Re: Android latest update today broke Arlo!!
I just did the latest November 21 update for the Arlo Android app. After I did the update, the app popped up with a notification that said it needed new permissions and would need to push out notifications to my phone. I thought that was fine because that's the way it's always been, but I've never seen this notification come from the app. The next thing that popped up was that it was asking for permission to make phone calls, which I denied because I don't want Arlo to make phone calls for me. I only have the basic. I was told that with the Premium plan, the app can call 911. Nevertheless, the only permissions I've ever given Arlo is for notifications, and it worked just fine before.
After a bit of troubleshooting, it's very clear that denying the Arlo app the ability to make phone calls breaks the app. I can get into the Mode screen, but then the app does not allow me to do anything further. That means I can't arm or disarm cameras. I can't set up zones; I can't do scheduling; I can't do anything that I would need to do through the Mode screen. This is true for both Arlo Q and Pro 2 cameras on my app.
I did call customer support, and he took notes, gave me case #, and said someone would get back to me. So if you are having the same problems please call them and let them know....
Solved! Go to Solution.
Many of the app crash issues being discussed here should now be resolved with the release of the 2.6.4 version of the Android mobile app.
Please make sure you have the latest version downloaded and installed: Arlo Android App - 2.6.4 - 27th November 2018
We're continuing to investigate reports of other issues.
Uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted, all the tricks and no go. This is horrible for a home security system to be inaccessible. Please tell me the team is working on a fix?
I also see in the Google play store that this update broke it completely for plenty of others.
Awesome.... the Arlo app notifications on the phone are no longer working either.... the Arlo app is allowed all forms of notifications, but it's not working at all. No sound, no vibration, and no notification of any form when a camera is triggered. I actually have to go into the Arlo app library to see what the cameras have captured....
Android release 2.6.3_23000 installed on 11/20/2018, now I can no longer navigate to the mode display to select either armed or disarmed.
Have used the Android app for some time without any problems to my Samsung S9 but after the update today 21 nov the app craching all the time. Have noticed that as soon as I make a call or receive a call the app crash..
Any suggestions more then delete and download again..or will there come an update soon. Dispite that the app crash and have to be restarted all the time all other functions is working.
I had intermittant crashes for a while now. After I updated my Samsung J3 this am app crashes continuously. Tries to open then crashes with the system message that it has crashed. Did all the standard troubleshooting, even holding my mouth different. No change. Sent a report through the app. Guess I'll have to wait and see. Great this happened on a big holiday weekend. People leaving home without mobile security updates. Website still working though.
Just posted the same problem and have nothing to do with your phone. Problem started with the new uppdate.
Arlo App worked fine until the update today. Now mine crashes all the time..
It works fine on multiple devices here with Android 8.0 and 9. However, I have an old Nexus 6 with Lineage 15.1 (Android 8.1) that the app crashes on when trying to open. I had assumed it was an issue with a custom ROM but it appears that may not be true.
What OS versions are all of you using? The Google Play Store indicates that Android 5+ is needed.
Still works on an old iPad but nothing on both of my newer Android devices
Since the update for the Android app to version 2.6.3_23000, the app will no longer launch without immediately crashing. Clearing data and/or reinstalling allows you to get to the login page, but will start crashing again the moment you login.
Many other users are also experiencing this issue as evidenced from the sudden influx of negative reviews detailing as such (including custom notification sounds no longer working).
Netgear's quality control for this update has been abysmal. For such a crucial app that people rely on to keep their homes secure, updates which make it completely unusable should never get to release. Please fix this ASAP!
For the time being, I have managed to rollback to 2.6.2_22800 via APKMirror (which works fine), and have disabled auto updates for Arlo via Google Play Store, but this is not ideal and I certainly shouldn't need to do this.
Also, can you stop locking your threads in the Firmware Release Notes forum? This post could have been made as a reply to https://community.arlo.com/t5/Firmware-Release-Notes/Arlo-Android-App-2-6-3-21st-November-2018/m-p/1... , but instead we have to post in random subforums for various Arlo products.
I agree that it is broken. I do not do notifications so denied the request to give Arlo permissions for the phone. Now I have lost the ability to see any mode for all of my bases, both camera and lights. This is exceptionally poor design. I would hope that Arlo rolls back this version until they get it right. I am beginning to think that the Arlo designers and architects do not use their own products. The last few releases have not been improvements and instead have appeared to be change for changes sake, at least from a user standpoint. As a retired developer, don't they have any beta testing with actual users and customers before releasing a new version on their full customer base?
As of this morning the Android app does not work on my phone - It was working fine yesterday, and I use it everyday, so I suspect an update broke it. It is version 2.6.3_2300.
The app crashes right at startup, screen goes white, then black with the "Arlo has stopped working" message. Every retry get the same result. I tried restarting my phone, uninstalling / reinstalling the app then restarting the phone, restarting the base station and restarting the phone - same results. I checked the permissions of the app and gave it all permissions available - again, same thing.
My phone is an LG Q6. The webpage works fine: I still get push notifications on my phone if motion is detected, but I can't activate/deactivate/monitor my cameras using my phone anymore (making my entire system pretty much useless now).
Anyone else has a similar issue?
Exactly the same issue here. Immediate crash of Android App 2.6.3 upon startup. Tried uninstalling, restarting phone, reinstalling. Immediate app crash after I enter login/PW information. Stop app. Start it again -- immediate crash ("Arlo has stopped"). Same every time.
Running Android App 2.6.3 (11/21 release), Android 8.0.0., Galaxy J3V
I'd sure like to install the previous version, which was running fine for me. Any suggestions on where/how to get it?
Thank you, I had some issues as well at start since today.
App keeps on craching at start. I did roll back to 22800 from your website...(hope it safe tho..)
Now I can access my Cameras.
Thank a ton Mate ! +1
P.S. You need to keep the older APK available for users , just in case stuff like that happens... 😕
Using 2.6.2_22800 right now.. not going to update.... (Android OREO 8.1/Unlocked)
It's only happening to some devices. It works fine o 2 devices for me but not on another. I've reported it. This is a holiday weekend so no idea what kind of response we'll get.