I’ve suddenly found my Tidbyt stuck on the logo / stuck on connecting, then (sometimes) getting to the logo and staying there when it tries to come out of Night Mode.
I also had it where it did actually come out of Night Mode, but apps were doing weird things:
- Stocks and Clock By Henry just wouldn’t show (Stocks has a weekday only schedule on it, the other one doesn’t)
- Weather was stuck showing the three day forecast for the day it came out of Night Mode (I didn’t actually notice for two days because it’s been raining. lol)
- Jokes JokeAPI was stuck on the joke of the day from the day it came out of Night Mode.
When I looked at the app, all 4 of those apps were correct on my phone. But I couldn’t get the Tidbyt to update without power cycling.
Anyway, here are the details I can think of worth mentioning:
I’ve had my Tidbyt since the kickstarter and I’ve never had any direct problems with the unit itself before. I moved and got a new internet provider (fiber! woo!) and new router hardware. Eero 6Pro. I had the same kind of Eeros at my last place/provider and everything worked just fine. This time I had to buy new hardware, so I went with what I thought I knew already worked. I have updated them to eeroOS v7.0.0-1134. My unit is roughly equidistant from the two eeros (~15’) and the connection appears to be 1) good and 2) not confused about which one it’s connected to.
I moved my Tidbyt in the original packaging and it does not appear to be damaged.
It has not worked correctly since connecting it to this network. I gave the new one the same name/password so the Tidbyt automatically connected on its own.
I would notice in the morning that my unit would either be stuck on connecting or be on the Tidbyt logo forever. If I power cycled it, it would work perfectly fine until the next day. Finally I got fed up and Factory Reset it and re-added everything by hand (and added a couple new apps). It happened again. I noticed it was always messed up in the morning, so I turned off Night Mode and power cycled it. It worked fine for a few days, so I trying turning night mode back on. It didn’t actually go into Night Mode that night, so I power cycled it the following morning. It went into Night Mode and came back out (I thought). It seemed to be working until I noticed two days later that there was weird behavior. So I turned off Night Mode and power cycled it and it seems to be working so far.
I also have ‘Dim at sunset’ turned on, Peak brightness set to 20 and App cycle speed on Normal.
I suspect I can get the same effect as Night Mode by just scheduling all my apps individually, but I haven’t tried that yet (mostly because that’s a huge pain in the butt and I don’t want to). I really like the Night Mode setting. I’d like to be able to use it.
Does anybody have any suggestions or ideas? I’m pretty much stumped at this point.