I am not able to create an actionable alert in automation using the sunrise and sunset option.
I created an automation under shortcuts app to create an alert to send me a text message and call one hour before sunset on a different device- a Samsung running the latest android version ( not the one on which I have created the automation which is an iPhone )
The automation doesn’t execute even though I have selected the option to execute automatically without asking
what is the solution to this problem?
Do I have to change any settings? The alerts do not work neither with iMessage Nor with WhatsApp.
I am using the same automation but with a specified selected time to send messages both by sms and WhatsApp and also to make a call both in one automation
WhatsApp does not have any sort of face ID or password protection to open so it is not restricting sending messages
The automation runs perfectly when I test it with the little arrow at the bottom
I am attaching images of the automation and it running below
Specifically in the topic linked to above.“Shortcuts based on sunrise/sunset don’t work” from 2020. There are queries and suggestions in that discussion covering exactly the issue symptoms you describe - though the cause may not be the same as yours, it may be, and maybe one of th suggestions in there might work for you.
That topic is from this forum, not an Apple owned or ‘another’ forum, so perhaps you have not yet tried whatbis suggested there; but “all” is a pretty encompassing suggestion of what you have covered in prior research, so your level of success may well vary.
Are these a reply to my query? If so, my question was about the resolution of the issue with the triggering, not with how the shortcut works. You went through a number of steps to reinitialise the device, and I am wondering what the difference was to the reinitialisation steps given in the link I posted previously. If there are other steps not covered in those steps, then it would be useful to explicitly list them out here for anyone else who comes looking for a solution in the future.
The only difference is that I had to reset my settings completely
Toggling them on and off did not work
Dissembling and reenabling did not work
As soon as I reset Network settings , everything started working -
I had to re-input my Wi-Fi data
My location data needed to be deactivated
Every time I open a new app , it now asks my options on how I need location enabled and I choose - allow when app is use