Just installed my first wireless video doorbell (most recent model and updated app and firmware). Using an iPhone 12 pro max with iOS 14.5.1 . When someone rings the doorbell, my phone rings and when I swipe the answer bar, the screen opens to a gray screen with a spinning circle in the middle as if it is attempting to bring up the live video. After about 1 second of spinning, the circle stops, and the entire phone freezes up with the gray screen. All of the phones functionality stops working. I can't lock it, swipe turn it off or anything. After about 20 seconds of the phone being completely frozen, the app crashes, and the functionality of the phone is restored. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app multiple times with no improvement. If I answer the call on my wife's phone, it works perfectly and the live video immediately starts playing. One thing of note is as soon as I swipe to answer, for a split second (right before the screen attempts to bring up the video), the screen displays "doorbell" and right below that it says "doorbell call declined". It's almost as if there is a glitch that is causing the phone to answer and them simultaneously hang up on the ring call. I'll attempt to attach a screen shot. Thanks for the help.
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This issue is now resolved with the latest firmware releases for Arlo Base Stations/SmartHubs (for AVD1001) and AVD2001 doorbells. Please make sure your system is up to date with the latest firmware and test again to see if you're still experiencing any issues.
Latest firmware versions can be found here: https://community.arlo.com/t5/Firmware-Release-Notes/bd-p/arlo-release-notes
If you're having no issues with your wife's phone, it seems the issue is device specific. Is your wife using the same model phone and OS version? Is there anything different with her device?
I am tired of this Arlo Support they keep asking all these questions that is irrelevant to the problem at hand there is a problem with the app not my phone or my wifi connection or my internet I think i just give up and take the thing back and buy a more reliable product.
just installed and when you ring the doorbell, I get a grey screen up and then it crashes my entire phone. I have a iphone 12 max that is up to date with the 14.6 IOS
Having a same issue and problem here (dated 14 July 2021)
Just install the new AVD2001B-100APS Wire-Free doorbell with 22.214.171.124_464_d081fa5_7d8d6fc Firmware and Arlo App Version 3.2.2(2422) released on 23 Jun 2021.
Once receive the call from doorbell, the video on Arlo App on my Iphone 12 Pro Max (iOS 14.6) will turn to gray screen (Video Quality 720sq setting) and the App will freeze then crash after few second
The arlo wire-free doorbell not compatible with Apple IOS phone? Are your working on Firmware to resolve the mentioned issue?
If you're still experiencing an issue after reducing the resolution in your doorbell's video settings, consider contacting the Arlo Support Team to further investigate this issue. You will find several options for contacting support in the provided link.
Tested with iphone 11 Pro max (iOS 14.6) which working fine but the app will freeze and crash on Iphone 12 Pro Max (iOS 14.6)
REF: AVD2001B-100APS Wire-Free doorbell with 126.96.36.199_464_d081fa5_7d8d6fc Firmware and Arlo App Version 3.5 (2590) Released on 8 Jul 2021
Your Case Details
Case Number: 42593267
Subject: screen shows gray then the Arlo app freezes and crashes once you answer the doorbell call.
After update the case but nobody reply the message? anyone still in the tech support?
I have tried to get some sense out of their so called tech support but it is useless they are selling a door bell under false pretences saying it will do lots of things that it won't at least on my phone it won't iPhone 12 Pro Max and support is non exsistant
Have the same problem iPhone 12 Pro Max. Phone completely locks up for some time after answering. All components up to date. iOS 14.6, same on 14.5. Doorbell in good range and charged. Doorbell effectively useless. Dropped resolution. That is not the problem.
Can someone at least confirm Arlo is working on a firmware update that will solve this? It’s clearly a common issue that needs sorting.
If you're still experiencing an issue after attempting the troubleshooting listed here, consider contacting the Arlo Support Team to further investigate this issue. You will find several options for contacting support in the provided link.
Already send the full reply and details to Vince (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Thu, Jul 29, 8:33 AM but nobody reply and follow-up at all (Case number "42593267")
Following shown the work need to be done if you dealing with Arlo problem :
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Thank you for the response and for the information you have provided. I apologize if we were not able to reply right away.
I want to know if you have performed the troubleshooting steps provided by my colleague. If not, please try the following so we can further isolate the problem:
1. Uninstall the Arlo app
2. Restart the phone
3. Re-install the Arlo app.
4. "Allow" all permissions upon opening the newly installed Arlo app.
5. Check if the App version is updated by going into the app's Settings, then About. The latest iOS app version is 3.2.2, and the android app is 3.2.3.
6. Once done, please test it.
If the issue persists, proceed below.
1. Disable the WiFi connection of the phone, then enable the cellular data > test.
2. Turn off the cellular data, connect the phone to the other WiFi network > test.
Kindly detail the results after performing the said steps in your response. Likewise, I would like to gather additional information so that we can proceed accordingly:
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3. Please run a speed test using speedtest.net. Make sure the device is connected to the 2.4 GHz WiFi network, Cellular/Mobile data, ...
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I am having exactly the same experience you describe with my new Arlo video doorbell.
I also have the latest iPhone 12 Pro Max with the latest operating system updated.
I tried reducing the video resolution as some recommended trying
Reducing the video resolution as some suggested. It works once and then back to the same result of the grey screen locking. If I change back to full resolution it also works once and then locks on the next call.
I have lodged a support request but have not received a response as yet.
Have you had any other feedback from Arlo about a possible solution?
My wife also has an iPhone XR and she can answer the doorbell video call without her phone locking up.
There appears to be a problem with the Arlo Doorbell not working with the latest iPhone 12pro max.
The development team is currently investigating these reports. Thank you for all of the information provided so far. I will provide an update once we know more.