Blink Video Doorbell Settings

Learn all about our New Blink Device Settings Layout and get familiarized with the new design!

To open the Doorbell Settings screen, tap the settings icon at the top right corner of your doorbell camera on the Home screen of the Blink app.

From the Settings screen,

  • Tap "Cancel" in the upper left corner to return to the Home screen.
  • Tap "Save" to complete any changes you make, and return to the Home screen.
  • Event Response: Press the doorbell button to complete your settings change, or wait for the once-daily check-in to automatically download and save the new settings.

Device Settings

General Settings
Rename and check the status of your camera.

Motion Settings
Set motion detection and various notifications.

Video and Photo
Access video quality settings and features.

Audio Settings
Modify your audio streaming and volume settings.

Doorbell and Chime
Learn about mounting and chime settings.


General Settings

Camera name that will be displayed on your Home screen. You can edit this name at any time from here or at the Home screen.

This will indicate if your batteries are OK or need to be replaced.

Last Updated
This button manually updates your camera status.

Doorbell to WiFi
Displays the Signal Strength from the last time the camera connected. After moving your camera it is a good idea to return here and ensure you have a good signal strengths.

Doorbell to Sync Module
Displays the most recent Signal Strength measurement. After moving any part of your system, it is a good idea to visit this settings page to ensure you have all three segments of the icon visible signal strength icon showing three bars. If not, move the camera closer to the Sync Module or the Wi-Fi router to gain all three segments.

Displays your current firmware version.

Delete Doorbell
This button removes the doorbell from your Blink system.


Motion Settings

Enable Motion Detection
This setting must be on for the camera to detect motion. If this setting is off, the camera will not detect motion. Note: Once you enable motion detection, arm your camera to receive Motion Detection notifications and to save motion clips.

Disables motion detection for selected regions of the doorbell view to prevent unwanted motion clips or notifications.

Retrigger Time
The length of time from the completion of one motion clip to the start of another. This can be set from 10-60 seconds.

Controls motion sensor sensitivity. Low sensitivity detects larger objects in motion. High sensitivity detects smaller objects. Adjust sensitivity then test by creating motion notifications to achieve the right balance for your needs.

Clip Length
The length of motion clips to be recorded and this can be set between 5 and 30 seconds.

End Clip Early If Motion Stops
If the doorbell stops detecting motion, the clip will end before the full clip length is reached.


Video and Photo

If set to Off, the illuminator will not turn on. If set to On, the illuminator will always turn on. If set to Auto, the illuminator will only turn on in low light conditions.

IR Intensity
This value controls brightness of the IR illuminator. This value can be set to Low, Medium, or High. Adjust to control glare or show more detail.

Enable Video Recording 
This is set to On by default. With this setting, you can control if video is recorded with motion notifications. When set to "Off", you receive motion notifications and no video is saved.

This allows you to change the video quality of your Blink camera. More information about the different modes can be found here.

Photo Capture
If Photo Capture is enabled, a photo is taken once per hour. If motion notifications or other events happen (or not), the images are assembled at the end of the day into a photo-animation in the Clip Roll.


Audio Settings

Enable Audio 
This is set to On by default and controls the doorbell speaker.

Speaker Volume
A slider sets the speaker audio level on the camera.

Ringer Volume
Controls how loud the Blink chime sound plays.


Doorbell and Chime

Chime Settings
Use Blink Mini Camera as Chime
Opens the Mini camera selector. All Mini cameras on the system will be displayed. Learn more about using the Mini camera as a chime.

Doorbell Installation
Mount without wiring
Full instructions for mounting without wiring.

Mount with wiring
Full instructions for mounting with wiring.


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