Day/Auto/Night Switch

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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby yrrabsille » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:52 pm

Anyone else having trouble with Auto mode? It doesn't always work.

Does anyone happen to know what criteria the client uses to determine this and how it can be fixed?
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:57 pm

yrrabsille wrote:Anyone else having trouble with Auto mode? It doesn't always work.

Does anyone happen to know what criteria the client uses to determine this and how it can be fixed?


Which client version/platform are you using? There are threads dedicated to each platform under "Client".
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby cherianchris » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:39 pm

No problem with my phone. Day mode switches to Night mode exactly at 1800 Hrs.

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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby Kuhlkatz » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:51 pm

One thing to consider is that a proper GPS fix is required. If I start my evening commute in the basement of the building where I work, Waze will only switch to night mode once I am outside and a full fine GPS fix is confirmed. The roughly acquired location from cellular providers is not sufficient.

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Re: Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby cherianchris » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Kuhlkatz wrote:One thing to consider is that a proper GPS fix is required. If I start my evening commute in the basement of the building where I work, Waze will only switch to night mode once I am outside and a full fine GPS fix is confirmed. The roughly acquired location from cellular providers is not sufficient.

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As long as I'm inside the house, it is on day mode. Once a GPS fix is received then night mode comes on. If I'm driving at 17:59 Hrs then the change happens exactly at 1800 Hrs.

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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby cherianchris » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:01 pm

Are you trying this without a GPS lock please?

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Re: Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby mirarkitty » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:54 pm

cherianchris wrote:As long as I'm inside the house, it is on day mode. Once a GPS fix is received then night mode comes on. If I'm driving at 17:59 Hrs then the change happens exactly at 1800 Hrs.


That seems a tad useless. It should at least consider when the night starts. Here it can start at 1500 or at 2300 depending on day of year...

...why doesn't it just use the light sensor?
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Re: Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby OldGnome » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:39 pm

Mirarkitty wrote:...why doesn't it just use the light sensor?

The ambient light is not a good measure of whether you need a "day" or "night" mode. The ambient light in your automobile is going to change, depending on how close the car behind you has come, whether you are at a stop light, in city or country, etc.
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:15 am

It does not switch on the hour unless sunset happened to be at that time anyway.
Sunrise and sunset as well as positions and orbits of the GPS system are part of the almanac and is used by the Waze app to determine day or night.
Why would you want to use a crappy light sensor ;-)

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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby fvwazing » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:22 am

Mirarkitty wrote:
cherianchris wrote:As long as I'm inside the house, it is on day mode. Once a GPS fix is received then night mode comes on. If I'm driving at 17:59 Hrs then the change happens exactly at 1800 Hrs.


That seems a tad useless. It should at least consider when the night starts. Here it can start at 1500 or at 2300 depending on day of year...

...why doesn't it just use the light sensor?


I think cherianchris is close to the equator, then it makes perfectly sense.
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