Firmware updates are released automatically to all connected Arlo devices. Automatic updates happen between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. to minimize camera downtime.
If the firmware update is a major one, you might be unable to stream from your camera until your firmware is updated. You can wait until the update happens automatically between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., or you can update your firmware manually. Even when you cannot view your camera live, motion and sound detection still work, and your camera still records based on the currently selected mode.
To update your Arlo manually:
- Launch the Arlo app or log in to my.arlo.com.
- Tap or click Settings > My Devices.
- Select the camera that you want to update.
- Tap or click Device Info > Firmware > Update.
Warning: Do not open the battery door or remove the battery while an Arlo camera is updating and installing firmware.
- Wait for the camera firmware update to complete.
While the firmware is downloading, the LED on the camera blinks alternating blue and amber. After this, the camera's LED turns off for about one to two minutes while the camera installs the firmware. After the camera firmware update finishes, the camera syncs to the base station again and the LED blinks blue rapidly.
- Repeat steps 5–7 for each camera that you want to update.