During the Wi-Fi® connection process the LED on the Switch should flash blue, then green, then change to solid blue to confirm it's joined. If the Switch blinks purple and returns to flashing blue during the initial Wi-Fi® connection process, this is an indication that it can’t join the router and it's likely that the router security settings are incorrect. Check the Wi-Fi® security settings you have enabled on your router. To do this, follow these steps:
- Log into your wireless router by entering the IP address of your router into your web browser.
- If prompted for a username/password, enter it and you’ll be brought to your router’s settings. If you don’t know the login information, try entering “admin” for the username and “password” for the password.
- Once you’ve logged in, look for an option for Wireless, and more specifically, Security.
- For Security Mode, you’re going to select WPA or WPA2-Personal (WPA2-PSK). If given an option for Encryption, select AES, not TKIP.
- In some cases, you may have to change your Wi-Fi® password to a more secure password. If you have to change your password, you will have to type the updated password for all of the devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) that connect to your network.
- Click "Save" or "Apply Changes".
- Your router may reboot itself to apply the changes.
- Try to set up your iDevices Switch to your network again.
If you encounter difficulty logging into your router, you can contact your Internet Service Provider for assistance.
If you get an Unexpected Error, try the following steps:
Unplug and plug your iDevices Switch back in, without pressing the button on the Switch. Keep an eye on the LED nightlight and see if the light flashes green. If the light flashes green, proceed to the iDevices Connected app > Menu Button (☰) > + Add Product.
If you do not see the LED light flash green and your iOS device is running iOS 9 or iOS 10, then follow the procedure below:
Step 1) Connect iOS device to the Switch:
- Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
- Determine the full Switch Name under “Set Up New Device,” make a note of this Switch name. Format of Switch name is based off of the current firmware on the Switch:
- iDevices Switch XXXXXX
- Switch XXXXXXXX
- Once Switch name is noted, tap “Other…”
Step 2) Enter the full Switch name in the “Name” field
- The name is case sensitive and is based off of the Switch name noted above enter the name as:
- "iDevices Switch XXXXXX"
- If the name was is listed as "Switch XXXXXXXX" enter it as "Switch-XXXXXXXX"
- Leave “Security” field as “None.”
- Tap “Join” on the top right-hand corner.
Step 3) iOS device will try to directly connect to Switch:
- Tap info icon to the right of the Switch name to view the network details (see screenshot below).
Step 4) Enter network numbers into Static IP
- Tap on “Static” tab.
- Enter the following information exactly in the corresponding sections:
- IP Address: 192.168.0.2
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- Router: 192.168.0.1
- Once each number sequence is entered, tap “Wi-Fi®” on the top left-hand corner.
Step 5) Confirm the iOS device is connected to the Switch by the checkmark indication next to the Switch name
- Your iOS device is now directly connected to the Switch’s Wi-Fi®.
Step 6) Under “Set Up New Device” initiate the iOS network info handoff process
- Tap on the Switch device you noted previously
Step 7) Proceed to accessory setup
- Select the Wi-Fi® network you will be using your Switch with and tap “Next” in the top right-hand corner:
Step 8) Proceed to the iDevices Connected app to finish pairing and adding to HomeKit™
- If the process is successful, open the iDevices Connected app and add the product that has the accessory name used in the setup.
- If the process yields the “Unexpected Error Occurred” result, unplug the Switch, plug the Switch back in, and confirm that the LED flashes green and then is solid blue. If this occurs, open the iDevices Connected app and add the product that has the accessory name used in the setup.