Day/Auto/Night Switch

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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby AggieJM » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:44 am

I've noticed that it won't switch automatically unless I shut down Waze and relaunch it. I started a trip today at 3:30p and ended at 8p. It was dark around 6p, but Waze stayed in day mode the entire time. I started a new trip around 8:30p and Waze went directly into night mode when it launched.


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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:48 am

Someone recently posted the code to determine dawn/dusk for any point on earth any time of the year.
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:44 pm

I am rarely driving at sunrise or sunset, but when I am, Waze automatically switches within minutes of sunrise/sunset (based on the Garmin in my work truck & the sunrise/sunset time in my clock app on my work phone).
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:41 pm

AndyPoms wrote:I am rarely driving at sunrise or sunset, but when I am, Waze automatically switches within minutes of sunrise/sunset (based on the Garmin in my work truck & the sunrise/sunset time in my clock app on my work phone).

I had today off work today, and I ended up driving at sunset... Sunset in Hartford, CT was at 4:19pm today - Waze was in day mode earlier & when I looked at it at 4:21 it was in night mode.
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:47 pm

yrrabsille wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:I had today off work today, and I ended up driving at sunset... Sunset in Hartford, CT was at 4:19pm today - Waze was in day mode earlier & when I looked at it at 4:21 it was in night mode.


What device are you using?

I started with an iPhone 3GS last year and have since upgraded to the 4S and I've always kept my app up to date with the latest versions and it's always done this to me


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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: 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: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby cherianchris » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:48 am

I live in Chennai(f.k.a Madras). When I was using Waze in New Delhi, India, Waze switched modes at 1800, even if sunset was at 1900 Hrs.
It is likely that the time switch is not linked to Sunrise / Sunset times. That does not affect me coz I've started running the client in Map Editor theme, and since yesterday have switched the night mode off.

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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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