I had put a post with the same issue, but cant find it anymore:/. The app’s functions have changed over time. First I was able to schedule a program manually and then that didn’t work anymore. Then I had to select the zones manually and see the progress and be able to skip them etc.
Now after you start the watering the screen goes away and you cannot see nor interact with the ongoing watering anymore. Very anoying!
As I am not the only one with this issue I see I think it is related to the app. Either updates to the app have broken this or something else is going on.
I hope someone from Orbit will explain what is going on here. Removing useful functions like this is degrading the solution to the point that I need to start looking for an alternative.
Best for 2021.