if i lost my internet connections, would my device still switch “On” and “Off” according to my schedules i have set?
Yes. All programs and settings are cloud based and remain in the connectivity arena. Also if your modem is powered on , but your internet is offline, the smart device will still switch with its own internal memory. Once the internet returns, all synching will bring all back to normal.
Will my Automations work offline as well?
Only those linked to each other, in the modem is on but cloud connection is missing. Those automations linked to global weather will not recieve function triggers