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How to connect my TP-Link Smart Plug/Switch to my home network via Kasa

TP-Link smart devices can be controlled by Kasa App locally and remotely. By this means we can easily make the home smart. This article will introduce how to connect the TP-Link Smart Plug/Switch to the home network.

Before we begin:

1. Please download Kasa Smart from App Store or Google Play and install it on your smart phone.

2. Connect your smart phone to your home Wi-Fi network (2.4 GHz only).

3. Plug your Smart Plug into a power socket.

Note: If you find that your App UI is not like this one, please go to the FAQ below:

How to connect my TP-Link Smart Plug/Switch to my home network via Kasa ?

Steps to configure TP-Link Smart Plug via Kasa App as example.

  1. Open the Kasa App and login to your cloud account.

a. If you don’t have an account, please sign up with one refer to How to create a TP-Link Cloud Account on Kasa?

b. Login the Kasa App with your cloud account.

  1. Add your Smart Plug into Kasa

a. Tap +, then select Add a Device.


b. Click the Smart Plug icon to begin adding your device. Check the Wi-Fi light on the actual device, it will become solid orange after you plug it into the power socket. Click Next to continue.


c. Then wait for about 15s until Wi-Fi light blinks orange and green. Click Next to continue the settings.

d. Connect your phone to the Smart Plug Wi-Fi. There is a difference between Android and iOS phone in this step.

For Android: Kasa will look for your Smart Plug automatically. About 1 minute is needed.


For iOS: You need to connect smart plug’s Wi-Fi manually. Kasa will give you a guide for this step after you click Next button.


Then please go into your iOS phone settings page, and connect to Wi-Fi of your smart plug, the SSID would be “TP-Link_Smart Plug_XXXX”.


After finishing this step, please go to the Kasa guide page. Kasa will connect your smart plug automatically.


e. Connect the smart Plug to your home network. Here we choose “Deco M5” as our home wireless network. If you cannot find your home network in the Wi-Fi list, please click Join Other Network and then connect to it manually. After this step, your smart plug will be connected to your home network.


f. After the connection is successfully established, you need to customize an icon for this Smart Plug. We can choose an icon from the list or choose from the Albums of your smart phone or take a photo.


g. At last, let’s give a name for your smart plug!


h. After all above, all the configuration is done and just enjoy your smart plug.


I.Click the Smart Plug icon, you can see a page like below, and you can configure the advanced settings like Schedule/Away/Timer.


j. Tap to enter the interface of Device Settings, click on “Name and Icon” can edit the name and icon of the smart plug, click on “Device Info” can view the basic information of the smart plug.


Note: If you meet any problem during above steps, you can:

  1. Press the settings button on the actual device until the Wi-Fi LED blinks amber and green alternately (about 5 s) to initiate the app-configuration process.
  2. Press and hold the settings button on the actual device until the Wi-Fi LED blinks amber rapidly (about 10 s) to reset the smart plug to factory defaults.

More things you may want to do

After finish the connection of Smart Plug to home Wi-Fi, you may want to use the Amazon Echo or Google Home to help manage the device. For this purpose you can refer to FAQs below for configuration instruction:

How to control Smart Devices by Amazon Echo?

How to control Smart Devices by Google Home?

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.