Wyze doorbell wall plate removal

I found this out early in the process. The mounting plate as a one way clip I think to prevent it from being stolen. Both zoggybottom and C have are correct . I tape my so it couldn’t
engage until I am sure the the device is working properly m

thumb method above worked well. Finally!

Any chance of a photo of how you do that. I’m 85 with arthritic hands. If it breaks will Wyze send me a replacement of the broken part? I’m willing to try to force it if I can see a photo first as to exactly where I put my thumbs and fingers.

Sorry, I do not have a video but it does work. You do have to push upward fairly hard, it should not break. I do not know if they have spare parts or not. To do it place both thumbs on the wedge near the wall, put your fingers under the actual doorbell and push upward with your fingers.

See video ar 3;46 on how to disengage the wyze doorbell with a steak knife

Below is a.video.showing how to put a switch to the door bell to reset it. And I guess everyone recently had to do this because of the AWS outage. Just flick a switch.

See. Wyze DoorBell Wifi Reset HACK WITH a switch, no more going to the fuse panel after a power failure - YouTube

Strange, I already answered @nls with your video at

The steak knife technique video shows it being applied to a Wyze DoorBell that is not attached to a wall but is lying upside down on a flat surface. I don’t quite understand how I would be able to insert the knife into a wedge-mounted Wyze DoorBell which is attached to the wall. How would that work?

It was flipped outside down to show you where the point of contact is (ie: the clip).

It does not mean that the removal only works when it is upside down. It will work whether it is mounted or not in the same place. It shows where the clip is. The angled mount accepts the camera the same way.

If you are not able to find out where or how to do this with the information already provided, you should seek the help of a handyman or a professional.

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Aha! Thanks for clarifying! I will take another look at that clip from the video!

Ok. Here. Made a clearer video highlighting exactly what to do and where. On an angled mount


Very thorough clip.

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WOW!!! Very, very helpful!
Can’t wait to get out there tomorrow and try to follow this!
Thank you so much!

Success! Everything worked smooth as silk! Thank you so much!


Another victory for the patented @MAX9988 Steak Knife Method ™. :wink:


As soon as that DoorBell saw me approach with that Steak Knife, it shrugged, mumbled: “Whatever…” and rolled right over!
:rofl: :man_supervillain:


The bonus is you can now scour various neighborhoods picking up free doorbells. This is not a serious suggestion.

I have the same “can’t remove the doorbell camera” once it is installed issue. I am using the wedge. I understand how the doorbell camera is being locked in place. Unfortunately the steakknife trick doesn’t work for me as my wedge is flush against a flat surface and there is no room for the knife to be held while you pry open the retention clip. Any suggestions? Thanks.

I too have the wedge against a flat surface. I approached with a large steak knife but actually didn’t have to use it, joking that the DoorBell gave up resisting when it saw the knife. Haha. But actually to clarify, the advice I ended up following was to hold the wedge in place with my left hand while simultaneously pushing up the DoorBell forcefully with my right hand as if I didn’t care whether I broke it and that worked. I relied on the reassurance elsewhere in the discussion that the design of the parts is such that whatever force you use will separate the DoorBell from the wedge and will not break it.

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Thank you for the reassurance. I hope I’m strong enough but will give it a try. Appreciate you taking the time to respond. Thanks.

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A steak knife can be too thick and break tabs that hold camera to back plate.

Have a look at photo, using an exacto knife (large one shown, could use narrow smaller 1/2” blade version)… place blade below first tab/notch about 3/4” from top and under behind camera and in front of back plate….

You want to get the knife tip UNDER the tab in the centre and move DOWN (1/3 front top of camera) to release it… then you can move the camera UP off the tabs on the mounting plate.

I hope this visually helps.