Re: New iOS Arlo app mode stuck on “getting information”
The only way I’ve found to fix it is to uninstall and reinstall the app from the App Store - which is annoying as you have to go through all the default prompts and app authorizations every time you do it. That only fixes the issue for one or two logins before it’s stuck on the same issue again.
I’m using an iPhone XS Max on iOS 12.4.1 and the new Arlo app v 2.8 (not the old legacy app)
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Did you uninstall the legacy app or do you still have both installed? If you still have the legacy app installed, try uninstalling it, then close and reopen the new app to see if you still experience the same issue.
I have noticed a few times the ‘getting information’ mode as well.
The way I’ve been able to fix it by force closing the app x2 to 3x in a row.
It was not doing the ‘getting information’ thing when I had the old Arlo app.
Unlike the other guy posting here force closing the app and reopening it does not allow me to move past the “getting information”.
I do notice that disconnecting from my WiFi and going on cellular resolves it - and as soon as I get back on WiFi it does it again.
I have no changed any router settings or had any issues with the other 40 wireless devices in my home. I did reboot the router and cable modem for good measure - but it’s still happening.
My Arlo pro 2 is having the same ussiue “getting information” if I change from WiFi to cellular I can get it to work, sometimes.
i deleted both apps and started from scratch, without luck.
I’m not sure if it’s the new app or what but I’ve been have a few strange issues where I’ve seen my cameras detect motion but then there is no recording. I haven’t pulled the MicroSD out to see if it is being recorded to as well - and I haven’t seen this happen until recently when I got the new app. Not sure if it’s correlated but seems to be something new 😞
Using Arlo app 2.8(909) on a iphone 6S and iphone 10. Not able to access Mode functions consistantly. Seems to work 1 out of 10 times. No issues changing Mode from the web browser.
I have the same issue on iOS 12.4. I have tried all suggested fixes and none work. Un-installing and re-installing works for a few times as someone else suggested but that is a terrible workaround.
The only way to set the mode is to use the Legacy App to set the mode.
Arlo - please fix this ASAP!
I have experienced the same ongoing issue with the new app stuck on "getting information" in the "mode" option. Numerous shutdowns, reinstalls etc have not resolved the issue. In the end I have re-installed the Legacy app to manage the Mode functions (without fault). Hopefully this bug is fixed before the September 30 deadline.
Running on IOS, iPhone X and IPad Pro (same issue on both), the same problem being reported by so many people indicates it is definitely an App software bug that needs to be fixed before Sept 30.
when i change from wifi to cellular and restart the app, I am able to change the mode. It’s not the solution but it might be usable at the moment.
i am using iPhone 7 with software version 12.4.1
Yep - add me to the list, stuck on 'Getting Information', happens on iOS 12 and 13, with or without the Legacy app installed. This sorry state of affairs combined with the utterly horrendous initial setup of the system makes me wonder if it was worth buying at all. I restarted my hub in the hope that might solve it but no, all it did was lose my doorbell which had to be deleted and reset up as a new device to get it to work again.
Arlo is a great idea let down by poor quality implementation.
And geofencing is utterly borked. Despite both the devices selected for it being shown as 'in zone' the system mode does not change and remains armed regardless of our movements and the app having 'Always' permission to access our phone's locations.
Switching off WiFi and using cellular is the only way to get the system to show the hub mode and allow changes built that doesn't help with the geolocation problem.
I run software delivery teams as part of my job and it beggars belief that an app like this would be released with unknown defects in these critical features, there's no way testing would have not flagged these problems so the assumption is the new app had to be released to meet some technical deadline or/and the testing was 'crashed' due to lack of time. The result? An awful user experience leading to reluctance to purchase anymore Arlo products and reputational damage to the Arlo brand as I would not recommend their products to anyone based on my own experience.
My system is stuck on “Getting Information” in the mode tab of the iOS app. This has been issue since I got the new (non netgear affiliates) app.
Never had this issue with the old app, but I can’t use the old app for long, so will this be fixed? 😞
Same issue here with new app, on mode screen hub is stuck on "Getting information". I have tried rebooting the base station a couple times. I am unable to change the mode on the hub or access any of the mode configuration. Its pretty unacceptable that I can't access any of this functionality now. Seems like every software update something major is broken.