Changing Status of Life360 Presence Sensor Manually

I couldn’t find an answer to this elsewhere. I also think that it probably can’t be done. Nevertheless, I though I’d ask. My stepson has turned off location for Life360 on his phone. I have several Routines that test for his presence in SmartThings using the Life360 integration. His last presence was Present. Can I change this manually? I tried editing his “Device” in SmartThings, but don’t see an option to change presence. I looked at the Device in the Groovy IDE and there is a link to “presence”, and it indicates current state is Present, but I can’t seem to edit it there, either. Any suggestions? (Other than forcing him to turn it back or deleting the device :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). Thanks.

I always assign a virtual presence sensor to each person and it is that which is used in automations. That way I know I can override it. It also means my automations are unaffected by device changes.

I use automations to set that virtual presence sensor based on combinations of real and virtual presence sensors. If I know there are times when a person will not have at least one real presence sensor with them, or I can’t trust that presence sensor, I include a virtual presence sensor in the mix as a manual override.

I know that doesn’t answer the actual question, but I think you are in a hiding to nothing. You have a presence sensor you can’t trust.

@rcbjr2 Go to Life360 linked services, and edit Users. Remove him, click on Done, and edit Users again, and add him back. Click on Done, and Done
That it is all it takes

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There is possibility that switch was turned off, with new os15. Previously there was a setting to disable anyone from turning location tracking from turning off.

Sorry, but I guess I should have mentioned I have a OnePlus 8T and not an iPhone, so OS15 isn’t an issue, but thanks for the reply.

Does this remove his device, though, and all its associations with any existing Routines? Or does the device stay even though he’s removed from Life360? Oh, and we are still pushing to get him to turn location back on, so it might resolve itself eventually. Ha. Thanks.

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And even when his location is on, Life360 gets out of whack every time it’s updated. I have to go back into SmartThings and reconnect it for it to be accurate. I created two Home locations for this. I flip to Home2 and back again when Life360 is out of whack and all the Devices are reset. Thanks.

I tried this and every time I click done I get an error that ST is having trouble connecting to my network. Sigh. I’ll keep trying, though. Thanks.

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His device will not loose connection. You will just refresh connection between Life360 and SmartThings