Away mode after midnight does nothing

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Away mode after midnight does nothing
Away mode after midnight does nothing
2021-07-06 04:27:21
Model: Tapo L530E
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.1.9

Hello,

 

Enabling away mode after midnight, 02:00am - 06:00am does not seem to do anything. The light is not switched on/off at randomly during this interval. On the other hand if away mode starts before midnight I do get activity until midnight at least. Is this expected behavior? Is it because people are supposed to sleep after midnight?

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2021-07-14 02:30:25 - last edited 2021-07-14 02:30:55

@Rocket626 

 

Away mode will turn on / off randomly, so if you set the Away mode between 2AM to 6AM, it could happen any time during 2AM to 6AM. 

To exclude the issue, can you shorten the time range to 1 hour and see if bulb turn on/ off randomly in that interval? 

 

Please make sure bulb could be controlled remotely first.  When phone is on mobile data or connect to non- home Wi-Fi, can you access and control the bulb? 

Alao make sure sure your bulb firmware and tapo APP is up to date as well. 

If still the same issue, may have a photo of your Away mode settings, and the MAC address of your bulb (you may click my profile and send via pm )

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2021-07-14 05:06:32

@Solla-topee Hello, thank you for your reply. I have send you the MAC addresses of my bulbs in a private message, and I am also attaching a screenshot of my away settings for both my bulbs here.

 

Regards,

Thanos

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2021-07-15 12:04:54

@Rocket626 

Many thanks for providing the details, from your information, LB530E Away mode seems to work as it should be. 

If you set Away Mode from  21:20PM to 06:00AM, bulb will randomly turn on or off in this time interval, however how many times it will do that or at which exact time it will act are totally random. That means if bulb turn off and on once among 21:20PM to 06:00AM, the Away mode take affects. 

 

If you would like to let bulb randomly turn off / on at different time intervals, like 21:20PM-2:00AM, 2:00AM to 6:00AM, it is recommend set up schedule rules for bulb to achieve that. https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/2815/

 

 

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2021-07-15 12:27:19

@Solla-topee Thank you for your reply. So if I understand correctly. When away mode is enabled then the bulb goes on and then off during this interval only once?

Is this correct?

 

If yes then maybe this is an area to be enhanced.

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2021-07-15 17:13:53

@Solla-topee Also I had away mode turned on for a week at the interval 02:00 to 06:00 and it did turn on not even once during that week. I still think there is something wrong with away mode after midnight.

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2022-01-13 20:38:24

Away mode is great, and I get it that it is completely random but I think it needs a few more options. For example, minimum number of on/off times during the set period, or a set number of times. Also for duration, I would like to set maximum on time so the bulb won't stay on for more that 1 hour, or minimum, or a range for example to stay on from 10-30min.

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2022-01-15 08:50:48

I set away mode to start after sunset and off before sunrise, not once did the bulb turn on after midnight, and it did multiple times before midnight. I need it to turn on during night time also.

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2022-01-20 08:52:05

I tried everything, away mode never turned on the bulb after midnight. Seems to me it's set to simulates that people are sleeping at night which is opposite of what we need.

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2022-01-21 03:57:45

@xrn3p thank you for confirming the problem that I had also.

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Re:Away mode after midnight does nothing
2022-01-21 22:25:48

And one more thing I noticed, 'Next event' events are not in ascending order, or schedules have priority over away mode. Example, when away mode is set to start at 1PM, and event scheduled for 2PM, 'Next event' says 'on at 2PM'. If I disable schedule then its 'away mode starts at 1PM'. Doesn't make sense to me.

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