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Why is Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?

Why is Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?

Do you see a flashing blue light on your Ring Doorbell? 

This is one of the most common messages displayed. Find out what this and other blue light messages mean below.

Why is Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?

Your Ring Doorbell communicates status messages and error messages through the round circular light on the front of the doorbell. 

This light communicates different messages based on whether it is solid or blinking, the speed it is blinking or what portion of the circle is lighted.

The most common reason a Ring Doorbell is flashing blue (1 second on, 1 second off) is because it is starting or booting. This should stop after about a minute. There are six other instances when your Ring Doorbell spins, flashes, or displays a blue light. They are all normal except when the top half only is flashing blue during setup – this means a bad password.

Primary meanings for a blue Ring Doorbell light:

  1. Spinning Blue Light – This occurs when there is a normal doorbell push. The light on the Ring Doorbell will spin blue when it is notifying you of a potential call.
  2. Solid Blue Light – You will see a solid blue light when you answer a call or connect to your Ring Doorbell. This indicates the doorbell speaker is turned on and someone has connected and can listen.
  3. Upward Moving Blue Light – When you see an upward moving blue light then your Ring Doorbell is trying to connect to your WiFi network. This is common during setup, but you might have a WiFi connection problem if you see this at other times.
  4. Flashing Blue Light (1 Second On – 1 Second Off) – A one second flashing blue light means the Ring Doorbell is starting or booting. If this continues without stopping for a long period of time then your doorbell might be stuck in a boot loop.
  5. 4 Blue LEDs Flash Four Times – Nothing to worry about here. This simply means your Ring Doorbell was set up correctly.
  6. Rapid Blue Lights Flashing then White – This series of lights indicates that you have successfully completed a factory reset on your Ring Doorbell.
  7. Top Half Flashing Blue – This can mean two different things. During setup, the top half flashing blue means a bad password. After setup, it means the Ring Doorbell is connected to power and charging.

You can see visuals for these lights on the Ring website.

Why is Ring Doorbell Flashing White?

Read about the 5 primary reasons your Ring Doorbell is flashing white and how to fix them.

Ring Pro Flashing Blue While Charging

If you have a Ring Pro, then it might start flashing when you start the installation process. This is normal and indicates the Ring Pro internal power cell is charging. 

What will you see:

Blue LED Blinking & Slowly Filling the Circle – Ring Pro is charging in order to complete the setup. The light is a charging meter that will shut off when fully charged. After it is fully charged, you can finish the setup process on your Ring Pro.

Ring Doorbell Projects

Once you get your Ring Doorbell up and running, you can try out some of the projects below.

  1. Create a Ring Doorbell Alexa Chime – Have any or all of your Alexa devices ring when your doorbell button is pressed.
  2. Ring Doorbell on TV – View your Ring Doorbell on Fire TV.
  3. Setup Ring Two Factor Authentication – Stay safe and ensure other people can’t access your Ring Doorbell video feeds.
  4. Smart Locks that Work with Ring Doorbell – Control your door lock from the Ring app.

P.S. Please leave a comment below to ask a question, help someone else or share your experiences. Thanks!

40 thoughts on “Why is Ring Doorbell Flashing Blue?”

  1. Replaced with a new battery. Charged it overnight. Went thru setup successfully.

    As soon as I unplugged USB wire, no power.

  2. The ring door bell is hard wired it flashes a blue circle 6 times – a long pause then a blue circle 6 times.Also the Transformer is humming?????
    Does not sound safe!!!!

  3. My neighbour has fitted a ring doorbell which points directly to my door in our flats , it flashes blue everytime I open my door, my question is does it record me and my children when we go out and does it record into my daughters room when my front door is open

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      If you doors are close together then it is possible or even likely that the Ring Doorbell is recording the motion when it is detected. The Ring can detect motion 30 feet away.

      If you have a good relationship with your neighbor, then it is probably worth chatting about the device and any concerns you might have. If you share an entryway, then a good solution might be sharing the camera so you can also see what is being recorded and who was around your door. The camera has Privacy Zones that can black out any areas in the field of view that shouldn’t be recorded. This feature is intended for neighbor privacy and you could verify it if you shared the video feed.

  4. I have 2nd gen doorbell and it’s hardwired to the mains via the USB. Although fully functional, and the battery is always showing 100%, I have constant rapid blue light flashing. I though if using the other hardwire method using the bell wire?… any ideas

  5. My battery is low…I have brought it in to charge. It’s flashing a quick blue circle and doesn’t seem to be charging. This is only the 2nd time that I’ve needed to charge it. It’s in a port connected to the wall. Am I doing something wrong? It’s a generation 2 if that helps.

    1. Hi Danielle,

      If the battery isn’t charging then you might need to replace it. If you have the doorbell hardwired then you shouldn’t need to charge it. It should only drain fully in extremely cold temperatures.

    1. Hi Amanda,

      If you can’t resolve this issues with a factory reset then you might have a defective device that needs replaced.

  6. Hi, my ringbell consistently flashes and keeps repeating that the system is now ready for pairing, but it won’t pair. Wi fi is fully working

  7. Hi,
    The fuse went on my pro doorbell & now ive replaced it, I’m getting a top half blue flashing light.

    I’ve tried a factory reset & it just keeps coming back to the above flashing.

    Any ideas ??


    1. Hi Sam. This could mean you used the wrong password if it is happening during setup. If the setup is complete, then it just indicates the device is charging. I updated the article with this content. Thanks,


  8. If it’s flashing blue because the doorbell has to charge, why doesn’t it say this in the instruction booklet? We shouldn’t have to search the internet for a standard installation process step. I suggest adding this information to future instruction manuals. Thanks!

  9. Hi,

    I’ve pressed the orange button on back but ring flashes blue solid light every 10 secs. Can get any further with setup

    1. Hi Martina,

      If this is a battery powered Ring, then you might want to try charging the battery again before setup. This also might be a a lemon that needs to be exchanged.

  10. Hi my ring doorbell is only a few weeks old and I unclipped off bracket to charge but the circle keeps flashing and is not charging can anybody help please

    1. Hi Linda,

      It sounds like the Chime isn’t connecting properly. I recommend doing a factory reset on the Chime and that should fix your issue.


      1. Hi,
        I charged my ring n when I went to remove it the blue light was on solid, not circling n has remained the same since. I put it back on its mount n hoped it would start working but it’s been permanently solid blue and does not work at all. I tried to factory reset but it comes back to solid blue.
        Obviously the battery is draining quickly as a result. I’m waiting for it drain completely n recharge it n hope it works. I have youtuber n googled this but cannot find an answer. Please help.
        Thank you in advance.


  11. My Ring doorbell works outside but is not coming thru the speaker inside and the word ring is blinking blue. How do I fix this?

    1. Hi Diane,

      The blinking blue light on a Ring Chime typically means it is in setup mode. Make sure the device is properly setup and getting a good signal from your Wi-Fi. Also make sure it is firmly inserted into the outlet.

  12. Battery is charged. The Ring is hard wired to old doorbell. I only have a white full circle on Ring. When I reset it to access Wi-Fi, the blue light flashes several times and then no light at all. It can’t seem to pick up the signal. Ideas? Thanks.

    1. Hi Lisa,

      If you are having trouble getting Wi-Fi to your doorbell then you have a couple of options. The easiest option is to install a Ring Chime Pro which acts a a Wi-Fi extender.

      When everything is set up correctly, you should only have the white full circle.

  13. I change the battery in Ring 3 and the light flashes blue continually Support says it may be stuck in boot mode but doesn’t say how to get it out of boot mode

    1. Hi Paul,

      I agree that it sounds like a boot loop. Try holding the reset button for 15-20 seconds on the Ring doorbell. This button should be under the faceplate.

      That should factory reset the device and allow you to start over.


      1. Hi we had a local internet failure and now trying to set my ring doorbell back up, but the top blue light is flashing I think to say password is wrong but to try and reconnect nothing happens the blue light carry’s on and can’t connect to doorbell WiFi, please help

        1. Hi Kirsty,

          You might have to factory reset your device. The flashing blue light could indicate that the battery is charging, but if you are having trouble still then I would factory reset.


  14. Is there anyway that I could turn on the ring microphone to automatically when motion or by pushing the doorbell button to signal an echo show to receive a verbal Alexa command such as a door code for my electronic lock.

    1. Hi Don,

      I’m not aware of any way to make this happen. I assume you want to give a pin code through the Ring Doorbell microphone to an Alexa device in the home to unlock the door. Even if you could make this happen, it would be pretty insecure. Not something I would recommend.

      1. I had ring doorbell put in yesterday wers my old doorbell
        was it wired old doorbell so my question and hope you answers it does not light night blue show my doorbell I want it be able to show I have doorbell do need have person that installed it come out redo it
        Thank you!

        1. Hi Becky,

          If you have a hardwired Ring Doorbell, then the ring should be slightly illuminated so people can see it. If it is battery powered only, then it will not be illuminated since that will run down the battery. If you have a hardwired Ring Doorbell, then it might need to charge the battery fully before you see the ring lighted.


          1. My ring doorbell was flashing blue, I charged the battery but when I refitted it nothing will happen, won’t power up at all, any ideas?

          2. Hello,

            I have wired ring doorbell and it keeps flashing blue frantically. I’m not sure what that means? It’s not the type of flashing described anywhere. It blinks blue super fast.

          3. Hi Affan,

            I recommend trying to do a factory reset. If you are still having the issue then you likely have a defective device that needs to be replaced by Ring.

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