Reset a Blink Camera (in 3 Different Ways)

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

Blink cameras are one of the most user-friendly security options. The app lets you set up, sync, live stream, and more with ease. Resetting a camera is one of the many available options. You might want to do it if you are having any issues while recording or viewing the recorded data. Or if you want to install it at a new location. But how exactly will you reset a Blink camera?

You can reset a Blink camera by simply powering it off and back on again, removing its batteries, or using the reset button located on the cam. The first two ways won’t delete the existing data, but the last one will. If you want to reset multiple cameras, then you can just reset the Sync Module that these are connected to.

Before we get into the hassle of resetting the Blink camera, let’s understand why you would need to reset it.

You can consider resetting a Blink camera in case you face one of the following issues:

  • You are not able to view the camera live view.
  • The Blink camera is not recording video.
  • Blink camera not connecting to Wi-Fi.
  • You want to change the Wi-Fi network.
  • The Blink camera is offline.
  • One of your cameras isn’t responding.

All these cases, if not resolved by other troubleshooting methods, can be cleared by resetting this camera. Now, let’s see how you can actually do it.

There are three ways to reset these security cameras.

  1. Doing a power cycle
  2. Removing the batteries
  3. Using the reset button

Let’s discuss all these one by one.

1. By using the reset button (Restore factory settings)

Resetting the camera by pressing the button
Resetting the camera by pressing the button

If you are wondering how to factory reset a Blink camera, then this is the only way to reset and restore the factory settings. First, you have to locate the Blink camera reset button. It is present

  • The Blink Mini camera reset button is on its base.
  • In the battery compartment in all other cameras

This is a very small button, so you’ll need a small tool to press it.

  • To reset the camera but not wipe any data – press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds.
  • To reset the camera and wipe all data to restore to factory settings – press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.

2. By doing a power cycle

So, how do you reset a Blink camera by doing a power cycle? The Mini uses a 5 V power supply for its operation. Cutting off this supply will put the cam through a power cycle. This will successfully reset the device. All you have to do is

  1. Unplug the power cord from the source.
  2. Wait for 10 seconds and plug the cord back in.

3. By removing the batteries

Remove these batteries from the camera
Remove these batteries from the camera

We were once asked how to reset a blink camera that is already registered. we believe this is the perfect method to do that.

All Blink cameras besides the Mini use batteries for power. If you remove and reinsert these batteries, you can successfully reset your device. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Remove the camera from the mount.

Step 2: Turn it over and open the back cover.

Step 3: Remove the batteries that are placed inside and wait for 10 seconds.

Step 4: Reinsert the batteries and put the back cover on.

Step 5: You can now mount the cam back in its place.

This should successfully give your device a good reset.

Reset Sync Module instead

This is the perfect method for you if you want to reset multiple cameras. Instead of doing it one by one, you can reset the Sync Module that these cameras are connected to. And all the cameras will be reset automatically. You can add them back to the module individually.

1. Power cycle

A good old-school power cycle should reset the Sync Module. All you have to do is pull out the power cord from the module and wait for 10 seconds. Then, reinsert the cord and wait for your device to come to life again. And there you go. You have successfully reset the Sync Module and all the cameras linked to it.

2. Use the reset button

Resetting the sync module
Resetting the sync module

The Sync Module can also be reset using the on-board reset button. Follow the below steps to do it.

Step 1: Locate the reset button on your module. It is located on the back of the device.

Step 2: Press and hold this button for about 5 seconds. You’ll need a small object to press the button as it’s very tiny.

Step 3: You’ll now see a flashing red light on the front.

Step 4: After about 30 seconds, you should see a blinking blue light and a solid green light, which means the device has been successfully reset.

Conclusion

You must have understood by now that resetting these cams is an extremely easy task. If you want to reset the device to get rid of some issues, try the soft reset first. If it didn’t work, go for the hard reset. For multiple cameras, just reset the Sync Module so you won’t have to reset them all individually.

FAQs

Will Blink camera reset after a power outage?

If your Blink camera operates on a power supply instead of batteries, it will reset after a power outage.

Can you reset a Blink camera remotely?

No, there is no way to reset a Blink camera remotely. You have to do this by physically handling the device.

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