How to Set Up a WeMo Insight Switch

Introduction

With the Wemo Insight Wi-Fi Smart Plug, you can monitor energy consumption right from your phone or tablet. This Smart Plug provides real-time reports on how much energy your devices are consuming. Use the Smart Plug to monitor how much a space heater is costing you, or how much energy a particular room consumes.

WeMo Insight

1 Plug in the WeMo

Plug the WeMo switch into an available wall outlet.

Plugged in WeMo Insight

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  2. Android

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With the Wemo Insight Wi-Fi Smart Plug, you can monitor energy consumption right from your phone or tablet. This Smart Plug provides real-time reports on how much energy your devices are consuming. Use the Smart Plug to monitor how much a space heater is costing you, or how much energy a particular room consumes.

WeMo Insight

Plug the WeMo switch into an available wall outlet.

Plugged in WeMo Insight

  1. Open the App Store.
    Apple App Store Icon.
  2. Select Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Select Get for WeMo.
    App store search with WeMo search, Get button highlighted.
  4. Select Open.
    WeMo App Store page with Open highlighted.
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Settings icon.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Settings page with Wi-Fi menu item highlighted
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on, then select the WeMo Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Wi-Fi settings page with Wi-Fi toggle highlighted and the list of available networks highlighted

The network password for your normal home Wi-Fi connection has not been forgotten. Once setup, your phone will automatically reconnect to the proper network.

  1. Tap Get Started or Let's Get Started.
    WeMo App Get Started. Screenshot
  2. Next, we will need to select the product type. In this case, tap WeMo Smartplugs
    WeMo App. Choose WeMo Smartplugs. Screenshot
  3. Next you will have the option to give the switch a custom name. This is helpful if you have or plan to have multiple WeMo devices but leaving all of the default names is fine too.
    WeMo Customization. Screenshot

  4. Once done, tap Done to finish this part of the setup.
  1. Launch the Play Store on your smartphone.
    Google Play Store icon.
  2. Select the search bar at the top.
    Play Store search bar.
  3. Type in WeMo, then select WeMo from the list.
    WeMo in search box with WeMo App highlighted.
  4. Select Install.
    WeMo app store page with Install button highlighted.
  5. Select Open to open the app.
    WeMo app installed, Open button highlighted.

In order to setup your Wemo Light Switch, you must first connect to the special network provided by the switch for setup.

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings icon.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Android Settings with Wi-Fi highlighted.
  3. In the list of Wi-Fi networks, you should see one that starts with "WeMo", then a product type, and a number. It will not be locked with a password. Select the WeMo network.
    Wi-Fi Network list with WeMo network highlighted.
  4. You will not be prompted for a password, your device will simply connect immediately to the network, and show that you are connected.
    Wi-Fi networks showing connected to WeMo network.

The network password for your normal home Wi-Fi connection has not been forgotten. Once setup, your phone will automatically reconnect to the proper network.

The Android Wi-Fi feature "Scanning always Available" is incompatible with Wemo Setup. Please disable these features temporarily before starting the setup process.  
  1. Go to Settings.
    Settings
  2. Click on Wi-Fi.
    Android Settings Wifi. Screenshot
  3. We want to go to the Menu and click on Advanced.
    Advanced Wi-Fi Settings. Screenshot
  4. Uncheck "Scanning always available".
    Android Advanced Wi-fi Menu, Always Scanning. Screenshot
  5. Go back to WeMo App.
    WeMo
  1. Tap Get Started or Let's Get Started.
    WeMo App Get Started. Screenshot
  2. Next, we will need to select the product type. In this case, tap WeMo Smartplugs
    WeMo App. Choose WeMo Smartplugs. Screenshot
  3. Next you will have the option to give the switch a custom name. This is helpful if you have or plan to have multiple WeMo devices but leaving all of the default names is fine too.
    WeMo Customization. Screenshot

  4. Once done, tap Done to finish this part of the setup.
The Android Wi-Fi feature "Scanning always Available" is incompatible with Wemo Setup. Now that setup is complete,  we will enable these features.  
  1. Go to Settings.
    Settings
  2. Click on Wi-Fi.
    Android Settings Wifi. Screenshot
  3. We want to go to the Menu and click on Advanced.
    Advanced Wi-Fi Settings. Screenshot
  4. Check "Scanning always available".
    Android Advanced Wi-fi Menu, Always Scanning. Screenshot
  5. That's it, enjoy your new Wemo!
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