07-14-2017 06:15 PM
07-15-2017 01:44 PM - edited 07-15-2017 01:45 PM
Yes, Phil's quite right
The Away Mode switches on and off at random times within the period set. It is supposed to give the impression of occupancy whilst you are away from home. It's a ridiculous name though and has caused a great deal of confusion over the years. Belkin should have renamed it "Random Mode" years ago and I have suggested so before but of course nothing of the sort has happened.
If you want your WeMo to switch on and off at specific times then you need to use a simple timeer rule.
07-24-2017 04:53 PM
Rather than starting a new topic I just want to add my frustration with the Away Mode rule.
I set the Away Mode rule for the first time on the weekend and it is not working at all.
Not one of my devices is triggered.
I have 6 devices installed:
3 of the original Wemo plug in Switch
2 of the Mini plug in Switch
1 Light Switch (not dimmer).
I called tech support today and they checked and confirmed that the firmware for each device is up to date and told me that someone from Leve 2 tech will contact me in 48 hours max.
I am using a Samsung Note 5 on Wemo version 1.18.
When I set Rule schdeules for each device all appear to work but it would be nice is this Away Mode worked.
One other thing:
The App itself freezes/crashes everytime I use it. The only way I can get it to work is by restarting my phone.
I am not one of those people who likes to complain but I find this kind of performance to be unacceptable.
Any ideas as to how to fix would be appfreciated.
08-07-2017 10:40 PM
Has the rule ever worked before? Have you tried setting the rule to another time interval? Uninstalling and reinstalling the Wemo app may help with this setback as well. Make sure that the Wemo app is up to date as well.
08-12-2017 04:27 AM
What's the model number of your Wemo device? Have you tried to delete the rule? If you weren't, please do and try to make a new one for isolation.