How to Set Up a WeMo Light Switch

Introduction

The Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch provides a great way to control your home's lights when you're away from home or just relaxing on the couch.

Turn on your home's lights as you return from a night out, off as you head to bed, or simply give your house that lived-in look while away on vacation.

This guide will walk you through setting up the software and the general use of the switch itself.

Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch.

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The Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch provides a great way to control your home's lights when you're away from home or just relaxing on the couch.

Turn on your home's lights as you return from a night out, off as you head to bed, or simply give your house that lived-in look while away on vacation.

This guide will walk you through setting up the software and the general use of the switch itself.

Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, and OnePlus. Example Android home screen.
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones. Example iOS home screen.
  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.

  1. Open the WeMo app.
    WeMo App Icon.

  2. The app will start up.
    WeMo App startup screen.

  3. Select Let's get started.
    App welcome screen with Lets get started highlighted.

  4. Select your WeMo device from the list.
    Get Started with Light Switch highlighted.

  5. A short help message will open, detailing the next steps. Select the X at the bottom right when you're ready to continue.
    Get started overview screens with close button highlighted.

  6. A screen confirming your device will show up. Select Next.
    Setup Switch with Next highlighted.

  7. Your phone will send the Wi-Fi settings based on your last connection and location.
  8. Your WeMo device is fully setup, and ready to use!
  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.

Installation of the Wemo Light Switch involves opening up your existing light switch, disconnecting, then reconnecting those wires to the Wemo 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 Wemo Light Switch is properly installed, safely.

If you are familiar with basic electrical work wish to install it yourself, instructions and how-to videos are available on the product manufacturer's web page at http://www.belkin.com/us/support-article?articleNum=8185.

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

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