Ring Camera Flashing Blue and White (Why and How to Fix It?)

The Ring Camera is the world’s favorite home security peephole product and it’s easy to see why. But why is yours flashing blue and white light? Is this a big or serious problem? read on to find out why.

In general, the ring camera will flash blue or white because of two possible issues. The ring camera has a rechargeable battery that will require charging and removal. If the battery levels are too low, you might notice that the Ring Spotlight is flashing on and off in blue or white colors or both. If the camera flashes blue light while setting up the device, there is nothing to worry about because this is the way for the camera to inform you that it is being set up. The Ring camera may also flash white light meaning that you have a password issue and you need to update your password from the ring app. 

Why is My Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?

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A flashing blue light on the doorbell specifies that it is charging. The filling circle on the front of the ring Doorbell indicates the increasing battery life. Once the internal power is fully charged the blue circle will turn into a green light, and the device will move into setup mode.

Ring Doorbell Spinning Blue

It happens when there is a regular doorbell press. When the Ring Doorbell detects a potential call, the light on the doorbell will turn blue. If this does not happen, check that your Doorbell has power or not. If blue light continues to spin, the reset button may have been held down, the bell button may be stuck, it may be broken or a software bug may exist.

Solid Blue Light

When you answer a call and connect to your ring doorbell then you will notice a solid blue light. This solid blue light demonstrates that the speaker on the doorbell turned on and someone can listen and has connected to a call.

Blue Light that Moves Upward

Generally, while setting up your Ring Doorbell, the light will spin and not flash. Your Ring Doorbell is attempting to connect to your Wi-Fi network if you notice an upward-moving blue light. This is usually during setup, but if you see it at other times, you may have a Wi-Fi connectivity issue.

Doorbell Flashing Blue Light (One Second On and One Second Off)

A one-second flashing blue light demonstrates that Ring Doorbell is initiating or booting. If a one-second flashing light continues without stopping for a long time then your doorbell might be trapped in a boot loop. Accordingly, in this situation, you should deliberate changing the settings of the Ring Doorbell.

All Four LEDs Flash Blue Four Times

If you notice that all of the lights flash blue four times in one row, there is nothing to worry about it. This means that your Ring Doorbells were set up accurately.

Rapidly Flashing Blue Lights Turn to White Light

This turning of light from blue to white points out that you have completed a factory reset effectively on your Ring Doorbell.

Ring Doorbell Top Blue Light Flashing

A top blue light flashing can indicate two distinct meanings. During a setup, when the top blue light flashes on Ring Doorbells means a bad or wrong password. After setup, this flashing blue light on the top means the Ring Doorbell is linked to charging and power.


Why Is My Ring Doorbell Flashing White?

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The flashing white light on the Ring Doorbell could be due to one of two things. The device’s Wi-Fi connection may have been lost, or the device’s battery level may be below a good level. On the other hand, if the Ring Video Doorbell emits a solid white light, it has been hardwired and is receiving sufficient power. You do not need to be concerned because there is no problem. Check out these indicators to make sure it’s not a power outage or a failed Wi-Fi connection. (1)

  • A sound is produced by pressing the button
  • Recordings of events have come to an end
  • Light flashes with a soft white hue
  • Your smart device doesn’t have any Ring app alerts
  • You may receive no notifications
  • Ring app identify poor video quality

Any of these conditions suggest that it has a weak signal. Close the distance between the router and the Ring Doorbell. The signal could be hampered by a gadget. Disconnect each device to see if it is the source of the problem. (2)

How to Reset the Ring Doorbell

Ring Doorbell Installation or Reset

If your Ring Doorbell is not connecting to the network appropriately, you probably need to reset the device. You may have also moved from one area to another and need to reconnect the Wi-Fi and Ring Doorbell. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Using a screwdriver, remove the Ring Doorbell from its installation.
  • From your smartphone, open the Ring app.
  • Select your device from the ‘Devices’ menu.
  • Select ‘Change Wi-Fi’ from the ‘Device Health’ menu.
  • On the back of your Ring, press the orange button.
  • Pair your smartphone with the Ring app by connecting it to the Ring’s Wi-Fi.

These steps will successfully reset the Ring device and reconnect it to the Wi-Fi network.

How to Charge your Ring Doorbell

It is imperative to charge the Ring Doorbell correctly. A micro-USB cable is used to charge the Ring device. This can be plugged into a USB power source, plus a computer.

  • Detach all of the security screws from the base of the doorbell.
  • Reconnect the Ring unit to its mounting bracket.
  • Allow approximately 30 seconds for the Ring device to start back up. To test it, press the front button.
  • To determine the power supply, check the Ring app. When you ring the doorbell the battery readings are updated. Consequently, to update the app try different and unique test rings.

If your Ring Doorbell begins to light blue while charging, do not need to be afraid. The light on the doorbell is a charging meter that demonstrated how charged it is. The light stops blinking once it has been fully charged.

My Ring Doorbell isn’t Working. What Do I Do?

First of all, make sure the Ring Doorbell is well charged. Reinsert the battery and check to see if the doorbell reconnects accurately. Otherwise, turn off the power to your Ring for 30 seconds at the breaker box, and then turn it on back. Check to see if the Ring Doorbell reconnects automatically.

How Long Should the Battery Last?

Most batteries of Ring Doorbells last six to 12 months before needing to recharge or be replaced. This is dependant on a variety of conditions, including the frequency with which the gadget is utilized. When the battery is running low, your app would notify you immediately.

Do I Need to Charge Up the Ring Battery Before I Install It?

Yes, you should charge the battery first. Plug the cable into the connector on the back of the Ring and connect it to the connector.


In case none of this works

Flashing blue or white lights of Ring Doorbells could happen for different reasons. It is critical to solve the issue right away so you can see who is at the front door and speak with them. You may also encounter other troubles with the product. The battery may need to be replaced or changed over time. 

Below are other Ring Doorbell learning guides that might help you in the future. Take a look at them and don’t forget to bookmark it!






References
(1) power outage – https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/power-outage
(2) weak signal – https://study.com/academy/lesson/poor-signal-strength-in-wireless-networks-causes-remedies.html

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