Day/Auto/Night Switch

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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 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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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 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: 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 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 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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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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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby yrrabsille » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:38 pm

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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Day/Auto/Night Switch

Postby yrrabsille » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:28 am

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.
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