Smart plugs make life at home easier.
You can plug nifty things into your wall, connect them to the internet, and control your connected devices right from your phone with ease.
but how do you connect them to the internet?
and what do you do when you get a new wifi?
it’s easy to connect your smart life plug to a new wifi. here’s how to connect your smart life plug to a new wifi:
- download the app and sign in.
- plug your smart life plug.
- Browse the smart life app to connect to Wi-Fi.
- plug in your appliance.
- test your device.
Follow this simple guide to understand how to quickly set up your Smart Life Plug on your Wi-Fi and make it fully operational.
1. download the app & login
The first step after purchasing a smart life plug, or after setting up new Wi-Fi for your home, is to open your smart life app on your smartphone.
or download it from the apple or google play store, respectively, if you haven’t already.
From there, you’ll need to sign in or create a new profile, depending on whether it’s your first time using the app or not.
The smart life app will control all your current and future smart life devices, so make sure you set a good password that is strong and easy to remember (but only for you!).
According to the home security store, it’s also worth checking the compatibility of both your mobile device and the app you plan to connect to the smart life plug.
(however, it would be preferable to do this before buying!)
once you’ve created your profile in the smart life app and are ready to use, you’ll move on to working with your own smart life device.
2. plug in your smart life socket
Open your smart life device, read the instructions (or not, it’s a free country) and find the plug you want to use it with.
Plug in your smart life device and wait for the indicator lights to appear.
according to lifewire, for smart living versus a wemo plug or others, these lights will be different.
It is recommended that you consult the instruction manual for specific details on where and how the light on the device is supposed to turn on.
Once the device is plugged in and the lights are on, it means it’s ready to connect to your Wi-Fi.
then you will go back to your phone and the smart life app to connect to your wifi.
3. browse the smart life app to connect to wi-fi
In the smart life companion app, navigate to the home screen where you can choose your device.
You will select the device that you currently own and that is connected to your home power outlet, such as a “smart life wifi plug” or other applicable names that appear on this screen.
From there, you will be prompted in the app to enter your Wi-Fi password.
do it. but before you do! Please make sure to connect your smart life device to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi frequency and not 5GHz.
here is a video on youtube that specifically shows how to add a wi-fi smart plug to your smart life app:
The smart life app should also display this warning as the 2.4ghz frequency is more suitable for the device to work properly in your home.
according to reviews.org, the 2.4ghz wifi frequency, while not as fast as 5ghz, is better suited for a wider coverage range, even through walls.
This fact is why it is best to have your smart life plug connected to 2.4ghz from its initial setup.
from there, after you have entered your password, the connection should be confirmed.
and congratulations! your smart life plug should now be connected to your wifi and thus the internet. you must be ready to work your magic.
Now, is it your job to connect your designated electrical appliance and prepare to test your smart life plug?
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4. plug in your appliance
Whether it’s a light, a fan, a computer, or some other home device you want to control more easily and effectively, now you’ll connect the device or app you want to the smart life plug.
If you only have one plug, you need to consider what appliance or device you use it for.
what do you want to be able to control power to and from more efficiently or periodically?
If you use it for something that doesn’t turn off and on often, you should reconsider the device you’re using.
This carbon track article details 10 intriguing ideas on how to use your smart life plug, such as identifying the most power-hungry devices to save energy, or turning your home into an automated Christmas wonderland or haunted house.
After your device is connected to your device, and that device is connected to your power outlet, the final step is to test your smart life plug using the app on your phone.
The application should be relatively easy to use and easy to navigate.
At this point, it is recommended that you explore the full functionality of the application and its settings to discover all that it can do.
Check out this Tuya Smart online guide for a full overview, complete with screenshots, on the functionality of your Smart Life app.
once you are located with the app and ready to go with your designated device plugged in, you are now ready to test the main function of your smart plug.
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5. test your device
Using the smart life app, you will be able to control the flow of electricity to your plugged in device.
With the flick of your finger or, if you’ve also set up Amazon Alexa or Google Home with your device, with a voice command, you can turn the plug on or off.
this is what makes it smart!
Go ahead and give it a try, turn your plug on and off through the app interface.
If you encounter any problems, you can visit the smart life site for more solutions or advice.
Also, for a guide to the smart life app and the different ways you can take advantage of the full functionality of your device, check out this complete guide from smarthome news.
Check out this top 10 list from bestgamingpro for a list of the best devices to pair with your smart life app and control electricity.
This detailed article from robotpoweredhome shows 30! creative ways to use your smart plug devices.
The most popular options include air conditioners, lights, and fans, but the article also highlights lawn sprinklers, kitchen appliances, and even electric blankets.
as you can see, connecting your smart life plug to a new wifi is a piece of cake.
In fact, you could even use your smart plug to regulate power to and from a pie maker, among any other device in your home!
Using this process outlined above, with your smart life app in conjunction with your smart life plug(s), you will be able to connect and control any number of devices in your home.
and then, you’ll have the power of your home forever in the palm of your hand. Congratulations!
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