Whether it's to recharge your Ring doorbell or set up a new adjustable mount, knowing how to remove the faceplate and device from it mounting bracket is important. Follow the instructions shown below to get started!
How to Remove a Ring Doorbell from Its Mounting Bracket
A ring doorbell is very easy to install, as long as you follow the given instructions and use the provided tools.
Sometimes, you may need to remove the doorbell from its mounting bracket whenever you upgrade or choose to remove it entirely.
By following the steps shown below, you will learn how to remove a Ring doorbell from its mounting bracket in no time!
Ring Specialty Screwdrivers
Certain Ring doorbell models have special tamper-proof security screws which require a special screwdriver. Click here to read more.
It is best to have this screwdriver to hand when proceeding.
Types of Ring Doorbell
Since its debut in 2014, Ring has released around eight different models. This section will provide you with a brief introduction to these various types.
Ring Video Doorbell: This is the bare-bones standard model. There’s a rechargeable battery inside which cannot be removed, so you will have to detach the doorbell to recharge it.
Ring Video Doorbell 3: An upgraded version of the previous model. This one has a removable battery, so you can easily swap it out.
Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus: This one is almost identical to the Ring Video Doorbell 3, except for a single feature called “Pre-Roll”. This feature records four seconds of black-and-white video before motion is detected. It's a great feature for added security.
Ring Video Doorbell 4: This model was released in April 2021. It's got the color “Pre-Roll” and can also play pre-recorded messages.
These are just the basic wireless models. Ring offers four more models with varying video qualities and hard-wiring options.
Removing Ring Doorbells with a Faceplate
Whenever the battery is running low on your Ring doorbell, you will be notified immediately via email or the Ring mobile app.
When this happens, it's best to recharge the battery or swap out another set of batteries as soon as possible.
You can easily remove the faceplate of the doorbell to access the battery, but only if the model you've set up uses rechargeable swappable batteries.
With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to remove the faceplate of your Ring doorbell in no time.
- First, check the underside of the doorbell for any screws. If there are screws, head on over to step 5.
- If there are no screws, then you're in luck. The faceplate can be removed with your bare hands.
- Put pressure on the bottom of the faceplate with your thumb. After that, hold on to the top of the doorbell and pull up with your thumb. The faceplate should come right off.
- Use the screwdriver to unscrew the screws at the bottom of the faceplate. If the screws are not compatible with Phillips head screws, swap out the bit for the star-shaped head.
- After you've taken out the screws, pull off the faceplate from the doorbell, and it will come right off.
Removing the Ring Doorbell from Its Mounting Bracket
In the previous guide, you learned how to remove the faceplate off the Ring doorbell. Even if it was held by screws or not, you were able to take it out very easily.
This time around, you’ll learn how to remove the mounting bracket on your Ring doorbell. This way, you can replace the stock mount or add in a new adjustable bracket.
- First, take out the faceplate of the Ring doorbell using the instructions provided in the previous guide.
- If you have a wireless model, you can easily take out the doorbell from its mounting bracket. If not, let’s skip to the next step.
- Look for any screws on the four corners of the mounting bracket. In some models, there might only be two screws – top and bottom.
- Switch back to the Philips head screw if you've been using the Orange screwdriver with the star-shaped head.
- Take out these screws on the mounting plate and keep them in a small cup (or similar container) for safekeeping.
- If you're using a wired doorbell, unscrew one terminal and cover it with electrical tape. After that, you can take out the other terminal.
- Finally, you can remove the bracket from the wall.
What Can You Do after the Bracket Is Removed?
After going through all that trouble, let's discuss the two reasons why you would want to remove the Ring doorbell along with its mounting bracket.
Charging the Doorbell
The Ring doorbell battery is said to last for up to a maximum of 12 months. However, it could lose its charge faster depending on how many motions it has to track.
In some older models, the only way to recharge this battery is by taking out the entire doorbell from its mounting bracket. This is one of the major flaws in older models as you have to take out the entire doorbell just to recharge the battery.
The second reason is when you want to install an adjustable mount on your Ring doorbell.
The stock mount is great, but it is only front-facing and cannot be adjusted side-to-side. This becomes an issue as it leaves a lot of blindspots depending on where you mount your doorbell, as most people are already familiar with the stock front-facing Ring doorbell and know how to avoid it.
An adjustable mount will help your doorbell capture a wider angle and avoid most of these blind spots.
If you can remove the Ring doorbell — by following the steps we've laid out in the two guides we've mentioned above – you can definitely install an adjustable mount by yourself. All you need to do is follow the instructions provided by the adjustable mount kit and gather the necessary tools and components.
As you see anybody can remove the Ring Doorbell from it mount – you don't have to worry about being a DIY master. All you need is the orange screwdriver provided by Ring and the above instructions on how to proceed. We hope this has helped and leave a comment below if you have any thoughts!