Red and green lights usually mean stop and go…
But what about blue?
Without prior knowledge, it’s hard to know whether it’s good or bad.
Especially when it appears flashing on your Wyze plug.
If you’re looking for a solution for these blue lights…
You’ve come to the right place.
Keep reading to discover:
- 3 ways to contact Wyze if your plug is still flashing blue.
- 3 crucial steps on fixing the flashing blue lights on your Wyze plug.
- The most common reason why your Wyze plug has flashing blue lights.
- And so much more…
Why does my Wyze plug flash blue light?
Your Wyze plug flashes blue light because it’s still in the setup process. This means it’s looking for a WiFi service. Moreover, the plug couldn’t connect to the Wyze app through Bluetooth. Mobile data, permissions, and interference could also cause this issue.
Wyze plug flashing blue light: 3 steps to fix it
#1: Determine the speed of the flashing blue light
To fix this issue on your Wyze plug…
You must first understand what this flashing blue light is trying to tell you.
After all, troubleshooting is the first part of fixing a device.
Fortunately, Wyze provides all we need to know about the plug’s blue light. Or, as the brand calls it, the “status light.”
Now, this is what Wyze is trying to tell you:
|Status light indicators||What it means|
|No light||Not connected to power.|
|Slow blue flashing light||Trying to connect to a Wi-Fi service.|
|Fast blue flashing light||In “Pairing Mode”. Or it’s trying to connect to a Bluetooth device.|
|Solid blue||Setup is complete, and it’s connected to power.|
Once you’ve figured out the status of your Wyze device, you can proceed to…
#2: Complete the Wyze plug setup process
Are you experiencing the flashing blue lights on your first use?
If so, that’s completely normal.
It usually means your setup isn’t complete yet.
Luckily, there’s an easy fix.
You just have to finish the setup of your Wyze plug. These are the steps to do that:
Step 1: Insert the Wyze plug into an outlet
Warning: The Wyze plug operates at 110V. Avoid using 220V sockets to prevent overheating.
Step 2: Download the Wyze app on your gadget
Step 3: Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone
Step 4: Connect your phone to a WiFi network
Note: Ensure that your plug and smartphone are using the same internet connection.
Step 5: Complete the setup on your Wyze app
- Open the application on your smartphone.
- Press the Add Device (+) button on the upper left side of your screen.
- Under Power & Lighting, tap Wyze Plug.
- Choose Next.
- Wait for your Wyze plug to finish connecting with the app via Bluetooth.
- Select either Share Your Device or Maybe Later.
- Tap Finish once through.
After that, the flashing blue lights should now turn solid.
To get a clearer understanding of this process, you can also watch this helpful video:
#3: Address potential connectivity errors
Now, if your standby light is still flashing…
It means that something went wrong with your setup process.
So, let me give you 5 easy fixes:
Fix #1: Remove potential interference
Look around the area between your Wyze plug and smartphone. Take note if you see any of the following:
- Microwave devices.
- Water-filled containers.
- Other Bluetooth and WiFi devices.
These are known to interfere with devices that emit 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz signals. For instance, your WiFi router and the Bluetooth on your phone.
So, to be sure, remove what you can while you’re in the setup process.
Otherwise, you can also relocate your Wyze and smartphone somewhere closer to your router.
This way, you ensure that your devices’ WiFi connection is stronger and uninterrupted.
Fix #2: Switch off mobile data
According to Wyze, you must stay connected to WiFi during setup. Switching to mobile data will immediately stop the process.
A part of the procedure is connecting your plug to a WiFi service.
Without WiFi on your phone, the plug will have no means of connecting to a network. Thus, stopping the setup instantly.
Fix #3: Turn on Location Services
Note: This is only for iOS 13+ users.
Next, you must also check the permissions you give the Wyze app.
More specifically, allow it to use your Location Services. Wyze will use this to locate the plug.
To allow Location Services for your Wyze app, all you have to do are these 5 simple steps:
- Go to the Settings app on your phone.
- Press Privacy Settings.
- Head to Location Services.
- Scroll down until you see the Wyze app.
- Toggle on Location Services.
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Fix #4: Factory reset your Wyze plug
Sometimes, your phone can randomly disconnect from your plug while setting up.
Don’t worry if this happens…
You can easily reset the setup with a factory reset. Here’s all you need to do:
- Unplug your Wyze plug from the socket.
- Plug it back in.
- Press the button at the side of the device.
- Wait until your plug starts flashing blue again.
- Complete the setup process from the start.
Fix #5: Contact Wyze for support
We can’t fix everything on our own. And that’s okay.
There’s always someone out there ready to help us out.
And in the case of your Wyze plug, you have the following options to get in touch: