How do I reset my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell?

Resetting your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell returns it to default settings. Your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell is also removed from your Arlo account when you reset it. This means that you must follow the in-app setup process to use your doorbell after a reset.

You can also reset your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell in the Arlo app. Tap Device Settings > Remove Device. This requires that the doorbell is online and connected to AC power.

To reset your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell:

  1. Locate the release pin that came with your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell.
    Alternatively, you can also use a paperclip or a similar object.
  2. Press and hold the reset button on the back of the doorbell for about 15 seconds.
    The LED ring around the doorbell button on the front of the device flashes white when it successfully begins the reset process.
  3. After you reset the doorbell, you must add it to your account again.
    1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to
      The Devices screen appears.
    2. Tap or click Add New Device at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Select the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell setup.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions.