Delay in presence detection after android app update?

There are a number of threads on presence detection with SmartThings and the various issues people have had. I don’t think there is a single solution that everyone agrees is the silver bullet, but there are a number of workarounds.

In other threads, I’ve mentioned how you can use SharpTools + Tasker to create a virtual presence device, but this is targeted toward tinkerers. (For full disclosure, I’m the developer of SharpTools)

SmartThings Virtual Presence with SharpTools

I’ve seen other posts talking about chasing down various settings on their phones, but this almost always seems to end with mixed results. Others have put together creative solutions with their DD-WRT powered routers as a presence solution. And others have used Life360 as a simple alternative.