Has anyone other than me noticed that their inkbird ITB4XS alarm tones have changed with inkbirds last firmware update? I'm bummed out bigtime

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Hello Myia, I have the Inkbird BBQ GO ITB-4XS and loved it for a few reasons, it is easy to use it is accurate as hell and up until tonight cook the alarm was loud enough to wake me up from a sound sleep even if I fell asleep with the TV on loud.


Myia, why did you guys change the alarm tones in your last firmware update? The new alarm tones aren't loud enough for old man napping with TV on ears. Is there any way to get the original alarm tone option back? If not, this unit is useless too me, as it will not wake me up any longer from a sound sleep in an emergency flareup or flame out scenario, the new alarms are not loud enough to be useful too me.

The new alarm #1 option is the loudest, most disruptive alarm option, but it's not as loud as the original alarm and even though I have the vibration setting enabled it is no longer working. Myia, did inkbird do away with the vibration option in their last firmware BBQ Go V2.02 update?

Thank you for looking into this for me.
Dan


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I figured out how to get the Vibration alert working once again. I rebooted my phone and restarted the Bluetooth connection. So the vibration alert is now working once again. :emoji_thumbsup:
 
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I'll have to check this out, haven't used my Inkbirds for a while. I remember the old alarm being jarringly loud. The Inkbird rep frequents the forums, so I'd imagine they could re-add the old alarm as an option pretty easily. It definitely was good if you needed one you could hear lol.
 
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Why did you change the alarms and why do I now have to have my location on in order for my thermo to work?
Neither makes any sense.
 
Hi Dan,
Hope you are doing well.
Sorry for the delay due to weekend.
And Im so sorry for the inconvenience.
I asked for leave. I will get back to you at work tomorrow.

Strong hugs,
Miya
 
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Hello Dan,
Sorry for the late reply.
Since the Google policy upgradation of SDK (Software Development Kit) to the latest version 26, it is necessary to launch the GPS to tag your position for scanning bluetooth device, which are applicable to the version starting from 23.

Please check the picture, you can click here to choose a Alarm Ringtone. You can adjust the volume Dan.
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Since the Google policy upgradation of SDK (Software Development Kit) to the latest version 26, it is necessary to launch the GPS to tag your position for scanning bluetooth device, which are applicable to the version starting from 23.
WOW! I don’t have one, and frankly never will. This is not comfortable to me, at all.
 
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Yep, I'll be looking for another A.S.A.P. as well, that is not exceptable too me at all.
Also, I already stated that alarm tone number #1 is the loudest that you have to offer, but it's not nearly as loud as the old pre updated alarm tone. And who gave you permission to access change my device without my consent? I never signed up for any additional updates from you guys.
I am a bit pissed about that.

I appreciate you getting back to me.
Thank you.
 
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Yep, I'll be looking for another A.S.A.P. as well, that is not exceptable too me at all.
Also, I already stated that alarm tone number #1 is the loudest that you have to offer, but it's not nearly as loud as the old pre updated alarm tone. And who gave you permission to access change my device without my consent? I never signed up for any additional updates from you guys.
I am a bit pissed about that.

I appreciate you getting back to me.
Thank you.
Hi Dan,
Thank you for your support over the years.
If you need a loud alarm sound, you can try our Wi-Fi BBQ thermometer IBBQ-4T.
You might like the alarm of this app.

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Is my location required for this unit as well?
 
Is my location required for this unit as well?

With changes Google's made to Android I think it's unavoidable now. iOS doesn't have the same GPS reporting requirements, but that won't help if you're on an Android device. As for the auto update, it's been awhile since I've had an Android device, but unless something has changed you can disable auto updating of apps. This is a bit of work but you could try this.

Google InkBird BBQ APK or whatever the app's called and add APK to the end. You should easily be able to find the previous version which you like. In your phone go to settings, apps and enable install from unknown sources. Might be in the upper right menu. I don't remember 100%, but if you Google "install from unknown sources Android" there will be a thousand pages that walk you thru it. Uninstall the one you have now, then install the old version and disable auto updating in the Play Store app. It wasn't Inkbird doing anything here, for security reasons Google has auto-update on.

When you have the old version reinstalled, go into the Play Store and search for the app, then click on the upper right menu and turn off auto update. Tho you might not have to do that, I'm not 100% sure if apps you side load will update on their own.
 
With changes Google's made to Android I think it's unavoidable now. iOS doesn't have the same GPS reporting requirements, but that won't help if you're on an Android device. As for the auto update, it's been awhile since I've had an Android device, but unless something has changed you can disable auto updating of apps. This is a bit of work but you could try this.

Google InkBird BBQ APK or whatever the app's called and add APK to the end. You should easily be able to find the previous version which you like. In your phone go to settings, apps and enable install from unknown sources. Might be in the upper right menu. I don't remember 100%, but if you Google "install from unknown sources Android" there will be a thousand pages that walk you thru it. Uninstall the one you have now, then install the old version and disable auto updating in the Play Store app. It wasn't Inkbird doing anything here, for security reasons Google has auto-update on.

When you have the old version reinstalled, go into the Play Store and search for the app, then click on the upper right menu and turn off auto update. Tho you might not have to do that, I'm not 100% sure if apps you side load will update on their own.
Thank you for your words.
 
With changes Google's made to Android I think it's unavoidable now. iOS doesn't have the same GPS reporting requirements, but that won't help if you're on an Android device. As for the auto update, it's been awhile since I've had an Android device, but unless something has changed you can disable auto updating of apps. This is a bit of work but you could try this.

Google InkBird BBQ APK or whatever the app's called and add APK to the end. You should easily be able to find the previous version which you like. In your phone go to settings, apps and enable install from unknown sources. Might be in the upper right menu. I don't remember 100%, but if you Google "install from unknown sources Android" there will be a thousand pages that walk you thru it. Uninstall the one you have now, then install the old version and disable auto updating in the Play Store app. It wasn't Inkbird doing anything here, for security reasons Google has auto-update on.

When you have the old version reinstalled, go into the Play Store and search for the app, then click on the upper right menu and turn off auto update. Tho you might not have to do that, I'm not 100% sure if apps you side load will update on their own.
I'm about the least computer savvy person you'll ever meet, that being said, I have a nephew that is a computer program writer, I will show him this post.

Thank you for taking the time to help me, this sort of stuff really chaps my ass.
I'm not too far from tossing this damn phone into the river and going back to a flip phone with a keyboard so at least I can still text.

Thank you very much.
Dan
 
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