Gosund Smart Plug Setup Instructions (And Troubleshooting!)
Have a new Gosund Smart Plug at home that you’re trying to set up?
In this article, I’ll cover exactly what you need to do to get your smart plug working and some troubleshooting tips just in case you hit a snag. The process is very simple…
Gosund Smart Plug Setup
To setup the Gosund smart plug simply follow these easy steps:
- Download the Gosund app on your Apple or Android device
- Plug the Gosund smart plug into a socket and make sure the indicator light is blinking fast
- Follow the instructions in the app to add your plug to your Gosund account
- Note that the plug will only work with with 2.4GHz WiFi networks
- Connect your appliance and enjoy!
Troubleshooting during Gosund Smart Plug setup
If you hit a snag during the setup of your Gosund Smart Plug, don’t worry, the fix is usually very simple:
- If the plug’s indictor wasn’t flashing quickly when you plugged the smart plug in for the first time, press and hold the On/Off button for 5-10 seconds and see if it starts flashing.
- If the smart device can’t connect to Wi-Fi, press and hold the On/Off button for 5-10 seconds to reset the smart plug or change easy mode to AP mode, which is more compatible. This can be done directly in the Gosund app.
- The smart plug will only work with 2.4 GHz WiFi networks. If your router is dual band (i.e has both 2.4 and 5 GHz) make sure to select the 2.4 GHz network during setup.
- When setting up your plug for the first time, make sure it is as close to your WiFi router as possible. After the plug is setup you can move it anywhere in the house.
You can also reference Gosund’s installation manual.
Check the Router
You always want to start by checking your Wi-Fi router. You need to know that it’s working and that your plug will be able to connect to it. If something seems to be wrong with the router, you’ll want to reset it.
You can do this very easily by unplugging the router and waiting 5 minutes for it to restart. From there, you can plug it back in and wait for it to turn on.
Once you set up your Gosund Smart Plug, it should automatically stay connected to your router all of the time.
Install the Gosund App
You will need to have the Gosund app on your phone. You can find it on the Apple and Google Play Stores.
Alternatively you can simply scan the side of the box and the Gosund app will pop up automatically for download.
Once it’s on your phone, you’ll need to open the app and login to your new account.
Plug in the Gosund
Next, you can plug in the Gosund into your outlet.
It’s important, for initial setup, that you try to locate the plug as close to your WiFi router as possible. Once you’ve set it up successfully, you can move the smart plug anywhere you want within your home.
Using the Gosund App
Now go to the Gosund app’s and sign up for and register your new account.
Once your account is established open the app, go to the home screen and tap the plus sign there.
It will prompt you to add the new device to your app. Select the words “electrical” and then “socket” to set up the plug.
Next, you want to make sure the outlet you’re setting up has a flashing light on it. If it doesn’t, press and hold the On/Off button for 5-10 seconds.
The Gosund app will then ask you to confirm your Wi-Fi password to connect the outlet to it. Once you’ve done that, the Gosund Smart Plug will begin connecting.
Go back to the homescreen.
From there, you can see your new device! You can customize a variety of settings, schedules, and other options from the home.
Choosing What to Plug In
Finally, you’ll want to choose what to put into your smart plugs.
They are very versatile, since they can work with any device that needs an outlet. Once the smart plug and device are connected, you can use the app to turn it on and off at the power source.
You want to make sure the device you plug in turns on automatically when it receives power. If it needs input from you, it won’t be effective.
For example, many TVs these days go into standby mode. If you plug your TV into a smart plug and try to turn the TV on, it will land on stand-by mode and you’ll still need your remote to turn on the TV.
What are Gosund Smart Plugs Good For?
Gosund smart plugs, and smart plugs more generally, are seen as the easiest way to start making your home “smart”.
They simply plug into the wall, then you put your device into it. For instance, you set up a lamp in the plug. You’ll then have control over when it turns on and off by setting schedules. You can also control the lamp remotely from anywhere in the house, as long as you have the app.
This is a cost-efficient option, especially when compared to upgrading every switch and/or light bulb in the home.
Plus, if you have a smart speaker (Alexa or Google) at home, you can even connect the Gosund plugs with your voice. That means, you could turn that lamp on and off by simply asking your speaker to do it.
Finally, the Gosund plug is great for saving on power bills. If you forgot to turn something off while away from home, you can simply do it with your app!
The plugs are even ETL certified, making them secure and safe to use.
You Don’t Need a Speaker
It’s also worth noting that you won’t need an Amazon or Google speaker to use these devices, or any other smart hub for that matter.
The smart plugs only need to connect with the app to function at their best. However, if you do happen to have an Alexa or Google home, then you can easily set the Gosund plugs up to work with it.
However, you’ll still need to follow the guide above first. Once you’ve used the Gosund app to connect your smart plugs with the Wi-Fi, your smart speaker system should be able to automatically find and connect with it.
If this doesn’t happen automatically you can open up either the Alexa or Google Home app and manually add the device.
Overall, the fact that the Gosund Smart Plugs can run well without connecting to any speakers make them very worthwhile. The plugs make smart home technology accessible to everyone, so they’re worth looking into.
Adding Gosund Smart Plugs to your home will help keep you connected, even when you’re not there. If you want to install and set up your devices, you can follow these steps to get the job done quickly:
- Check your router
- Install the Gosund app
- Plug in the Gosund device
- Use the app to connect your plug with the Wi-Fi
- Learn to use the app to control your new smart plugs
How do you use your Gosund Smart Plugs? There are plenty of options, so don’t hesitate to try new things! Many people use them for air conditioners, lights, and more. You’re sure to have plenty of options at home already.
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