Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Custom alert sounds for Android/iOS

Really need to customize the notification sound.  For instance, I want to be alerted to motion on some cameras while sleeping, but the notification sound is not enough to do that because it is too brief and I just sleep right through it.  Would be nice to select an mp3, or at least provide some more aggressive options for alerts.  Perhaps even per camera custom sounds, as one can do with ringtones for different contacts.


WHY do my paragaphs always get cut off? Here it is in pieces:

A quick review through the community here shows that what the Arlo app is sorely lacking is real functionality in its app notifications.

This one deficiency does a great deal of harm to the product package as a whole.

It is not enough to have EITHER a deafening alarm or a tiny beep on your phone, with no choices in between. But that is what we are left with.


Next paragraph: 

Arlo desperately needs to enhance its app notifications.

As each mode's rule is set up, the user should be able to select a unique tone/sound;

its repetition/duration and/or mode of dismissal;

and who receives the notification (not all shared users need all alerts).


And the next paragraph:

When my family and I are asleep, I need more than a beep to alert me to an intruder during the mode I choose for nighttime, without resorting to the alarm, which I'd rather use when no one is home.

When motion is detected at the back door at night, I need a custom sound that is of a quality that would wake me up,

and that would keep repeating until I dismiss it

whereas a single notification sound may be all I need during the day when someone approaches the door.

Each of those scenarios requires more than one, static notification approach, which is all we have to work with.


Completely agree with this one.  The system has all the hardware abilities to do this, but it seems the software is where we need this enhancement to be added.  Let's untap the potential of this hardware even more!



I would like to see custom sounds too

Currently, there is no way to change the notification sound on the iOS Arlo app. From my understanding, the notification sounds for each app need to be configured inside of the application and cannot be changed through the iOS settings. The generic alert is not sufficient for alerts on motion detection.

you can change the setting on android only not apple i phone ios  unless you jail brake your phone


This issue, and request to fix it, has been going on for over a year.  Will IOS users be able to configure sound notifications on IOS device?  If so, when?


The old thread:


Alternatively, can i download the app onto another persons Android phone just to configure sound and then still manage with my IOS phone?


If you comment on this post wanting the feature but you don't give it a kudos, you are not helping the effort. Give Kudos to this post so we can get some eyes on it.


Just purchased these cameras as I thought it was great option for new house under construction that was recently broken into. I am utterly shocked to learn that there is no option to change push notification sounds on an iOS device and more shocked to read posts from nearly a year ago stating this would be soon addressed. 


There appears to be a large number of your target market that are not happy with this lack of functionality, seems like something that would be a priority for your organization.