How To Change Battery in Blink Doorbell “Under 5 mins”

how to change battery in blink doorbell

Blink doorbell cameras are very popular because they are wireless and have AA lithium batteries which can work for up to 2 years. But like every other device, there comes a time when we have to change these batteries.

In this guide, we have provided a step-by-step and easy guide to help you change your blink doorbell batteries in a few minutes.

Tools and Materials required:

You will need some tools to make this process easy:

Blink Doorbell Removal Tool (or a Flathead Screwdriver):

Some Blink doorbells come with a removal tool for easy detachment but if you don’t have one don’t worry this process can also be done by a flathead screwdriver.

Batteries compatible with blink cameras

AA lithium batteries (Recommended)

Standard AA batteries will also work, but for extended battery life and optimal performance, we recommend Non-rechargeable AA 1.5-volt lithium batteries that are best for blink cameras.

  • They can last up to 2 years.
  • Suitable for many temperatures.

Popular brands that produce these batteries are Duracell and Energizer.

Alkaline Batteries (Not recommended)
  • Alkaline batteries don’t have longer lifespans
  • They don’t have reliable performance.
  • It can disrupt your blink camera operations.
Rechargeable Batteries (Not recommended)
  • Blink cameras are not compatible with rechargeable batteries.
  • It leads to malfunction or decreased performance.

How to Change Battery in Blink Doorbell Step By Step:

Follow these steps to replace or remove your blink doorbell batteries

1. Removing the Doorbell Unit:

Most Blink doorbells have a small doorbell removal slot near the bottom of the unit. Look for a designated opening or a small seam.

Using the Removal Tool (or Screwdriver):

  • Insert the Blink doorbell removal tool (or your flathead screwdriver) into the removal slot.
  • Gently press the release clip inwards with the tool.
  • While holding the release clip pressed, lift the doorbell unit upwards to detach it from the mounting bracket.

2. Accessing the Battery Compartment:

On the back of the detached doorbell unit, you’ll find the battery compartment. It’s usually secured with a small clip or latch.

Opening the Battery Compartment:

  • Locate the battery compartment release clip.
  • Press the clip and gently pull the battery compartment out.

3. Batteries Replacement:

Fresh Batteries and Correct Polarity:

  • Ensure you have inserted the new batteries with the correct polarity.
  • Match the positive (+) terminal on the battery with the positive (+) marked inside the battery.
  • And negative (-) terminal with the negative.

4. Reattaching the Battery Compartment and Doorbell Unit:

  • Once the new batteries are securely in place, snap the battery compartment back into the doorbell unit until you hear a satisfying click.
  • Now, line up the doorbell unit with the mounting bracket.
  • Press the doorbell unit firmly back onto the bracket until it clicks securely into place.

And it’s done! your blink battery is changed successfully

How to make Blink camera battery last longer?

If you want to make the blink camera battery last longer keep an eye on your battery life. Blink app provides a battery life indicator for every connected device with the blink app.

Adjust these settings to make the blink camera last longer

Motion detection settings

Motion detection has a big impact on blink camera battery life. Navigate to the settings within the blink app.

  • Reduce the motion sensitivity
  • Avoid recording overlapping events, by lowering the retrigger time
  • Set up motion detection zones to record motion only in a specific zone.


Reduce battery consumption by minimizing the live view

  • Live view duration should be limited
  • Live-view check-ins should be avoided
  • Monitor activities with motion detection alerts instead of live views

Note: strong wifi can also make your battery last longer.

Climate and Weather

Climate and weather can also influence the blink camera battery performance.

  • install your camera in a temperature range (which is recommended)
  • Cover the camera from direct exposure to adverse weather conditions.

Blink camera models and battery specifications

Initial release models

Blink’s initial home security camera models are wireless and powered by long-lasting lithium AA batteries. These reliable cameras offered months of security without the hassle of frequent battery changes. For optimal performance and extended battery life, using high-quality batteries is recommended.

Blink X2T cameras

Blink XT2 cameras rely on long-lasting lithium AA batteries for their wire-free operation. These batteries offer several advantages:

  • Convenience: No need for constant rewiring or power outlets.
  • Extended Life: It can work for months.
  • Reliability: Lithium batteries perform well in extreme temperatures, ensuring consistent camera function.

Blink mini

The Blink Mini camera takes a different approach to power. It ditches the batteries for a simple micro-USB cable. This means:

  • No battery replacements are needed: Simply plug it into a power outlet for continuous operation.
  • Reliable power source: No worries about running out of battery at a critical moment.
  • Placement flexibility: Limited to areas with access to a power outlet.

Blink doorbell cameras

The Blink Video Doorbell prioritizes convenience and ease of use, running on long-lasting lithium AA batteries. This translates to:

  • Wire-free installation: No complex wiring is required, simplifying setup.
  • Flexible placement: Mount it anywhere near your door without worrying about outlets.
  • Long battery life: Enjoy months of monitoring between battery changes (depending on usage).


What tool do I need to remove the Blink doorbell?

The ideal tool to remove a Blink doorbell is the included security key. It ensures safe removal and discourages tampering. If lost, you can also use a small flat-head screwdriver.

Can I change the Blink doorbell batteries without taking it down?

Blink doorbells are not designed to change batteries while mounted. To ensure proper access and avoid damaging the unit, removing the doorbell using the security key is the recommended approach for battery replacement.

How long do Blink doorbell batteries last?

Blink doorbell battery life can vary depending on usage, but with typical activity and the included lithium batteries, you can expect up to two years when paired with a Sync Module or wired for continuous power.

What type of batteries does the Blink doorbell use?

Blink doorbells require two AA lithium batteries for operation.

How do I reset the Blink doorbell after changing the batteries?

In most cases, resetting your Blink doorbell after changing the batteries isn’t necessary. The doorbell should automatically resume operation upon detecting new batteries. However, if you experience connectivity issues, try power cycling the doorbell by removing the batteries for a few seconds before reinserting them.


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