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Using The Kasa Smart Plug App To Remotely Control Devices

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In today’s fast-paced world, we’re always on the go and looking for ways to make our lives more convenient and efficient. One of the ways to do that is by using a smart plug and a smart plug app, such as the Kasa Smart Plug app. With this app, you can remotely control your devices, such as lamps, fans, and even small appliances, from anywhere, at any time.

One of the benefits of using a smart plug and a smart plug app is convenience. Imagine turning on your coffee maker from bed before you even get up in the morning or turning off the lights in your living room when you’re already on your way home. This convenience can save you time and make your life more comfortable.

Let’s look at how to install and set up the Kasa Smart app, how to use it to enable remote control of your devices, and troubleshoot common issues. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to enjoy the convenience and energy efficiency that the app can offer. I just got done doing this myself!

How to Install the Kasa Smart Plug App

Installing the Kasa Smart Plug app is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few easy steps. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download and install the app on your smartphone or tablet:

  1. On your smartphone or tablet, go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search for “Kasa Smart.” 

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  2. Select the app from the search results and tap on the “Install” button.

  3. Once the app is installed, open it and tap the “Create Account” button.

    kasa smart app creating account

  4. Fill in the required information to create an account, such as your email and password. 

  5. Go to your email and verify our account.

  6. Tap “Allow” on the “Set Location” screen. Alternatively, you can choose “Not Now” if you do not want to allow this.

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  7. After creating your account and scrolling through the informational pages, you will be sent to the app’s home page, where you can set up the Kasa Smart Plugs.

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It’s important to note that the smart plug needs to be connected to a power source and to your home’s Wi-Fi network for the app to work. Also, ensure your mobile device is connected to the same network as the smart plug.

By following these steps, you can download, install and set up the Kasa Smart Plug app and connect it to your smart plug, allowing you to remotely control your link Kasa devices.

Notifications

The Kasa Smart app does not offer notifications when the plug is turned on or off. Still, it does offer other types of notifications that can be useful for users, such as exclusive offers and updates on the app. Users can also customize their notification settings to suit their needs.

Using the Kasa Smart Plug App

The Kasa Smart app is not limited to just controlling smart plugs. It can be used for all Kasa devices, including Kasa mini smart plugs, bulbs, switches, and cameras. This allows users to manage multiple devices with a single app, making it more convenient and efficient.

One of the app’s main features is the ability to turn devices on and off remotely. This can be done by simply tapping on the device in the app’s device list and toggling the switch. This feature can help turn on lights when you’re away from home or turn off appliances when you’re not using them.

You can also set up widgets for specific devices that can be added to your device’s home page for faster access. This saves you from opening the app and navigating to the device you want to control.

Another feature of the app is scheduling power usage. This allows users to set a timer for specific times for devices to turn on and off, such as turning on a lamp at sunset and turning it off at bedtime. This feature can help users save energy consumption and money on their electricity bills.

The app also allows users to create groups of devices. This feature can control multiple devices at once, such as turning off all lights in a room with a single tap. This feature can be handy for controlling devices in various rooms or areas of a home.

For example, if you want to turn off all lights in your house when you’re going to bed, you can create a group of all the lights in your home and turn them off with one tap on the app. Also, if you want to schedule all lights in your house to turn on at sunset, you can do that too by scheduling the group of lights.

You can also integrate your Kasa devices with Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and Samsung SmartThings.

FAQ

Does the Kasa Smart Plug work with the Smart Life app?

No, the Kasa Smart Plug is incompatible with the Smart Life app. It is designed to only work with the Kasa Smart app or third-party services like Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, or Samsung SmartThings.

Do you need the Kasa app for TP Link Smart Plug?

Yes, you need the Kasa app to initially set up and control your smart plug. However, if you set it up with one of the voice control third-party services, you can directly control it from there.

Will the Kasa app work with the Amazon Smart Plug?

No, the Kasa app is not designed to work with the Amazon Smart Plug. The Kasa app is designed to work with TP-Link Kasa Smart Plugs and other Kasa devices. The Amazon Smart Plug is a separate device with its own application.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

App Hangs At Processing Or App Will Not Discover The Smart Plug

One of the common issues that users may encounter when using the Kasa Smart Plug app is the app hanging at processing. This can happen when the app tries connecting to the smart plug or performing specific actions, such as turning a device on or off.

In this case, start with checking the internet connection. You may need to reset your wifi router. You can also restart the app and smart plug.

If none of those options work, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the app. Check the firmware, too, to ensure you have all the updates.

Conclusion

Try the Kasa Smart app for yourself and experience the convenience and energy savings it can provide. With this app, you can take control of your devices and make your life more comfortable and energy-efficient.