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Mic Volume Arlo Pro

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sblasiol
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The volume on this camera is ridiculously low.  Barely audible.  Has the newest firmware and have tried from Android, iOS and OSX...settings are set to the highest level.  Disappointed in this feature. 

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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jguerdat
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The apps certainly have an issue.  I use a computer and can adjust the computer's mic volume sufficiently to make it work well.  Have you checked to verify that the OSX mic settings are maxed out (don't know if that's actually possible)?

Arlo-user-UK
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Having similar issue - very disapponted with mic volume.  Was one of the main reasons for buying.  Wasn't expecting hi-fi or boombox - but was hoping for more than what is no more than listening to a phone earpiece.  Not really fit for purpose for two-way comms outdoors.

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
JamesC
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Arlo-user-UK,

 

Do you get the same volume when using a computer or the app? Which are you using?

 

JamesC

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Not tried using computer (would rarely use computer for this purpose).  I have read that some have had success boosting mic volume on computer settings. 

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
jguerdat
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I tested the latest Android app and found the volume to be noticeably better but still not quite up to computer standards. It's getting there but still has a way to go. I was told at one point that I should be ~3 feet away from the camera to judge volume - that seems to be a true statement but can be an issue for outdoor use.  The volume will likely never be booming using any device so set your expectations appropriately.