How to Adjust Blink XT2 and XT Camera Settings

To access the settings for a particular camera, tap the settings slider icon  settings icon  located above the right top corner of each thumbnail image on the Home screen.

Click to learn about settings for Blink Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2) cameras.
Click to learn about Mini camera settings‍.

Blink XT/XT2 settings:

Settings page for XT cameras


Name: Camera name that will be displayed on your Home screen. You can edit this name at any time from here or at the Home screen.


Battery: This will tell you if your battery is OK or if it needs to be replaced. Note: This does not appear in the Mini settings since it only runs on AC power.

Temperature: The current temperature of that camera. Tap on the temperature to enable temperature alerts or to calibrate the thermometer.

Motion Detection:

Enable: This setting includes the camera when arming the system it is connected to. If enabled,  the camera will detect motion when armed, if disabled,  it will not detect motion when the system is armed.

Activity Zones: Disables motion detection for selected regions of the camera view to prevent unwanted motion clips or alerts.

Retrigger time: The length of time from the completion of one motion clip to the start of another. This can be set from 10-60 seconds.

Sensitivity: Controls motion sensor sensitivity.
Low sensitivity detects larger objects in motion. High sensitivity detects smaller objects. Adjust sensitivity then test by creating motion alerts to achieve the right balance for your needs.

Clip length: The length of motion clips to be recorded; this can be set between 5 and 60 seconds for Indoor (gen 1) , XT and XT2 cameras. The maximum clip length for Blink Mini is 30 seconds.

End clip early if motion stops: If the camera stops detecting motion, the clip will end before the full clip length is reached.

Early Notification: This option (only available on XT2 and later devices) sends the alert as soon as motion is detected and before the clip is complete. In the Blink App, tap the alert notification to be immediately taken to the Live View of that camera.

Video Recording: When this setting is off, the Mini camera will only send motion notifications without recording clips; however, Live View is still available.

Night Vision:

Two controls adjust the light source for viewing in the dark.

Control: If set to Off, the illuminator will not turn on. If set to On, the illuminator will always turn on. If set to Auto, the illuminator will only turn on in low light conditions. Blink Mini can be set to On or Auto only.

Intensity: This value controls brightness of the IR illuminator. This value can be set to Low, Medium, or High. Adjust to control glare or show more detail.


Enable Microphone: If enabled, audio will be captured in the Live View and motion clips. If disabled, audio will not be captured.

Speaker Volume: A slider sets the speaker audio level on the camera. This is only available on XT2 and Mini cameras.


Quality: This allows you to change the video quality of your Blink camera.  More information about the different modes can be found here.


Status LED: On a Mini camera you can set when the LED light displays On, Off or Recording.

Last Updated: This button manually updates your camera status.

Camera to Wi-Fi & Camera to Sync Module:  This section shows the Signal Strength from the last time the camera connected. After moving your camera it is a good idea to return here and ensure you have a good signal strengths.

Firmware: Displays your current firmware version.

Delete Camera: This button removes the camera from your Blink system, it will no longer appear on the home screen.

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