I have a Galaxy S21 Ultra, Google Home speaker from around 2019, Lifx bulbs, Bond home for ceiling fans, Lenovo clock and ecobee 3 lite thermostat. My automated home and away routines no longer work. When I tell Google that I'm leaving, it tells me that "One or more devices are disconnected, try setting them up again". I have reset the app twice and still not getting the feature to work. Is there a server issue or application bug?
I'm in a very similar boat. Lifx bulbs and wyze plugs. For nearly a year everything has been great with the home and away routines. After a couple weeks ago none of the presence sensing works, I manually have to switch home and away. Really with the automation would work. I noticed when I go into the presence sensing option,as the screen slides in I can physically see the "allow this home to use phone location" slider switch over from the off position into the on position without me doing anything.
I'm a little glad to hear that I'm not the only one. I'm not sure why it's happening. I know I can manually switch just not automated which is the whole point. In the meantime I've discovered an app made by Google called Google Action blocks. You can basically set up icon tiles for your launcher that do the actions that any Google assistant feature would do. So now on my home screen I have a button for home and a button for away. Not quite as nice as the phone auto locating and changing the settings but it's better than having to go all the way into the app and manually switch.
Thanks for reaching out and sorry for the delayed response.
A quick question: were there any recent changes on your network or set up?
There might be a chance that you're other devices are not compatible with the Home and Away Routines. These are the supported devices:
Could you try clearing all the routines you've created and create a new one with only the lights first to check if you'll get the same result?
Looking forward for your response.