Must have been a coincidence. The setting of sunrise and sunset states is unrestricted. You cannot prevent my app from see and acting upon sunrise and sunset events no matter what you do.
This is how it works.
If the app sees a sunrise/sunset event and your home is in an allowed mode it will set the correct sun state and run the necessary hello home phrase.
If the app sees a sunrise/sunset event and your home is outside of the allowed modes it will set the sun state and skip running the phrase until the next time your home enters a mode it is allowed to run in
The sunrise/sunset issue cannot be fixed by an app. There is a theory that when you subscribe another app to sunrise/sunset it moves your hub up in the queue. This is probably what happened here.
According to the CTO of SmartThings the only fix for the sunset issue is a new scheduler they are rolling out this weekend and Hub V2. Again another likely possibility you saw your sunset phrase get triggered today. The new scheduler might be in place:)
If you have further issues with sunset triggers, including my app, please contact Smartthings support. They are they only avenue for a solution for this.
The app that is being referred to is using the old way of scheduling sunrise/sunset by checking the times at 1 am for the current days sunrise/sunset. It doesn’t use the sunrise/sunset event that is supposed to be triggered.
I cannot figure out how to uninstall this app. I go to Convenience->Hello, Home Phrase Director->Uninstall and I get an error that says “An unexpected error occurred.”
I use “Smart Alarm Security”, which I set to arm itself at 11:00 pm (by having it automatically switch to Night Mode at 11:00 pm. “Hello, Home” switches the mode upon sunset, which is way too early to arm it for “Stay”. I wish there was a way to have the app let you select a time to switch mode, rather than forcing you to select between Sunset and Sunrise.
Can’t uninstall either. I’ve had a trouble ticket in (multiple, actually, including missed events and AM/PM confusion) for over a week with no real solutions.
Side note. I have a timed night event scheduled for 12:01am (US Central Time) to catch any lights that we didn’t turn off. It’s interesting to see the variation in the time that action actually runs in the log. Last night it was 5 minutes late. For a midnight event. I can’t imagine that’s a peak time on the server.
Hub 2.0 – and getting away from the frail ST back end – can’t happen fast enough.
I also have a ticket open. They were supposed to have an answer to me on Monday… Not so much… I have two instances installed that I can’t uninstall, and a presence device (phone) that I can’t remove which always shows me as present. Ugh.