I have the same issue with the program not staying on in the APP. In fact, I even setup program A from the timer panel for 1 run time and 20 minutes per zone as per the user manual. But when I set the dial to Auto and press the dial in, I never see the program and phone icon on the screen as I should. Using manual on the dial, the program is available and will cycle through as it should once started. The timer has a week wireless connection where it is located in my garage, but all other phone features work perfectly, so I can not attribute this issue to connectivity. I can manually run zones and turn the unit on and off instantly from the app. I just can not get the auto feature to work at all.