Useless posts, ignore him and stay diligent in holding Arlo accountable.
This community is most valuable when we focus on problem resolution, sharing information about how to install and use the systems at various levels of complexity.
The community is least valuable when conversations devolve into bickering between community members, repetitive posts or inquiries that were not preceded by a reasonable amount of searching and reading to find answers that have already been posted.
Though it is painful, if we are having a problem with our systems or app that can’t be answered readily by community members, the best option is for us to open a case with customer support. These are time consuming and often start at a painfully simplistic, if not insulting level of response, but cases are the only way Arlo management really sees metrics on problem and complaint rates. I don’t believe any problem metrics are derived from posts to the community and this is not a case management system.
It is useful to share experiences, both positive and negative, so Community members can gauge whether their experiences are common or unique. It helps when we include our system configurations and hardware and software platforms, since our experiences vary significantly along those lines.
Our motivations and requirements for surveillance systems also vary significantly by our personal situations. What may be a non-issue for me, could be a huge issue for another person who faces a more critical need for timely notifications and video. This will naturally result in greater levels of frustration and lower levels of tolerance for problems and the speed of resolutions to those problems...as expressed here by Community members.
AncientGeek I am greatly inconvenienced by these issues, but well said - I entirely agree with you. Hopefully Arlo are reading all the adverse comments, here and elsewhere, on this topic; and will shortly post a definitive statement on when the problems will be fixed. From a PR point of view they would be well advised to improve their communications with users and soon announce some free enhancements to the app. The priority however must be to get everything working as it should. NJSS
“or is the new app just a clone of the old one but just registered to Arlo as a business in its own right now and now owned by netgear anymore?”
"or is the new app just a clone of the old one"
I had originally thought this to be the case, except that the notifications are not working on iOS 13.1 beta (the notifications were working on iOS 13.1 beta on the legacy app). So, it may not be an exact clone of the old one, or if it is then there may be some old configuration settings that are lingering in iOS from the old legacy Arlo app that is preventing notifications on the new Arlo app. I do share the cameras with other users, and those other users (on iOS 12) are getting alerts, so the backend system seems to be working correct. I've tried deleting the new Arlo app, hard resetting the iPhone and then re-installing the Arlo app, no change. Arlo has already acknowledged notification issues with iOS 13, so there should be a fix soon, hopefully before the official iOS 13 release else this thread will blow up even more.
I just was forced to update the app when I went to view my cameras. Now ALL my cameras are gone, all my recording are gone!!
WTF just happened and how do I fix this!!??
The development team is currently investigating many of the issues being reported on the new app in app reviews and here on the community. There are several topics open on these issues already and i've raised internal tickets concerning them. If you're having a specific issue that isn't being discussed in a community thread elsewhere, please reach out to me in a private message and I would be happy to help you connect with the support team.
Closing this thread as many of the comments here have steered off topic.