on 28.08.2019 23:59
I have 4 MEDION LIFE+ Smart Plug S85225 and have connected them to my home network and registered them with my Google Home. I have noticed that each device goes "offline" (in the Medion Life+ app it says Offline with an icon of a wifi symbol and an X) after a week or 2 of working fine (you can still manually turn them on or off, but they're no longer registering with the app). I then need to remove it from the Medion Life+ app and go through the whole registering a new device process every time. If it was just one device doing this, then I could assume it was faulty, but all 4 devices have now done this
Medion Life+ says I have the latest firmware
WiFi Module: 1.1.2
MCU Module: 1.1.2
on 10.11.2019 11:00
FYI I found that if there's a power outage and the 2.4 Ghz wireless LAN is disconnected, the plugs can have trouble re-connecting. The fix is to unplug / turn off power to the smart plug for 10 or so minutes (i usually leave them for 30 min) and then turn the power back on / plug them in. They should then re-connect to the wifi
on 29.08.2019 08:52
G‘DAY, @Madcat and welcome
do all of them have this problem at the same time or each device individually at different time intervals to each other?
on 29.08.2019 09:06
welcome to the forums.
I am aware of some connectivity issues from previous threads, most of whom seem to have been resolved with the latest firmware updates...However, as you mentioned that you have the latest firmware on your plugs we will need to look beyond.
I am going to sugest a few things and verify some settings, if you have tried some of them already please skip.
- Medion life app works on android version 4.1 and above, the app is at version 1.1.14 , please check you have the latest version.
- Uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
- Factory reset of the plugs
Restore factory settings
− Select the adaptor in the device list.
− Click the button to open the settings menu for theadaptor.
− Click Reset and confirm your input with Confirm in the pop-up message.
When the factory settings have been restored, the status LED will blink. The adaptor has now been
reset and is ready to be connected to a network again.
Whilst we would endehavor to have our Medion Life app to work flawlwessly with our products, some reviewer mentioned using another app to control the plugs (Tuya smart app). We can't obviously support third party app but in the spirit of getting things to work , all options can be discussed.
If you are still experiencing issues , please let me know, we will consider further options. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
on 29.08.2019 10:41
you have written
Medion life app works on android version 4.1
But in the manual is:
Smartphone/Tablet with at least iOS 8.0 or Android 5.0• WLAN-enabled router (2.4 GHz)
what else can help. the clock / date from the smartphone / tablet should be synchronous with the internet time. please set the smartphone like this. that has helped in other app's with wlan/cloud server problems already.
29.08.2019 13:11 - edited 29.08.2019 13:37
Thank you @Fishtown !
Normally it's just one of the plugs (not sure exactly when they go offline, just when Google Home advises that a plus is not responding), but last night I noticed all 4 were offline and I had to remove & re-connect all. The only thing that happened recently was a heater serviceman turned off the mains power to do a repair and after that I noticed they were offline
Also yes, my mobile is set to "Automatic date & time - use network-provided time"
on 29.08.2019 13:34
Hi @TPFLegionaire, thanks for replying !
a) my apps are set to automatically update and I have checked and have 1.1.14
b) I have now uninstalled & reinstalled Medion Life
c) I have now factory reset all the smart plugs
Before I try Tuya, I'll give this a week or two and see if it's fixed the issue
Thanks for the suggestions & I'll keep you posted !
01.09.2019 11:46 - edited 01.09.2019 11:47
Ok, now all plugs are "offline" unless I switch my phone to my 2.4GHz network (previously I didn't have to). Now the Medion Life app can see them but Google cannot.
I removed one of the smart plugs from the Medion Life app by clicking reset and now I cannot get it connected to the app. I hold the power button until it starts flashing then start the search in the app. The app turns it off and then on again but it doesn't find the plug and reaches 100% without finding it.
PS I also tried the Tuya app, but the same result
on 01.09.2019 12:54
Connect your smartphone/mobile device to the same WLAN network that you want to connect the adaptor to
The adaptor works only a 2,4 Ghz network
what can you do now!
provided your smartphone has Wi-Fi and is on the internet
Reboot (On Off) your Router
delete (with cache) and reinstall the Medion Life App
on 02.09.2019 11:36
After flushing the cache, cleaning data and then uninstalling and re-installing, I managed to get one of the 4 plugs registered with the app, but the others remained stubborn and didn't want to be found. I eventually gave up, unplugged them and went to bed.
After coming back ~24 hrs later, I attempted to add the remaining 3 plugs and all 3 registered straight away, so now all 4 are back online.
I wonder if leaving them unplugged somehow reset / refreshed the plugs ??