Using the Blink App

Features and functions of the Blink app


  1. Get started with the Blink app

    When a camera is first installed, the serial number is entered for the camera name, and its thumbnail image...

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

    When you experience the security and convenience Blink products offer, you may want to grow your network of cameras...

  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 Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2), Mini, and XT2 cameras can only save Live View sessions to Cloud Storage...

  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. 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...

  9. How to Adjust Blink XT2 and Mini Camera Settings

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. How to Configure Activity Zones

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

  14. How to Adjust the Camera Speaker Volume

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

  15. How to Use Two-Way Audio

    Our new Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor, Mini and XT2 cameras have two-way audio. Here is a guide...

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

    When you first set up your Blink system, your system will be Disarmed by default. To arm your system,...

  17. 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...

  18. What is the Running Man Icon?

    The Running Man icon indicates that your System is armed for motion detection. When you tap Armed at the bottom...

  19. Individual Camera Arming or Disarming

    When you first set up your Blink system, your system will be Disarmed by default, as seen below. When...

  20. How Do I Use Scheduled Arming?

    Your Blink system can automatically Arm and Disarm on a set schedule. You can follow along with our how-to...

  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 provides images and sound directly from a camera to the Blink app, or certain Alexa enabled devices....

  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 illuminator on Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor, Mini,...

  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

    Biometric Unlock - Android Face ID - iOS Touch ID - iOS We can use the biometric features of...

  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?

    When you have clips and Live View sessions in cloud storage, Clip Backup is a feature that stores a...

  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. Apps that Conflict with the Blink App

    Some Android and iOS virus protection, file optimizer, ringtone, and battery saver applications can interfere with Blink notifications. The...

  38. 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...

  39. The Account Management Screen

    The Account Management screen contains your contact, app and subscription related information. It is accessible by tapping the Account...

  40. Notification Options

    The Blink app provides notifications to tell you what is happening with your Bink account or Blink devices and...

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