Re: Android App Runs Poorly on Galaxy S8+
I'm new to Arlo. I bought a base station and Pro camera two days ago. The wireless range works great for me, interface is nice and video quality works great for my needs. I'm excited to find a wireless solution!
I'm sorry if this is being discussed in another thread. I searched a dozen pages and tried searching with several different search phrases.
I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S8+. I have the Arlo Pro and the Pro base station.
When I get a motion notification on the phone I click it and it starts to lauch the app after several sections. Maybe 5-15 seconds. I can not go to the home screen or do anything else. If I do try to go to the home screen or do something else the blank Arlo screen pops back up automaticly. If I force quit the app Arlo witll automaticly reopen and loging after a few seconds.
The process makes my phone unusable for 30-60 seconds.
It tried support live chat, which was a bit on the rude side, and their only solution was to turn off LTE. I said that was not an option for me. The agent then tried to convince me my phone did not need LTE. I was very disppointed in the chat experiene to say the least.
I asked the agent several times if this was a known issue and if a fix was being worked on. I never got a reponse to either question.
Can I get a reponse from Netgear on this?
Is this a known issue? Is a fix being worked on currently?
Is this issue specific to the Galaxy S8/S8+?
I know fixes can come slow for large companies, but I would like some honest, truthfull answers from Netgear on this one. I love the system and I'm hoping the fix is being worked on.
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Larry... from the sound of it , not normal...
As you say , it may be model specific( not exactly sure of the model changes other than processor , mem, etc ). I run the S7 / os 7 and don'r see the issue you do. New models, OS's sometimes throw a mionkey wrench in till the next app update.
Does it do the same or similar delays on another device ??
I would also ask if your letting the app sit in background or not?? ( I do )( also don't turn off the LTE here, it makes no diff for me )
Starting from non-running app; I just timed my system with 12 cams, and the app shows the cameras on screen (static pic )at the 4-5 second mark and the cameras info ( small battery icon, sig level ) appear at about 8+secs( data from base). The app is totaly on and functional at the 10-11 sec mark.
App in background; Cameras pop up in a second+, fairly instant.
Other than above, I have no advice other than a normal un-install and re-install of the app just to make sure all went in good from the start.
But I would file a trouble report with Netgear to file a problem ( get a case # ) and make sure they're aware of a possible issue.
Morse is faster than texting!
Interesting. While I'm not completely sure I followed your whole description, it sounds just like an issue I have on one Android device, an old Nexus 10 tablet running LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2). I have to jump through hoops to get the app to start up. It's sounding like specific devices and/or OSes are somewhat incompatible with the latest 2 apps (the recent update didn't fix it). Open a case with support if your prior contact didn't do so and I will, too. I'll also try to back-channel it.
My other devices (old Galaxy Nexus with LineageOS 13.1 and Nexus 6 with stock 7.1.2) work fine, although it's a bit different in startup operation which is slightly annoying. Dunno if this is due to added features or a strategy change.
Exact same issue here with Samsung Galaxy S8+. Hopefully it can be fixed with an update. I've reinstalled and done all the basic troubleshooting, no difference.
Same issue here with an LG G5 (H831 Canada) running 7.0 H83120b and a 3 camera Arlo Pro system.
Click notification - stalls on white screen - kill the task, relaunch, reauthenticate, works now.
Just about every single time. Very frustrating when I am trying to get to the cameras quick because of a motion trigger.
It's been like this for awhile.
I have the exact same problem on a Samsung phone and tablet. There are dozens of reports of the same issue in reviews of the Android app, so it seems to be a common issue. The app worked fine until around a month ago. Rebooting the device and restarting the app does not fix it. The flickering and hanging happen almost every time the app is started from a notification.
As a workaround for the time being, use the multitask soft button and pause - Arlo should then kick back in and complete the login. On occasion I've had to do this a couple of times and even have to force stop the app for it to work.
This doesn't happen to all devices and all recent OSes but... I have one device that does this and 2 others that are fine.
I was just about to buy a five camera Arlo Pro system, but now I'm second guessing that decision since I have a Galaxy S8+. I hope this situation is resolved soon. Until then, I guess I'll just sit on the sidelines and wait.
Hello from Peru,
I purchased the stand alone arlo unit from Best Buy in Houston Texas last month from a girl who
said it could work anywhere. I have a catamaran in Guatemala and one in Colan, Peru. When i
got to my hotel in Houston i down loaded the App for the S8 samsung and followed the procedures.
the arlo worked. Since i have returned to Peru ,,, Piura , Peru i can not get it to work....:::????.
I have looked for a help telephone desk to call but nothing... have called some distributers and they
say they do not offer the service... Any ideas would be good ... or I guess next trip to HOuston I will
go to best buy and turn it back in....::???
I have a service request running, concerning the exact same issue and extremly poor Geofencing... and I have been told the following......
You say Firmware update.....4th July
"My name is Mae and I am answering in behalf of my colleagues.Please give us an update once the firmware update is release"\
So this for the Base station and cameras, am I correct??
And the app update, you told me on the 2nd of July.....
Going back to your concern wherein the Arlo app takes too long to load up, please be informed that we have heard similar reports and have identified the issue. We are expecting for an update release next week"
There was a release on the 29th of June (2.4.4_17405). Going by the wording in your replies there is another app update to come,and a firmware update Yes or No.
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