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How To Delete All Ring Videos

Posted by Arch on December 18, 2018

The Ring Doorbell has revolutionized the world of home security. It has made monitoring every part of your home easy and convenient. Thanks to the many features that ensure the safety of your property against intruders, many people have welcomed it into their homes (perhaps with their wallets and credit cards).

If you’ve had a chance to use it, you’ve noticed how it accounts for all the videos it captures in an activity log. The device itself doesn’t store any information, so everything is saved within the app. Once you’ve connected it to an account, you can have a complete overview of everything that has been happening around your house.

As you can imagine, these videos can take up quite a bit of storage space. There’s a high chance that you’ll have to delete them at one point, especially if they’re not useful anymore. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to do it.

Mass Deleting Ring Videos

Deleting all events from the ring app is a very easy process. Thankfully, Ring allows you to either delete them separately or select multiple videos and delete them at once. Here’ how to do it:

To delete individual events:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Navigate to the Dashboard
  3. Under your Location, find the event you want to delete, then swipe left on it.
  4. Tap the trashcan icon to remove the event and delete the corresponding video.

To delete all events:

  1. Open the Ring app and navigate to the event list.
  2. Swipe the entire list to the right to bring up the selection buttons.
  3. Select the events that you want to delete or all of them by tapping the selection buttons.
  4. Tap ‘Delete’.
  5. When the pop-up menu appears, confirm the deletion.

Keep in mind that event deletion is permanent. The process is irreversible, so make sure you won’t need the video anymore. The videos also get deleted from Ring’s database, so nobody will have access to them and there’s no way to restore deleted events.

Factory Resetting Ring

If your reason for deleting videos is because you don’t want to use the Ring Doorbell anymore, a factory reset would be the best solution. It’s not a reset per se, as it’s just removing an account. As mentioned, the unit doesn’t store any information, so all you need is remove the account to start fresh.

Here’s how to disassociate your account from the Ring Doorbell:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. In the upper left corner, you’ll see the Ring Doorbell icon. Tap on it.
  3. Tap the gear icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select ‘Remove Device’
  5. When the pop-up menu shows up, tap ‘Delete’ to confirm the removal.

This will delete all data from your device, including all videos. Once you’ve disconnected the device from your account, you can safely sell it or give it to someone without worrying about leaving behind your data.

Using the Ring Protect Plan

If you’re removing your videos for the sole purpose of freeing up some storage space on your device, one of the Ring Protect Plans can be a good idea. You can delete the videos from the device while still have access to them.

Both the Basic and Plus plans allow you to upload all your Live View, Motion, and Ring videos to the cloud, where they’ll be stored for 60 days. This would give you plenty of time to decide which videos to keep and which to let disappear.

The Protect Plan also allows you to save and share all your Ring videos, so you can share them across multiple devices if you want to save some space. Both plans also come with additional benefits beyond anything that comes with the device.

The Final Word

As you can see, deleting all your Ring videos is extremely simple and takes very little time. With only a few taps, you can delete all your activity history and free up valuable space on your device. The new versions of Ring can capture videos in much higher resolution, which can really take up your phone’s storage space.

Always keep in mind that there’s no going back once you delete the videos, so make sure that you won’t need the videos anymore. Either that or you can go with a Ring Protect Plan and get access to cloud storage which would allow you to view all your videos from the last two months.

4 thoughts on “How To Delete All Ring Videos”

will says:
Is it normal for the Ring app to use 17 gigs of internal space on your phone?
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Matt says:
Brian,
Finally… Thanks!
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Brian says:
The NEW ring app for android, Hold down your finger on any of the History videos until you see the little checkmark bubbles appear (don’t check them), instead in the VERY top right corner click the little ‘3 dot’ menu and you will see the mysterious ‘delete all’ option. Done! be safe, have fun!
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Matthew L. Denaro says:
Perfect. Thank you, Brian.
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Joanna Tripp says:
This does not work for mass delete on my phone. S8 Samsung. It gives me the dashboard. Is there a video.
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