Ubiquiti UniFi Status LED patterns

Blue and White status LEDs apply to all UniFi access points, routers, switches and the UDM (base model) with the exception of the legacy devices: UAP, UAP-LR, UAP-Outdoor5.

Legacy UAPs have Amber and Green LED on the front of the unit.

The animations are for illustrative purposes – the speed of the flashing or strobing patterns below might differ slightly with that of the device.

While the LED patterns below are shown for Access Points, the rest of the UniFi device LED patterns have the same meaning.

UDM - When you see this, it means Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Dream Machine - if you have one to reference.

Flashing White / Off every 1/2s

The device is initializing and booting up


Steady White

The device is awaiting Adoption


Slow flashing Blue (UDM only)

A client device is connected to the UDM via Bluetooth


Steady Blue

The device is adopted and is in normal operating mode

(Access Point is broadcasting SSIDs)


Strobing White / Off

If this happens, power cycle the Access Point.


Quickly flashing White / Blue

The device firmware is currently being upgraded – do not interrupt the process!

(UDM will flash only white during an upgrade)


Blue and flashing Off every 5s

Access Point has lost network connectivity and is searching for wireless uplink


Rapid flashing Blue / Off

The device “Locate” feature was activated in the UniFi Network application


Flashing White-Blue-Off

The device is in TFTP mode.

To enable this mode:

If this wasn’t intentional, please check if the device’s reset button isn’t jammed (it should click when pushed).



The device is offline.

Verify the Power, POE, and Ethernet cables to troubleshoot.