How Much Data Does Ring Video Doorbell Use?

Are you looking for a convenient and secure way to keep an eye on your front door? Are you curious about how much data the Ring Video Doorbell uses?

If so, then this blog post is for you! In it, I’ll explore the data usage of Ring Video Doorbells and provide some tips on how to optimize its performance. Read on to learn more!

Ring Video Doorbells use a varying amount of data each month depending on the features you have setup. Generally, it can use 10–100 GB of data per month, but this will vary based on camera, features, and the number of times it records and communicates with other devices.

How Much Bandwidth Do Ring Cameras and Doorbells Use?

Bandwidth is a measurement of how much data can be sent over a network in a given period of time. It is typically measured in megabytes per second (Mbps).

This means that, on average, a Ring security camera will use a common file format for video footage is H.264 which uses around 50-60GB of data per month. Whereas a Ring doorbell will use about 10 GB to 100 GB per month.

Note– Data/bandwidth uses a security camera or doorbell limit depending on the size of the capture area, speed, and device. So there is no exact limit to data use. This amount is average collecting from different Q&A, forums, and blogs even from my experience.

However, if you have an unlimited data plan, you can use a Ring camera or doorbell without worrying about using up your data quota. Whereas other video doorbell brands without Wifi or with Wifi like Nest or Canary video doorbell use the average data/bandwidth is:

So if you compare it with all other video doorbells, Ring doorbell is about half the data usage compared to the other two devices. So I think it will be the best to choose.

Does a Ring Doorbell Work If the WiFi Is Down?

Ring will still work if your WiFi is down as long as you have a cellular signal available. Ring will use your cellular data to connect to your home’s WiFi and then send the video footage to your phone.

So, unfortunately, if your WiFi goes down, you can use alternative methods to connect to your home (like a landline or mobile WiFI data) and still view the footage.

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How to Reduce Data Usage on Ring Doorbells?

Ring doorbells are great options for home security, but you can consume a lot of data. Make sure you don’t exceed your data plan and get hit with overage charges.

Here are some tips on how to reduce data usage on your Ring doorbell:

  • Enable Wi-Fi Connectivity – Make sure the Wi-Fi connection between your Ring doorbell and router is strong and reliable. It will help ensure that videos aren’t interrupted due to poor connection or weak signal strength.
  • Adjust Your Video Quality Settings – You can set your video quality settings to low, medium, or high depending on what works best for you. Low quality will save the most data, while high quality will consume more data but provide better picture quality for viewing.
  • Utilize Motion Detection Sensors – By using motion detection sensors, you can limit video records when no one is around. You can also reduce unnecessary data usage.
  • Perform Regular Maintenance Checks – Performing regularly can help keep them running efficiently and prevent problems. So you that you can be aware if data is lost due to any issues.
  • Video Recording Length- You can also reduce video recording length.
  • Turn off notifications for all calls – if you only want to be alerted when someone is calling you, turn off all notifications for all calls.

Now how to check data use? Under “Ring Security & Surveillance,” tap “Data Usage.” You’ll see a list of your live streams and recordings. You can tap a stream or recording to view its data usage.

What Are Some Alternatives For Reducing Bandwidth Usage?

On average Ring Video Doorbells can consume data ranging from 10-100 GB per month. The exact amount will depend on the model you have. To reduce the amount of data used, there are several settings that can help limit motion events that trigger video recordings.

For example, you can purchase cloud storage for one camera for $3 per month (or $30 per year), or 30 days for up to 10 cameras for $10 per month (or $100 per year).

Additionally, using a dual-camera doorbell like Eufy’s model may help reduce bandwidth usage. It uses two cameras to monitor visitors and their doorstep deliveries with smart detection tracking.

Finally, bridging Token-Ring and Ethernet networks with the help of Sparc controllers may also be useful in reducing network costs while improving performance.

Does Ring Doorbell Slow Down Internet?

Ring Doorbell uses a fraction of the data compared to other smart home devices. For example, the Nest Cam uses about 200-300 GB of data per month, while the Ring Doorbell uses 10 – 100 GB per month.

So while the Ring Doorbell may temporarily slow down your internet speeds when using the camera or microphone. But it will not impact your overall internet usage.


Ring Video Doorbell is a great way to keep an eye on your home. You don’t have to worry about going over your data limit with this doorbell.

The cameras use a fraction of the data of traditional home security cameras. So you’ll only need to worry about using up your monthly data allotment if you want to view footage from multiple cameras simultaneously.

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I'm Bobby Taylor, a tech lover, writer, and editor for Smart Home Protector. I am also a customer relationship officer of a well established electronics manufacturer company in the United States.

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