I have the HA app on my iPhone. It’s configured to connect via the local network, there’s no remote access to my HA.Works great and when I leave the house it loses connection as expected.
But I can still get notifications on my phone - even when not on the lan. This is really useful and something I didn’t expect.
The notifications are sent as an action in an automation using the Service “Notifications: send a notification message using the mobile_app_phonename integration.
Question is how does it work? How does the notification reach my phone when I’m not on the lan? Just interested.