How to change the recording time of your Arlo camera

Make clips shorter or longer in the Arlo app

How to adjust Arlo camera recording length
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If you’re the owner of an Arlo camera, you’re no doubt knee-deep in motion triggered clips – but many users have been asking us how to change the recording time.

Arlo camera's default setting is to record motion as long as its occurring, which can take up a lot of space. Therefore, it makes sense that some users may want to put a maximum recording time in place in order to save space – particularly if you’re using local storage.

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However, some have also complained that their clips have been limited to just 10 seconds – and want to extend the length of their stored clips.

Either way – below, we'll show you how to adjust it.

How to change Arlo camera recording length

Change Arlo video recording length

1. Log into the Arlo app.

2. Choose Mode.

3. Select the base station or camera that you want to adjust.

4. Tap the pencil icon next to Armed.

You can’t adjust length for disarmed or even scheduled modes.

5. Tap the pencil icon next to the camera you wish to edit.

You don’t have to have the same duration on all your cameras, and different locations may be suited to different rules.

6. Tap the pencil icon next to Record Video.

The options are Record Video or do nothing.

7. Select Record until activity stops (up to 300 sec).

Use this option you wish to have a full clip recorded. This will increase the amount of recorded footage stored in the cloud or locally.

8. OR – Choose Record for a fixed length of time

Adjust to the desired length (in seconds). This will enable you to limit the amount of recording, but you may miss interesting footage.

9. Tap Save

And, from there, it's all changed. Just be aware that battery life may also take a hit, if you're extending your recording time - get ahead and learn how to charge your Arlo camera.

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