If you have lost the original screwdriver for your Ring doorbell and need to replace the battery, reconnect it to Wi-Fi, or reposition it, then read on!
The Ring doorbell uses tamper-proof security screws, which is why it can be tricky to find the correct screwdriver.
If you intend on using a standard Torx screwdriver, it may not work. Furthermore, many third-party screwdrivers claim to be compatible with Ring doorbells, but in reality, they are not.
We’ve provided links to replacements below to get your Ring doorbell back up and running!
What type of screw is used?
Are you wondering what type of screw is used with Ring doorbells? Well, they are referred to as “tamper roof screws.” They also go by the name “tamper proof star” and “tamper proof Torx.” This particular screwdriver has a hole in its tip head that allows the pinhead on the screw to be inserted into the screwdriver.
Different Ring models use different variations of these tamper proof screws, which is why it’s best to get the correct replacement directly from Ring.
Why is it so difficult to find a compatible screwdriver?
Despite knowing what type of screwdriver you need for a Ring doorbell, you might find it hard to come across it in a store. But why is it so hard to find? Well, it was a design decision by Ring.
In the last few years, a lot of Ring doorbells were being tampered with. And in many of those cases, thieves were able to loosen the screws and steal the device. To prevent this from happening, Ring started using security screws.
Compatible Ring Doorbell Screwdrivers
Below are links to the correct screwdrivers to open your Ring doorbell. The cost of these replacements is only $2 and compared to third party alternatives, these will definitely work!
Ring Doorbell Wired Version
Ring doorbells primarily have two types of devices. First, they have the ones that run on battery, and on the other hand, they have another line of smart doorbells that run on direct power.
There is a spare kit available for the Wired Ring doorbells. It comes with two mounting screws, anchors, wire extenders, and two wire-nuts.
Ring Doorbell 1st Gen
The Ring Doorbell 1st Generation is still one of the most sought-after smart security doorbells on the market. It has 720p HD video that lets you hear, see, and speak to your guests. You can control and monitor the doorbell from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
The spare parts kit for the Ring Doorbell 1st Gen includes a mounting bracket, charging cable, spade connectors, wire nuts, and a screwdriver.
Ring Doorbell 2020 Release
The Ring Doorbell 2020 Release was a big event in the global security arena. It is by far the most affordable and feature-rich smart doorbell from Ring, not to mention it’s very easy to install, making it perfect for anyone interested in DIY projects.
The spare parts kit for the Ring Doorbell 2020 includes wire nuts, a mounting plate, anchors, charging cable, and a screwdriver.
Ring Doorbell 2
The Ring Doorbell 2 is another popular smart security doorbell from Ring. You can connect it to your Alexa device and hear live alerts on your compatible Echo device.
If you need to dismantle your Ring Doorbell 2, get a toolkit from their official site. The official spare parts kit comes with adapter screws, an adapter plate, stickers, terminal screws, security screws, and of course, a screwdriver.
Ring Doorbell 3 + Plus
The Ring Doorbell 3 + Plus has advanced features such as advanced motion settings, night vision, Alexa compatibility, 1080p HD video, dual-band connectivity, and so on.
The spare parts kit for the Ring Doorbell 3 + comes with everything you will require for setting up the Video Doorbell 3 or the Video Doorbell 3 + Plus. It comes with adapter screws, terminal screws, drill bits, security screws, mounting screws, and more.
Ring Doorbell Pro
The Ring Doorbell Pro is packed with many advanced features such as dual-band Wi-Fi, color night vision, and built-in Alexa recordings. With this model, you get a Satin Nickel frame plate and a 30-day free trial period for the Ring Protect Plan.
The spare parts kit for the Ring Doorbell Pro comes with a screwdriver set, a drill bit, a screwdriver handle, three mountain anchors, security screws, and other tools.
How to remove the Ring Doorbell faceplate
Every Ring doorbell comes with a cover. If you want to replace it with another color, you will need to take it off. Furthermore, battery-powered Ring doorbells are secured under the faceplate. So, if the batteries drain out, you will need to take off the faceplate to replace the batteries.
- Turn over your Ring doorbell. You will see the security screws at the bottom. Unscrew them.
- Place your finger on the surface, and gently push from the bottom.
- Using your thumb, keep the pressure until the plate comes off.
- Once it is loose, place your hand on top of the faceplate and gently pull it off.
- Now change the batteries, or if you want to insert a new faceplate, take it in your hands.
- Line up the faceplate with the body of the Ring doorbell.
- Press it downwards until you hear a click.
- Now take the security screws and tighten them.
- Go slow, and tighten each screw all the way.
- Congratulations, the faceplate is changed.
How to reconnect the Ring doorbell to Wi-Fi
Ring smart doorbells can notify users about important alerts via the internet. Moreover, you can stream live footage from your Ring doorbell using the app.
For these features to function properly, you will need a stable internet connection. If your Ring doorbell was disconnected from your Wi-Fi, here is how you can reconnect it.
- Take out your phone and launch the Ring app.
- Tap on the burger menu on the top left.
- From the left side of the screen, look for the option “Devices.”
- Once you find it, tap on it.
- Select the device that is disconnected and needs to be reconnected to the Wi-Fi network.
- Select “Device Health” on the bottom of the screen.
- From there, select “Reconnect to Wi-Fi” or hit “Change Wi-Fi Network” and follow the instructions
- Your Ring doorbell should now be reconnected to the Wi-Fi.
How to move your Ring doorbell to another location?
Have you been using a Ring smart doorbell for your home, and now you have to relocate it? The idea of it might appear daunting, but the process is straightforward and pretty simple.
The process below applies to locations that you have already added to your Ring app. To let the Ring app manually add suitable locations around your home or office, launch the app, navigate to settings, tap on “Detect Locations,” and approve detected locations.
Now let’s get right into how you can relocate your Ring doorbell. This process applies to both switching to a new home and relocating the device in your existing home.
- Launch the Ring app on your phone and tap on the burger menu from the top left.
- Tap on “Devices.”
- From the new window, select the Ring doorbell you want to relocate.
- Open the “Device Settings” feature.
- Navigate to “General Settings.”
- Tap on “Locations.”
- Select the new location where you want to place your Ring doorbell.
Before we conclude, just a quick reminder. If you have lost or can’t remember where you have put your doorbell screwdriver, you can reorder one from Ring. It will cost only $2.
Furthermore, if you contact Ring’s customer service, they may even replace it for free!