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How to Use TP-Link Smart Plug with Kasa Smart App

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Introduction

Within this guide you will learn how to use your TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug using the app. Turn your connected appliances on and off remotely or schedule them to turn on and off automatically at desired times, and configure the plug settings to best suit your needs.
Before You Begin:
Your light switch needs to be set up
TP-Link Logo.

1 Control TP-Link Kasa Plug with the App

TP-Link Kasa smart plugs and switches are operated the same way from the mobile app.

Available features and options may vary slightly based on the plug's model number. The mobile app layout may also vary based on the installed version or mobile operating system.

  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. When you launch the app, it will show all your smart home devices including your plugs. From this view you can turn them on or off by tapping the toggle button to the right of their name.
    Toggle buttons highlighted for devices in Kasa app.
  3. Tap a device's name for more options.
  4. From there you can see the device's runtime and energy usage. Tap to see more details.
    Runtime and Energy usage info highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  5. To automate a plug to turn on or off at a certain time, tap Schedule at the bottom left.
    Schedule option highlighted in Kasa app.
  6. You can set the time and days when the event should take place and whether the device should turn on or off.
    Scheduled event creation screen in Kasa app.
  7. To automate your lights operated by the plug when you're away from home, to make it seem as if you're actually home, tap Away at the bottom middle.
    Away option highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  8. You can set the start and end times, and days when you want the Away Mode to go into effect. Your device will turn on at a random time and turn off at a random time within the set time frame, on the selected days.
    Away Mode configuration screen for selected device in Kasa app.
  9. To set a countdown timer to turn the plug on or off, tap Timer at the bottom right.
    Timer option highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  10. You can set the countdown time and whether your device should turn on or off after the time expired.
    Timer configuration screen for selected device in Kasa app.
  11. To access the general device configuration, tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings option highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  12. From here you can configure device settings, such as:
    • Remote Control - Choose whether you want to be able to control the device while you're away from home
    • Device Name - Set the device name and location
    • Device Icon - Set a custom icon for the device, to recognize it easier in the app
    Settings screen for selected device in Kasa app.

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Within this guide you will learn how to use your TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug using the app. Turn your connected appliances on and off remotely or schedule them to turn on and off automatically at desired times, and configure the plug settings to best suit your needs.
Before You Begin:
Your light switch needs to be set up
TP-Link Logo.

TP-Link Kasa smart plugs and switches are operated the same way from the mobile app.

Available features and options may vary slightly based on the plug's model number. The mobile app layout may also vary based on the installed version or mobile operating system.

  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. When you launch the app, it will show all your smart home devices including your plugs. From this view you can turn them on or off by tapping the toggle button to the right of their name.
    Toggle buttons highlighted for devices in Kasa app.
  3. Tap a device's name for more options.
  4. From there you can see the device's runtime and energy usage. Tap to see more details.
    Runtime and Energy usage info highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  5. To automate a plug to turn on or off at a certain time, tap Schedule at the bottom left.
    Schedule option highlighted in Kasa app.
  6. You can set the time and days when the event should take place and whether the device should turn on or off.
    Scheduled event creation screen in Kasa app.
  7. To automate your lights operated by the plug when you're away from home, to make it seem as if you're actually home, tap Away at the bottom middle.
    Away option highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  8. You can set the start and end times, and days when you want the Away Mode to go into effect. Your device will turn on at a random time and turn off at a random time within the set time frame, on the selected days.
    Away Mode configuration screen for selected device in Kasa app.
  9. To set a countdown timer to turn the plug on or off, tap Timer at the bottom right.
    Timer option highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  10. You can set the countdown time and whether your device should turn on or off after the time expired.
    Timer configuration screen for selected device in Kasa app.
  11. To access the general device configuration, tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings option highlighted for selected device in Kasa app.
  12. From here you can configure device settings, such as:
    • Remote Control - Choose whether you want to be able to control the device while you're away from home
    • Device Name - Set the device name and location
    • Device Icon - Set a custom icon for the device, to recognize it easier in the app
    Settings screen for selected device in Kasa app.