Adding the Blink Video Doorbell to your system

Add your new Doorbell

From the Home screen of the Blink app, tap the blue "Plus" sign + in the upper right corner of the screen to add a new device.

In the Add Device screen, tap Blink video doorbell.

If it is the first time you are using the Blink app, a popup asks for permission to use the camera.

Tap "OK" to safely permit camera access, or tap "Don't Allow" and enter the serial number (DSN) manually.


The QR code and DSN are printed on a sticker inside the battery compartment.

If your doorbell is not open, insert the provided key and lift to separate the back plate. The metal key comes taped to the paper mounting template included in your doorbell packaging.


Make sure the QR code on the doorbell is in your camera view and in focus. Tap the flashlight icon to add more light if needed.

A green square appears when your phone camera 'understands' the QR code.


Choose a system or create one

Next, you are asked to choose a system you already have, or create a new system for the doorbell to manage by itself. 

If you have already set up a Sync Module, choose that system, otherwise tap the entry area under "Create a new system" and enter a name.

Sync Module Install

If a Sync Module is not detected, you are asked if you would like to install one now.

If you choose to "Add a Sync Module", the QR code scanner opens for you to set up a Sync Module. When Sync Module setup is complete, you end up at the home screen where you must tap the "Plus" sign again to add the doorbell.

It is easiest to choose "Add without a Sync Module" and continue installing the doorbell.

To add a Sync Module later, just tap the Plus + and scan your Sync Module, then choose the doorbell system during set up, and they will be connected automatically.

Power-up and Connect

Your doorbell has either a back plate weather seal, or a battery cover seal. The Blink app guides you to insert the batteries correctly.

Back plate seal
Insert the key, lift, or pull towards you, and pull the doorbell off.

Battery cover seal
Remove back plate, then press the release button on the battery cover, lift, and remove.
chime wiring step
chime wiring step

When the back plate is removed, tap "Continue".

Next, you are shown where to put 2 size AA lithium non-rechargeable batteries.

Back plate seal

Battery cover seal
chime wiring step
chime wiring step

When the batteries are inserted correctly, a red LED flashes slowly to indicate the doorbell is ready to be installed. Tap "Discover Device" to complete doorbell installation.

Use the "Not blinking Red?" help link if you do not see a flashing red LED at the top of the ring.

Connect the app to your doorbell's "BLINK" network

When your doorbell is discovered, a popup asks if you want to connect the Blink app to the doorbell directly. This connection configures your system. You can safely tap "Join".

Connect the doorbell to your Wi-Fi network

The available 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks in range of the doorbell are displayed. Select yours.

If you do not see your Wi-Fi network in the list, tap the "Refresh List" button to scan the area again. Be sure your Wi-Fi router is transmitting at 2.4 GHz.

Enter your Wi-Fi password and press "Continue". To be sure you enter the password correctly, tap the "eye" icon to view the characters.

When complete, you are shown a success screen. Tap "Continue" to go to the Home screen.

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