Arlo Chime 2 Setup

Arlo Chime 2 Setup – Everything You Should Know

Arlo Chime is a device brought in by Arlo that sends notifications via sound if there’s a guest at your doorstep. You just need to plug it in a wall outlet and pair it with the video doorbell. With the help of this blog, we will shed light on the Arlo Chime 2 setup process so that you can also get instant alerts for a doorbell press if there’s any activity happening at your door. Continue reading.

What You’ll Need for Arlo Chime 2 Setup?

Most of the Arlo devices can be installed using the Arlo app or the But, know that Chime 2 setup cannot be done via a web browser. Therefore, you must install the Arlo Secure app on your mobile phone for that. Above all, the app is supposed to be flaunting the latest stable version. Otherwise, you might face issues setting up the device.


Apart from the mobile application, we’ve mentioned other prerequisites of the process below:

  • A working wall socket present in the range of your router/SmartHub/Base Station
  • A mobile phone or a tablet
  • Internet connection

Note: The SmartHub or Base Station is not generally required to install the Arlo Chime 2. You can connect it directly to router/WiFi.

How to Complete Arlo Chime 2 Setup?

Your mobile phone is supposed to be connected to the 2.4GHz network of your WiFi router. The reason being, Chime 2 operates on the same frequency band. Therefore, it is necessary that your router broadcasts the 2.4GHz network. The steps to complete Arlo Chime 2 setup via the app are given below:

  • After connecting your mobile phone to the 2.4GHz network of the router, launch the Arlo app.
  • You are now suggested to tap Add New Device option.
  • Since you are installing the Chime 2 Pro unit, you should choose Doorbell and Chimes on the next screen.
  • Choose the Chime model (here, Arlo Chime 2).
  • Tap the Continue option.
  • Check the QR code on your Chime and scan it.
  • The code is generally located at the back of the Arlo Chime.
  • Connect the Arlo Chime 2 device into a wall plug now.
  • Press the Power button.
  • Return to the Arlo app and follow the instructions appearing on the mobile screen.

This is how the installation process of the Arlo Chime 2 device can be completed. After that, you will have to pair it with the Video or Audio Doorbell. We want you to ensure that your Chime 2 is compatible with these devices. If both can work together, you can refer to the next section to pair the Arlo Chime with the doorbell.

How to Pair Arlo Chime 2 with Audio or Video Doorbell?

The steps to pair the Arlo Chime and the video or audio doorbell are mentioned below. You need to walk through them very carefully to pair your devices without any mistake.

  • Launch the Arlo Secure app from the mobile device that is connected to the Arlo video or video doorbell and your Chime 2.
  • Move to the Settings tab now.
  • Go to the option that says My Devices.
  • Select Doorbell.
  • You will now need to find the PAIRED DEVICES option.
  • Tap the Add Chime button there.
  • Select the Chime now (Arlo Chime 2 should be selected by you).
  • Tap the Save option.

This is how you can pair your Chime 2 with an Audio or Video Doorbell. Now, you are all set to make the most of this combination by receiving the relevant alerts. But, know that pairing might fail if the location permission on your mobile is disabled for the Arlo setup app. The steps given in the table given below will allow you to turn on Location Services for the Arlo Secure app.

On iOS Devices On Android Devices
Go to Settings Move to the Settings on your phone
Tap Arlo Tap Apps and select Arlo
Select Location Services Tap the Permission
Tap the Always option Select the Location option and choose Allow all the time

Note: You are suggested to ensure that your mobile device is not running in the power saving mode during this process. Otherwise, the app might crash.

The Final Words

We are now about to put an end to the post explaining the Arlo Chime 2 setup process. It is expected that you will be able to complete the process and pair your Chime 2 with the doorbell you own. If you want it to work efficiently, know that you need to keep the firmware of the doorbell and WiFi router updated.

If you have an Arlo SmartHub or Base Station, its firmware can be upgraded by accessing the web-based management panel at or the Arlo Secure app. And most importantly, place your Chime 2, doorbell, and the WiFi gateway in each other’s range. Do not place WiFi interference-creating objects or devices in the paths of their communication.