Teckin is known for its smart home devices. That includes smart plugs, smart lights, smart security cameras, and other smart home devices. With the Teckin smart plug, you can connect any smart appliance to it and monitor the appliance from anywhere.
For the Teckin smart plug to work, you have to connect it to a smart app and connect the app to wireless internet. If you try to connect the Teckin smart plug and it’s not connecting this post is for you. In this post, you will find out why your Teckin smart plug is not connecting. Also, you will find troubleshooting tips to help fix the issue and get your smart plug working in your time.
Why Is My Teckin Smart Plug Not Connecting?
There are several reasons why your Teckin smart plug is not connecting. It could be an issue with the internet connection, or the smart plug itself. Let’s check out some of the reasons in detail below:
a. Internet Connection Issue
You need stable wireless internet for the Teckin smart plug to work. If the wireless network is weak, you will have an issue connecting your smart plug to it.
Also, it could be that the number of devices connected to the wireless network has exceeded the maximum number of devices recommended. Finally, it could be that you are connecting to the wrong wi-fi network band.
b. Issue With The Smart App
If the smart app isn’t functioning well, you will have an issue connecting your Teckin smart plug to it. It could be that the smart app wasn’t installed properly or the app requires an update which you haven’t done. All these can affect the functionality of the app, and also make the Teckin smart plug not connect.
c. Issue With The Smart Plug
It could be that you didn’t plug in the smart plug the way it should be plugged in. Another reason could be that the smart plug is damaged.
6 Ways To Fix The Teckin Smart Plug Is Not Connecting
Here, we will mention some of the possible tips you can try to fix the issue in no time:
a. Check The Wireless Signal
Most times, when there is an issue with the smart plug the wireless internet is usually the culprit. The first step is to check the wi-fi signal strength on your smart plug. If the Wi-Fi signal is weak, there are some tips to fix it. First, ensure that the router is close to your device.
Also, remove any objects that block electromagnetic waves near your router. That includes your cell phone, microwave, baby monitor, and similar objects.
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Also, check the number of devices connected to the router and make sure that it’s not above the maximum limit. For most routers, the maximum number of devices you can connect at a time is 10. If there are 10 devices connected already and you’re trying to connect your smart plugin it won’t work. Rather disconnect any of the prior connected devices and try connecting your smart plug again.
b. Switch To A Supported Wi-Fi Network Band
Your Teckin smart plug won’t work if you are connected to the wrong Wi-Fi network band. The Teckin smart plug only works with the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. Meanwhile, most wi-fi supports the 5.0 GHz network band. Go to your wi-fi network setting to ensure that your smart plug is connected to the 2.4 GHz and not the 5.0 GHz. Follow the steps below to connect to a 2.4 GHz network band.
Connect Teckin Smart Plug To 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi Network Band On Iphone
. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon.
. Go to wi-fi and scroll down to ‘SSID’.
. Check to see if the SSID is on 2g (2.d) or 5g (5 GHz). If it’s on 5g, switch to 2g.
Connect to 2.4 GHz wi-fi network band on android.
. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon.
. Go to Wi-Fi and scroll down to check the available networks.
. On your network name, tap the SSID. The ‘frequency’ should be set to 2.4 GHz.
c. Power Cycle The Smart Plug
If the issue is not from the wireless network, then it’s time to check the smart plug. The first step is to troubleshoot the smart plug via a power cycle process.
To power cycle the Teckin smart plug, remove the smart plug from the power source. Wait for one minute and plug back into the power source.
The power cycle process helps to reinitialize the settings on the smart plug and recover it from an unresponsive state.
d. Reinstall Or Update The Smart App
We mentioned earlier that an issue with the smart app can affect the smart plug. You can either reinstall or update the smart app to get it working again.
First, check if there is an update available on the app and click to update the app. If the app still won’t work, uninstall the app from your phone. Reinstall the app login and try again.
How To Update The Teckin Smart Plug On The Smart App.
. Open the smart app and tap on the ‘Teckin smart plug’ option.
. Tap on the ‘Edit’ device option.
. Scroll down to ‘Firmware Update Option’.
. If there is a firmware update available, tap to download and update the new version.
e. Reset The Smart Plug
This option should be used only when it is essential. Note that when you reset your smart plug, any previously saved data will be wiped out. This means that you have to input your data from scratch again after the reset. Follow the steps below to reset your Teckin smart plug
. Press and hold the ‘Power’ button on the plug for 30 seconds. The power button is located on the left side of the smart plug.
. Release the button when the tiny led lights on the plug start to blink.
After the reset, configure the smart plug from the scratch.
F. Replace The Smart Plug
If you have tried all the tips mentioned so far and your smart plug wants to connect, it means the plug itself is damaged. You have the option of returning the smart plug for a replacement.