Bulb, outlet, and automation rules

I keep losing connectivity to a bulb in a porch fixture. Have reset it multiple times. Then when it is connected to the network, it disobeys the schedule and doesn’t turn on, or turns off when it wants, and the app on/off button won’t always work, and the manual wall switch doesn’t operate the bulb. Replaced with former Phillips bulb, it’s too critical on the porch.

An outlet plug that operates a table lamp disobeys the scheduled times. Trying reprogramming and deleting/recreating rules.

Are the home devices supposed to work when the phone is not present? I’m not so sure.

Is Wyze planning on a two-wire switch? I hope so. Other switch types need two wires plus a neutral wire and ground, and I don’t want to rewire the house.