Update: 5/28/18 @ 8:52PM Pacific
We have identified a DNS issue with certain Internet Service Providers that is causing connection to the Arlo app to fail. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and in the meantime we have identified a temporary workaround.
- Use a mobile device to connect to the Arlo app with Wi-Fi turned off (use cellular data/LTE). Please note that this option will use data from your cellular plan.
Some users have reported success logging into their Arlo app by updating their DNS settings to a public DNS server. For assistance with changing your DNS settings, it is recommended to contact your ISP.
Update: 5/28/18 @ 12:50PM Pacific
As part of our ongoing investigation and with the help of our Community and Social users, we’ve uncovered that the Arlo app login issue is only affecting some customers on some service providers.
If you are seeing the message “We're sorry, Arlo is currently unavailable. Please try again later” and are willing to help us troubleshoot by providing us with your service provider (wifi or cellular carrier) and device type (iOS, android, web app). Please reply to this thread.
Update: 5/28/18 2:07AM Pacific
We are looking into reports that some users are still seeing the error "We're sorry, Arlo is currently unavailable. Please try again later" or "cannot log in due to internet connectivity issues". This does not affect library recordings or any previously set modes and rules. We are continuing to investigate this issue, and will keep you updated here on this thread.
Important Update 5/27/18 @ 11:00PM Pacific:
Some users had trouble logging into their Arlo apps earlier today, however, this did not affect library recordings or any previously set modes and rules. All systems are now up and running as expected. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."
Update: 5/27/18 @ 10:19 Pacific
We wanted to provide you with an update on the current login issue some users are experiencing where you may be unable to login to your Arlo apps, or are seeing the message “We're sorry, Arlo is currently unavailable. Please try again later". We are still actively investigating this issue and are working towards a resolution. Thank you for your continued patience. We will continue to update this thread as we have more information.
Original Post 5/27/18 @ 7:55PM Pacific
Hello Valued Arlo Customers,
We are aware of an issue where some users are unable to login to their Arlo apps, or are seeing the message “We're sorry, Arlo is currently unavailable. Please try again later". We are actively investigating this issue and are working to resolve it. We'll update this thread when we have further information/updates.
-The Arlo Team
Here in Northeast Los Angeles, my wifi did stop working( ARLO APP ONLY!!!) everything else is working as usual. I choose to only have a samsung ipad as my pc. (had internet first time when ARLO 4 pack was purchased installed by best buy geek squad.) I DO NOT want a cell phone so cant tell if it ONLY works that way. wifi from spectrum (ipad only). At 9am today it was 40hrs straight of the wifi ARLO APP down(same unavailable message)and my base modem camera light is amber( power and internet green) I continue to try rebooting and unplugging and resetting the modem and router (even restart the samsung ipad) JUST IN CASE IT WILL HELP OR BOOST THE ARLO APP TO TURN BACK ON. as I close ,my ipad shows cameras OFFLINE camera light still amber on modem. this is the first time I have this much trouble with ARLO (aside from usual excess buffering days/nights) I have had ARLO golng on a year I was pleaed, but this ahem SUCKS!!! still waiting, ANDY
Looks like I'm not the only one having this issue.
Constantly have to re-log my phone app which says incorrect ID and password.
Its been doing this for the past a couple weeks. Losing faith.
I can now review the recorded segments, but the site will not show real time without allowing adobe flash. It wasn't required before, and is notoroius for allowing hacks. Why the change?
I've been having connections issues on my iOS device (iPhone X) since Sunday mornign. At first I was only able to log into the app using LTE. Wifi login would tell me internet connectivity issues. But now the app won't even start up. As soon I launch it it just immediately closes down. I can get it to work temporarily if I uninstall and then reinstall the app but soon after it won't launch again.
I'm using Verizion Wireless for cell phone provider. Spectrum Time Warner for WiFi.
Roll back the app to previous version we all know it works. Easiest and quicker way to resolve the issue.
Alternative buy back our equipment and we will go and buy alternatives.
Come on arlo have the decency to admit your issue and get us all back online while you solve your cockup..
Show some customer service.
As stated before, I'm new to arlo and had the same problem most of you are experiencing with the app not connecting. I have Spectrum & Android phone, lost Wi-Fi arlo app connection for almost 24 hrs but as of last night all is working correctly with 1 camera, I still have 3 more cameras to set up.
JUST ROLL BACK THE STUPID UPDATE YOU MADE FEW WEEKS AGO!!!!!!!!
WHY BREAK SOMETHING ALREADY WAS WORKING FINE!
THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
This assumes that they have proper configuration management practices in place. Given the recent issues, I tend to think that may not be the case. In case anyone from Arlo is watching, it might help to establish more rigor in your SDLC processes (I'm thinking specifically about Configuration Management, Verification, and Validation). There are a number of models or frameworks to assist with this, the CMMI for Development being one.
This is only speculation on my part, but I am thinking that they may have changed their IPs associated with the domain, or changed how the app connects (i.e. via domain name vs. direct IPs) and that caused the problem. Any DNS changes can take up to 2-3 days to propagate throughout the globe due to how DNS propagation works, and is dependant on the TTL values. For anyone who cares and does not already know, the following may help explain this process:
Not sure if that is the issue, but it just sounds like it could be based on what I have seen here. Mine seems to be working again on my home network.
Hey Arlo/Netgear please advise all of us customers who purchased and rely on your system, regarding full refund options for systems 1-24 months old as app update equals bugs/issues. I will notify Costco your biggest client on your Arlo products!
Thank you for expertise and efforts on explaining the nature of ARLO's current issue @Skyview .
I had suspected this as well, since this thread was still on its 6th page. Thus, changing router or client DNS server address to Static (public/free) DNS did work on my end. However, there are only a few of us here, who knows a bit on how these cloud-based systems work.
Majority of us here are merely relying to Arlo for fixing this issue. Their 2-3 day DNS propagation threshold is almost up anyway. Plus some of the users here have already confirmed that their systems are already back up and running since few hours ago.
Since the security notification on the weekend I've changed my account password and have subsequently had all kinds of issues logging into the app. I see another thread on issues related to the app login, so it's not clear if the two are related.
While I can log in (sometime) on-line through a computer / web browser, the App can never connect to the cameras and always says that my base station is off line (regardless of whether or not it is through Wifi, cellular and/or remote or local).
The base station camera light is continuously switching to amber, and only goes back to green if I hit the sync button, but the App still thinks the base station is offline when it clearly isn't.
ISP is Rogers in Canada - is this one of the ones identified as having DNS issues? My system is basically useless at this point.
so, the Arlo web service came back ... looks like you fixed the DNS issue ... I am using Comcast, zip 98178, and I'm using your Nighthawk x8 router
do I need to re-pair the cameras? they're not communicating with the base station after your outage.
please respond ASAP ... and it would be good to know you won't allow these kinds of issues from happening again as it does not in any shape or form inspire confidence which in turn makes me wonder if I made a big mistake investing north of $700 in the system and it's 5 cams plus mounting accessories.
also, fix your form verification for password reset ... try setting passwords with special characters and see what happens ... it should be valid but it's not and error returned is nonsense
to summarize, as somene who has used your system for about 1.75 years ... you have A LOT of software and firmware bugs ... it's very evident.
Another day passes,and another problem for my arlo pro 4 PAC,,,they are only 3 months old,,,first the batteries won't charge,then I couldn't log in because of so called Internet connection,joke,now when I try to look at a live feed,,,it will not let me,,,and when I have it on any mode, no matter which one, I open up the app and the screen is blank!! No mode is working,,,armed,disarmed,so forth. I can't take this anymore,,,I spent good money on this and I cannot afford this to happen, please fix this or give me my money back!!
I cant see look or see the previous recording since Sunday..
We have spectrum and Verizon. For both network we cannot access the arlo.. This ridiculous..