Blink Camera Failed to Update: How to Fix [2022]

Lately, I have noticed that some of my Blink cameras have failed to update their latest firmware version.

Two of the same model of Blink cameras in my house now run two different firmware versions, making it very cumbersome.

So I figured I write this one-stop troubleshooting article on how you can fix the firmware-update-failed issue on your Blink camera.

If your Blink camera fails to update, update the Blink app to the latest available version to initiate the firmware update process. Check if the Blink camera is supported for newer updates. If the issue persists, check network connectivity and power cycle the device.

How to Update Blink Camera Firmware

How to Update Blink Camera Firmware

Blink cameras get automatically updated to their latest firmware version when they are synced to the latest version of the Blink app.

So it is imperative to stay on the latest version of the Blink app to get the latest firmware updates for your Blink cameras.

Updating the Blink App

Updating the Blink app on your compatible smartphone or tablet is as simple as visiting its application store page and checking for any updates.

To check and update your Blink app to its latest available version, simply follow the steps given below:

  1. Open the application store of your compatible smartphone or tablet. For iOS, it should be the Apple App store and for Android devices, it should be the Google Play Store.
  2. On the search field at the top of the homepage, search for the Blink app.
  3. Click on the first relevant result that takes you to the application store page of the Blink app.
  4. If you find an option for Update, click on it to start the Blink app update process. If no such option is visible, you are probably on the latest available version.

Nowadays, by default, the application stores on your smart device will keep tabs on newer updates of any application that you have installed on your device.

This includes the Blink app, and the application store whether it is the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store will automatically update the app to the latest version.

But in some cases, this auto-update feature might be disabled.

To check whether the auto-update is enabled on devices running iOS, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on App Store.
  3. Turn on the App Updates option under the Automatic Downloads section if it was disabled.

You can also turn on the automatic downloads option under the Cellular Data tab to enable auto updates in apps even if you are on cellular data.

To check whether the auto-update is enabled on devices running Android, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the menu or the profile icon on the top right of the store homepage.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Tap on Network Preferences.
  5. Tap on Auto Update apps.
  6. Set the option to Over WiFi only or Over any network as per your preference.

Blink Device Update Support

Blink Device Update Support

Blink claims it offers a minimum of 4 years of firmware updates for every device that they launch, from the year of launch.

This 4 years of updates is not a guarantee though, but it is a fine benchmark to look up to.

Here is the list of Blink cameras that are currently supported and the minimum time they will stay supported till updates cease:

Blink deviceYear till support ceases
Blink Pan Tilt Mount (2022)2026
Blink Mini (2022)2026
Blink Video Doorbell (2021)2026
Blink Outdoor Camera (2020)2026
Blink Indoor Camera (2020)2026
Blink Mini (2020)2026
Blink Sync Module 2 (2020)2026
Blink XT2 (2018)2024
Blink XT (2017)No longer supported
Blink Indoor (2016)No longer supported
Blink Sync Module (2016)2024
Blink device vs year it will stay supported

Blink Camera Still Not Updating? How to Fix

Blink Camera Still Not Updating? How to Fix

If the above steps failed to generate any effective result in the update situation of your Blink camera, then it is best to rely on traditional troubleshooting methods.

These are the first steps that Blink support will recommend you do before moving on to the more serious options.

Check Network Connectivity

Network connectivity is mandatory when it comes to downloading firmware updates from the Blinks servers.

It also comes in the clutch while syncing the firmware update from the Blink app to the Blink device.

Check if your internet is up and running, by simply checking if your connected smartphone or tablet has access to it.

Also, make sure that the Blink camera is connected to the WiFi and properly syncs with the Blink app. If not, move the Blink camera closer to the internet router.

Power Cycle the Blink Camera

A power cycle is a hardware reboot that can solve a lot of temporary issues with your Blink devices.

It resets the internal charges and makes sure that the Blink device gets evenly charged.

To power cycle your Blink camera, simply follow the steps given below:

  1. Unplug the Blink camera from its power source, be it a wall plug or batteries.
  2. Let the device sit idle powered off for about a minute.
  3. Plug the Blink camera back into its power source. If it runs on batteries, try swapping them for a fresh pair.
  4. Let the device sit idle powered off for about a minute.

It is best to power cycle your Blink sync module as well if in case you use the device for better sync.

To power cycle your Blink camera, simply follow the steps given below:

  1. Unplug the Blink sync module from its power source.
  2. Let the device sit idle powered off for about a minute.
  3. Plug the Blink sync module back into its power source.
  4. Let the device sit idle powered off for about a minute.

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

If the above-mentioned steps still don't solve your update issue, then it is best to contact Blink support and seek professional help.

I hope my article on how you can fix the failed update status on your Blink camera has been a helpful read and has aided you with the same.

Have a good day!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Blink cameras be used even after software support ends?

Blink cameras will work even after software support ceases as it only brings along essential security updates and occasional feature drops, and is not necessary for the daily functioning of the Blink camera.

Are Blink cameras eligible for Amazon Second Chance?

Blink cameras and devices are included in the list of eligible devices for Amazon Second Chance, and it is possible to exchange older Blink devices for Amazon Gift cards.

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Hey! I'm Doug, My passion for tech started by fixing phones and computers for my friends and family.

I started Blinqblinq to give reliable tech advice to anyone who needs it, for free! If you have questions on anything tech-related, feel free to contact me.

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