AutoLocation Android Pie has caused issues with Geofence Monitoring

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  1. jir591

    jir591 New Member

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    I've been using Autolocation to trigger certain routines with Smartthings. All has worked well when my phone was running Android Oreo. Since I upgraded my Pixel 2 to Android Pie Geofence Monitoring has been very slow (as in 5 minutes or more) to recognize that I entered a geofence boundary. I turned off any and all battery optimizations possible on the phone. But with no improvment. Other users of Smarttings who are using this same setup are experiencing the same delay. The only temporary solution was to create a profile which turned on Location Monitoring when my phone connects to my car with an update interval of 15 seconds and an update type of balanced. With those settings when I enter my outer geofence boundary it gets recognized quickly. Otherwise its 5 minutes or more after entering the boundary.

    Any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    This may be related to Android Pie's Location Limits unfortunately. Since Geofences monitoring is controlled by the system, they get to decide how often to check them, and I'm guessing that they now check less frequently.

    The workaround would be what you did: manually turn on location monitoring... Sorry, wish I could help :(
     
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    mattress New Member

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    Has there been any changes to this? I've resorted to using Cell Near to then turn on Location Monitoring, but it's not a very good workaround.
     
  4. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately no. Until Google allow a workaround, I don't think we can do anything about it :(
     
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    mattress New Member

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    Have you had a chance to look at Android Q to see if any fixes might be coming?
     
  6. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't think there are. If anything they are becoming more and more strict.
     

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