How to Reset Kasa Smart Plug? Easy Step By Step Guide

A common issue that many users suffer when trying to use their Kasa smart plug and how to reset it. 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 it 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 Kasa 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 after a soft reset.

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 we can do about the soft resetting of your Kasa 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 smart 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 your Kasa smart plug may not be working.

  • The 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 with its charger.
  • Your device is out of Bluetooth range, so you need to move closer to the Kasa smart plug (or other devices) to connect them.
  • The 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 Kasa smart plug can be connected to other devices in 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 smart plug in different power outlets and then turn it on/off again.
  • The Kasa smart plug may be damaged, so get it checked by a technician to ensure there is no damage to the device or its electrical wiring.


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

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

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

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

Q: How many devices can I connect to the Kasa smart plug?

A: There are 3 different types of Kasa smart plugs, and each one can be connected with a maximum number of 4 devices. If you want to use more than 4, you will need another device that supports multiple connections simultaneously (such as Ademco ADP-100X or ADP-101X).

Q: Can I connect the Kasa smart plug to a dimmer switch?

A: Yes, you can use the same type of dimmers that are supported by other devices. You will be able to control your connected lights with a single mobile app and set different light levels in each room.

Q: How do I reset my Kasa login in SmartThings?

A: Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the SmartThings app and go to My Home.
  2. Select Rooms in the left column, then select your Kasa smart plug under Devices.
  3. Tap on the “Forgot Password” button (if you have forgotten 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 a great way to control your connected devices. 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 manufacture if you have a warranty. Otherwise, a professional electrician will be good to solve your issue.

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