Geofence (location not working)

Problems with geofence in the modern app (automation when phone arrives). The phone is reported to come home, then it is not home within a few seconds. What could be wrong, did not have the problem In the old app.

@paros did this just happen with the new Android update?

If so, see this thread

Not sure, just installed the modern app and did the migration. I would say it happens every time. Fist the phone is home then its not home…

@paros Uninstall the app and reinstall it. Then re-set up geofence and see if it works.

Did you ever get this figured out?
I am experiencing the SAME thing

Geofencing was rock solid for me for years. Since I moved to the new app a couple weeks ago (forced) it is unreliable to the point of uselessness. deleted everything and reinstalled, recreated the automation in the new app and still sketchy…

IFTTT geofencing remains rock solid, but Smartthings not so much. Sadly can’t set the home / away security from IFTTT.

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@stumped you can turn on a virtual switch through ifttt, which could trigger an automation that changes the security mode. You could also use the smartapp presence sensors, which check your wifi to see if the device is still connected. I think this is a better idea than location geofencing.

This is turning into more of a hobby than I had anticipated

@stumped I know…you think your automating things, and then it becomes a hobby. However, smartthings is removing all the “hobbyistic” things (groovy, virtual devices, ide).