Actually both presence sensors work just fine. I do not understand what is that error but I probably shouldn’t care.
One thing that annoys me with this Life360 is its slowness. If Life360 mobile application or website map is not open there might be 5 minutes before presence status updates. It seems like it is not because of this smartapp and feels like Life360 doesn’t update presence status quickly enough. When opening life360 mobile app or website map then it updates presence status right away and user get notifications etc.
Found this from Life360 site:
To see real-time movement:
- The app gets a signal every two seconds while being viewed. If no one is watching, it will not get a signal that often. It may take up to ten seconds for movement to show on the map.
- You need to start watching the member on the map after they have already started moving. If you start watching when they are stopped, it will never show movement. Close the app and try again once they are moving.
- Real-time movement will show for only one hour in a rolling 3-hour window. This is done to conserve the battery life of the member who is driving. Pressing the refresh button will reset this process and will show about 25 more seconds of real-time movement. If both phones are plugged in, this will extend this time.
- There is a 5-minute limit on watching real-time movement to prevent battery and data drain on the phone of the person who is moving. To restart this, close and reopen the app, or press the refresh button.
Real-time driving speed may only be shown when a member is driving, not while walking, running, or biking. A reliable actual speed may not always be available so real-time speed may not always be shown. In this case, three blinking dots may be shown instead of the actual speed. ( This does not indicate texting or phone usage. )
If one of my devices would show real-time movement every time persons are moving (live map open all the time), presence update would happen immediately. But comments like “You need to start watching the member on the map after they have already started moving” makes it too hard to achieve.
Is there any way to force Life360 to update presence status faster?