How to setup schedule and away mode of TP-Link Smart Plug/Switch in Kasa APP
Kasa APP is designed to control TP-LINK Smart Plug/Switch locally and also remotely. With Kasa, we can easily control and monitor TP-LINK Smart Plug/Switch wherever we are and make our home smart.
In previous FAQ, we have introduced “How to connect my TP-LINK Smart Plug/Switch to my home network via Kasa”
Now in this FAQ let’s introduce some advanced settings/features of Kasa.
Here we can create an event to determine when to turn on/off the smart plug automatically,take plug as an example.
- Click the Schedule icon to enter its configuration page: If you cannot find the screen, please go to the home page. Click My Kasa, then Devices. Tap on the device that you want to set up schedule for.
- Click “+” icon to build a schedule, for example:
With the settings in the left picture, Kasa will turn on this Smart Plug at 9:00 am every day.
With the settings in the right picture, Kasa will turn off this Smart Plug at 9:00 pm every day.
Combined with the above two settings, Kasa will turn on the Smart Plug at 9:00 am and turn it off at 9:00 pm every day.
Note: Remember to tap Save on the bottom once you finish the start or end time rule.
As for how to delete the existing schedule, it’s different according to phone’s operating system. In the Android system, you could touch and hold the schedule and one message about confirm delete schedule will pop up. In the IOS system, you could touch and slide the schedule to the left, the “Delete” option will show.
When in Away Mode, during the period of time, your device will be randomly turned on or off. It deters bad guys by setting your lights to turn on and off on a schedule so it seems like you’re home when you are actually away.
- Click “Away” icon to enter its configuration page.
- And here we set Away Mode from 9:30 to 13:30 every day. Click “Start” to save the settings.
With this setting, your device will be randomly turned on and off from 9:30 to 13:30 every day.
With Timer settings, Kasa will turn on/off the smart plug after a period of time automatically.
With the settings in the pictures below, Kasa will turn on the Smart Plug after 30 minutes from now on.
Note： If internet fails, Schedule, Away and Timer mode will continue to run as programmed.
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