My wife and I are avid Iphone users. We have been using smartthings for 6 months and have very few issues. My wife recently got an IPhone 6SE and it refuses to stay home (or at least that’s what Smartthings says). Last night between 11:00 pm and 7:00 this morning; her phone said she arrived 12 times; (and I swear she never left bed). has anyone had a similar issue or have a solution
You can always take a look at this thread for some options (a lot of members on here will recommend Life360).
Presence, regardless of the device you use, is one of those features that works great for some people, not at all for other people, and is randomly flaky for still others.
It’s very much affected by local conditions. So some people will find that phone presence works much better than the SmartThings-branded presence sensor. Other people will find the reverse. Still other people, myself included, find that they have to use a combination of two devices in order to get reliable presence indication.
So if this feature tends to work differently for different people, where do you start?
1. Using a Smart Phone as a Presence Indicator
Well, since most people who have SmartThings have a smart phone, it’s worth starting there.
This method has changed significantly in the change fro…
Also check out this thread
This is a how-to for newbies like me to set up a second linked iPhone (your wife’s/husband’s/partner’s/kid’s/mistress’s). Some of the steps are redundant and may not be required but no there is no harm in double checking.
Follow these steps:
Double check wifi is enabled. No brainer.
Double check your wife/husband/partner/kid/mistress is set up with correct location(address) with the correct phone number on iPhone including Home, Mobile and iPhone numbers. Confirm with Siri by asking.
Enable Location Services for most gps apps you trust. As per some thread, this helps in geofencing. (How?)
Launch Map app on iPhone. It should bring up the correct location/address.
Install SmartThings app from App Store on the second device.
Register with the second email address (the perso…
I so miss being active in the community.
Well, in my case the presence indicator insists on not working as expected. Me and my wife have Iphones with everything set. But as of now I’m very dissappointed with this feature.
It was doing great after some throubleshooting and in the next day no more. My wife is out of home now, but according to ST she is here.