We have issues with both iPhones in the house occasionally not updating presence status in HE. I would say at least once a week, perhaps more, each phone fails to update when coming or going. After a quick search, I can see I'm not the only one with this issue. A post on one of the threads mentioned that you can go to the Settings page in the app and tap Send Geo Event to update the phone's presence. I have found that this works.
Now, any way to get this functionality in Rule Machine? I am thinking of two uses.
First, I would like to create dashboard tiles to update each phone so that if I'm looking at the dashboard and see that the status of one of the phones isn't correct, I could just tap the tile to update.
Second, I would like to trigger an update in conjunction with the iPhone WiFi Presence app. I don't want to rely on WiFi presence to trigger location-based automations because a device could become disconnected from the network for reasons other than physically leaving the home. So I am thinking that I can use device disconnect to trigger a location update in case the phone DID leave home and the location did not automatically update. Then if the phone actually has left, the location-based automation will trigger when the phone's presence changes.