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Blink Camera Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Blink Video 


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Blink Camera makes it easy for people to secure their homes as well as offices. It stores the clips and videos in the Cloud. But sometimes, these files are lost or deleted. How to recover deleted blink videos accidently? Let’s find out.

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In this article:

Part 1. Can I Recover Deleted Video from Blink Camera

Blink Camera uses Cloud to save and store the clips. The user can delete the clip or video using the Blink app. Once the clip is deleted, it is permanently deleted from the servers and cannot be retrieved. The authority of Blink, which is Customer Support, does not have access to the deleted videos.

However, Blink video clips are stored in the Cloud for 60 days, and then they are deleted automatically. The default configurations save it for 30 days. But if you don’t want to use Cloud services, you can use Local storage to save the clips. You need to insert a USB Flash Drive where clips can store. In this way, the user can make a manual backup for Blink clips. If clips are deleted from USB, there are different ways to recover them. The user needs to be very careful in ejecting the USB drive; otherwise, the data could be lost. 

Part 2. How to Retrieve Deleted Videos from Blink Camera in 3 Steps

If you are making a Local Backup of Blink Camera on the USB drive and the data gets lost or corrupted, recovery tool can help you recover the data. iMyFone D-Back is a recovery tool that helps the user retrieve the lost or deleted videos, photos, audios,etc.

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Key Features:

  • Simple yet effective user interface. Even a beginner can use this tool without any issue.
  • It supports different video formats, so there is no need to worry about format compatibility and support.
  • It works with both the Windows and macOS operating systems.
  • If the video is corrupted, it can be repaired during the recovery process.

Let us see how we can recover deleted Blink video or footage from Blink Camera.

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Step 1: Download iMyFone D-Back and install it on your computer. Insert the USB drive on your computer. You will see the USB drive on this PC.

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Step 2: Launch the software on your computer. You will see the drives on the main screen. Click on your USB drive.

Step 3: The software will start the scan. You will see the preview of the recovered data from Blink Camera. The user can then select the videos that he finds important and click on “Recover” to recover them. Select the location to store the deleted Blink video files.

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Part 3. Pro Tip about Blink Clip Backup

1 Why does my Blink Clips Backup Fail?

There are many reasons for the failure of Blink clip backup.

  • First, check the status of your USB drive. You can go to the Blink app and see the settings Sync Module. Here, the icon should be green, and the USB drive should be recognized as Sync Module 2.
  • Blink Camera requires at least 380 MB of free space. If the USB drive is full, then clips cannot be stored.
  • Backup occurs once a day. Maybe the clips you are trying to find didn’t make it to the backup yet. Check the date and time of the last update.
  • If the internet connection is not stable, then the backup is incomplete. It can result in a corrupt or incomplete backup.

2 How to Make Blink Clips Backup?

If you want backup with Blink Camera, you can use the Local Storage feature. It allows the user to create a backup on a USB drive. It does not require an active Blink Subscription. Local Storage automatically stores the clips. The user can access these clips with the help of the Blink App. Just make sure that you inserted the USB in the Sync Module 2 port.

Part 4. FAQs about Blink Videos/Clips

1 Why Did My Blink Clip Fail to Load?

The most common problem that blink camera unable to play this clip at this time is an incomplete backup or unstable internet. Check internet connection, type of Internet Router, Sync Module. It will probably resolve the problem.

2 Why Were My Clips Deleted Automatically?

Cloud services of Blink Camera store the clips for 30 days which can be extended up to 60 days. After 60 days, the clips will be deleted automatically. So, make sure to make a USB drive backup before Blink Camera starts to delete clips from Cloud.

3 How to Download Video Clips from Blink Camera?

You can download the video clips from the Blink Camera app. Simply open the app and locate the video that you want to download. Click on the share button, and here you will see an option of “Save Video”. This will download the video clip from Blink Camera.

4 Where Are Blink Photos Stored?

When you enable Photo Capture, the photos appear as a clip in the clip list. To distinguish Photo Capture from the clip, you will see a blue camera on the thumbnail. It indicates that it is a photo capture.

5 How to Save Blink Videos?

The user can access the backup clips on the USB drive that is Local storage. When you click on the option of share, you see different options for sharing the clip on multiple platforms, and it also has a save option. Click on the Save option to save the clip.

6 How to Delete Blink Vidoes?

If you are using Local Storage to store clips and photos in the USB drive, you can use the Blink App to delete these photos and clips. You can delete a single photo or multiple photos by selecting it and deleting it.


Blink Camera is a great safety and security approach that anyone can use to secure their house or even offices. It uses the cloud or USB drives to save the video clips and Photo Captures. Cloud deletes the data in 60 days, and the local storage saves the data on USB Drive.

Due to any reason, if the local storage fails or deletes the data, iMyFone D-Back is there to help you out. It recovers all the deleted and lost data with just a click. The user has the option to select specific files and choose a path where he wants to save the recovered file.

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