An IP camera, often known as an Internet Protocol camera, sends data over an IP network. 

You may need to reset your IP camera during troubleshooting if it lacks a physical reset button. 

Depending on the make and model of the camera, there are several ways to reset an IP camera without a reset button. 

The best method for your camera will be determined by its make and model and the software and functions it supports.

The most common technique to reset an IP camera without a reset button is to unplug the system’s power supply. 

In the settings menu, you may also enter the camera’s internet interface to reset the camera.

You can still reset your IP camera system even if your reset button is broken or there is no button.

Understanding IP Cameras

IP cameras are digital video cameras that send video and audio information over a computer network or the internet. 

They monitor and record actions in homes, companies, and public places. 

IP cameras are frequently linked to a network video recorder (NVR) or digital video recorder (DVR), which records video footage for later review.

Reasons for Resetting IP Cameras

You may need to reset your IP camera for a variety of reasons. 

It could be due to a problem, a firmware upgrade, or just changing its settings.

When you reset your IP camera, it returns to its factory settings, erasing all user-configured parameters, passwords, and network settings.

The Process To Reset IP Cameras Without A Reset Button

Resetting your IP camera with a reset button is easier than it may appear. The steps are as follows:

1. Access the IP Camera

The initial step is to gain access to your IP camera. This can be accomplished using a web browser or, if you have one, an app.

2. Find the IP Camera’s IP Address

After you’ve accessed your IP camera, you’ll need to determine its IP address. This information is usually available in the camera’s literature or through an IP scanner tool.

3. Log into the IP Camera

Once you’ve located the IP address, enter it into your web browser and log in using your login and password. 

You can find it in the documentation if you need to update the camera’s default login information.

4.  Go to the Configuration Menu

After you’ve logged in, navigate to the configuration menu. This is typically accessible in the settings or options tab.

5. Select the Factory Reset Option

Look for the factory reset option in the setup menu. This will return your IP camera to its original settings.

How To Reset An IP Camera In A Web Browser

A web browser can assist you in resetting an IP camera that does not have a reset button. 

Usually, you will need to access the camera’s web interface by navigating to its IP address in a web browser.

Once logged in, you should be able to locate the reset option in the camera’s menu options. The actual placement of the reset option varies by camera type. 

However, it is usually found under a System or Maintenance menu.

Here are a few steps you might take to reset an IP camera in a web browser:

  • Navigate to the IP address of the camera via a web browser.
  • To access the camera’s web interface, enter the default username and password (typically found in the user handbook).
  • In the camera’s settings, look for the “System” or “Maintenance” menu.
  • Look for a “Reset,” “Factory Default,” or similar option.
  • When prompted, click the “Reset” button and confirm the action.
  • Wait for the camera to resume before making any modifications.

The steps may differ based on the camera’s manufacturer and model. Consult the camera’s user manual for detailed advice on resetting it.

How Do I Reset My IP Camera Manually?

To manually reset your IP camera, follow the steps below:

  • Locate your IP camera’s reset button. It is typically found at the back of the camera.
  • For roughly 10 seconds, press and hold the reset button.
  • Once the camera’s LED light blinks three times, release the button.
  • Allow the IP camera to restart and initialize.

What If You Can’t Reset Your IP Camera?

Your IP camera doesn’t have a reset button or any other means to reset it. 

This means that if it isn’t working correctly, you may be unable to restore its factory settings.

Mobotix is an example of an IP camera brand that cannot be reset. 

These cameras have been specifically built to be unresectable. If you have problems with them, you will be forced to return them to the manufacturer. 

Can You Automatically Reboot Your IP Camera?

If you don’t want to figure out how to reboot and reset your IP camera, there is a solution to automate the procedure and alleviate your worry.

WebRelay is an example of a product that can do this for you. It monitors any IP camera and DVR or NVR system, and if a problem is detected, it will reboot the device.

To get started, connect WebRelay to your IP camera’s power supply and turn it on. Also, ensure that it is connected to the same network as your IP camera. 

Then, input WebRelay’s IP address to access its configuration and control options.

You’ll want to configure its network and automatic reboot settings here. 

Once configured, WebRelay will take over by pinging your camera’s IP address. If it encounters ping failures, it will restart the camera.


This article contains all the information you need to reset an IP camera that does not have a reset button. 

You can reset your camera by disconnecting it or entering the camera’s web management platform settings. 

These steps are comparable to those for IP cameras. 

Using these strategies, you may reboot your camera without the reset button and restore its factory settings.