iCloud Integration polling interval

I am using the official HA iCloud integration for iphone device trackers.

I noticed that the account_fetch_interval is set to 30 minutes which means the device location is polled once every 30 minutes?

source_type: gps
battery_level: 18
latitude: xx.58346143712715
longitude: -xxx.40431105354229
gps_accuracy: 32.44831935179608
attribution: Data provided by Apple iCloud
account_fetch_interval: 30
device_name: iPhone 11
device_status: online
owner_fullname: Full Nam
battery_status: NotCharging
battery: 18
low_power_mode: false
friendly_name: User iPhone 11
icon: 'mdi:cellphone-iphone'

Can this be changed to be more frequent, say maybe every 5 minutes?

I learned on the HA Discord that the service icloud.update that can be called from an automation. I can use a time_pattern of say /5 minutes but worried about battery drain.

So I am still w/o a solution.

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Did you ever find a solution for this?

did you find a solution?

Looking for a similar solution. Has anyone found one?

Anyone know a solution to changing polling interval?

I was previously using this in an automation, and I believe it worked, however it seems to drain the battery which made rely on HA app instead.

alias: Update iCloud
description: ""
  - platform: time_pattern
    minutes: /15
    enabled: false
  - condition: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.somebody_is_home
    state: "off"
  - service: icloud.update
      account: YOUR APPLE ID
mode: single