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Why Does My VTech Baby Monitor Keep Beeping?

Last Updated Aug 29, 2022
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Video baby monitors that work either by direct WiFi or your home’s WiFi network are a godsend to parents. What happens when your VTech baby monitor starts beeping and won’t stop?

Your VTech Baby Monitor may be beeping because it is out of range, the parent unit display has a low battery, or the temperature in your baby’s room might be too high or low.

The beeping on your VTech Baby Monitor is an alarm notification to help bring your attention to a problem the VTech Baby Monitor is having with signal, battery, or temperature.

Why Does my VTech Baby Monitor Keep Beeping?

The beeping on your VTech Baby Monitor tells you something is wrong with your monitor or in your baby’s room. Luckily, all of the options can be ascertained quickly.

The three options and solutions for your VTech Baby Monitor when it starts to constantly beep are listed below:

  • The parent unit display and baby unit are out of signal range
  • A low battery on the parent unit
  • The temperature in the baby’s room is too high or too low

Out of Signal Range

The VTech Baby Monitor has to be within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of range but no closer than 3 feet (1 meter). If your parent unit is outside this range, it will beep to let you know it has no signal.

To regain signal, move the parent unit display slowly towards the baby unit camera until the connection is re-established. This will also let you know the optimal operating distance.

Low Battery

VTech advertises their batteries as lasting up to 19 hours on a single charge. This is plenty of time to monitor your baby throughout the night, but it may need a top-up charge throughout the day.

If you constantly stream video with your VTech Baby Monitor, keeping it on the charger or frequently charging it will yield the best long-term results.

Also, if you change the sleep setting of the display to only display video when there is a sound alert or a notification, you can save on some of the battery drains.

Nineteen hours of battery capacity constantly stream video to the parent unit display from the baby unit cameras. It is best to keep your monitor charging whenever possible.

Temperature Setting

It’s possible to set the desired temperature range on your VTech Baby Monitor. This will set the beeping alert to alert you to a change in temperature that is outside your desired range. 

The minimum range of the VTech Baby Monitor is 50° F (10° C) and 76° F (24° C). The maximum temperature range is 77° F (25° C) to 102° F (39° C).

Here’s how to change the temperature range setting of your VTech Baby Monitor:

  1. Press Menu
  2. Using the right and left arrows – Select the Temperature Icon setting – The icon looks like a thermometer
  3. Press Select
  4. Using the up and down arrows – Select the thermometer with the question mark in a circle symbol
  5. Press the left arrow
  6. Using the up and down arrows – Select the Min or Max setting
  7. Press Select
  8. Use the up and down arrows to select the desired temperature range for the minimum and maximum settings.
  9. Press Select to save your temperature range settings

The Min temperature setting is the temperature you would like the alarm to sound at if the temperature in the baby’s room drops below that chosen temperature.

The Max temperature setting is the temperature you would like the alarm to sound at if the temperature in the baby’s room drops above that chosen temperature.

How to Set the Temperature Alert Tone on your VTech Baby Monitor:

It is also possible to change the temperature alert settings using these instructions.

  1. Press Menu
  2. Using the right and left arrows – Select the Temperature Icon setting – The icon looks like a thermometer
  3. Press Select
  4. Using the up and down arrows – Select the thermometer with the exclamation mark in a triangle symbol
  5. Use the up and down arrows to choose On or Off for the temperature alert tone
  6. Press Select to save your settings

How to Set the Temperature Display Format on your VTech Baby Monitor:

You can change the temperature settings of your VTech Baby Monitor from Fahrenheit to Celsius using these settings.

  1. Press Menu
  2. Using the right and left arrows – Select the Temperature Icon setting – The icon looks like a thermometer
  3. Press Select
  4. Using the up and down arrows – Select the thermometer with the C° and F° symbols next to it.
  5. Use the up and down arrows to select either F° for Fahrenheit or C° for Celsius
  6. Press Select to save your settings.

Setting the temperature format will update the temperature settings universally in all modes. If you had temperature ranges set in Fahrenheit and switch to Celsius, they would now be in F°.

Conclusion

The VTech Baby Monitor will only beep if it has a problem with being out of signal range, a low battery on the parent unit display, or if the baby’s room is outside the chosen temperature range.

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