The development team is working on an app release that addresses several Geofencing issues being reported by users. We hope to have that app update available soon. I'll post an update in this thread when I have more information on this release.
Thank you again arlo for showing your persistence with a stealth targeted approach.
I am experiencing the same battery drain. I have sent an email to support a week ago. No response.
I have dealt with tons of bugs over the last two years, but this battery drain makes geofencing unusable.
The development team is working on an app release that addresses several geofencing issues being reported by users. We hope to have that app update available soon. I will post an update in this thread when I have more information on this release.
I finally reverted to 2.7.2_25500 (2/13/2019 release), which doesn't seem to have the battery issue, although geofencing is a little quirky (slow to change zones).
They want to close my support ticket due to my inactivity. I have updated it twice, though. Arlo Team, it looks like your support portal does not save user updates to cases anymore. I tried multiple times, with different browsers. I get no feedback if it saved my update or not and it looks like it does not.
Can you PM me with the best contact email & phone number & I will have Customer Support reach out to you as soon as possible. I apologise for the inconvenience this has caused & thank you for your patience.
Also, may I ask if you can send me the link (URL) you used to contact support? I have provided an example of what we would would like below. It is the link under the highlited text. You can attach a screenshot or copy the link. I would like to look in to this issue immediately. Thank You!
Let the testning begin 🤗
Cross fingers they have fix the problem with geofencing with extreme battery consume on phone.
Still having battery drain, not sure if it's as bad as before, but for my Samsung S9+ the battery has drained 5% in 5 hours. So geofencing is usable but not sure i think the result is a complete success. ~15% battery drain during one day (15h) for an app running in "background" is to much.
“A new Android update for the Arlo Mobile app was just released addressing a bug specific to Custom modes and Geofencing. Please make sure to download the latest Arlo Mobile app and test again to see if you are still experiencing this issue.
Arlo Android App - 2.7.10 - 16th May 2019
More updates and improvements for Geofencing are slated for release in the very near future. Stay tuned.
Directly following the app update to version 126.96.36.199620, I am having excessive battery drain from the Arlo app geofencing background monitoring on my LG Nexus 5x. It has jumped from about 1% battery usage in a 24 hour period to 20-25% battery usage in a 24 hour period, placing it well at the top of the list. I have restarted the phone several times in addition to uninstalling/reinstalling the app. Is this a known bug with a fix in the works?
For me the geofencing works ALOT better with this update, the best ever actually! It detect in/out of zone as it should, though the battery is draining about 1% / hour, but if this is the compromize i can deal with it!
My experience is also not the so great, a little better but still not justified the function.
It's still use to much juice and is top of the list in background apps thats use my battery.
If i disable geo tracking it drops to nearly nothing.
I have others gps apps thats use 1/10 of what this program use, so there is plenty room to optimize it better.
1% battery drain per hour is way better than the previous 5% per hour. The update is indeed greatly iproving the situation. But still, I won't use it as the Arlo app would still be the most power consuming app on my phone. If they can further improve on it, let's say 0,5% per hour, I would not hesitate and switch back to geofencing immediately.
My support ticket can be closed. There has not been a single usefull update. The technical issues that prevent me from updating my own ticket, make it even worse. I conclude that with Arlo you need to help yourself or consult with other users.
Thank you to all the other users posting to this thread. Let us hope we will soon finally have an app with working geofencing support that does not drain our batteries to strongly.
In addition to the excessive battery drain outlined above following the app update to version 188.8.131.52620, I am now having geolocating failing altogether where it will not go into Disarmed mode. I've confirmed that it is not my GPS as all other Apps that use GPS locating are not having any issues. I've also uninstalled/reinstalled the app yet again. It would be nice to get an acknowledgement that these two issues have been noted and are being looked into. Thanks.
What are the best settings for battery conservation? When I look in Battery Settings, it shows Arlo as being active in the foreground for the whole time the phone is on. For example, if the phone has been running for 5hrs47mins, Arlo will show as being in Active Use for the whole 5hrs47mins and has used ~16% of the battery.
What settings do I need to employ to get it running in the background and therefore not consume so much of the battery but still allow for geo-fencing to be active?