Connecting your Aoycocr Same Plug to Wi-Fi and the Smart Life App is a straightforward process. However, you may sometimes run into trouble if you’re not familiar with the connection process or how the device works.
Sounds like you? Then keep reading as I’ll show how to fix connection failure issues with your Aoycocr Smart Plug and how to properly connect it to Wi-Fi/Smart Life App. Let’s get started!
For the most part, connection failure issues with Aoycocr Smart Plug are usually caused by an unsupported Wi-Fi network, incorrect Wi-Fi password, weak Wi-Fi signals, and not turning on the device before connecting.
With that being said, let’s look at how you can fix connection failure issues with your Aoycocr Smart Socket.
Tips to Troubleshoot Aoycocr Smart Plug Wi-Fi Connection Issues
1. Ensure that the Device is Turned ON and Ready to Connect
If you’re having trouble connecting your Aoycocr Smart Plug to Wi-Fi, the first step to resolving this issue is to ensure that the plug has received power. Unplug it from the wall socket and plug it back in.
If your plug has received power, the LED indicator will flash rapidly. The flashes also show that the plug is in pairing mode (ready to connect to a Wi-Fi network).
If the plug isn’t flashing rapidly, press and hold the power button for about 5 seconds until it flashes blue light and then flashes rapidly. Now return to the app and resume the setup.
Note that the plug may exit the setup mode if the connection isn’t complete within 60 seconds. So ensure you complete the setup within 30 to 60 seconds.
If this doesn’t help, continue to the next step.
2. Check Your Wi-Fi Band
If your home Wi-Fi network is set to 5GHz, your connection will surely fail as Aoycocr Smart Plug doesn’t connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi network bandwidth but 2.4GHz.
Go over to your router and confirm your Wi-Fi network band. If it runs on 5GHz, then that’s the cause of the connection failure. Switch it to 2.4GHz and then try to connect your device to Wi-Fi again.
If you’re not sure how to check/switch Wi-Fi network bands on your router, refer to your user manual. You can also check your phone’s Wi-Fi settings to see the active Wi-Fi band.
On your phone’s Wi-Fi settings, you may see one or two Wi-Fi networks that belong to you. If you see only one network, it means your router has only one Wi-Fi band—2.4GHz. But if the Wi-Fi networks are two, then you have two Wi-Fi bands—5GHz and 2.4GHz.
If your phone is connected to 2.4GHz, then you don’t need to do anything on your router. But if not, go over to your router and switch it to the supported Wi-Fi network band—2.4GHz.
3. Check Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength
Weak Wi-Fi signal strength can also cause connection problems. Check your phone or the Smart Life app to see if the Wi-Fi signal strength is strong. If not, put your router closer to the Smart Plug to improve signal strength.
If the signal strength is still low, reset your router or consider getting a Wi-Fi booster to improve your Wi-Fi signal strength.
4. Factory Reset the Smart Plug
If you’re still having connection failure issues after getting the above steps right, then it’s safe to assume that there’s a glitch in your device/the app. So the next troubleshooting step is to restore factory settings.
As you probably know, restoring factory settings will erase all previous settings and return the device to factory default settings. And this usually fixes minor errors that cause the device to malfunction. See how to reset your smart plug in the next paragraph.
Resetting Aoycocr Smart Plug:
To reset your Aoycocr Smart Plug, press and hold the Power button (for 8 to 10 seconds) until it blinks a quick blue light. Now release the power button. The device will blink several slow blue lights, indicating it’s been reset to factory default settings.
Now you can reconnect your device to Wi-Fi and the app to see if it works.
5. Update Smart Life App
Glitches from the app may also cause Wi-Fi connection issues. So you want to ensure you’re running the most current version of the app. Check for updates on Google Play or Apple App Store and update the Smart Life App or any other app you’re using.
If there’s no new update, uninstall and reinstall the app and then start all over again to set up your Smart Plug with the app. This should clear off some minor bugs in the app.
How do I connect my Aoycocr Smart Plug to Wi-Fi?
Here’s how to set up your Aoycocr Smart Plug with Smart Life App via Wi-Fi:
- Install the Smart Life App on your phone. For Android devices, you can get the app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store for iOS devices.
- Ensure your Smart Plug is plugged into an outlet. Press the Power button for about 5 seconds until you see a rapidly flashing light. Now you have about 30 to 60 seconds to complete the setup.
- Open your Smart Life App and tap the Plus (+) sign on the upper right-hand corner. Next, tap Socket. The app will prompt you to confirm that the indicator light is rapidly blinking. Tap “Confirm indicator rapidly blinks”.
- Enter your Wi-Fi password and tap Confirm. Make sure you’re on a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network band as the 5GHz network isn’t supported.
- Now the app will start the connection process and you should have a connection under 12% or so. When complete, the app will display a note on the screen — “Device Successfully Added”. Next, rename your device (if you want) and then tap Done to complete the process.
Now you can use the Switch, Countdown, and Timer features in the app to control your lights and other appliances from miles away.
Does Aoycocr Smart Plug work with Alexa and Google Home?
Yes. Aoycocr Smart Plug works with Alexa and Google voice assistants via the Smart Life App. But you’ll first need an Alexa/Google Home device and then sign up for an account with them before connecting via Smart Life App.
If you already have an Alexa or Google account, you don’t need another account, simply log in and then follow the onscreen instructions to add your device.
As mentioned, Aoycocr Wi-Fi Smart Plug connects seamlessly to your home Wi-Fi network via the Smart Life App for remote access. But connection problems may sometimes arise and the good news is you can easily get it fixed yourself.
So if you’re currently experiencing difficulties in connecting your device to Wi-Fi, the troubleshooting tips above can help fix that.
So that’s it! Hope this article was helpful and you could fix Wi-Fi connection issues with your Aoycocr Smart Plug.