Do you ever wonder about the location of the reset button on the Blink Mini camera? I’ve been in your shoes before. I had problems with my camera and wanted to reset it to fix the issues. But back then, I didn’t know where the reset button was. I eventually found it, and I’ll teach you where.
The Blink Mini reset button is on the bottom side of the camera. It can be difficult to find if the base is attached to the unit. The button is also white in color, which blends with the rest of the camera body, so you can’t easily spot it.
Below, I’ll answer your question about the location of the reset button in more detail. This article also covers the step-by-step process of resetting the Blink camera.
Where Is the Blink Mini Reset Button?
You can find the reset button on the bottom of the Blink Mini.
If you can’t properly see it, try removing the base and stand that are attached to the camera. Hold the base with your non-dominant hand and place the swivel stand between your index and middle fingers. Grip the camera with your dominant hand. Then, pull both items away from each other until you hear a pop sound.
After detaching the base and stand, you’ll see a small white button at the bottom. This helps you reset a Blink camera system.
What Are the Reasons to Reset a Blink Camera?
There are many reasons why you need to reset the Blink Mini camera. Below are the most common ones.
- Malfunctioning camera: If you notice your camera isn’t working correctly, you may have to reset it to fix the problem.
- Adding a new system: Whether you’re adding the device to a new WiFi network or location, resetting Blink cameras is essential.
- Poor internet connection: This can cause your camera to disconnect from the WiFi frequently. Resetting the Blink Mini may solve the connectivity issue.
- Software glitches: Although rare, glitches can happen after a software update. A factory reset can fix them.
- Selling or gifting the camera: You’ll want to wipe all your data and settings if you’ll be giving the device to another person.
How to Reset a Blink Mini Camera?
By now, you know where the reset button is located and why resetting is essential. The next thing to learn is how to reset a Blink Mini camera. Simply follow the steps below. Note that some of these steps may also apply when you reset Blink cameras.
Learn the Difference Between a Reset and a Factory Reset
Before anything else, you must differentiate a simple reset from a factory reset.
Resetting the Blink Mini cameras doesn’t delete them from a system or account. It also doesn’t affect the camera settings. In other words, your programmed settings and files remain accessible. A simple reset or power cycling is ideal when you want to add the Blink camera to a new or existing Blink system. It is also recommended if you intend to move to a new location or WiFi network.
Meanwhile, a factory reset reverts the Blink camera to the state it was in when you first purchased it. That means your custom settings and files will be deleted. Make sure to back up important photos and videos before you perform a factory reset.
Press the Reset Button
After learning how to simple reset and factory reset Blink mini camera, you can now decide which one to perform based on your needs.
If you want a simple reset, press the Blink camera reset button while the Mini is plugged in. When a steady red light shows up on the Mini camera, you can now hold the button down for five seconds. Use a paperclip or small screwdriver to push the button. Avoid safety pins and thumbtacks because they can damage the switch. After five seconds or so, a blue light will slowly blink, indicating that you can add the camera to a new or existing system.
Those who want to perform a factory reset must press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds or longer. A light on the Blink Mini will blink. That means the camera is back to the factory defaults.
Set Up Your Blink Mini Camera Again
After reverting your Blink Mini camera to its factory settings, you’ll need to set up the camera again, so it can function properly.
First, launch the Blink app. If you don’t already have one installed on your phone, you can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Log in to your Blink account. If you forget your account credentials, you can recover them by following the instructions in the app. You can also create a new one, but you’ll need to undergo the verification process again.
After signing in, tap the plus icon on the upper right corner of the screen to add a new device. Select “Mini Camera” on the list of devices.
On the next screen, scan the QR code or manually enter the serial number of the camera. Tap “Continue” to save the changes.
Then, plug in the Blink camera and wait for the lights to show up. One will flash blue, while the other is a steady green light. Follow the instructions to connect the camera to your internet. Double-check the network name and password, especially if you have multiple WiFi networks.
Once the camera is connected to the WiFi, you can update the settings as needed. Adjust the video quality resolution, motion detection zone, notifications, and more.
What About the Blink Sync Module? Should You Reset It?
Not necessarily. Unlike other Blink cameras, the Mini model can work without connecting to the Sync Module. So, you don’t need to reset the system hub. Rebooting the Blink Mini is enough.
However, if you use the Sync Module to connect the Blink camera to another smart device, you may need to reset it. In fact, restarting the module instead of the camera can solve most issues. It is also easier because you simply need to re-add the cameras to the hub after rebooting it.
Below are the steps on how to reset a Blink Sync Module.
- Locate the reset button on the side of the Sync Module.
- Use your finger or any small object to press the reset button. Hold it for five seconds or until you see a red light flash.
- After 15 seconds, the Sync Module will display a blinking blue light and a solid green light. These indicate the device is ready for pairing with the Blink app.
- Open your mobile app and tap the plus sign to add the device.
- Press “Sync Module” on the list of options.
- You can choose to scan the QR code or enter the serial code of the device on the screen. Tap “Continue” to proceed with the next step.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Sync Module to the mobile app.
The Blink Mini is a compact surveillance camera that gives you a sense of security. But like other devices, it can face glitches and issues. One of the best ways to fix these problems is to reset the camera.
To do that, you must first locate the reset button on the bottom of the camera. Remove the base and stand to gain better access to the switch. It is a small white button, which you can press using a screwdriver or paper clips.
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