blink notifications not working

What do we do when the Blink Notifications not working?

The solution is simple and only takes a few minutes!

When managing the notifications of a particular application on your device, you must consider several factors.

The notifications could be muted on your device without you knowing or forbidden by a setting.

Let’s learn more!

To fix when Blink Notifications aren’t working, allow them through your device’s settings and restart your phone. In addition, check the Do Not Disturb and Airplane mode on your mobile device, and finally, reinstall the Blink App.

To learn more about the notifications in the Blink app, keep reading!

Why Am I Not Getting Notifications On My Blink Camera?

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The Blink Camera Notifications are critical when there is a motion detected.

Particular settings, configurations, and incorrect management of the Blink application will prevent you from receiving them on your device.

We will now discuss the potential causes and what prevents Blink from notifying you. 

  • Notifications are Disabled for the Blink app
  • DND or Airplane Modes are activated
  • Software Issue with the Blink mobile app
  • Account issues with the Blink platform

Keep in mind that Blink Notifications are optional. Disabling or enabling the push notifications you will receive from Blink is really up to you, as they are manageable. 

Let’s next jump into the solution guide if you couldn’t solve the problem!

Blink Not Sending Notifications – Easy Fix!

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There are many reasons why the Blink Notification is not reaching your device.

This is why following the chronological solution in our guide is important. We made sure to address every major cause and side possibility so let’s jump in!

Solution #1 Enable Blink Notifications!

The first and most simple task is to enable Blink notifications from the phone settings.

  • Blink notifications consist of security alerts and motion detection events!

Therefore having the notifications disabled will prevent the Blink app from notifying you when something is happening.

Luckily, notifications for all applications are manageable and can be accessed through your phone’s settings.

Let’s learn how to allow Blink notifications!

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  1. Access your phone’s Settings.
  2. Navigate to “Notifications”.
  3. Press the Blink Application from the list.
  4. Select “Allow All” or “Allow Notifications”.
  5. Exit the tab and test.

For iOS and Android users, the process of enabling notifications may differ.

This also applies to the variety of software versions your mobile device may have.

Note: Once notifications are enabled, they will show up on your device's lock screen!

Solution #2 Reboot your Mobile

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Performing a Reboot on your mobile device may help with issues regarding the software and notifications.

Especially with older software versions, notifications may be partially suppressed by different factors so a simple software reboot might help!

Here is how to reboot a mobile device/smartphone!

  • Soft Reset – Go to Settings > General > Power > Restart.
  • Hard Reset – Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds > Press “Restart”.

Both methods of restarting your mobile device have the same efficiency. It is up to you which of the two methods is more approachable and easier for execution!

Note: If your mobile is running low on charge, plug it into the charger while it is restarting! 

Solution #3 Disable DND/Airplane Mode

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The Do Not Disturb or the Airplane modes will mute your phone’s notifications.

What’s specific about those modes is that the notifications won’t completely disappear.

As soon as either the DND or Airplane modes are disabled, the notifications will pop up.

They will stack on your lock screen, and you’ll be able to review the timings of each motion listed. 

While these modes are enabled, no notifications will reach your device!

How to disable DND Mode?

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Access General.
  3. Navigate to “DND”.
  4. Press “Disable”.

How to disable Airplane Mode?

Open the Quick Access Menu and press the Airplane Icon to disable it.

The Airplane mod could be accessed through your device’s Settings. You can also find other apps or settings that might impact the notifications on your device!

Note: The Quick Menu on older iPhones works by swiping from the bottom!

Solution #4 Relog from your Blink Account

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When the Blink Notifications not working, our next suspect is your Blink Account.

An easy workaround for temporal Blink account problems is to perform the so-called Relog.

This means signing out of your account, waiting for a certain amount of time, and then signing back in.

You will have your Blink account refreshed this way and fix the notifications!

How to relog from Blink (Mobile):

  1. Open the Settings Panel in the Blink app.
  2. Scroll down and press “Logout of Blink”.
  3. Confirm the logging out.
  4. Wait for 60 seconds on the login screen.
  5. Re-insert your username and password.

How to relog from Blink (Desktop/Web):

  1. Press the Settings Cog Icon.
  2. At the top right, choose “Logout”.
  3. Wait to be redirected to the Home Screen.
  4. Stand by for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Sign back into your Blink account.
Alert: Save or type down your Blink username and password to log back in later!

Solution #5 Reconnect Blink Devices

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At this point, the Blink notifications must be working for you. If not, then surely there’s an external problem with the Blink application.

Let’s put it this way: if no devices that could generate notifications are connected to your Blink, you won’t receive any.

That’s why during this solution, you will have to check the Connection Status of your Blink devices and ensure everything is paired up correctly.

Let’s look into this in more detail.

How to check the Blink device’ status:

  1. Launch the Blink app on your device.
  2. Navigate to “Devices”.
  3. Select your Blink device from the list.
  4. Scroll down to “WiFi”.
  5. Press “Connect”.
  6. Follow the instructions.
  • Repeat these steps for each Blink device you have connected.

The indicator will display if your Blink devices have a successful connection.

Otherwise, you will have to reconnect the devices to WiFi to receive any notifications!

Alert: Proceed only if your internet connection is intact and your device is connected.

Solution #6 Reinstall the Blink App

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A standard yet very effective solution is to Reinstall the Blink App.

As we all know, app cache builds up over time, and even more issues with the application could occur.

The best way to fight against data corruption is to have the application reinstalled every once in a while.

This will also have the Blink app updated regardless!

Uninstalling the Blink app from your software will disconnect all your devices!

Let’s look up how to reinstall the Blink app now:

  1. Go into your Device’s Settings.
  2. Navigate to “Storage”.
  3. Press “Applications”.
  4. Locate the Blink App from the list.
  5. Highlight the application.
  6. Choose “Uninstall”.
  7. Wait for the Blink to be removed.
  8. Download the Blink app through your device’s app store.
  9. Sign back into your Blink account.

When the application has been freshly installed on your device, you’re ready to test whether the notifications will appear.

Simply perform any motion in front of your Blink camera and check whether the notification will appear on your mobile device.

Tip: Perform a hard reset on any Blink device that is unable to connect!

Quick Recap:

Hence, to resolve Blink Notification problems, check if all of your Blink devices are connected to the app and WiFi. Next, reboot your mobile device and update the Blink application firmware version. In case nothing helps, perform a clean app installation.

Wrapping Up:

In this guide, we’ve learned what to do when Blink Notifications not working and how simple it is to solve any issues.

It’s really up to your setup, whether you’re going to receive notifications or not, and keeping the WiFi connection intact is essential. 

You should check out our online technical blog for more tips and solutions!

Nicole B