I have full confidence that when a firmware update is release it is because it is an important update and it will make the overall experience better. But I’m not confident in how my system behaves immediately after a release. I had a perfectly working system yesterday and have had for at least a month while the US have been suffering. Then the release happened. For the last two releases, including the one one 21st April, my automation breaks because >50% of my Things stop polling with the hub. Unplugging the hub for 10 minutes has not effect on the response of devices.
I experienced the following issues (well after the 8pm release window shut)
Power outlets not responding
Motion and Door sensors frozen at open or close and not responding to movement
The solutions were to manually turn on and off the outlets a few times, remove batteries from sensors, spam the Refresh button on sensors multiple times, or simply just wait a few hours for the niggles to resolve themselves.
As far as I can tell most if not all of the issues are now resolved.
I can’t find these issues reported by US users for this release. Have any other UK users experienced this during updates? It seems to need 2 hours+ of babysitting to get things back on track.
Any ST comment would be gratefully received @slagle