How do I use the motion detection test for my Arlo device?

You can use the motion detection test to verify if motion is detected in your device's current placement.

Note: This article does not apply to Arlo Q Plus, Q, and Baby cameras.

To use the motion detection test:

  1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to your Arlo account at
  2. Tap or click Settings > My Devices.
  3. Tap or click a device.
  4. Tap or click Device Utilities > Motion Detection Test.
  5. Move the slider to test the motion detection for this device.
    The device's LED flashes amber when motion is detected.
    Note: This test does not save new motion detection settings.

For more information about using motion detection, watch our YouTube video: Arlo Wire-Free: Using Motion Detection.

For more information about changing your motion detection settings, visit the following knowledge base articles: