How to use Widgets to control your Kasa devices and Kasa scenes on Android devices?
*Note: 1. Please update your Kasa app to newest version first.
2. Your Android devices must support widgets feature.
3.There is slight difference on operation and interface based on different Android devices.
With widgets, you can conveniently control your Kasa devices and Kasa scenes from the Home screen on your Android devices. This guide will help you to set the widget feature of Kasa App.
Step 1: Touch and hold an empty area on the home screen to enter home screen editing mode. Tap on the ‘Widgets’ and you can see all of your widgets. Find ‘Kasa’ widget and tap it.
Step 2: There are several Kasa widgets including Kasa Cam, Kasa Device and Kasa scene. Touch and hold a widget and drag it to an empty area on the home screen. You can add widgets you want.
Check that there are enough empty spaces on the home screen for the widget. If there is not enough space, add an empty screen page or free up some space on the current home screen page
Kasa Device widgets: Tap on Kasa Device (3x1) or Kasa Device (4x1) widget, select a device and this widget will show on the home screen. With Kasa Device (3x1) widget, you can switch on/off Kasa devices. With Kasa Device (4x1) widget, you can adjust color/brightness. For Kasa Device (4x1) widget, only Kasa devices with adjustable color/brightness can be selected.
Kasa Scene widgets: Tap on Kasa Scene (1x1) widget, select a scene and this widget will show on the home screen. Kasa Scene (4x2) widget will automatically pull all scenes currently exist on user’s profile. The 4x2 can show as many as 50 scenes. A scroll bar will appear if it does not fit the widget window size.
Kasa Cam widgets: Tap on Kasa Cam (4x3) widget, select a kasa camera and this widget will show on the home screen. With Kasa Cam widget, you can tap on ‘Go Live’ and easily go to Live Page. Meanwhile you can view the clip of activity detection.
When there are multiple activities in the account, an UP and Down arrow appears to the right of the clip window. User can choose which clip to view by pressing the up and down arrows.
The activity clip refreshes every 30 MINUTES. When user presses the up and down arrow, it also refreshes the activity clip history to grab latest clips from the server.
User can add multiple camera widget but only 1 camera per widget can be shown.
Adjust the size of widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates. A blue frame with dots will appear. Drag the dot to adjust the size.
Delete widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates. Drag the widget to Remove.
Move widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates. Drag the widget to any position on the screen.
Step 3: Go back to the home screen and enjoy the widget feature of Kasa App.