Thought this had been done away with. Just tried to download a Time Lapse, I got asked for location again.
don’t like giving it out. Tempted to drive 50 miles away, turn it on, turn it off.
I have only run into it recently also, but I have only had it ask upon installing a new product, I know you can install the product the deny location access again, but I did not know it would ask again for a time lapse.
Edit: This is the answer I got a few months ago when I first started checking it:
I don’t know why Android is asking, but I may be able to explain the concept of “We don’t need location but its permissions are tied to something else we do need so it’s enabled as well” – at least as it applies to Apple products. Maybe @WyzeGwendolyn can further clarify for Android.
Apple says SSIDs (network names) can be used to track your location. So in iOS 13 they made a requirement that only apps with permission to see your networks are allowed to see them. Because this is now considered a location-related permission by Apple, they are doing that using the specific app’s location permission setting. So if your location permission for the Wyze app was off, you would not be able to see local network names from the app.
When you do absolutely need that permission turned on, like with Plugs and Bulb setup, you can turn the permission off again as soon as the device is set up (System Settings > Wyze app in iOS).
So for iOS 13 with Apple at least, access to networks names equals allowing location info access by the app. That’s one possible explanation for “We don’t need location, but its permissions are tied to something else.”
Yes and from as far as I had noticed you could turn location off after setting up a product and everything worked fine, however the asking for location to download a time lapse is a new behavior to me.
I was going to test this but my internet just went down. Comcast says routine maintenance, I keep telling then this is when im always on, do it in the evenings when I’m at work, but it seems they feel they would get more complaints doing it that way lol.
Well I tried it again -
With location off did a time lapse, went to download, had to turn location back on again. App v2.6.42.
I’ll try to back up and upgrade.
/edit - nope via playstore upgraded to beta 2.7.14 - still wants location.