How to Reset Kasa Smart Plug? Step By Step

how to reset kasa smart plug

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A common issue that many users suffer when trying to use their smart plugs and think about how to reset them. This tutorial will show you how to reset your Kasa smart plug with easy steps.

Kasa smart plug has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and allows users to easily control their home devices remotely from anywhere in the world with just an Android or iOS device as long as the user has internet access.

There are two options to reset your Kasa smart plug.

  • Factory Reset: A factory reset will delete all the data stored on your smart plug. You cannot restore it to its original state after a factory reset.
  • Soft Reset: A soft reset will only reset the device to its original form. There won’t be any data lost or deleted.

How to Soft Reset Your Tip-Link Kasa Smart Plug?

A soft reset is a simple process requiring you to press the on/off button and then wait for 10 seconds.

Guide to reset kasa smart plug

Step #1: Plug your Tip-Link Kasa smart plug into a power outlet.

Step #2: Hold on to the power button for 5 seconds.

Step #3: The Wi-Fi LED light will blink rapidly 2 times, and then it will blink slowly.

That’s all about the soft resetting of your smart plug. You may now use your device to control this smart plug with its app again.

How to Factory Reset Your Tip-Link Kasa Smart Plug?

Step #1: Plug your Tip-Link Kasa plug into a power outlet.

Step #2: Press and hold for 10 seconds the on/off button.

Step #3: The Wi-Fi LED light will blink rapidly 2 times, and then it will blink slowly.

Now your smart plug is successfully restored to its original state. You can use it now on a new device without any issues.

Note- There are no more steps in factory reset than soft reset. You only hold the power button for 10 seconds in factory reset and soft reset for only 5 seconds.

Why Is My Kasa Smart Plug Not Working?

There are a few reasons why not working.

  • Battery has been fully drained and needs to be charged again. You can charge the device by putting it into a power outlet or connecting it to its charger.
  • Your device is out of Bluetooth range, so you need to move closer to the smart plug (or other devices) to connect them.
  • Wi-Fi LED light blinks rapidly and not slowly, so it means the device has experienced a power loss or is out of range. Check if your smart plug is connected to other devices in a range that is working correctly.
  • The Kasa app may have been closed by mistake, or you have accidentally deleted the app. You can check the app’s settings and if you find a “Delete Kasa App” option, choose this option to delete the app.
  • Sometimes, when connecting devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, it may happen that your device does not recognize them. You can try turning off/on your Kasa plug into different power outlets and then turn it on/off again.
  • It may be damaged, so check by a technician to ensure there is no damage to the device or its electrical wiring.

FAQs

How do I change the Wi-Fi on my Kasa smart plug?

You can change your Kasa plug’s Wi-Fi settings in the App via Settings > Wi-Fi.

What if my Tip-Link Kasa smart plug is not working?

If you have already tried all these steps and nothing has changed, the device may have a major problem. You can contact the product’s customer support team for further assistance.

How Do I Reset my Kasa Login in SmartThings?

Follow these steps:

  • Go to the SmartThings app and go to My Home.
  • Select rooms in the left column, then select your Kasa smart plug under devices.
  • Tap on the “Forgot Password” button (if you forget your password) or tap “Reset Device.” You will be prompted with a confirmation message that the device is reset to factory settings and will be able to connect again.

In summary

Kasa smart plug is great to control devices smartly. However, sometimes it may not work properly due to a faulty device or because you have connected too many devices. To troubleshoot the problem, you can follow the above step-by-step guidelines.

If none of these solutions works for you, you can contact with the manufacturer if you have a warranty. Otherwise, a professional electrician will be good to solve your issue.

I'm Bobby Taylor, a tech lover, writer, and editor for Smart Home Protector. I am also a customer relationship officer of a well established electronics manufacturer company in the United States.

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