How to Set Up Gosund Smart Plug

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What to Know

  • Make sure you are connecting your smart plug to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.
  • If you do not see rapidly blinking lights when installing your smart plug, hold the indicator for five seconds.
  • Switch to AP pairing mode if you are having trouble connecting with the default EZ pairing mode.

This article explains how to set up a Gosund Smart Plug in your home. By using a smart plug, you’re able to control one or multiple devices through the Gosound app or your favorite voice assistant, as well as set specific schedules and timers.

How Do I Connect My Gosund to a New Wi-Fi?

Smart plugs are an uncomplicated way to make your home smarter and more connected without shelling out hundreds of dollars on new devices. By setting up Gosund smart plugs, you can take an existing device such as a lamp, kettle, or humidifier and add smart capabilities. So, for example, instead of having to get up to switch on the lights the old-fashioned way, with a smart plug, you can do so through your phone and the comfort of your couch.

Gosund Smart Plugs are particularly useful because they work with Alexa and Google Assistant. Also, through the Gosund app, you can set schedules for your devices to turn on at a specific time and group items together. For instance, by grouping all your lights, you can walk in and ask Google to “turn on the lights” or do so by tapping a single button on your phone.

Here’s how to set it up and get it connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

  1. Insert the Gosund smart plug into the socket you want to use.

  2. Scan the QR code on the Gosund box.

  3. Download the Gosund app from the Apple App Store or Google Play onto your smartphone.

    A Gosund smart plug being unboxed and finding the right app on the App Store.
  4. Open the Gosund app and sign up with your email address.

  5. When prompted, enter the verification code sent to your email address.

  6. Set up your account password.

    Log in, Verification Code, and Password setup on Gosund smart plug app.
  7. In the app, select Add Device.

  8. On the next screen, select Add Manually and tap Socket (Wi-Fi).

  9. A screen will pop up asking you to verify your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Network. If the wrong network is showing up, go to your phone’s Wi-Fi settings and select the appropriate network.

  10. Enter your password and select Next.

    Add Device > Add Manually > Next adding smart plugs to your Gosund app.
  11. Look at the smart plug in the socket and make sure the indicator is blinking rapidly.

    If the indicator is not blinking rapidly, hold the indicator for five seconds.

  12. Tap Confirm indicator rapidly blink on the screen and select Next.

  13. A screen will pop up indicating the device is being added. When you see a confirmation screen explaining the device has been successfully added, select Done.

    Steps to add the smart plug to your Gosund account.

    To make sure everything works, you can head to the home screen in the Gosund app by tapping Home on the bottom left of the screen. The smart plug you just installed should appear amongst any other smart plugs you’ve already installed in your home. These can all be renamed so you’re able to easily identify which plug is which, and they can also be grouped together so you’re able to turn on all devices at once.

  14. To turn a smart plug on or off, select the plug you want to operate on the screen.

  15. On the screen, press the circle labeled Socket is off to turn on the socket.

    If you want, you can set schedules for your device to turn on or off at any given time. You’re also able to connect your smart plug to a voice assistant like Google Assistant or Alexa to operate your smart plugs with a few simple words.

    Turning on/off a smart plug via the Gosund app.

Why Is Gosund Not Connecting?

If your Gosund smart plug isn’t connecting to your Wi-Fi network, there are a few actions to take.

  • Ensure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and you’re connecting your device to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, as this is the only compatible network with your smart plug.
  • Double-check your Wi-Fi password is correct.
  • Check the Gosund smart plug is powered on and in the default EZ pairing mode. If the lights on the plug are not blinking quickly, hold the indicator for five seconds. 
  • If EZ pairing mode isn’t working, switch to AP pairing mode, which can be found at the top right of the screen, and follow the app’s instructions.
  • Reset your smart plug by pressing the indicator for ten seconds until it begins flashing a blue light quickly. Repeat installation process.
  • Unplug the smart plug and restart your internet.
  • Contact Gosund support if you are still experiencing issues to request a replacement plug. 

How Do I Put My Smart Plug in Pairing Mode?

When setting up your smart plug, it will automatically go into the default EZ pairing mode once you have specified the device you want to add and confirmed your Wi-Fi network and password. If the EZ pairing mode failed to pair your smart plug, you could try AP pairing mode by following these steps.

  1. On the top right of the screen, select EZ Mode and then AP Mode.

  2. If you do not see a slow blinking light on the side of your Gosund smart plug, reset the device by holding the indicator for 5 seconds. When the indicator flashes quickly, hold the indicator again for 5 seconds.

  3. Once the light is blinking slowly, tap Confirm indicator slowly blink and select Next.

    Putting the Gosund smart plug into pairing mode.
  4. Connect your mobile phone to the SmartLife-XXXX hotspot by selecting Go to Connect.

  5. In your Wi-Fi settings, select the SmartLife network.

  6. Return to the app, which will begin scanning for your smart plug.

  7. Once the plug is added, you will see a confirmation screen. Select Done.

    Final steps to add the Gosund smart plug to your network.
  • How do I connect my Gosund smart plug to Alexa?

    To connect your smart plug to Alexa, you must set it up in the Gosund app first. Then, add the Gosund skill to your Alexa app. Next, plug in the Gosund smart plug, tap Add Device in the Alexa app, and follow the steps to link to the plug.

  • How do I set up a Gosund smart plug with Google home?

    Set up your plug in the Google Home app, then tap the plug and tap Settings. Select Device type, choose Plug and tap Next. Enter a name for your device and tap Save.

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