New user - Arlo Pro 2, base unit with 7 cams. Android Pie 9.0, and Arlo app version 2.10.0_26060. Geofencing is destroying my Note 10+ battery, Phone has been off charger for 8 hours, Arlo app has 8 hours of active time and has consumed over 40% of my battery. Just wanted to throw it out there, the app updates have not corrected this drain issue.
I have the same issue where the battery drain on my Samsung S10 is crazy. For example, for the last week, Arlo was active for 3 days and 9 hours. Basically for almost half of the week, the Arlo app was active. For background, it was 1 minute for that same week.
The only plus is that my Geofencing has been pretty spot on. Works like a charm 95% of the time.
Weird thing is that my wife has a Samsung S10+ and she doesn't have the same battery drain issue that I have. But Arlo is not recognizing her phone in Geofencing.
So my Geofencing is great = crazy battery drain
Her Goefencing is horrible = no crazy battery drain
Only 0.2% on 10 hour! On my S9.
I searched through the forums and see quite a few older threads referencing that, but wanted to see if it's still a known issue. I'm debating returning the system because of this since I'm currently in the return window but was trying to find a solution. As others have also mentioned in not sure why Arlo doesn't use being connected to WiFi as the trigger instead. I tried out the IFTTT app using the Arlo "recipe" but that only seems to work to completely arm or disarm (not leave 1 camera notification on), and also wouldn't work to consider if my wife is home but I'm not.
Any different solutions for this, or are others still having issues too?
The Geofencing does pull from the phones battery.... it keeps polling to know where the phone is.
Just the way it works ( just like using a live map )
Morse is faster than texting!