How to Set Up a TP-Link Smart WiFi Light Switch

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Smart Light Switch to your home network.
You'll Need:
  • Your smart light switch to already be physically installed.
  • A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect the smart light switch to.
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.

? Is the light switch already installed in your wall?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Smart Light Switch to your home network.
You'll Need:
  • Your smart light switch to already be physically installed.
  • A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect the smart light switch to.
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
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  1. Once the light switch has been installed in the wall, the Wi-Fi light will begin to toggle between orange and green.
    Smart light switch with Wi-Fi light turned on.
  2. Your mobile device will need to be connected to the smart switch's setup network in order to proceed.

    The Wi-Fi setup network will have TP-LINK_Smart_Switch in its name.

  1. Open Apps on your mobile device.
    Android Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in Android settings.
  4. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.
  5. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains TP-LINK_Smart in the list below and tap it to connect.
  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add icon highlighted in device list of Kasa app.
  3. Scroll through the list of devices and select Smart Switch.
    Smart Switch highlighted in device selection list of Kasa app.
  4. You'll be asked if you've already wired up your smart switch. As this should already be done, select Yes, I have.
    Yes, I have option highlighted in Kasa app during setup.
  5. We've already connected your mobile device to the smart switch's Wi-Fi setup network and we're ready to proceed. Select Next.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  6. Name your smart switch, then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device naming screen in Kasa app.
  7. Choose an icon that best represents what other device the smart switch will be powering up and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on icon selection screen in Kasa app.
  8. Confirm your home Wi-Fi name is correct and enter the Wi-Fi password, then tap Next to connect.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  9. Tap Done to complete the setup.
    Done option highlighted on setup completion screen.
  10. At this point you can control your smart switch, using your mobile device, from home only. If you want to control it even when you're away from home, tap the name of your newly installed smart switch.
    Smart switch name highlighted in devices list of Kasa app.
  11. Then go to Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings highlighted out for selected device in Kasa app.
  12. And enable Remote Control.
    Remote control toggled switch highlighted in device settings of Kasa app.
  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains TP-LINK_Smart in the list below and tap it to connect.
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Installation of the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch involves opening up your existing light switch, disconnecting, then reconnecting those wires to the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch.

Improper preparations, care, and handling of your home's internal wiring can result in damage and destruction to your property, as well as severe injury and death to you.

It is recommended to contact a professional, licensed electrician in your area to ensure your TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch is properly & safely installed.

If you are familiar with basic electrical work and wish to install it yourself, instructions and how-to videos are available on the product manufacturer's web page at https://www.tp-link.com/us/download/HS200.html.

Return to this guide after you have your TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch installed.

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