I’m in the process of switching over from classic to the new app.
I deleted the routines from the classic app and replaced them with automations in the new app and everything was working very nicely.
Until I experienced an outage with my internet.
To my dismay, once the internet went down, all my devices went offline and all my associated automations failed.
In the past everything used to work still, even if the internet was down.
I use only ‘official’ supported devices (mostly Samsung smartthings devices), and associated smartapps (mostly smart lighting), which all used to run locally.
Although my home wifi network was still up and working and I could access the app, I was unable to operate my devices or make any changes with the app.
I have smart lights everywhere in the house so this was extremely inconvenient because the motion activation didn’t work and I couldn’t turn anything on or off manually by using the smartthings app.
I decided to take a look at the IDE.
I haven’t looked at the IDE for a while.
My stuff has been working so I’ve had no need.
I was surprised to see the IDE still shows my routines, although I deleted them with the classic app???
And where on earth do I find the automations that I made in the new app to replace the routines?
All but three of my devices listed in the IDE say that they execute locally so I’m confused as to why they didn’t work during the recent internet outage.
Is the information on the IDE out of date?
It seems that the IDE doesn’t work with the new app?
I have three states for the lighting in my house.
‘Home’ is the daytime setting and motion activated lights are disabled.
I created an automation in the new app which sets the location mode to ‘Home’ at sunrise.
At sunset, another automation sets the location mode to ‘Night’.
The lights operate on detected motion and they’re bright, when mode is ‘Night’.
At 11pm another automation triggers and sets the mode to ‘late night’, which is just the same as ‘Night’ apart from the lights are dimmer.
My recent internet outage began at 1:30pm and lasted just over 24 hours.
I had no access to any of my devices, automations, or smartapps during the outage.
I’m still not certain why my lights didn’t work.
All I can think of is that my hub may have been stuck in ‘Home’ mode and could not switch to ‘Night’ because switching location mode requires the cloud?
I’m trying to find a way to achieve what I had with the classic app, basically, automated lights which operate on motion detection, only at night, even in the event of an internet outage.
Hopefully this is still possible?
Thanks for any help or advice.