Kasa app Smart Device Setup doesn't need location services, stop asking

Kasa app Smart Device Setup doesn't need location services, stop asking
Kasa app Smart Device Setup doesn't need location services, stop asking
2020-10-10 22:53:23
Model: HS210
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 1.1.3

The iOS app did not used to need location services enabled in order to setup a device.  And let's be clear: you DO NOT NEED TO KNOW THAT.  Please disable that requirement immediately.  Now.  Today.  I have no desire to share my location with your servers.  In fact, you've ruined my workflow with the requirement.  I used to be able to connect to the device's wifi, open the app and complete the setup process.  Now, with this dumbassery, I have to open the app, tell your servers where I am, then minimize that app, go connect to the wifi, then go back to the app to complete setup.  Just, stop it.  Change it back to where I could connect to the wifi, setup the device, the end.  What if I don't have internet access at the location?  I'm screwed.  Please.  Change it back.  Or, at the very least, give me the option to continue without it enabled.

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Re:Kasa app Smart Device Setup doesn't need location services, stop asking
2020-10-13 20:56:49

@SirAbbadon 

 

Thank you for your feedback. Like you mentioned the new setup does prompt a requirement to enable the location assistance. You can choose later to disable that once the setup is complete.

 

Unfortunately, it does not look like this will change, but we have made passed on your feedback to our developers.

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