Smart home devices are quickly becoming the norm as they become more reliable, compact and cheaper. That said, these devices can still run into random issues from to time that can really hamper the user experience.
In this article, we’re talking about Ring doorbells flashing blue, the reasons behind it and what you can do to fix the problem.
What does the blue flashing mean?
Since a blue LED ring is the only light on the device, it indicates its status by blinking blue in different patterns. Based on the pattern your doorbell is blinking in, it could just mean that you’re receiving a call, the doorbell is charging or facing connectivity issues.
Here’s a table summarising all the different blink modes your Ring doorbell can use.
|LED Blink Pattern||Message Indicated|
|Blue light blinking in one-second intervals||The doorbell is booting or rebooting.|
|Blue light flashing and moving upwards||The doorbell is attempting to connect to WiFi for the set-up process.|
|Blue light flashes four times followed by a solid white glow||The set-up process is complete and the doorbell is ready to use.|
|Only the top half is blinking blue||The WiFi password is incorrect or Ring Doorbell Pro has finished its first charge cycle.|
|Quick blue flashes followed by white circle||The doorbell has successfully been reset to factory settings.|
|Spinning blue light||Ring doorbell was pressed|
|Solid blue light||A call (two-way communication) is in progress.|
More often than not, a blue flashing Ring doorbell indicates internet connectivity issues. Other common causes include:
- Poor network connectivity.
- Hardware failure.
- The doorbell might be stuck in a boot loop.
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How to fix this?
Here are five fixes you can try out.
Restart your router
As always, the first step in troubleshooting anything is to reboot the device that may be causing the issue.
It almost seems like a joke now, but rebooting your device does have some pretty surprising results, and you might be able to resolve many seemingly random issues.
Check WiFi signal strength
Poor WiFi signals are one of the leading causes of why your smart home device might not be able to connect to the WiFi. Make sure your router is set higher up to prevent interference from other appliances in the house and that your Ring doorbell is well within the range of your WiFi router.
Check the doorbell battery status
You can use the Ring app on your phone to check the current battery levels on your doorbell. If the battery is too low, that might as well be causing the connection issues. Try changing the battery or charging the doorbell based on your model and connecting to the network again.
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Reset the device
You can also try resetting your doorbell and try connecting to the WiFi network again. To do so, press and hold down the orange button on the back of your Ring doorbell until it restarts and try connecting to the WiFi network again.
Contact Ring support
If nothing else works, your best bet is to reach out to Ring support and have them fix the issue for you. A customer support representative from Ring will be able to pinpoint the exact issue with your doorbell and fix it either remotely or provide a repair or replacement option should a hardware failure cause the issue.
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