Wyze App 2.24 Released! - 9/1/21

Thanks for the feedback. I thought that may be the case

Hi @todwatts Sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll improve our “What’s new” and do our best to make the feature available to everyone.

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Hear hear. I was literally repelled (emotionally) and didn’t even fiddle with it. So that says something, I suppose. :no_mouth:

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I lobby once more in my very lost cause (dam Alexa!(which achieves the effect i think and to which I shall never accede nor subscribe))

Yes, it makes me wince as well. Truly a problem to a solution that was never needed.

Dealing with bulbs has become like being in a museum where I am afraid to touch anything for fear of breakage.

I detect whiffs of Microsoft accompanying this premature escape from beta testing confinement.

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Just ran into an error with Cam Plus settings thats new after this update;

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Yes, that is the word. :+1:

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iOS app 2.24.34 MIcrophone pop up. Why do I get this request to access the microphone every morning when I first open the app? It happens just once every day .

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Just a possible solution… Under Settings in IOS for the WYZE app, do you have it set to allow access to your microphone? It may have been turned off so every time you start the app it will ask you if its ok to access your microphone …

I have never turned the microphone on for any app to use. I never had an issue with any WYZE iOS app since October 2020, just this version.

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Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling the app?

Not yet. Edit. I deleted the app and installed again, now I have to wait until tomorrow to see if it ask again.

I tried that… doesn’t solve the problem. Permission denied still doesn’t “stick”. It sticks only for a day-cycle. App needs to either treat “Cancel” action as a “No” action or add radio button for “Don’t ask again” action.

Log submitted… Log ID: 289621

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I don’t seem to be able to use my “scene” buttons with the new bulb UI? I see no value in the “upgrade” - replaced 2 sliders with a slider and a dial AND took away the convenient one touch buttons that do exactly what I want??

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Does the Sunrise / Sunset feature know where my bulbs are, or will it think sunrise and sunset occur wherever my phone happens to be??

When you attempt to set a Sunrise or Sunset rule, the app will ask you to tell it the location of the device. When you press “Set Location”, it will show you a map of your location with your address. Just hit “Save” or adjust as required. This lets you set locations other than your current one.

If you have a privacy issue with using your address, you can easily move the map to any random location in your city or near it.

I think I like this method. :slight_smile:

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You are correct , app still requested permission again this morning to access the microphone. Submitted log #290012

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re the new non-color Bulb interface, just a note.

I viewed the settings for one of my bulbs with Wyze app 2.24 (via Bluestacks running Android 7)

And when I went back to my Android 6 tablet running Wyze app 2.22.21 and accessed settings for the same bulb via the old interface, it crashes the app.

Three other bulbs (that I didn’t view in Wyze app 2.24) are accessible as usual without crash.

Yeah, not sure whose brilliant concept the new bulb interface was, but I’m guessing their tastes trend toward lime Kool-Aid with strips of Bologna in it as a refreshing drink. Either that or plaid wallpaper in the bathroom. Concept fail.

Cheap shots & humor aside, I feel like somehow the goal of the new interface was to maximize ergonomics w/subtle nested function elegance & eye candy. The problem is that SHOULDN’T have been the goal since it turned what was a very straightforward interface into a cumbersome one. Every time I go in to manage bulbs now, I feel like I need to brace myself and launch a subroutine in my brain to handle bulbs separately from the other products.

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Do you remember from 18 mos or so ago when a newly-hired Wyze designer dropped in and interacted on a big active thread that was critiquing app design? He needs to do that again. Let’s ping him. :wink:

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