How to Use Siri to Control Your Kasa Smart Devices

Configuration Guide
Updated 07-05-2019 02:29:20 AM
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With the Shortcuts App in iOS 12 or above, you can use Siri to control your Kasa smart devices. This article aims to introduce how to implement this feature.

 

Before configuration:

  • Ensure the Kasa device is configured successfully and the remote control is working.

You can refer to the FAQ-1233 to configure the smart bulb and refer to the FAQ-946 to configure the smart plug/switch if they are not configured successfully.

  • Ensure the name of your Kasa device is easy to be recognized. Each Kasa device must have a unique name.
  • Ensure you have updated your Apple devices to iOS 12 or above to use the Shortcuts App.

 

Step 1 Setting up your Kasa Smart device to work with IFTTT

1. Download IFTTT App from Apple store, sign in or create a new account to login the app.

 

2. From the top search menu, search for Kasa and then tap Services, then click on TP-Link Kasa.

 

3. Click on Connect button in the upper right corner to start the Authorization process with your Kasa account, enter the username and password of your kasa account, and then press Authorize to continue.

Once successful you can now use predefined IFTTT Applets or create your own applets to start automating your home.

 

4. Go to My Applets menu and press the “+” button, click on this (trigger) and search for Webhooks.

 

5. Click on Webhooks, then tap Receive a web request. Give the trigger an event name and press the Create trigger button to proceed.

Note: When naming your event trigger, please ensure that use only lowercase letters and no spaces.

 

6. Click on that (action), search for Kasa and click on TP-Link Kasa, and then configure you Kasa (action) as desired, here we take Turn on as an example.

 

7. Select your Kasa Smart device and press the Create action button, then click on Finish button to complete the setup of IFTTT.

Note: In the Finish page, you can enable/disable the option “Receive notifications when this Applet runs”.

 

8. On the IFTTT app, go to the Discover page, search for Webhooks, click on Services, and then press Webhooks.

Click on Documentation and you can find the IFTTT webhooks’ secret key and URL.

Note: You should never share your key with anyone.

 

Step 2 Settings on Shortcuts App

1. Download Shortcuts app from Apple store and install it on your iPhone. Open the Shortcuts app, press “+” button on the upper right corner, then search for URLGet Contents of URL and Exit Shortcutand add to your script.

 

In the URL blank, copy and paste the URL of webhooks (on Documentation page in IFTTT App). And you need to change “{event}” in the URL to your trigger name).

For example, https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/Light_on/with/key/LG90JFG23L3.

 

Set Get Contents of URL to method GET.

 

Click on Play button at the top of the screen to test the created shortcut.

 

 

2. On the Untitled Shortcut, tap three dots icon, then click on the toggle switches icon on the upper right corner.

 

3. Change the name and the icon of the shortcut.

 

Tap Add to Siri, click on the red button on the bottom of the page to record your personalized phrase, and then Siri can use it to tell Shortcuts App to run this shortcut.

 

Then click on Done to finish the configuration process.

 

4. On the iPhone, you can say Hi Siri to wake up Siri, then say the Siri Phrase (light on) to run the shortcut.

With the settings we have in this article, we can turn on the living room lamp using Siri.