set up a switch
Your new plug can do many great things, so let’s find out how to get it up and running
get the app
Plug in the switch, then get the Wemo app on your phone. Once it’s installed, make sure Wi-Fi is enabled, and then head to your Settings. Look for the network WeMo.Insight followed by three numbers that match those on the back of the plug in your list of wireless networks. Then just tap on the name to connect to it.
You can make your new plug even smarter by setting up some simple rules. Tap the Rules tab at the bottom of the screen and hit the + icon at the top of the screen. In here, you can choose a variety of Rules, such as a time schedule, an Autooff Timer or you can set it to work on motion using a Wemo Sensor.
Now go to the app and check that the Remember Wi-Fi Settings option is ticked. This will make it easier when you come to installing more Belkin plugs, as you can skip the first step each time. Tap Next and enter the password for your Wi-Fi to allow the plug to connect to it. Tap save and it’ll now appear in devices.
The easiest way to automate your devices is to select the Schedule option. Then choose the plug, select whether to turn it on or off, at what time and on which days of the week (use the sunset/ sunrise toggle if it’s lights you’re controlling). Then tap Done, give the rule a new name and hit the Save button.
turn it on
When you want to power a switch on, simply tap the power button next to it, and when you need to turn it off, just tap it again. Your plug will have a default name and pic out of the box, so if you plan to install lots of plugs you’ll want to personalise them. Just hit the pencil icon at the top and tap the plug to edit it.
energy insi ghts
To find out what the electrical (or electricals!) attached to your plug are costing you, head to Devices and tap on the name of the plug to reveal a drop-down info box showing you all the plug’s many and sordid energy details. To adjust the unit measurement, go into the edit menu, and tap the cost to adjust.