The Location service allows apps and websites to use information from cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS networks to determine your approximate location. Basically, it uses your smartphone to let an Applet know where you are. This means you can:
- Have the lights turn on when you get home
- Automatically record how much time you spend at work
- Automatically arm your security system when you leave
- Unmute your Android device when you get home
If you are having trouble with an Applet using the Location service, it's likely related to your device settings.
- If you are using an iOS device, enable your wifi setting. You don't need to be connected to a wifi network, but having the setting turned on helps your location to be accurately recognized.
- Make sure the mobile IFTTT app is authorized to run in the background on your device.
- Disable power saving modes on your device.
- Make sure your device is recognizing that you are at the correct location. Check on a maps app to see where your device has you located.
- Reset your device to see if it improves the performance of your location Applets.
- If you are running Android 8.0 or above on your device, try enabling the setting that is described in this help article to see if it helps.