How to Use Your Camera's Microphone

The Blink Wired Floodlight, Video Doorbell, Outdoor and Indoor (3rd Gen), Mini, and XT2 cameras have two-way audio. This allows you to speak through the camera's speaker and listen to the camera microphone for a two-way conversation.

Confirm microphone access

Before using two-way audio, you must confirm the Blink app has permission to use the microphone on your device. 


iOS: Access Settings and then scroll down and select Blink from the apps list. The Microphone must be enabled.

iOS mic settings



Android: Access Phone Settings, Apps and scroll down and select Blink from the list. Then select App permissions and Microphone.

android mic settings

Allow must be enabled in the permissions for microphone access.

android mic settings


  1. Tap the Live View button for any of your eligible cameras.
  2. While you're in Live View, press the Two-Way Audio button is located in the bottom center the live view screen. 
    • Hold To Talk - If the button says Hold To Talk, keep your finger pressed on the button while you speak. Let go when you are finished and the microphone will mute itself automatically. Once you let go of the button, the audio on the other end will come through.
    • Tap To Mute - If the button says Tap To Mute, tap the button once and then speak. Tap it again to mute the microphone. Both sides will be able to speak at the same time.

Note: After 5 minutes, your Live View will stop and you must return to the Home screen to start another Live View session. 

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