Presence is an indicator to your colleagues and to Cradle of your state of availability. It helps other team members know whether you're able to take a call or not. Cradle has four states of presence:
To set your presence, click on Settings and then click on your Ghost or profile picture. Choose your desired state.
While just using Cradle on your computer, you have full control over whether or not your presence changes automatically. Your settings are set as shown in the image above. It's best practice to get into the habit of either quitting the app, or setting yourself to Offline when finishing for the day (or going on leave) to ensure that you're taken out of any call roles and routes.
When you open the program back up again, you'll be automatically set to Available and be ready to take some calls.
It's also a good idea to get into the habit of manually set yourself to Away or Busy respectively so that your colleagues know your availability. The automatic settings above have got your back if you forget!
The presence on our mobile apps isn't quite as smart as Cradle for your computer. You will need to manually set yourself into each presence as you see fit. At the end of your day (or going on leave) you will need to manually set your presence to Offline as it's not enough to just quit the app. Keep in mind that if you then make a call using Cradle, you'll be set to Available again so a reminder to set yourself back to Offline if you don't want to get a call!
You will still be set to Busy while on a call, so your colleagues will be able to see that. Aside from this, you'll need to be vigilant with setting your own presence on mobile.
Presence is primarily set by Cradle for your computer in this scenario. Cradle on your mobile device will be set to reflect what is currently on your computer. If you set yourself to Offline or quit the program on your computer, you'll be Offline on your mobile as well. The same rules as above apply though, if you then make a call on your mobile with Cradle you will be set to Available.
The only time Cradle on your mobile will overwrite your presence that is set by your computer is if you're using Smart Presence which is detailed above as well.
It's important to understand that if you have Automatically set me to away set on your computer, this will also change your presence to Away on your mobile when your computer detects that. The same goes for any of the Offline detection! It is a good idea to remain vigilant with this if you're often away from your desk, but still needing to take calls with Cradle on your mobile.