VTech Baby Monitor Night Vision Not Working [Quick Ways to Fix]

If you’re looking for tips to get your VTech Baby Monitor night vision to work properly, this post is your go-to resource.

Troubleshooting VTech Baby Monitor Night Vision

In the following paragraphs, I’ll walk you through the steps to troubleshoot VTech Baby Monitors night vision problems. Let’s get started.

First off, if your VTech Baby Monitor night vision is not working, the battery power may be low, as your camera needs sufficient power to activate the night vision. You can resolve this issue by charging the batteries or ensuring the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet.

If that doesn’t help, keep reading for more details on how to troubleshoot this issue.

How to Fix VTech Baby Monitor Night Vision Issues

Charge the Batteries

As mentioned earlier, your VTech Baby Monitor camera requires extra energy to activate night vision. So, if your camera’s night vision is blurry or completely dark, the battery power might be low.

Try charging the batteries to see if it resolves the issue. More so, if your baby monitor comes with a power adapter, check that it’s plugged in and the power outlet is working properly.

If this checks out, and the night vision is still not working, continue to the next step.

Check that Night Vision Mode is Enabled

VTech baby monitors activate night vision automatically when it’s dark. However, you’ll need to turn on the feature to get it working.

Check whether your VTech Baby Monitor night vision is turned on. If not, you’ll need to turn on auto night mode yourself.

Here’s how to enable auto night vision on your VTech Baby Monitor:

  • Open the VTech app on your phone.
  • Tap on Live Stream.
  • Tap the night vision icon on the bottom right corner of your screen. Then select ‘on’ to turn on auto night vision.

See the image below if you’re not sure where the night vision icon is.

Vtech auto night vision

After turning on auto night vision, take your camera to a dark room to see if the night vision mode is now working. If not, continue to the next step.

Check Whether the Camera is Detecting Some Lights

If your VTech Baby Monitor features a night vision mode that turns on automatically, the feature may turn off night vision when it detects light.

Check the position of your camera and make sure it’s not detecting lights at night. You may need to turn off any light bulb pointing directly at the camera lens.

Check for Updates

Some features in your VTech camera may malfunction if the device’s firmware or the VTech app is outdated.

If the night vision issue isn’t resolved after trying the above fixes, check for updates.

You can check your VTech Baby Monitor’s firmware through the parent unit. You’ll see a notification on the screen—asking you to update the software/firmware when there are new updates.

Click on the notification and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.

Make sure your VTech Baby Monitor is connected to a secure 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. You won’t receive updates notification if you’re using the 5GHz band—VTech Baby monitors do not support this Wi-Fi band.

Next, go to Google Play Store or App (depending on your phone) and check if the VTech app needs to be updated. If so, get it updated.

Reset the Device

Incorrect settings or internal glitches in your VTech Baby Monitor could be the reason for the night vision issue. If the problem persists after applying all the fixes above, factory reset your camera and set it up again.

Note that performing a factory reset on your VTech Baby Monitor will remove all your custom settings. You’ll need to start the setup again as you did when you just purchased it.

Here’s how to reset your VTech Baby Monitor:

  • Disconnect the Baby unit and parent from power.
  • Remove the batteries in the baby unit and parent unit.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds and put the batteries back in.
  • Now reconnect the baby unit and parent unit to power. Then wait for about 60 seconds for the parent unit and baby unit to connect.
  • Your VTech Baby Monitor is reset.

After resetting the device, set it up again. Then check (by taking it to a dark room) to see if the problem is solved.

Closing Thoughts

Usually, you can fix night vision problems in your VTech Baby Monitor by charging the batteries and making sure that the night vision mode is enabled.

But if the problem persists, you can try other troubleshooting tips, such as updating the app and restoring default settings.

If that doesn’t help, contact VTech Customer Support for help.

You may also like to see how to troubleshoot similar issues in Owlet Baby Monitor and Reolink Camera.