Where in the NEW app can I see at a glance who’s home and who’s away?
In the old app, it was easy because the phones showed up in the device list. My spouse could look at “Doug’s phone” and see instantly was I home or not. Now, in the new app, our phones no longer show up as devices. Where can we look instead to see who’s home or not?
On the Home screen of the new app, I do NOT have a People section, and if I click Edit, I don’t see that listed as something I’ve hidden. What has to be enable for the People section to be visible, please?
I was hoping not to have to ask Part 2 - I looked all over the place - but can you suggest how I sync my actual phone presence to this new Simulated Presence Sensor? I looked in Automations, but the new device doesn’t show up in the list of available devices.
you would need two automations for each presence sensor:
one for when phone location switches to not present to change simulated presence (device status) to not present
one for when phone locations to present to change the simulated presence (device status) to present
or use webcore to do basically the same but you can do it in one piston.
others on here may have better solutions for simulated/virtual devices. choice is good
The solution with 2 automations makes perfect sense to me, and that’s what I’m trying to create. But the new Simulated Presence Sensor - although it shows up in my Devices list - does NOT show up when creating an automation as a device I can use in the THEN action part of the automation.
It appears that they are trying to add a new feature which would allow you to have multiple locations in the app, like home and office, and then you could figure out whether your phone was at home or at the office. So it’s no longer “away“ the way it used to be when there was only one location to worry about.
But it’s not clear exactly how all of that is going to work, and it’s also confusing because they made this change without explaining it.
But that does seem to be why the phone that has the app on it is now being treated as a different device class than a physical key fob which is what the virtual presence sensor represents.