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How to Set Up a WeMo Switch Smart Plug

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Introduction

The Wemo Wi-Fi Switch Smart Plug can provide a great way to control the power to your lights and small appliances; allowing for not only energy savings, but home automation as well.

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

 Wemo Switch Smart Plug.

1 Connect

  1. Plug your Wemo smart plug into the wall.
  2. Plug the lamp or small appliance you wish to control into the outlet on the front of the Wemo.
    Power cord plugged into Wemo in outlet.

2 Android or iOS

For the next steps, we need to determine what type of mobile device you have.

? What type of smartphone do you have?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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The Wemo Wi-Fi Switch Smart Plug can provide a great way to control the power to your lights and small appliances; allowing for not only energy savings, but home automation as well.

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

 Wemo Switch Smart Plug.

  1. Plug your Wemo smart plug into the wall.
  2. Plug the lamp or small appliance you wish to control into the outlet on the front of the Wemo.
    Power cord plugged into Wemo in outlet.

For the next steps, we need to determine what type of mobile device you have.
  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.