Connect Meross smart plug to new Wi-Fi

Connect Meross smart plug to new Wi-Fi

If you’re struggling to connect a Meross smart plug to a new Wi-Fi network we have the answer.

Smart plugs are a brilliant way to make a home smarter and should be easy to manage, but sometimes smart tech can be less smart than we’d like! If you change your Wi-Fi settings, or need to connect a Meross smart plug to a new Wi-Fi network you may hit a problem. Sometimes the recommended reset steps will work ok, but other times they fail completely. But there is a solution…

The first thing to try is a factory reset:

How do you reset a Meross smart plug?

Press and hold the button for 5 seconds until the LED flashes between amber and green.

Go to HomeKit, the Meross app, or your Alexa app, depending on which system you are using and follow the steps to add a new accessory. This will require you either scan the QR code on the side of the plug or enter the code manually, then wait a few minutes and the smart plug should pair with the app.

If the factory reset fails and the plug wont connect to the app read on.

How to change Meross wifi

Several readers have commented that the above process does not always work to connect a Meross smart plug to a new Wi-Fi network. If the factory reset process still fails after a few attempts, and the LED indicator on the plug is definitely flashing orange and green when you’re trying to pair and your phone is connected to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network follow the instructions below:

Unplug the smart plug. Wait 24 hours and try again.

Sometime the Meross smart plug can get caught in a loop and fails to connect to a new Wi-Fi network. But, if you power it off and wait for a while (several hours at least in our experience) the plug will forget any previous settings and once you put it back into pairing mode (slowly alternating between amber and green) it will pair successfully with a new Wi-Fi network.

Meross smart plug LED indicator meanings:

  • Solid amber: Initializing/Firmware upgrading
  • Slowly alternating between amber and green: Ready to pair
  • Fast flashing green: Wi-Fi connecting
  • Solid green: Connected to home Wi-Fi/Successfully paired
  • Solid red: No internet connection
  • OFF: Your receptacle is not powered on/The smart plug is not turned on

Meross smart plug button options:

  • Press the button to turn the smart plug ON or OFF.
  • To factory reset the smart plug, press and hold the button for 5 seconds until the LED flashes between amber and green.

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