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If you have installed a Ring Doorbell at your home, you must have noticed a white circular ring which flashes different colours. All these colours show different indications, but some people continuously see the Ring Doorbell flashing blue and not connecting. Why is that so? Let’s discuss why and how to resolve the flashing blue light issue.
Why Is my Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue
If your Ring Doorbell flashing blue light shows your device is in setup mode, the device is booting, successfully set up, and is charging.
There’s no need to panic about the flashing lights on Ring Doorbell. There are three colour indicators: blue, red, and white. All these colours show the different functions and features of Ring Doorbell. These lights don’t just flash; they also spin, hal-lit up of the circle and half-lit down of the circle.
Why do the white, red, and blue lights flash in such patterns, and what do they tell us? The table below tells everything.
|Light Colour||Flashing Light Pattern||Activity|
|Blue||LEDs around the button spin blue||Ordinary button press|
|Blue light moving upwards.||In the process of connecting to the network during setup.|
|Blue circle is flashing, one second on, one second off||A blue circle is flashing, one second on, one second off|
|Solid blue light||The device is booting up|
LEDs flash four times or Ring Doorbell flashing blue fast.
|Successful set up.|
|Top half blue flashing||The device is booting up.|
|White||Flashing Light Pattern||Activity|
|LEDs around the button spin white||Attempting to set up wifi when the device has no saved wifi credentials. Times out after 10 minutes.|
|White light flashing on and off||White light flashing on and off.|
Flashing white light at the top of the circle
|Setup failed – password error|
|Flashing white light at the right of the circle||A flashing white light at the right of the circle|
|Flashing white light at the left of the circle||A flashing white light at the left of the circle|
|Red||Flashing Light Pattern||Activity|
|The bottom half is red flashing||The bottom half is red flashing.|
2 Reasons Ring Doorbell Is Flashing Blue
As I said, you don’t need to worry about Ring Doorbell flashing blue during charging. It’s not the problem, actually, but it is the reason.
Initialising or Booting Mode
When you set up your device for the first time, the Ring Doorbell flashing blue light during setup indicates that your Ring Doorbell is ready to establish a connection with your Wi-Fi network and complete the initial configuration process. In this stage, the blue light flashes upward.
Wi-Fi Connection Issue
Ring cameras don’t work without WiFi. So, If your Wi-Fi connection weakens, your device will flash a blue light. Similarly, a wrong Wi-Fi password or network name can cause connection problems. It’s essential to ensure that you’ve entered the correct information during the setup process. However, if your Ring Doorbell is stuck in a boot loop, you will have to reset the Ring device.
What Should I Do?
Probably nothing. Consult the table above to recognise the pattern. If you see a similar pattern, you don’t have to worry about how your Ring Doorbell flashes. However, consider turning off your Ring Doorbell if the blue is stuck in a loop or stays solid blue. If the issue persists, you should know how to factory reset the Ring Doorbell.
In case of a factory reset Ring Doorbell, you will have to set up your device all over again. If turning off and restarting Ring Doorbell doesn’t resolve the issue, you should contact Ring customer support before going for a Ring Doorbell hard reset option.