iPhone presence detection not longer working

Not sure when it broke, but at least three or four core updates ago. I have automations that send me push notifications from PIR sensors when I’m not home. I’m using an iPhone for presence detection. Here is one of my automations:

- alias: Sensor Board-1 Family Room PIR
  initial_state: true
  - platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.sb_1_motion
    to: 'on'
  - condition: state
    entity_id: device_tracker.keith
    state: not_home
    #state: home
    service: notify.mobile_app_keith
      message: Family room PIR has detected motion
          sound: Family room motion just tripped.wav

I am not sure that presence issues are just limited to the iPhone. I noticed on my Android phone that my automations that should be triggered when I enter my “home zone” are being triggered when I am at home. I looked at the logs and noticed it is detecting the wrong location.

Like you, I found that this seems to have started to occur about 3 updates ago.

To be honest, I have found HA to be kind of unreliable lately. I have to ask Alexa twice or toggle the switch in the app twice in order to turn on lights. This also seems to coincide with the last couple of releases.

I’m glad I’m not alone on this one. I now have disabled all of push notification automations until this gets fixed.

I, too, have witnessed other issues with HA in the past 6 months.

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Presence detection now working. See forum post: https://community.home-assistant.io/t/service-notify-mobile-app-gone/459172/3