Apple's personal design error?

Cupertino, November 14, 2021

All my HomePods are registered under my Apple ID. Last year, my wife's "Personal Request" is always automatically turned off in the Home app the next day. She became so frustrated and stopped using Siri on any HomePod, because Siri keeps saying that her Personal Request is not activated. I debugged by doing everything everyone suggested here and on other sites until I received the latest operating system update (15.1) for HomePod and iPhone. Now, she's finally pointing out why her Personal Request is always turned off the next day or a few hours later. In my Home app, if I enter her name, under her Personal Request, she now has a new description that says her voice and Personal Request are available if MY phone is "home". I tested what this description means. If I am away from Home, her Personal Request remains ON. But if my phone is turned off or out of battery for more than 4 hours, its Personal Request will be disabled. Then you'll need to access your phone's Home setting and manually enable Personal Request every time! Is this a design flaw of Apple? Why would Apple design something that would require the HomePod owner's phone to be "home" or turned on, even if I've already nominated them to be a member of the Home app? If I travel and stay on the plane and offline for 10 hours, does that mean I can't use HomePod to find my phone !!? The only solution is that I need to have a second iOS device to stay "home" and be connected to the charger and do it by default as "use this iPhone as a location". Then, her personal request will remain active all the time! To me, this seems to be a design flaw. Superficial treatise

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