Day/Auto/Night Switch

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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby fvwazing » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:28 am

Here (W.Europe) there is a shift of 1-3 minutes per day, depending on the season. Works like a charm.
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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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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:28 pm

Sunset was at 4:59 PM yesterday at my location and it did not switch. Around 5:05, I shut Waze down and reopened and it made the switch.



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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 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: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby Mirarkitty » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:17 am

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


Probably. I could have sworn mine also turns around at 1800 though...
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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby ncc1701v » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:40 pm

yrrabsille wrote:I'm using release 3.5.1.0 on an iPhone 4S

As an example, Yesterday I left Portsmouth, NH at 2pm. the Sun set around 4:30pm and by 5pm it was completely dark out. When I arrived in Times Square at 7pm, it was still displaying in Day mode. When I got there, I shut down the app completely (even from the background) and then fired it back up and it came up in Night mode. It's been doing this kind of thing since I first started using Waze (May 2011).

I won't say it NEVER switches, but it's a rare event.

Exactly. In NY State, two hours after sunset I restarted the app and it finally came up in night mode.
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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 xteejx » 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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Re: Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby xteejx » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:51 am

See I'm in Western Europe too (UK) and I don't have any issues with mode switching either. Strange one that.

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