The issue “Wyze Switch Not Connecting to Wi-Fi” is far old but, users are still facing it right in 2023. But, this issue will no longer happen as in this guide, there are few proven fixes that will fix this issue permanently.
If you have a Wize switch like me and have successfully installed it, but it is not connecting to the Wi-Fi, read this guide. When I got the Wyze switch, I was quickly able to install it but when I started connecting to it with the Wi-Fi it failed.
This thing forced me to research smart switches, and I have done. 😍
I have found several ways that can quickly solve the problem of the Wyze Switch that is not connecting to the Wi-Fi.✌️
That is why I decided to share these ways with other people who are facing the same problem with their Wyze Smart Switch.
One of the simple ways that I have found to fix this issue is mentioned below:
If your Wyze switch is failing to connect to the Wi-Fi, turn on Bluetooth on your phone, and then reboot the switch and try again. This will help to fix the problem, and the switch will connect to the Wi-Fi. ☝️
If it fails to help, don’t worry, I have some other ways too, just go ahead with this guide and look at the below-mentioned ways.👇
Ways to Fix the “Wyze Switch Not Connecting to Wi-Fi” Issue
The steps that I have found helpful for me are mentioned below and I hope these will help you too.
Turned on Bluetooth on Your Phone
Wyze switch needs the Wyze app to connect, and the app must be installed on your phone. To pair with the app and to find your phone, the switch uses BlueTooth.
If the Bluetooth will not be turned ON on your phone, the switch will fail to find your device. As a result, the pairing between the app and the switch will not happen.
So, if you are facing a connectivity issue with your Wyze Switch, take your phone and turn the Bluetooth on it. Now, try connecting the switch to wi-fi.
If this doesn’t seem helpful, move on to the next step.
Reboot Wyze Switch
If your device has any issue or error, Wyze Switch might fail to connect to Wi-Fi. The switch may face this issue while trying to adapt to the system in your home. So, to fix this issue, just reboot the switch and see the result.
Here are steps to reboot your Wyze Switch:
- Flip your circuit breaker off.
- After this, wait for 30 seconds.
- Then turn the breaker back on.
I Hope, the switch will connect to your wifi after this, if still your Wyze Switch fails to connect to Wi-Fi after this, move forward to the next step.
Power Cycle Your Router
If there is an issue in the connectivity with your WiFi, power cycling the router is one of the best methods to resolve it. An issue with your router might prevent your Wyze Switch from connecting to it.
Rebooting or power cycling your router should resolve the issue.
So, just disconnect it from your outlet and wait for at least 30 seconds. After that, plug the router back into the outlet and restart it.
See the result, try connecting the switch now.
Reset Your Router
If the power cycling router fails to solve the connectivity issue with the Wyze Switch, try resetting your router.
These are the steps that you have to perform to reset your router:
- Press and hold the reset button (Generally presented on the back side of your router) for about 30 seconds.
- Leave the button, the router should now reset to its factory settings.
Once the resetting process has been finished, connect the Wyze Switch to Wi-Fi.
Check Your Wi-Fi Band
Wyze switch can only work with the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band. So, If your Wyze Switch isn’t connecting to Wi-Fi, maybe your router might be operating on the 5GHz Wi-Fi band. This could be a problem.
Changing your Wi-Fi band can fix this issue.
Check your router’s manual, here you can find the steps that can change your Wi-Fi band.
Note: Make sure that your phone (On which you have installed the Wyze app) is connected to the same Wi-Fi from which you want to connect the Wyze switch. Ensure that it should be connected to the 2.4GHz band.
Update Your Wyze App
If you haven’t updated the Wyze app for a long time, the app may stop working. As a result, it may lose connectivity with your Wi-Fi. So, updating your Wyze app could solve the issue with your Wyze Switch.
Alternatively, you can uninstall and then reinstall the Wyze app on your phone. This will install the latest version of the app and it is automatically an updation from an older version to a newer version.
Clear Wize App Cache on Your Phone
To clear the Wyze App cache, follow the below-mentioned steps:
For Android devices:
Go to the settings >> Then, Select Apps >> Search for the Wyze app and click on it >> Next, click on clear cache, and hit ok.
Choose settings >> scroll down and select Wyze app >> turn on clear app cache on the next launch.
If this option is not available, then delete the Wyze app and reinstall it, the app cache will automatically delete.
Factory Reset Your Switch
Doing a factory reset of your Wyze Switch is the only option left- if all the above-mentioned methods are failed to resolve the issue.
Keep in mind that factory resetting your switch will delete all the settings you’ve saved on the device.
Also, this could fix any error/incorrect settings affecting your switch’s connectivity.
Here’s the process to factory reset the switch:
Press and hold the button on the Wyze switch for at least 20 seconds.
Now, you will see the status light on the switch start blinking quickly. As you see this light, release the button immediately after the light appears.
After a few seconds, the switch will reduce its blinking speed. This is an indication that the resetting process has been completed.
I hope, you have now, resolved the issue and your Wyze switch has been connected to your Wi-Fi.
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