There are no less than 8 situations when your Ring doorbell flashes blue! From blinking blue, solid blue, differences in blinking speed and the percentage of the circle illuminated it’s no wonder people are confused!
Read on to find out what your particular flashing blue message means!
Types of Flashing Blue
1. Flashing Blue After Installation
The blue circle on the front of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro is the charging meter. If you’ve installed a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and notice the blue LED blinking and gradually filling-in the circle in front of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, it indicates that your Ring doorbell is connected to a power source and is charging.
Once the battery inside the Ring Pro is fully charged, the blue circle will switch off and the doorbell will start to set up. Unless the Ring doorbell is fully charged, the setup process can’t start.
2. Top Half Flashing Blue During Setup/Installation
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro includes a round LED light on the front to indicate the status of the device. If the round LED light of your Ring video doorbell shows only the top half of the ring flashing blue, it means there has been a problem during the initial setup or installation process.
The issue is the wrong password of your Wi-Fi network. If it’s a bad Wi-Fi password,try again. Enter the correct Wi-Fi password, and the blinking should stop.
3. Flashes Blue After Pressing Button
Another issue faced by users of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is the round LED light flashing blue. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro includes a round LED light on the front to indicate the status of the unit.
If the round LED light of your Ring Video Doorbell is flashing blue on and off after one second alternately, it means the Ring Doorbell Pro is booting up and is operating normally. This is considered normal behavior.
4. Flashes Blue in an Upwards Direction
Some users said that they get confused by the way the Ring Pro is connecting to Wi-Fi. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro includes a round LED light on the front to indicate the status of the process.
If the round LED light of your Ring video doorbell shows only the top half of the ring flashing blue, it means your Ring Video Doorbell Pro is attempting to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
The Ring Pro has a flash lighting indication to let users know that the device is starting up. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro includes a round LED light on the front to indicate the status of the unit.
If the round LED light of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro is flashing blue slowly or turning on and off after one second alternately, it means the Ring Doorbell Pro is starting up. Again, it shows that your Ring doorbell is working normally.
Similar to any smart device, the Ring Pro sometimes goes into reset mode. This is also indicated by the round LED light on the front.
If the round LED light of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro is blinking blue in short rapid bursts for a few seconds, and then you see a white spinning circle, it means that a factory reset is happening. Again, it shows that your Ring doorbell is operating as expected.
7. Solid Blue Without Flashing
One of the pros of the Ring Doorbell Pro is that it has speakers on both sides to allow the person inside the home to speak with the visitor.
If the round LED light on the front of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro is solid blue, and there isn’t any flashing or blinking of any kind, it means the speaker is on, so you can start your conversation with the visitor.
8. Flashes Blue Four Times
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro includes a round LED light on the front to indicate the status of the unit. If you see the LED flash four times in the circle of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro, it indicates your doorbell has been set up successfully.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro may require up to an hour to fully power up when first installed. If you see any other variation of flashing blue, it means the setup is complete! All is good.
Owners of a Ring doorbell, may face some common issues now and then, and solving them might be tricky. That’s why we will discuss some of the common Ring Video Doorbell issues and their solutions.
Below are some of the most common issues most Ring device owners face, and if you are struggling with your Ring doorbell, here are some troubleshooting tips.
One of the most frequently asked questions from customers who use the Ring doorbell is that they don’t understand what the flashing blue circle means. Typically, if your Ring Chime Pro is blinking blue, this would mean it is either booting up, installing an update, or reconnecting to Wi-Fi.
When charging, you need to wait for a few hours before the Ring Doorbell Pro becomes fully charged and operational. If you don’t see any updates about the battery level status in the Ring application, consider triggering the ring or motion action as it might help update the battery status.
If your Ring Video Doorbell Pro’s Wi-Fi connectivity is problematic or relatively slow, you may experience issues like delayed or missed notifications, poor or low-quality videos, inability to connect to live view, disconnected motion and Ring events, and the live viewing feature takes a few seconds to connect.
In case you’re having issues connecting to your Wi-Fi network, or having troubles with your Wi-Fi, such as poor signal or strength, contact your internet service provider to fix the issue. If the problem persists, yourRing device might be unable to find a 5 GHz network if you upgraded from a 2.4 GHz network for better range and less interference.
If your Ring device isn’t compatible with a 5 GHz network, connect it to a 2.4 GHz network instead
When your Ring Video Doorbell Pro is disconnected from its Wi-Fi network, you’ll notice a soft white glow on the round LED light, and a sound will beep when you push the ring button. Additionally, if your Ring doorbell isn’t connected to Wi-Fi, you won’t receive any alerts on your phone, and no photos or videos will be captured on your Ring app.
To fix this issue, restart your router, and your Ring Video Doorbell Pro will connect automatically with the Wi-Fi network. You may also check the power connection and all of the wires leading into your router in case they’ve become loose. If you notice they are loose or wobbly, make sure they’re snugly connected.
There can be other reasons why your Ring Video Doorbell Pro isn’t functioning as expected. One such reason is that your Ring device has insufficient charge, or the internal battery needs replacement.
If your Ring doorbell is getting disconnected from Wi-Fi regularly, shuts down, freezes frequently, the night vision malfunctions, the existing internal doorbell isn’t working properly, or can’t record live events, it probably has insufficient power.
Charging it fully will resolve the issue, and if the problems persist even after the Ring Pro is charged fully, maybe the internal battery has degraded and needs to be replaced.
The Ring Rechargeable Battery Pack is the ideal and portable charging solution for all your Ring Video Doorbell devices for your home.
- Compatible with Ring Video Doorbell 3+, Video Doorbell 3, Stick Up Cam Battery (2nd/3rd Gen), Peephole Cam, Spotlight Cam Battery, and Smart Lighting Solar Floodlight
- Capable of powering up your device for up to six months
- Includes a USB charge cable