Using the Blink App

Features and functions of the Blink app


  1. How do I change the name of my camera?

    When a camera is first installed, its serial number (DSN) is the default camera name, and the thumbnail image...

  2. How Can I Access Multiple Blink Systems from One Account?

    Experiencing the security and convenience of Blink products may encourage you to grow your network of cameras to multiple...

  3. Keeping Your Blink App Version Current

    In order to be fully compatible with your Blink devices and to take advantage of all of your camera's...

  4. How To Save Live View on Blink Cameras

    The Blink Video Doorbell, Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2), Mini, and XT2 cameras can only save Live View sessions to...

  5. How to Update Your Thumbnail

    Your Blink home screen can display a thumbnail as a preview for each camera. These thumbnails are created by...

  6. How to Change the Order of your Blink and Mini Cameras

    This article will show you how to change the order of your Blink and Mini cameras in the Blink...

  7. How Do I Share or Save My Motion Clips?

    From your home screen, tap the Clip Roll icon  at the bottom center to access your clip list. From...

  8. Extended Live View for Mini Cameras

    United States   Blink Subscription Plans enable many premium features including Extended Live View - exclusively for Blink Mini...

  9. Unlinking Your Blink and Amazon Accounts

    Linking your Blink and Amazon accounts allows you to see and manage all of your Blink Subscription Plans in...

  10. How to Adjust Blink XT2 and XT Camera Settings

    To access the settings for a particular camera, tap the settings slider icon   located above the right top corner...

  11. How can I configure my camera to record low light video?

    Blink camera devices have an 850nm infrared LED light to let Blink cameras show you clear video when there...

  12. How Do I Setup a Second, or New Phone?

    To access your Blink system from a second, or new device, all you need to do is download the...

  13. How to Use Customizable Activity Zones

    The Blink Indoor (gen 2), Outdoor and XT2 cameras have Advanced Activity Zones! In this article we’ll cover how...

  14. How to Configure Activity Zones

    Activity Zones let you mask off certain regions to selectively prevent motion alerts. This can help with excessive motion...

  15. How to Adjust the Camera Speaker Volume

    To adjust the speaker volume of your Blink Video Doorbell, Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor, XT2 or Mini camera,...

  16. How to Use Two-Way Audio

    Our new Blink Video Doorbell, Indoor (gen 2), Outdoor, Mini and XT2 cameras have two-way audio. That means you...

  17. How Can I Arm My System for Motion Detection?

    When you first set up your Blink system, your system is Disarmed by default as shown in the image. ...

  18. How Can I Receive Notifications of Motion Detection?

    A Blink system can send an alert to your mobile device when motion is detected by any associated camera...

  19. What is the Running Man Icon?

    Tap the Running Man icon to turn Motion Detection on or off for that camera. A solid blue icon...

  20. How Do I Use Scheduled Arming?

    Your Blink system can automatically Arm and Disarm on a set schedule. To get started, open up the Blink...

  21. How Do I Adjust My System to Avoid Alerting Motion on My Pets?

    The Blink system is designed to capture motion based on heat moving across the field of view of your...

  22. How to Access Live View

    Live View, as the name implies, provides live video and sound to you in the Blink app, or certain...

  23. How Can I View Motion Clips?

    From your Blink home screen, you can access all of your motion clips in the Clip Roll by tapping...

  24. How Can I Filter My Clip Roll?

    You can enable filters on your Clip Roll. Rather than view every clip from every camera, a filter allows...

  25. How Do I Delete Motion Clips?

    Deleted clips are immediately removed from Blink servers and cannot be restored. You can delete clips automatically, or from...

  26. What is the Retrigger Time? Is This Configurable?

    There is a delay from the end of a motion clip to the start of the camera capturing a...

  27. How to Enable IR on Blink Cameras

    This article will show you how to enable the infrared (IR) LED on Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor,...

  28. How to Enable Temperature Alerts

    This article will show you how to enable Temperature Alerts and calibrate the temperature sensor of the camera. The...

  29. Android App Settings

    On the Settings screen of the Blink app for Android devices some settings appear that are not present on...

  30. Biometric Unlock or Require Face ID

    Biometric Unlock - Android Require Face ID - iOS Require Touch ID - iOS The biometric security features of your...

  31. Crash Reporting Opt Out

    If the Blink app suddenly stops working, recovering the data helps us understand what happened, so we can constantly...

  32. How Do I Use Clip Backup?

    Clip Backup comes with your Blink Subscription or trial. A Sync Module 2, with a recognized USB drive inserted,...

  33. Deleting a System

    A Blink camera system is the center of our product. Cameras attach to a system through the Sync Module,...

  34. Local Storage FAQ

    What is Local Storage? Local Storage is a Blink feature allowing a Sync Module 2 to save clips from...

  35. Can I Disable the Blue Recording LED on the Camera?

    Blink cameras have an activity indicator in the form of a blue color LED light on the front of...

  36. How to Change Your Phone Number in the Blink App

    SMS text messages and voice phone calls are now part of our Multiple Factor Security process. Click here to learn...

  37. Video Modes: Saver, Standard and Best

    We're pleased to announce new video modes for Blink: Saver, Standard and Best. On your Indoor Blink camera, you'll see...

  38. The Account and Privacy Screen

    The Account and Privacy screen contains your contact, linked accounts and security related information. It is accessible by tapping...

  39. Notification Options

    The Blink app provides notifications on your mobile device to tell you what is happening with your Blink account...

  40. Snooze Motion Notifications

    The new Snooze motion notification feature allows you to pause motion activated notifications for a set time period, so you...

  41. End Clip Early if Motion Stops

    “End clip early if motion stops” is a camera setting designed to stop recording a motion clip if motion...

  42. Blind or Low Vision

    iOS VoiceOver Your motion clips and Live View sessions get described with Apple's scene recognition technology!  VoiceOver features in...

  43. Image Notifications

    Image notifications send you a snapshot image of what’s happening in front of your Blink camera, so you can...

  44. New App Layout Settings

    Info Please update your Blink app if your settings appear differently than shown below. To learn more about updating,...

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