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Ok, how to not have the ikbird 'reset' the graph when the BT drops

smokinray

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I am using the ink bird 4 probe, and working great until the connection drops.. even though I am like 10 ft way after a few hours it just drops..and.. not big deal but the graph then resets .. so all memory is lost.. very bad design given connections drop or probes change or even battery dies.. no reason to not remember the graph.

is there a way have it keep the memory?

Is there an app that I can use with the ink bird that remembers data until physically reset?
 

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If it were mine I would call Inkbird Customer Service. . .They should be able to help you.

There is a member here from Inkbird. Perhaps he will see your request and know what to do.

Or you can Private Message him.

Inkbirdbbq Inkbirdbbq

I hope this helps,

John
 

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mine will drop sometimes also, not sure why mine is the 6x, im going to try to put app on my kindle fire and leave it on, my iPhone maybe getting something else going and drop it.
 

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mine will drop sometimes also, not sure why mine is the 6x, im going to try to put app on my kindle fire and leave it on, my iPhone maybe getting something else going and drop it.
yes but even if it drops, which is a very normal thing with wireless and BT, the graph should not erase. Good software should be designed to handle dropped connections.. this is the way.
 

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Nope. There's no known workaround as far as I know. It's not just an inkbird thing. Pretty much all BT thermos use the same software and they all have the same flaws. Pretty frustrating
 

dr k

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Inkbird suggests to try the Easy BBQ app if having range issues with theirs. Make sure you don't have the app marked as always sleeping under the battery device maintenance.
 

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Nope. There's no known workaround as far as I know. It's not just an inkbird thing. Pretty much all BT thermos use the same software and they all have the same flaws. Pretty frustrating
They should open source it then and then I could write a patch.. such an easy thing to fix and add a simple reset button to clear the store.. trivial. Inkbird?!?!?!
 

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Inkbird suggests to try the Easy BBQ app if having range issues with theirs. Make sure you don't have the app marked as always sleeping under the battery device maintenance.
I am not having range issues at all.. in fact I walked all over the yard and house trying to find the range and never could make it disconnect.. I just think the BT disconnects on it's own.. for a variety of reasons.
 

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The graph I gave up on . Mine has great connection and range . Had to make a quick run to the store the other day . Phone starts beeping . " Connection lost " I was in the truck 2 blocks from my house when it went off .
IBT-4XS .
I use the BBQ go .
 

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The graph I gave up on . Mine has great connection and range . Had to make a quick run to the store the other day . Phone starts beeping . " Connection lost " I was in the truck 2 blocks from my house when it went off .
IBT-4XS .
I use the BBQ go .
yah same here.. great connection... except the BT just drops every few hours. I like the graphs to see what is happening over time.. and also it helps me see when it starts to trend so I can adjust the fire before it ranges too far. I wonder where they all get the same software?
 

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S smokinray

All of these apps are on the same architecture. Maybe you can get the code to one of them and be the HERO of the BT grill themo community. I swear they all just use a template and simply skin it to their liking so the template must exist somewhere.

(Android list)

Bbqgo
Smart bbq meter
Grill BBQ
EasyBBQ
CloudBBQ
Lazy BBQ <-- this one looks slightly different than the rest
Smartfire
BBQ Pro
ThermoWorks BBQ
Heat BBQ
Digital BBQ
BBQ mate
CloudBBQ

The list goes on and on....

Best of luck to you. You would be my hero for sure
 

smokinray

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S smokinray

All of these apps are on the same architecture. Maybe you can get the code to one of them and be the HERO of the BT grill themo community. I swear they all just use a template and simply skin it to their liking so the template must exist somewhere.

(Android list)

Bbqgo
Smart bbq meter
Grill BBQ
EasyBBQ
CloudBBQ
Lazy BBQ <-- this one looks slightly different than the rest
Smartfire
BBQ Pro
ThermoWorks BBQ
Heat BBQ
Digital BBQ
BBQ mate
CloudBBQ

The list goes on and on....

Best of luck to you. You would be my hero for sure
that is an awesome list.. I did download a few of those and you are right exactly the same .. so there must be a common code base. I did some quick googling and all I found were some web based hacked up stuff.. ,maybe ink bird can share where they get their code from .. or they can add a feature to retain the memory. Easy enough to write to local store .. just an array of temp values with stamp. If they give me access I can see about creating a patch. Inkbird??!?? :)
 

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I doubt Inkbirdbbq Inkbirdbbq would be complicit in offering you access to the tools to create a competing product, but there must be a code/template bank out there that has it in some form or another. Just look at all the forum template sites, it has to be something similar I would think.
 

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I doubt Inkbirdbbq Inkbirdbbq would be complicit in offering you access to the tools to create a competing product, but there must be a code/template bank out there that has it in some form or another. Just look at all the forum template sites, it has to be something similar I would think.
Well, call can do is ask.. their app is not competitive and even they recommend others.. their product is the thermometer not the app. But I will look around. All they have to do is contract someone on upworks to add that for like $200.. they would then have a competitive edge :)
 

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Yes, I've made similar suggestions about coming up with the (only) properly working app and what that could do for their product.
 

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Hi friend,please don't worry. Will do our bet to help you out. PM you.
 

smokinray

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Inkbirdbbq Inkbirdbbq so the issue is when the app is always showing and the BT drops.. it is all fine.. but you have to set the phone to always have it showing.. if you minimize the app and the bt drops.. it will zero the graph.. and the BT drops a lot for a few seconds.. non stop.. even sitting next to it. So I think there is a bug in the software because if the app is open the graph remembers just fine.. just something when the app is 'suspended' I guess.. it clears the memory. That is for sure a bug.
 

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I don't have the Inkbird but I do use the Easy BBQ app for mine and I don't lose BT or connection with screen on or off. If I see loss of settings or Easy BBQ has stopped working and I check the device maintenance on my Android it documented an app crash. I think it's my fault if I restart, run device maintenance and clear memory during a smoke. I try to do that before starting the transmitter and opening the app.
 

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