How to Fix Arlo Camera Blinking Orange Light? [Stop LED Flashing]

Do you own an Arlo security camera for a long time? Then you might have encountered a common issue: the Arlo camera blinking orange. Many people are complaining that their camera is flashing orange light continuously.

This can be frustrating when you can’t be sure if your Arlo camera is recording or working fine. The question that arises is what does it mean when your Arlo camera flashes orange? How can you fix it?

In this blog post, we will answer these questions and provide you with some easy troubleshooting steps to resolve the camera flashing orange problem.

Why is My Arlo Camera Flashing an Orange Light?

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The Arlo camera blinking orange light indicates that there is a problem with the connection between the camera and the base station or SmartHub. This can be caused by various factors, such as low battery, poor signal, firmware update, or device malfunction. Depending on the type of device you have, the orange light can appear on the camera itself or on the base station.

Why is Arlo Base Station Blinking Orange?

If your Arlo base station is blinking orange, it means that the base station is not connected to the internet. This can happen if the Ethernet cable is loose, if the power adapter is faulty, or if the router is not working properly.

To fix this, you need to check the connection and restart the base station or SmartHub. Learn what to do if Arlo Base Station is offline.

Troubleshooting Arlo Camera Flashing Orange

If you are facing the issue of Arlo camera blinking orange, here are some simple steps you can try to fix it:

Inspect the Batteries

The first thing you should do is check the battery level of your Arlo camera. If the battery is low, the camera will blink orange and stop recording.

To check the battery level, open the Arlo app and tap on the camera icon. You will see a battery icon on the top right corner of the screen. If the icon is red, it means that the battery is low and needs to be replaced or recharged. Look at the best camera batteries.

Fully Charge the Camera

If the battery is low, you need to fully charge the camera before syncing it again with the base station or SmartHub.

To charge the camera, you can either use the Arlo charging cable or the Arlo solar panel. Make sure that the camera is turned off while charging. Once the camera is fully charged, the LED will turn solid green. Also, make sure that the camera is not offline.

Sync Again the Arlo Camera and Base Station

If the battery is not the issue, you need to sync the camera again with the base station or SmartHub to fix the orange blinking light. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Bring the camera within 3 feet of the base station or SmartHub.
  • Press the sync button on the base station or SmartHub for about 2 seconds and release it. The LED will blink green.
  • Press the sync button on the camera for about 2 seconds and release it. The LED will blink blue rapidly.
  • Wait for the camera and the base station or SmartHub to sync. The LED will turn solid blue on both devices.
  • Repeat the process for each camera that you want to sync.

Factory Reset the Arlo Camera

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If the sync process fails, you may need to factory reset the camera and start over. This will probably get rid of orange flashing light in your Arlo camera.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Remove the battery from the camera.
  • Press and hold the sync button on the camera for about 10 seconds and release it.
  • Insert the battery back into the camera.
  • Sync the camera again with the base station or SmartHub.

If you have a Blink Camera, here’s how you can reset it.

Re-Add the Camera to the App

If the factory reset does not stop the orange light flashing, you may need to re-add the camera to the Arlo app and set it up again.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Arlo app and tap on the Settings icon.
  • Tap on My Devices and select the camera that you want to remove.
  • Tap on Remove Device and confirm your choice.
  • Tap on the Add Device icon and follow the on-screen instructions to add the camera again.

This also works if your Arlo camera is not detecting motion.

Change the Arlo Camera Battery

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If none of the above steps work, you may have a defective battery that needs to be replaced. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Remove the battery from the camera and dispose of it properly.
  • Purchase a new battery that is compatible with your Arlo camera model.
  • Insert the new battery into the camera and sync it again with the base station or SmartHub.

Learn what to do if Arlo camera is not charging.

How to Fix My Arlo Base Station Blinking Orange?

If you are facing the issue of Arlo base station blinking orange, here are some simple steps you can try to fix it:

Check the Ethernet Connection

The first thing you should do is check the Ethernet connection between the base station or SmartHub and the router. Make sure that the cable is securely plugged into both devices and that there are no damages or cuts on the cable. You can also try using a different Ethernet cable or port on the router.

Inspect the Power Connectivity

The next thing you should do is check the power connection between the base station or SmartHub and the power outlet. Make sure that the power adapter is securely plugged into both devices and that there are no damages or burns on the adapter. You can also try using a different power outlet or adapter.

Restart the Arlo Base Station or SmartHub

If the connection is not the issue, you need to restart the base station or SmartHub and see if that resolves the problem.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Unplug the power adapter from the base station or SmartHub and wait for about 10 seconds.
  • Plug the power adapter back into the base station or SmartHub and wait for it to boot up.
  • Check the LED status on the base station or SmartHub. If it is solid green, it means that the device is connected to the internet. If it is still blinking orange, you need to try the next step.

Check for Firmware Updates

Sometimes, the base station or SmartHub may blink orange because it needs a firmware update.

To check for firmware updates, follow these steps:

arlo camera firmware update
  • Open the Arlo app and tap on the Settings icon.
  • Tap on My Devices and select the base station or SmartHub that you want to update.
  • Tap on Device Info and then on Firmware.
  • If there is an update available, tap on Update and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  • Wait for the update to finish and check the LED status on the base station or SmartHub. If it is solid green, it means that the device is updated and connected to the internet. If it is still blinking orange, you need to try the next step.

Firmware update helps if Arlo Activity Zones Not Working.

Disable the VPN/Firewall

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Sometimes, the base station or SmartHub may blink orange because it is blocked by a VPN or firewall on your network.

To disable the VPN or firewall, follow these steps:

  • Open the settings of your router and look for the VPN or firewall option.
  • Disable the VPN or firewall and save the changes.
  • Restart the base station or SmartHub and check the LED status. If it is solid green, it means that the device is connected to the internet. If it is still blinking orange, you need to try the next step.

Factory Reset the Arlo SmartHub or Base Station

If none of the above steps work to stop the homebase flashing orange light, you may need to factory reset the base station or SmartHub and start over.

To do this, follow these steps:

reset arlo base station
  • Press and hold the reset button on the back of the base station or SmartHub for about 10 seconds and release it.
  • Wait for the device to reboot and check the LED status. If it is solid green, it means that the device is reset and connected to the internet. If it is still blinking orange, you may need to contact Arlo support for further assistance.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Arlo camera blinking orange:

How do I know if my Arlo camera is charging?

When you plug in your Arlo camera to charge, the LED will blink blue slowly. When the camera is fully charged, the LED will turn solid green.

How long does the Arlo camera battery last?

The battery life of your Arlo camera depends on various factors, such as usage, settings, temperature, and signal strength. On average, the battery can last for 3 to 6 months. Check How Long Does Ring Battery Last? [Each Model]

How do I update the Arlo app?

To update the Arlo app, you need to visit the app store on your device and look for the Arlo app. If there is an update available, you need to tap on Update and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Conclusion

We hope that this blog post has helped you understand why your Arlo camera is blinking orange and how to fix it.

If you follow the troubleshooting steps we provided, you should be able to resolve the issue and enjoy your Arlo security system.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and stay safe! 😊

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