The ConnectSense is a great smart outlet, but if you want to factory reset it in order to give it away–or if you just need to connect it to a new Wi-Fi network–here’s how to reset the device and start over from scratch.
The ConnectSense Smart Outlet doesn’t allow users to easily change the Wi-Fi network that it’s connected to, and requires that the device be reset in order to make it happen. It’s one of the few annoying features about the product, but luckily it’s really easy to get it reset and set up again on a new WiFi network.
To start off, you’re simply going to plug the device into an outlet if it isn’t already. From there, locate the two buttons on the side that turn on and off each individual receptacle.
Hold down both buttons on the side at the same time until two red LED lights start to blink. This will take about 10 seconds.
Let go of the buttons and wait for the small green LED light in the top-left corner of the Smart Outlet to begin blinking.
If you’re planning on selling the device or giving it to someone else, you can go ahead and unplug it when the small green LED lights begins blinking. Otherwise, you can begin the setup process for the Smart Outlet and connect it to a new WiFi network.
We have a guide on how to set up the ConnectSense Smart Outlet, so be sure to check that out if you don’t already know how to set up the device. It’s just a matter of downloading the ConnectSense app, connecting the Smart Outlet to your home Wi-Fi network, and then setting up HomeKit.