Why Is My Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?

Ring doorbells have seen a boost in popularity over the last few years. This is because they are easily one of the top-quality smart doorbells that you could buy. 

Ring doorbells are easy to install, are compatible with most home automation systems, and have excellent audio streaming and live video quality. 

Why Is My Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue

However, many people have reported an issue they have experienced regarding their Ring doorbells, and that is the flashing blue light. 

This flashing blue light can mean a variety of things, so it is understandable that there is a lot of confusion surrounding it. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about blue flashing lights on Ring doorbells.

So, if this is of interest to you, then read on for more! 

Why Is My Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?

When the Ring doorbell needs to communicate an error, status, or another message to you, then it will change the light through the circular light on the front surface.

There are different ways that your Ring doorbell can flash blue, and these different ways have different meanings. Let’s check them out! 

A Spinning Blue Light 

If there is a spinning blue light on your Ring doorbell, then this means that someone outside has pushed it. This is usually nothing to worry about, as it could be a friend, family member, the takeout deliverer, etc. 

A Solid Blue Light 

If there is a solid blue light on your Ring doorbell, then this usually means someone has answered a call. It shows that the Ring doorbell speaker has switched on. 

An Upward-Moving Blue Light 

If you see an upwards-moving blue light on your Ring doorbell, it means that it has lost connection to the WiFi network, and is trying to reconnect. 

A Quick Flashing Blue Light 

A quick flashing blue light will flash for one section one, one section off. If you see a light flashing like this on your doorbell, it means that it is rebooting. If the flashing is continuous, then it means the doorbell is stuck in a cycle of rebooting. 

If you think this is happening to your Ring doorbell, then it is best to get in contact with support so they can fix the issue. 

4 LED Blue Lights 

If you see four LED blue lights that flash four times on your Ring doorbell, then it is a good sign! It means that you have set the doorbell up correctly, and there is nothing to be concerned about. 

A Flashing Blue Light That Turns White 

If you see a flashing blue light that rapidly turns white, it is also nothing to worry about. It means that you have completed a factory reset on the doorbell, and it has worked! 

A Flashing Blue Light On Top Of The Doorbell 

If you see a flashing blue light exclusively on top of the Ring doorbell, then this can mean one of two things. The first happens when you set up the doorbell but you have provided it with the wrong password.  

Secondly, if the top half of the Ring doorbell flashes after you have set it up, it means that you have connected it to its power source, and it is starting to charge. 

What Does It Mean When The Ring Doorbell Light Flashes Blue During Setup?

During setup, the light on the Ring doorbell will usually spin blue, not flash. So, if the light is flashing blue, it can mean a few things. 

If you see a blue light on top of the doorbell while setting it up, it means you have entered the wrong password and will need to enter it again.

Once you have set up the doorbell and it starts flashing blue and moving upwards, then this is a good indication that the doorbell is trying to connect to your WiFi system – which is a good thing. 

Once setup is totally complete, the light will flash blue and will turn white once it has done so four times. 

What Does It Mean When The Ring Doorbell Light Flashes Blue Randomly?

There are a few reasons why a random blue light will suddenly appear on your Ring doorbell. Someone could be calling you or the system could be rebooting. 

The doorbell can reboot for a variety of reasons. The first reason is that the doorbell has lost its power and needs to be charged. The second reason is that the doorbell has an automated firmware update. 

It may take some time for the doorbell to reboot, so if you think it’s taking a while then there’s no need to be concerned. However, if you notice that your Ring doorbell is rebooting frequently, then you may have a problem on your hands. 

The best thing you can do in this scenario is to charge the doorbell often. If your Ring doorbell is hardwired, you should make sure that the wires are secure and connected. 

Additionally, if the doorbell is flashing blue while it is on charge, then the meaning of the flash can change depending on the model of Ring doorbell. 

If you have a first or second-generation model of Ring doorbell, then this can mean the doorbell is currently charging. There will be a flashing blue LED light here. Then, the light will change into a solid blue color when it has finished charging. 

If your Ring doorbell is battery-powered, then you may be able to remove the batteries and charge them that way. If you do this, then you may notice that the light of your Ring doorbell switches off, and will then switch on again when the batteries are replaced. 

What To Do When The Ring Doorbell Light Will Not Stop Flashing Blue?

If your Ring doorbell light will not stop flashing blue and you are getting concerned, then there are a few things you can do to stop it. First, you can check your internet connection to see if everything is connected as it should be.

Then, you can try and set off the alarms. If, after this, your Ring Doorbell is still flashing blue, then it may be a good idea to contact “Ring” support and see if they are able to fix the issue. 

Final Thoughts 

Seeing a flashing blue light on your Ring doorbell is very common, and in most situations, it is totally normal. There is only cause for concern if you notice it is flashing a blue light with one second on, one second off, then it means the Ring doorbell is rebooting. 

Again, this is normally not a cause for concern, as Ring doorbell systems do have to reboot themselves occasionally. However, if you notice that the system is rebooting itself repeatedly, then you may want to look into why and try to solve the issue. 

You can try troubleshooting the Ring doorbell or checking to see if it is connected to the WiFi network. If this still doesn’t work, you should contact the “Ring” support to see if they are able to solve the issue.

We hope this article helped you to understand why your Ring doorbell is flashing blue, and what you can do about it.

David Jones