How do you know when a Nest camera is on? (Easy way to check)

I know you are here because you want to know if your Nest camera is on, right?

Nest Cameras

Yeah, I've seen that before. You have your camera connected, but you are unsure if it's powered and recording or just sitting there doing nothing.

No worries, I will show you how to check your camera status.

Nest cameras are pretty popular, so believe me, you are not the only one concerned about the camera. Let's check on that...

Most of the time, the Nest Cam shows a green LED to indicate that it's powered. You can either physically check the camera and look for this green light or use the Nest Cam App to see if it's live streaming.

That's pretty simple, isn't it?

Yeah. There's no secret here, but I recommend you learn more about the Nest Cam LED status. Let's dive into some interesting information 😉

The Nest Cam LED status

  • Solid Green: The camera is recording
  • Flashing Green LED: Someone is watching the live video feed
  • Slow Flashing Blue LED: Ready to connect to the App
  • Fast Flashing LED: Trying to connect to the network
  • Red LED: The camera is not receiving enough power.

The Nest Cam green LED is your friend

Most of the time, you will see the solid green LED because the camera keeps recording all the time based on the setup, and it changes to a flashing green LED state to alert you that somebody is connected to the camera.

Isn't that interesting? Yeah, sure.

You want to know if somebody is watching you, don't you?

That's exactly what the flashing green LED tells you.

You can then act upon this information, turn the camera off, point it in a different direction or do whatever is necessary to keep your privacy.

It's a good feature. I like it.

The blue LED 

You may see the blue LED during the first setup while your camera tries to connect to the network. That's a good indication that your camera is OK and just needs some help getting up and running.

The LED should change to steady green after the initial setup.

The Red LED

I know, a red LED could be scary, especially if you don't know what it means, but in this case, it just indicates that the camera needs more power, and you can solve the problem by connecting the correct power supply.


You can check if your Nest camera is ON and recording by checking its LED status or using the Nest App; it's that simple.

You can refer to the LEDs to check everything about the camera since they are pretty helpful with information on what is going on with your camera.

I hope this article can help you; please share it with your friends.

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