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How to do a Blink Camera reset

Blink camera acting up? Here’s how to reset it back to normal operation.

The image showing all models of blink cameras on the purple background
Source: KnowTechie

Quick Answer: To reset most Blink cameras, you have to reset the Sync Module. The Mini has its own reset button.

Is your Blink camera acting up? You’ve set it all up correctly, but something just isn’t quite right.

If you’ve found yourself in a pickle with connectivity, motion detection, or camera registration, you’re not alone. Like all smart devices, they aren’t immune to glitches or bugs.

A factory reset is sometimes all you need to restore your Blink camera to optimal functionality. You’ll have your cameras streaming video again in no time at all.

We’ll show you what you need to do.

Here’s how to reset most Blink cameras

Before proceeding with the reset process, we recommend you power cycle the Blink camera system and your router.

Power off both devices; wait for 60 secs, then power them on.

  1. Reset the Sync Module

    The images shows reset button on the blink sync hub on the background

    Turn your Sync Module over to get to the reset button. It’s on the edge nearest to the power socket.

  2. Reset the module

    Blink camera hub on the purple background flashing red light

    Press and hold the reset button until the LED on the front flashes red. You might need something small to help, as the button is tiny.

  3. Wait for it to reboot

    The image displays sync module of blink camera blinking led lights

    Release the button and wait. You’ll know when to proceed as blue and green LED lights will blink instead of the red one.

  4. Remove the Sync Module from your account

    Once reset, the Sync Module will be in setup mode. Before you can use it again, you have to remove it from your account.

  5. Open the app

    Screenshots of the blink camera app showing how to remove the sync module

    Open the Blink app and tap on the Sync Module section at the very bottom.

  6. Delete the module

    Tap the red Delete Sync Module button. Confirm the deletion when asked.

  7. Scan the QR code

    You’ll have to scan the QR code on the back of the module to delete it. Then confirm again when asked.

Once you’ve completed these steps, the Sync Module and connected cameras will be reset and removed from your Blink app.

To use your cameras again, you’ll need to relink your Sync Module and cameras to your account.

How to reset Blink Mini cameras?

If you need to reset a Blink Mini camera, you won’t need to touch the Sync Module.

Here’s what to do.

  1. Check the Blink Mini camera is powered on.
  1. Press and hold the reset button on the camera for about ten seconds.
  1. You can let go when you see the LED blinking blue, which means the camera has been reset.
A person holding a blink mini camera in a hand showing reset button on blink mini
Image: KnowTechie

That’s it. Your Blink Mini camera is back to its default settings. You can now proceed with setting it up as a new camera in your Blink system or connecting it to a different Wi-Fi network if needed.

Sometimes, the only way to fix things is with a reset

Resetting your Blink camera is a quick and simple way to clear any glitches caused by mismatched settings or failed updates.

It can also fix issues with motion detection not working, Wi-Fi connectivity issues, or other unwanted behavior.

And as you have seen, it’s a trivial task (as long as you can reach your cameras).

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