Disabling the Remote Control Function on Kasa Devices

Released On: 2021-04-23 16:17:00Last update time: 2022-05-11 23:25:11

When you download the Kasa smart app on your phone and open it, the app would ask you to log in or create an account. If you have already a TP-Link cloud account then please login directly or you may want to create a new account so that you can control your Kasa smart devices remotely when you’re out of the home.


But what should I do if I want those devices can only be controlled locally?


If your device is one of the following models, then you could make your devices controlled locally only.

For Smart plugs:

HS100, HS110;

HS103, HS105, KP100,KP115

For smart lights:

LB100/KL100 series;

LB200 series;

KL50, KL60

For smart switches:

HS200, ES10

For Range Extender:

RE270, RE370;



In fact, we just need to log in as a Guest account (skip the account creating process) so that those devices would not bind to any account and not connect to the cloud server. You can only control them when your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network that the smart devices connected to.


Here are the steps to log in as a Guest account:

Open the Kasa app, tap on ‘Create Account’, and on the next page click on ‘Skip’ and ‘Continue without account’, then you will log in to the Kasa app as a guest user.


Note: A Kasa account is required to set up and control the following devices. Without a Kasa account, you won’t be able to enjoy some great features including Remote Control, Groups, Smart Actions, Work with Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant, etc.

For Cameras:

All Kasa cameras; 

For smart plugs:




KP400; EP40

For smart lights:


For smart switches:



For Smart router:



So if you have any one of the devices above, you must create a Kasa account to add them to the app and control it. What's more, the remote control feature would be enabled by default on those devices once you set them up, without an option to disable them.

PS: There is an easy way to check whether your Kasa device needs a Kasa account during configuration. You can download the Kasa APP, and log in as a Guest account. Click the + sign in the upper right corner to add a device. Select the model you want to configure. If this Kasa model requires a Kasa account during configuration, the APP will prompt "Kasa Account Required". If don't, you can continue the configuration process.


Hi, I have a Smart plugs HS100, has anything changed with the new firmware? I don't have the option to run it as a guest .....

@Chuguoku if you download the old 2.39 version of the app on Android you can still setup these devices as a guest.