All Arlo video recordings are stored to the cloud, but you can connect a Micro SD card to your Arlo Go camera and use the Micro SD card as a second location to store Arlo Go recordings locally. Local storage on a Micro SD card cannot be used on its own as a substitute for cloud recording.
If you connect a Micro SD card, the camera records to both the cloud and the Micro SD card. If the camera is powered on but its LTE connection drops, the camera continues to record to the Micro SD card. Micro SD card recordings made while your camera is not connected to the cloud are not uploaded to the cloud.
To view Micro SD card recordings, you must remove the Micro SD card from your Arlo Go camera and view them on a computer with an Micro SD card reader. For more information, see How do I view Arlo videos saved on an Micro SD card?.
The Arlo app notifies you if the Micro SD card is low on storage space or is full. If you select automatic overwrite, the oldest recordings are automatically deleted when available storage on the Micro SD card is below 20%. Unrelated files that are not in the Micro SD card’s Arlo folder are not deleted by automatic overwrite.
To set up local backup storage on an Arlo Go camera:
For more information about using an SD card for local backup storage on your Arlo Go camera, visit the following knowledge base articles: