I’ve done it before. I’m not deleting the lights or fridge
It didn’t detect all my devices again like it did the first time. And it might seem like deleting them was a mistake. but when you think about it, it’s neither a mistake nor (the opposite of a mistake) to delete devices with the expectation they will be detected again more accurately or stable.
And the reason its not a mistake is because, at this point they aren’t being detected accurately anyway. so no harm in deleting them. and it’s not a non-mistake because the reason it is losing accuracy is that all the data you’ve collected is what confused it in the first place. if you delete the device without deleting the data, it is just going to redetect it with all the errors again.
I’m deleting it because I don’t want it to confuse the devices I actively use, and bombard me with false information about devices running that aren’t. I’d rather it have 5 or 6 devices that it detects accurately, than 20 devices that are all wrong. If that makes sense. It’s actually more than 5 or 6 because its detected 5 light switches. It’ll get my AC in a few days, and my dehumidifier. I’ll probably forbid it from doing my AC since I can eyeball that, and it finds it difficult to separate the AC and dehumidifier.
if I really want to go back to how it was detecting my devices so well in the beginning, I need to erase all my data. and let it start detecting them over again under current conditions. because over the last year my house has changed. The data from last February 2018 is just going to continue to confuse it as it tries to detect devices in Apr 2019. and all the appliances that I haven’t run or used in 8 months (electric tea kettle I am looking at you. I really should start drinking more tea)
I don’t run my dehumidifier on the same setting and so forth. All of these “minor” changes, are going to confuse a devices that isn’t as smart as I am.
and I think @RyanAtSense this is something I would like to see done. Sense gives me the ability to delete all my devices, and it gives me the ability to restore to factory settings. But what I want is the ability to reset device detection to start with data collected from today on. I want to be able to look back at last July. but when it comes to device detection, I want Sense to be blind to that data.