Presence sensor with iphone no data plan?


#1

Hello,

A family member has an iPhone with no data. Presence sensing indicates that she never leaves the house. Is there any way to make presence sensing work with out data plan? We are trying to avoid the Arrival Sensor.

Thanks.


#2

Does it connect to the wifi when the member gets home? You might be able to use the IFTTT integration for it to flip a virtual switch that in turn switches a virtual presence sensor. Last time I set up IFTTT for one of the teens the iOS one doesn’t have a recipe for connecting to wifi so I had to resort to Entering and Leaving a geo location. That was a few months ago so maybe things have changed and you can hook on to the connecting/disconnecting to wifi.


#3

Yes, the iPhone (no data plan) connects to my home wifi. I’ll need to do some research on IFTTT.