How to Set Up the TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

TP-Link’s Wi-Fi Smart Plug is a fairly popular option for those looking to turn lamps and fans on from their phones, especially since it’s regularly on sale and was even a part of Amazon’s Echo deals over the holidays. Here’s how to set it up.

If you’ve shopped for a smart plug in the recent past and just wanted the cheapest option from a reputable brand, it’s likely you bought this TP-Link model or its multi-pack. You can grab one for around $15-$20 when it’s on sale, but if you bought an Amazon Echo during the holidays, you had the opportunity to tack one onto your order for just $5.

To start the setup process, you first need to download the Kasa app on your iPhone or Android device. This is TP-Link’s official app for its smarthome devices.

After installing it, open up the app and tap the “Create Account” link in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Type your email address, create a password, and then hit the “Create Account” button.

You’ll need to verify your email address to continue. Open your email inbox, select the email you received, and then click the verification link it contains. Once that’s done, you can return to the Kasa app, and then tap the “Continue” button.

Next, you can choose whether or not you want to allow the app to access your location. This allows you to set a schedule for the smart plug based on sunrise and sunset. If you don’t need to do that, then there’s no reason to share your location.

You’ll then be taken to the main screen. To set up your smart plug, tap on the “+” button in the top…

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