How do I set up a new Arlo Baby camera with HomeKit?

These instructions apply to new cameras that are not connected to an Arlo account. If you are already using your Arlo Baby camera, see How do I connect my Arlo Baby camera to the Apple Home app on my iOS device?.

To set up your Arlo Baby camera using an iOS device and Apple HomeKit:

  1. If you are new to Arlo, download the Arlo app from the Apple App Store by searching for “Arlo”.
  2. Launch the Arlo app and tap New to Arlo if you are a new customer or log in and tap Add Device if you already have an Arlo account.
  3. Tap Arlo Baby and acknowledge the warning message.
  4. Wait up to two minutes for Arlo to discover your Arlo Baby camera.
  5. If Arlo can’t discover your camera, follow these troubleshooting steps:
    • Make sure that the LED on the camera is blinking amber.
      If the light is not blinking amber, the camera might be set up already. To connect an existing Arlo Baby camera with the Apple Home app, see How do I connect my Arlo Baby camera to the Apple Home app on my iOS device?.
    • Try the QR code method by tapping Set Up with QR Code at the bottom of the screen and following the on-screen instructions.
  6. After Arlo discovers your camera, tap Next.
  7. Select your WiFi network from the list and tap Next.
  8. Select your time zone and tap Continue.
  9. Give your camera a name.
    If you would like to use the camera with Apple’s “Hey Siri” voice control feature, make sure that the camera’s name is easy to pronounce and does not sound like the names of any other devices that you added to the Home app.
  10. Tap Continue.
  11. Tap Yes, Add It Now to add the camera to HomeKit.
  12. Select an existing Home from the list or create a new one by tapping Add Home.
  13. Tap Next.
  14. Locate the HomeKit code for your camera on the back of your Arlo Baby’s Quick Start Guide or on the base of Arlo Baby.
    For more information, see Where can I find the HomeKit code for my Arlo Baby camera?.
  15. Scan the HomeKit code on the back of the Quick Start Guide or type the HomeKit code from the camera label.
  16. Assign the camera to a room within the Home app, or create a new room to place it in.
  17. Tap Done.
    Your camera is now registered with Arlo and added to your Home app.