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How can I extend Arlo camera battery life?

The battery life of your Arlo camera varies depending on usage. The most common cause of battery drain is excessive usage and the best way to improve battery life is to reduce unwanted videos. Use the following tips to help reduce battery drain and maximize Arlo camera battery life.

Arlo Settings & Configuration

Configure your camera to record shorter videos.

  • Battery-powered cameras are not intended for continuous recording.

Use the Optimized or Best Battery Life Power Management setting.

  • The Best Battery Life setting reduces video quality but improves battery life.
  • The Optimized setting balances battery life and video quality.

Set a schedule to activate and deactivate cameras automatically.

  • Schedules help to manage battery life by keeping cameras active only when desired.

Decrease Motion Sensitivity to improve battery life.

  • Excessive motion detection will drain your battery quickly.

Adjust the light settings for Spotlight cameras and Floodlights.

  • Increased light duration and brightness can reduce battery life.

Ensure your Arlo camera is running the latest firmware.

  • It is important to have the most current firmware installed for your Arlo device for optimal camera operation.
  • Firmware updates are typically automatic.
    • If your firmware has not been updated, you can complete the process manually.

Camera Positioning & Placement
Only point your camera at important areas.

  • Arlo motion detection turns on when the camera senses motion.
  • For example, if your camera faces a very busy street, motion detection activates each time a car passes by.
    • This can drain the battery prematurely.
    • Adjust your field of view away from busy streets or active areas, focusing only on what’s important.

Position your camera within range of your Wi-Fi router, SmartHub, or Base Station.

  • If your camera is too far away from your Wi-Fi router, SmartHub, or Base Station, you will have poor signal strength, which can drain your camera battery more quickly.

Do not place your Arlo camera too close to Wi-Fi routers, SmartHubs, or Base Stations, or other Arlo devices.

  • Avoid placing cameras too close to other Wi-Fi devices to avoid interference, which can reduce battery life.
  • Make sure your camera is at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from your Wi-Fi router, SmartHub, or Base Station, and at least 6.5 feet (2 meters) away from other Arlo devices.

Place your camera in an area that gets enough light.

  • Dark environments will cause infrared sensors to work harder, which will reduce your camera’s battery life.

If possible, keep the camera in a location with temperatures above 32°F (0°C).

  • For your safety and to avoid permanent damage to the batteries, Arlo camera batteries do not charge at temperatures below freezing, even if your camera is plugged in.

Batteries, Charging Cables, Solar Panels, SmartHubs, and Base Stations
If your Arlo device uses rechargeable batteries, only use the rechargeable batteries that came with your camera or replacement batteries from Arlo.

Use the Arlo XL Rechargeable Battery & Housing to increase battery life for Arlo Ultra, Arlo Ultra 2, Arlo Pro 3, and Arlo Pro 4 cameras.

Add a compatible Arlo Solar Panel to your camera to help keep the battery charged.

Use outdoor charging cables to keep the battery charged.