How To Reset Leviton Smart Switch – A Comprehensive & Detailed Guide

Nicholas Russell
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How to Reset Your Leviton Smart Switch

Hey there! If you’re having some trouble with your Leviton smart switch, don’t worry; you can make it go back to its original settings in just a few steps. This is called resetting it.

Why would I want to reset my Leviton Smart Switch?

When you reset your smart switch, it’s like starting over from scratch. It forgets all the things it used to do and the places it used to be connected to. But remember, this means you’ll need to set it up all over again when you’re done.

 How do I reset it?

Great question! Here’s how you can reset your Leviton Smart Switch:

Step 1: Press and Hold the On Switch

First, find the On switch on your smart switch. It’s the one that makes the light turn on. Press and hold it down.

Step 2: Keep Holding for 14 Seconds

Keep pressing the On switch for a pretty long time – about 14 seconds. Count in your head if it helps!

Step 3: Wait for the Blinking Light

While you’re holding the On switch, watch the little light on your smart switch. After about 14 seconds, it should blink orange.

Step 4: Release the Switch

As soon as you see that orange blink, let go of the On switch. You’re done with the reset part!

What’s next after the reset?

Well, now that your smart switch is reset, you’ll need to set it up again. It’s like teaching it all the things it needs to know, just like when you first got it.

How to Remove Your Smart Switch from the My Leviton App

If you’ve connected your smart switch to the My Leviton app on your phone, you’ll also need to remove it from there. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open the My Leviton App

Find the My Leviton app on your phone and open it up.

Step 2: Find the Right Smart Switch

Look for the smart switch you just reset in the app. It should be listed there.

Step 3: Go to Settings

Tap on the three dots (like this: …) next to your smart switch. This opens the settings menu.

Step 4: Choose Device Settings

From the settings menu, tap on “Device Settings.”

Step 5: Check Device Health

In the Device Settings, you’ll see an option called “Device Health.” Tap on that.

Step 6: Delete the Device

Lastly, look for “Delete Device from Residence” and tap on it. A message will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to delete it. Tap “OK” to confirm.

Now, your smart switch is removed from the app, and it’s not connected anymore.

What can I do with it now?

You can give your smart switch to someone else or connect it to a different app or device. It’s like starting fresh!

How do I reset my Leviton Decora Smart Voice Dimmer with Alexa built in?

It’s a little different from the regular switch. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press Both ON and OFF Buttons

First, find the ON and OFF buttons on your smart dimmer. You need to press them both down at the same time.

Step 2: Hold for 7 Seconds

Now, keep holding both buttons down for about 7 seconds. It might help to count to 7 in your head.

Step 3: Release When Light Flashes Green

After those 7 seconds, if you see the little light on your dimmer flash green, that’s your cue to let go of the buttons.

Step 4: Press ON Button for 7 More Seconds

Now, press down only the ON button and hold it for another 7 seconds.

Step 5: Wait for Orange Flash

Keep an eye on the light again. When it starts flashing orange, you can release the ON button.

What’s next after resetting?

Once your Leviton Smart Voice Dimmer is reset, you’ll need to set it up again. That means teaching it all your preferences and connecting it to your My Leviton app.

Why Does Leviton Make You Wait 14 Seconds?

Have you ever wondered why you need to press buttons for 14 seconds to reset Leviton devices? It might seem like a long time, but there’s a good reason.

Why do I have to press buttons for 14 seconds?

Leviton does this to make sure you don’t accidentally reset your switch. Imagine if it reset every time you touched a button! With the 14-second rule, it’s pretty hard to reset by accident.


Resetting Your Leviton Smart Devices

So, whether you’re resetting a regular Leviton Smart Switch or one with Alexa, it’s not too tough. Just remember the 14-second rule, and you’ll be back on track in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reset my Leviton Smart Switch?

To reset your Leviton Smart Switch, locate the reset button on the device. Press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds until the LED indicators start flashing. Release the button, and your smart switch will be reset to its default settings.

Will resetting the smart switch delete all my settings?

Yes, resetting the Leviton Smart Switch will erase all your customized settings and restore the switch to its factory defaults. You will need to reconfigure the switch and set it up again after the reset.

Can I reset the Leviton Smart Switch using the mobile app?

No, the reset process for the Leviton Smart Switch is a manual procedure and cannot be done through the mobile app. You need to physically access the reset button on the switch to reset it.

Why would I need to reset my Leviton Smart Switch?

There could be various reasons to reset your smart switch, such as troubleshooting connectivity issues, resolving compatibility problems, or starting from scratch if you want to reconfigure your home automation setup.

Will resetting the switch remove it from my smart home ecosystem?

No, resetting the Leviton Smart Switch will not remove it from your smart home ecosystem. After the reset, you can add the switch back to your existing setup by following the instructions provided by your smart home hub or controller.

How often should I reset my Leviton Smart Switch?

There is no specific need for regular resets unless you encounter issues that cannot be resolved by other troubleshooting methods. Resetting should be done only when necessary, as it erases your settings and requires you to set up the switch again.
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