The gist of my question is I'm wondering if there is a better way to use the mobile app (iOS) for local access to my dashboard as soon as I arrive home.
I use my dashboard to unlock my back door regularly right when I've parked my car and am about to head inside but I'm frequently blocked from doing so. I presume the problem could be related to the app lacking sufficeint time to process that I have arrived home and am inside my geofence. I say processed because I've actually tried to wait before opening the app and tapping on the dashboard icon until I'm connected to my WiFi and even opened the app and confirmed it accurately registers me inside my geofence before tapping to access my dashboard. But I'd say 99% of the time the dashboard opens showing that I am not at home so if I go to unlock my door as soon as I get to my dashboard it throws up a very terse 'Cloud Access is Not Allowed for this Dashboard'. So I have to force close the app and reopen it and pay close attention to whether I get a white cloud or a white house before impatiently clicking to unlock my door.
My eyes are not what they used to be nor is my patience so it seems to take way more focus and concentration to access my local dashboard from the ios app than it should...
Anyone have any good ideas on how to get the app to open my local dashboard instead of presenting me with remote acces in this all too frequent scenario? New eyes aren't really an option and I wish I was always distraction free when maneuvering this gauntlet but life happens. Also, I don't fancy the idea of offereing up the lock on my door to be accessed remotely.
And for what it is worth, I have a Shortcut that opens the Hubitat mobile app as I roll up on my house so that's a wrinkle perhaps...
Absent some sage advice from this impressively knowledgable community I'd just make a simple request if the app is always just going to open up as if I am not already on my home WiFi (...remote as opposed to local...):
- Could we have an accessiblity option that could allow one to deviate from the color scheme of the app to make it exceedingly clear that the little white cloud is not the little white house?
-- Different color icons maybe?
-- Spreading out even further the spots where the icons show up on the screen maybe?
I'm just spit balling here to hopefullly spark an idea that is actually practicable and/or less poorly conceived than my hypothetical suggetions I have chucked at the wall like wet spaghetti to see what sticks (to mix my metaphors).
Appreciate any thoughts anyone might have on my little predicament!!!