Managing mobile devices with access to your Blink account

Use this article to understand how to login and manage your Blink account across multiple mobile devices with the Blink app. To ensure only authorized persons can access your Blink account, the primary account owner can view all additional devices that access their account. 

Accessible devices include mobile phones, tablets, as well as apps such as IFTTT and Alexa SmartHome.

Add your account to a different device

A Blink account can be accessed from other mobile devices if the login name and password are shared with those devices. If you want to log in to your Blink account from a different mobile device, follow these steps.

  1. Download the app from your device's app store and sign in using the same Blink account username and password.
  2. When you log in for the first time, a SMS verification code will be sent to the phone number of the primary account owner. This verification code must be entered before that device is given access. Learn more about Multi-Factor Authentication.

Manage verified mobile devices

The primary account owner has the ability to:

  • Manage all other devices on the account
  • View all devices that have accessed their Blink account within the last 30 days
  • Revoke any device's access to their Blink account if necessary

Once a device has been revoked from an account, the only way that device can regain access is through a multi-factor security process. Learn more about Multi-Factor Authentication. To review the verified mobile devices in your Blink account, follow these steps.

  1. Tap Settings .

  2. Select Account and Privacy.

  3. While viewing the Account and Privacy screen, tap on Manage Mobile Devices.

  4. A SMS message with a verification code is sent to the primary account holder's phone number. Enter the code in the Blink app and tap Verify.

If you don't receive the code

The verification code is sent exclusively to the primary account owner's device. If you do not receive a code, you can either wait 90 seconds when the Resend Code button becomes available, or tap on the back arrow in the top left of the Account Verification screen to return to the main Account and Privacy screen.

Note: If you no longer have access to a device that receives this code, you will need to change the phone number located in Account and Privacy Settings. The account password is required to change the phone number.

5. A successful verification leads to a list of all devices that have accessed that account in the last 30 days, including the current device at the top.

Removing access

Once a device has been revoked from an account, the only way that device can regain access is through a multi-factor authentication process. Learn more about Multi-Factor Authentication.

To remove access from a mobile device, tap Remove next to the device name. This immediately logs that device out of the account.

Trust this device

Logins on new devices, or devices that were removed from an account have a Trust this device option during Account Verification. This allows the app to not require a verification code for future logins. 

If the password is changed on an account, the Trust this device option reappears at the next login.

Device limit

The Blink app can be added to a maximum of 100 devices. If there's an attempt to log in to over 100 devices, the account owner will see the screen below. 

To resolve, you can either:

  1. Remove some devices using the previously described method.
  2. Reset the account password, which will remove all the devices that have access to the account except the device you reset the password on.

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