Smart technology in the home is becoming more and more popular, and one of the latest additions to the family is the Ring Doorbell. This valuable little device allows you to secure your home and see who’s knocking, even when you’re not at home. Unfortunately, if you’re new to this type of technology, it can often be challenging to figure out, especially when you get notifications in the form of flashing blue lights.

The Ring Doorbell will flash blue to update you on various statuses of the device:

  • Blue light flashes on and off = camera is booting
  • Blue light flashes four times = camera is successfully set up
  • Short, rapid blue lights flash followed by a white circle = a factory reset has been completed

Still confused about the flashing blue lights and how to differentiate their meanings from solid blue lights on your Ring Doorbell? Read on to learn more about all the blue light patterns that may appear on your device and what they mean.  

Figuring Out Why Your Ring Doorbell Is Flashing Blue

The Ring Doorbell comes equipped with an actual “ring” that displays different colors and flashing patterns to help you determine what’s going on with your device. Color combination alerts include when the battery level is low and when the device connects to a Wi-Fi network.

The light on your Ring Doorbell will flash blue in different ways to give you messages about the device’s status, including the following:

Action of the Blue Light What It Means
The blue light spins. You’ve performed an ordinary button press.
The blue light moves upwards on the ring. The Ring Doorbell is in the process of connecting to a Wi-Fi network during setup.
The blue light flashes one second on, one second off. The camera of your video doorbell is booting up.
The ring illuminates with a solid blue light. The speaker has been enabled.
The blue lights flash four times. You’ve successfully set up the camera.
Short, rapid blue lights flash, then a white circle illuminates. A factory reset has been completed.
(Source: Ring Support)

Other Troubleshooting Tips for the Ring Doorbell

If the list above did not help, or if you’re having other issues with your Ring Doorbell, you can easily find out what’s going on with your device by paying attention to its behavior. Here are some more ways to determine what’s going on with your Ring Doorbell if it’s not working properly.

You can tell if your device has lost its Wi-Fi connection with the following signs:

  • When you push the button on your device, it makes a sound
  • The light on your Ring Doorbell glows a soft white
  • You’re no longer getting alerts in the Ring app
  • The Ring app shows no events getting captured

To resolve these issues, your video doorbell may have lost its connection with your Wi-Fi network. Try restarting your router to reconnect your Ring Doorbell to your Wi-Fi.

Here’s how you can tell the Wi-Fi signal is not strong enough:

  • Your Ring app displays poor video quality
  • Your notifications are delayed
  • You occasionally do not receive notifications
  • Your Live View does not connect or takes a few seconds to connect

Experiencing any of these issues may mean your signal is not strong enough. To resolve them, try moving your router closer to your Ring Doorbell or disconnect other devices that may be interfering with the signal.

You can tell if your device has insufficient power by noticing these signs:

  • Your device regularly loses its connection to your Wi-Fi network
  • The device regularly shuts off (the white light on the front will turn off)
  • Your Ring doorbell freezes during a live event
  • Your device does not properly ring your existing doorbell
  •  Night vision stops working

Your Ring Doorbell will have specifications for the amount of voltage it requires to run properly. Explore your Device Health in the Ring app to check the voltage of your device.

Making Sure Your Ring Doorbell Is Connected to the Internet

Smart home devices like the Ring Video Doorbell need to be connected to a WiFi network in order for you to get the full experience of its capabilities. Before using your device, make sure to complete the setup and connect your device to your home WiFi network.

When you first set up the Ring device and the app on your smartphone, it will attempt to connect to the available WiFi network. iOS users are asked to select Join when the network becomes available. Android devices should automatically connect to the network.

If your device is having trouble connecting to your internet, follow these steps on your smartphone:

  1. In your Settings, select Wi-Fi.
  2. From the list of available networks, select the Ring network. It will appear as “Ring” followed by the last six or four digits of the MAC ID.
  3. After the device connects, open the Ring app.
  4. Select your Wi-Fi network.
  5. Type in your password, then tap Continue.

Once you’re all connected to the WiFi network, the Ring device may perform an internal software update. During this process, the device will flash white. When the process completes, the light will stop flashing. Then, you can continue using your device as normal.

If your Ring is still having issues with a WiFi Connection, consider the Ring Chime Pro (Amazon), it can boost your WiFi signal up to 2000 sq. ft! Plus its a Chime so it can be heard from anywhere in the house!

Grow the Possibilities with Your Smart Home Technology

The Ring Doorbell is just the beginning of all the great smart home products that are out there. The Ring Doorbell allows you to monitor and secure your home from anywhere through your smartphone. And, the Ring Doorbell is compatible with many other devices like smart locks and Google Home speakers!

Grow your smart home capabilities by learning more about the products that are on the market. You may discover something that could be beneficial to your family and household!