Firmware updates are released automatically to all connected Arlo devices. Automatic updates happen between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. to minimize camera downtime. If the firmware update is a major one, you might be unable to stream from your camera until your firmware is updated. If you have just powered up your Arlo system u can update your firmware manually.
Arlo Error code 4208 can sometimes occur when you attempt to update the firmware from the web portal. If you keep trying, the error will continue to appear over and over and the cameras won’t sync. Even if you try automatic updates or manually. Still the same frustrating error message: Firmware could not be updated. Please try again later. (Error code: 4208)
Most of the time this error is related to network connection issues such as weak internet signal or power issues (not enough battery juice to perform the update). Follow the steps below to fix this issue.
How to fix Arlo error code 4208?
- Remove all the devices from the Arlo app, go to Settings > My Devices and start from the scratch to fix all the related issues. It has been reported that, most of the time, this method gets rid of error 4208.
- If your Arlo cameras are powered by battery, ensure that they are fully charged. The cameras won’t be able to update the firmware if the battery is low or about to die. They need enough power to start the process.
- Make sure your cameras have full signal strength to complete a firmware update. Turn off the WiFi and then turn on again.
- Ensure that your internet is stable and that you’re not having signal interruptions.
- If you tried the steps above and the error 4208 still persists, we recommend rebooting your base station and waiting for the automatic update window that takes place between 3AM-5AM. So, let the cameras self update according to the preset schedule.
- Close the app on the phone and start it again. Make sure the app and phone as well are updated to the latest versions.