Location automation doesn't work for a member of my family

Cupertino, January 16, 2022

My location-based automation (first person gets home and last person leaves home) doesn't work due to issues with my wife's devices / setup. I know that issues like this have been posted many times, and I think I've read every topic on similar issues, as well as a lot of blog posts, and so on. found on google. I tried all the suggestions I found and nothing solved my problems. Location automation works well for me. When I set up test automations for exactly when I arrive or leave home, they work. But when automation includes my wife, nothing works. Homekit seems to always believe that my wife is at home, even when her phone is out of the house. Here is our configuration: - homepod used as a hub - I have an iPhone 13 pro connected to icloud as well as my mac desktop - my wife is connected to iphone 11 and ipad air 2 - i am also connected to an apple tv, but it is only used as an air player for playing music on a stereo. Almost all other features are disabled, not connected to a TV, and not used as a hub. I tried all the usual remedies. I'm sure all location settings are correct on all devices. I've checked them all 20 times. I tried to disable / turn on the settings, hard restarting all devices and I logged out and connected to icloud on her devices. No change. I also tried to take the iPad from home with us (it's usually always at home), it still didn't work. I tried disabling homekit location services on ipad as well. I also removed it and added it back to my home, and I double-checked that my "home" address is set up correctly in icloud, contacts, and maps. I don't know if they have any effect on our setup, but we use family sharing to share an Apple Music subscription and run homebridge on the Mac to control the nests, Samsung TVs and a eufy ringtone camera. I feel like I've tried them all and I'm crazy. I bought several smart switches and sockets and spent a lot of time installing them for the sole purpose of turning everything off when my wife leaves because she never seems to remember doing it!

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