If your Blink camera registered to another account, then we have just the solution for you!
In this post, you’ll learn 4 different ways to overcome this limitation and become the owner of the device.
If your Camera is registered to another account, you can simply switch the owner of the device. Go to the “Manage Account” tab in your Blink camera’s app interface and then choose “Delete Account”. Confirm, and enter the new account credentials.
That’s only one way to do it and if you’re curious to learn different approaches or deleting the previous account does not work, keep reading.
Buying second-hand Blink cameras could often be already registered to another account.
This is because the previous owner hadn’t removed their account from your camera’s system and it is still associated with their email/credentials.
If you’re the original owner of the camera, there are quick workarounds to make the device forget about the account and enter a new one.
Down below we have listed the best methods to transfer your Blink camera to another account or completely erase it from the system.
Users have recommended resetting your Blink camera to factory defaults.
This would usually erase all of the system settings, including the already existing account.
Note: Keep in mind that not all Blink cameras have a built-in reset button.
The Blink mini, for instance, would contain a hardware reset button on its panel which is used for resetting purposes. For any other Blink devices, use the Sync module to execute the reset.
Follow the steps below to reset any Blink camera:
Make sure that both your camera and sync module are up and running before executing the reset.
Also check if the camera’s power supply remains intact during the process, so no further complications are caused.
Based on whether the reset button is on the Blink camera itself or on the sync module, hold it down for 30 seconds.
Wait for the red light to blink on your device and release the reset button.
If you haven’t installed the Blink app already, make sure to download & connect it to your smartphone device before proceeding.
Login using your own account in the Blink app and use an Ethernet cable to connect your sync module to the internet.
Lastly, sync the camera to your module and check the account configuration in the Blink app.
If the reset was complete, there would be no way that the old account is still there. However, in case you’re not able to reset, use the second method.
If your Blink camera is registered to another account, then you can try erasing the entire account configuration from the settings.
Keep in mind that this method would only work for users who can confirm that they are the owners of the currently associated Blink account.
Alert: The account deletion is permanent and once erased, it will be irreversible. Proceed with caution.
Here is how to delete the old account:
- Go to the System Settings in the Blink app.
- Select the name of the system you wish to delete. (The one that uses a foreign account).
- Tap on “Delete System” and confirm the pop-up message.
- Return to the settings screen and check if the system is still there.
- If it’s gone, then go to “Manage Account” and select “Delete Account” at the bottom of your screen.
Once deleted the old account, you will be able to create a brand new interface for your Blink camera, using your own credentials.
If deleting the account doesn’t work with you, then there is a way to transfer the ownership of your Blink camera to another set of credentials.
This is done by using a different email for your account with Blink.
Alert: You must also know the credentials of the current email address associated with your Blink account.
Since these credentials will be later used in the form of verification, make sure you remember the password of your current Blink email address.
To transfer your Blink camera from one account to another, follow these steps:
The first step is to log in with your current email address. Follow the steps below to verify your current Blink email address:
- Open the Blink app and head to the settings tab.
- From there, choose the “Account” icon, located on the home screen.
- Tap once on your current email address and continue by logging in with your password.
Once you’re in with your existing email address, proceed with the next step to log in to Blink with alternative credentials.
Once you have logged in, type on “Change Email Address” and you will be redirected to another screen.
From there, write the credentials of your new email address.
Note: Double-check if the new email address credentials are written correctly.
Since you will have to confirm the new ownership in your old email address, the credentials must be correct in order to receive feedback from Blink.
To confirm the new Blink email address you’ve just entered, you must click on the message, sent to the inbox of your old email.
Simply go to the deliverance list in your inbox and check if you’ve received any new messages.
Once you see the note from Blink, tap on it once and then select the link inside of the message.
This will automatically activate the account and from now on, Blink will use the new email.
If your Blink camera has been purchased second-hand and you happen not to know the login credentials, we suggest contacting the previous owner of the device.
Method #1 should be able to reset the account of the camera but if you’re unable to complete it, then contacting the previous owner remains your last option.
Simply send them the account transfer verification and they will confirm the from their email address and you will be good to go!
If you’ve got their mobile number you would be lucky so don’t hesitate to reach out and claim ownership of the device.
Thus if Blink camera is showing registered to another account, you can try transferring your Blink account via email or deleting the entire account configuration from the device. If that didn’t work, then try performing a factory reset on your Blink camera and module.
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Now that you know how to fix it when the Blink camera registered to another account, feel free to use any method you feel comfortable with.
After all, contacting the Blink support team to help might not be a good idea, especially if you’ve got a second-hand device.
They might assume that it’s stolen and lock the account until further investigation.
We hope that this post was helpful and you’ve got other issues with your smart home devices, make sure to check our blog and discover many more helpful solutions.
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