Because of my manual watering, could an IPhone interrupt that as habits and create phantom watering schedules?

My Rachio Gen 3 with my iPhone 11 Pro Max are creating phantom watering schedules every day between 12 pm-1:30 pm. I have read just about every thread regarding unscheduled waterings, but none appear to relate or resolve the issue. My suspicion is the unscheduled sessions are due to my iPhone 11Pro Max learning “habits”.

Earlier in the year, I threw down seed and had to keep the moisture level high as the temperatures started to rise. To accomplish this, on most days I’d manually run a section for X amount of minutes. Now, these unscheduled waterings run parallel to the manual runs I did earlier in the year. Short of resetting my Rachio (which I really don’t want to do) I cannot figure out how to stop this.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I’ve never seen/heard of a Rachio doing this.

Have you double checked to make sure you don’t have a schedule enabled doing this?

I’m 100% certain there isn’t anything scheduled. The reason I postulated self learning is because the iPhone and Siri do learn habits and make suggestions or actions as it learns. Rachio can run through HomeKit and shortcuts/automation are possible. So, because I manually ran Rachio almost everyday around the same time, it’s possible Siri learned those habits and is running a sequence based on those habits.

I recognize no one may have heard of this before; however, it isn’t as far fetched. I’m trying to figure out how to pull up what Siri has learned to possibly prove this. Regardless, every day around the same time, the system runs for 5 minutes and I haven’t been able to figure out how or why it’s running.

You can check the history tab on the app. If the iPhone is sending commands they should show up as “quick Starts”. Even IFTTT commands show up as quick starts.


Bloody hell!!! Well… Um… I feel rather sheepish. UGH… RPostWVU, your mentioning IFTTT gave me a :bulb: moment (without viewing the app’s history. If I had, I would have saved my embarrassment and thread space). Evidently, I created an IFTTT test automation. If the temp hit 85°F, Rachio would run a zone for 5 minutes. I do not remember doing this, but oh well. Additionally, I didn’t recognize the “history” portion of the Rachio app. If I had, my answer was right there. Soooo. I shall beg for forgiveness, stamp dunce on my forehead, turn, tuck my tail between my legs and head back to my corner of the PNW.

Thank you Linn & RPostWVU for responding.


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