How do you use Arlo with Iphone?

Answered by Cody Janus

To use Arlo with your iPhone, you will need to set up your Arlo camera and base station using the Arlo app. Once you have completed the setup process, you can easily connect Arlo to the Apple Home app for seamless integration with your smart home devices.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Arlo with your iPhone:

1. Set up your Arlo camera and base station: Start by downloading the Arlo app from the App Store on your iPhone. Follow the instructions provided in the app to set up your Arlo camera and base station. This typically involves connecting the base station to your home network and registering your Arlo camera with the base station.

2. Launch the Apple Home app: Locate the Apple Home app on your iPhone and tap on it to launch the app. If you haven’t used the app before, you may need to set it up by signing in with your Apple ID and following the on-screen instructions.

3. Add Arlo as an accessory: In the Apple Home app, tap on the “+” button or “Add Accessory” option to begin adding a new device. The app will prompt you to scan the HomeKit setup code on your Arlo base station or refer to the quick start guide that came with your Arlo camera. This code typically consists of a QR code that you can scan using your iPhone’s camera.

4. Follow the setup flow: After scanning the HomeKit setup code, the Apple Home app will guide you through the setup flow for your Arlo camera. This includes giving your camera a name and assigning it to a specific room within your HomeKit setup. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

5. Control your Arlo camera with the Apple Home app: Once your Arlo camera is successfully added to the Apple Home app, you can control and monitor it directly from the app. This includes viewing live video feeds, adjusting camera settings, and receiving notifications for motion or sound detection. You can also create automation routines and scenes involving your Arlo camera and other HomeKit-enabled devices.

By integrating Arlo with the Apple Home app, you can conveniently control and monitor your Arlo camera alongside other smart home devices in a single app. This allows for a more streamlined and cohesive smart home experience.

In my personal experience, setting up Arlo with my iPhone was a straightforward process. The Arlo app provided clear instructions, and the Apple Home app seamlessly integrated my Arlo camera into my existing HomeKit setup. I found it convenient to have all my smart home devices, including the Arlo camera, accessible from a single app on my iPhone. Being able to control and monitor my Arlo camera alongside other HomeKit-enabled devices made managing my smart home more efficient and convenient.

Using Arlo with your iPhone is a great way to enhance your home security and monitoring capabilities. The integration with the Apple Home app allows for seamless control and monitoring of your Arlo camera, giving you peace of mind and convenience in managing your smart home.