of the Chime, select yours and enter the password. 
  13. You can now select each device linked to the Chime and set their sound alert. 

Can I Have A Ring Doorbell On My Front And Back Door?

Since you can have multiple Ring devices linked to one account, you can easily install a Ring doorbell at multiple entry points including your front and back door.

Just make sure to link both to your Ring app, so you have complete control of them and can monitor both. 

Final thought

Ring doorbells have made it easier for a homeowner to monitor the entry points of their home. It provides them with audio and visuals of the entry points while also giving them motion alerts when someone approaches their doors. The device turns any ordinary home into a smart home.