Apologies for the long description - Short version is: what has changed with Zwift such that it now has trouble connecting to all my devices without a lot of restarting of everything? It used to work fine. This is a new issue.
I use Zwift on Apple TV so rely on the Zwift companion app on iOS on iPhone 8 to connect with a Kickr Snap, Wahoo Blue SC cadence & speed, and Polar H10 HR. Zwift sees 4 devices: Snap as 2 (power source and controllable), Cadence sensor, and HR sensor.
Up til a few weeks ago, I think a recent update (or maybe when Companion App changed its name/function? about the same time it stopped remembering my login which is also annoying not sure) I never had any problems connecting everything, I’d start Zwift app, it would instantly pick up the Kickr Snap as a power source, and connect to all the other sensors without having to re-pair anything. All 4 boxes would go blue without me having to fiddle with anything.
But now I start Zwift on AppleTV and it sits at the first screen asking tap to pair one of either a power source or speed sensor. I choose power source, it sits there searching. I then have to spend ages turning everything off and on over and over in different order just to get everything to connect. If one device connects the others don’t. I know the problem is not the devices because if I start up their Apps on the iPhone all the devices connect fine. The last few times the only way I have got it to work was by starting up wahoo app, leaving it running and switching app to Zwift companion to force it to reconnect. Then do the same with Polar app. And repeat until Zwift manages to recognise one without losing the other. I’m spending longer setting up than riding.
Any suggestions for cause or a fix? Anyone else had similar issues?
I’ll repeat I have not changed my hardware, and not changed software apart from auto-app-updates on the phone, so it must be a software issue, right? The main plus point of zwift for me was that it worked with Apple TV- I’d rather not have to put a noisy & expensive PC under my 4K TV just to run Zwift!