Why is my Kasa smart plug blinking blue?

Answered by Willie Powers

Why is my Kasa smart plug blinking blue?

When your Kasa smart plug is blinking blue, it indicates that it is in the process of connecting to the network. This blinking blue light is a common occurrence during the setup process or when you are trying to reconnect the smart plug to your network.

The blinking blue light serves as a visual indicator to let you know that the smart plug is actively searching for and trying to establish a connection with your Wi-Fi network. During this process, the smart plug is scanning for available networks and attempting to authenticate and establish a secure connection.

Once the smart plug successfully connects to the network, the blue light will become solid, indicating that it is now connected and ready for use. This solid blue light means that you can control the smart plug remotely through the Kasa app or any other compatible smart home device or app.

It is worth noting that if the smart plug continues to blink blue for an extended period of time without establishing a connection, it could indicate an issue with your network. In such cases, you may want to check your Wi-Fi settings, ensure that your network is stable and functioning properly, and try resetting the smart plug if necessary.

If you find that your Kasa smart plug is blinking blue rapidly, it means that it is in the process of factory resetting. Factory resetting erases all the previous settings and configurations of the smart plug, bringing it back to its original state as if it were brand new. This can be useful if you are experiencing persistent connection issues or if you want to start fresh with the setup process.

On the other hand, if the smart plug’s light is solid amber, it could indicate a few different things. Firstly, it may mean that the smart plug is initializing or rebooting. During these processes, the smart plug temporarily loses its connection to the network and thus, the light turns amber. In most cases, this should resolve itself within a short period of time, and the light will eventually turn solid blue once the initialization or rebooting is complete.

However, if the smart plug remains in a solid amber state for an extended period, it could mean that there is no network connection available. This could be due to various factors such as a network outage, incorrect Wi-Fi settings, or even physical obstructions affecting the signal strength. In such cases, it is recommended to check your network connection, ensure that your Wi-Fi settings are correct, and troubleshoot any potential issues that may be preventing the smart plug from connecting to the network.

The different LED light patterns on your Kasa smart plug serve as visual indicators to inform you about its status. The blinking blue light signifies that the smart plug is in the process of connecting to the network, while a solid blue light indicates a successful connection. Rapidly flashing amber indicates a factory reset, and a solid amber light could mean initialization, rebooting, or no network connection. By understanding these light patterns, you can troubleshoot any issues and ensure the smooth operation of your Kasa smart plug.