how to change wifi on kwikset halo lock

How to change WiFi on Kwikset Halo Lock? That will depend on your Halo Lock’s status.

Usually, changing the Wi-Fi is not very complicated and requires only a few taps and clicks.

Changing the Wi-Fi on a Kwikset Halo Lock requires you to first delete the old Wi-Fi’s details, which must be done through the app, performing a partial network reset or a full reset in more severe cases. Then, connecting it to a new Wi-Fi requires the Kwikset app or a smart home system.

Since there are three ways of resetting the Kwikset Halo Lock to forget old Wi-Fi details, we will cover them and explain the differences.

The most simple resetting method will do the trick when you are lucky.

How To Change WiFi On Kwikset Halo Lock

how change wifi on the kwikset lock

When you need to change Wi-Fi on Kwikset Lock, you must check what model your lock is.

Some models have more than one option for doing that. Other models, though, will require you to reset the whole system. 

The best scenario is when you can easily change Wi-Fi settings using the app.

We will split this article into two parts: the first deals with forgetting the old network credentials, and the second will help you connect to a new Wi-Fi.

How To Erase Old Network Settings On Halo Lock

If you want to change the Wi-Fi settings on your Kwikset Halo Lock, it is necessary to erase the old credentials.

Unfortunately, adding a new wireless network and switching between them is impossible.

Method #1: Do A Network Reset

a network reset

The most widespread method of forgetting old Wi-Fi credentials on the Halo lock is a network reset on the device itself.

However, it will only eliminate the old network information from the lock if performed correctly.

  1. Press the A button 10 seconds straight
  2. An amber LED will light up along with a short beep
  3. Tap the Program Button quickly
  4. A green light and a long beep will follow

Method #2: Erase Wi-Fi Settings Via The App

The Halo lock is designed to work specifically with the Halo app. That means it should be possible to change Wi-Fi settings through it.

Since there are many variations of the Halo lock, not all models will work the same. 

Follow the steps to erase your Halo Lock’s Wi-Fi settings on the app:

  1. Open the app
  2. Find your connected locks
  3. Tap the Halo lock that needs to change network settings
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. If available, select Wi-Fi settings
  6. Disconnect the lock from the current Wi-Fi

Method #3: Fully Reset The Halo Lock

fully reset the halo lock

Sometimes the other two methods are unavailable or do not work to reset the Wi-Fi settings.

If they do not work, something might be wrong with the lock.

In that case, a good old reset will solve the problem:

  1. Take the battery out
  2. Press the Program button while inserting the battery
  3. For 30 seconds, keep pressing the button
  4. Release when the status LED is red and the lock beeps
  5. Press the Program button once more
  6. Watch for the LED to begin to flash red and green
Tip: Factory resetting is also recommended when you want to erase all settings from the lock. 

That is great when you move to another house or sell the lock. It is also effective when you are setting up a new network.

How To Connect Kwikset Halo Lock To A New Wi-Fi

how connect the kwikset to new wifi

Once you’ve deleted all the old Wi-Fi settings on the Kwikset Halo lock, you must complete the Kwikset change Wi-Fi process.

If you’ve had your lock for a long time, you might have forgotten a few details of the process.

Preparation Steps

Smart devices such as the Halo Lock have a few requirements when you are setting it on a Wi-Fi network:

  • The network must be 2.4GHz
  • It must be protected by WPA2 encryption
  • Don’t place the lock too far from the router or signal repeater

Some newer smartphones already connect to 5GHz networks.

If the smartphone on which you will download the Halo app is one of those, you must switch between networks.

Reset Your Router

reset the router

A great tip for setting up your Halo lock is resetting the router before doing it.

That is because a few users have difficulty connecting the Halo lock to the network when the router is already processing too much data.

  1. Locate the router’s power button
  2. Hold it for a few seconds
  3. Release after the lights go out
  4. Wait a minute
  5. Turn it back on

Connect The Halo Lock To New Wi-Fi

There are several ways to connect the Halo Lock to a new Wi-Fi. First, of course, the Halo Lock must not have the memory of any Wi-Fi settings.

That is why the first part of this guide consists of deleting Wi-Fi data from the device.

Method #1: Use The Kwikset App

use the kwikset app

The most common method to connect the Halo Lock to a Wi-Fi network is through the Kwikset app.

First, it is necessary to put the Halo Lock into pairing mode:

  1. Locate the battery cover (on the interior side)
  2. Remove said battery cover
  3. Hold the program button for about 5 seconds
  4. The lock will beep, and its button will flash red
  5. Release the button

Once the Halo Lock has entered pairing mode, do the following:

  1. Open the Halo app 
  2. Tap the “+” button to add a new lock
  3. Choose your Wi-Fi network
  4. Enter the password
  5. After a few seconds, it will connect

That’s it! Now your Halo Lock can be controlled through your phone.

Method #2: Connect To Alexa

connect to an alexa

Instead of connecting the Kwikset Halo Lock to the Kwikset App, you can connect it to some smart home system, such as Alexa.

The app features will naturally differ, but remember that Alexa includes voice commands.

Connecting to Alexa also requires putting the Halo Lock into pairing mode:

  1. Locate the battery cover (on the interior side)
  2. Remove said battery cover
  3. Hold the program button for about 5 seconds
  4. The lock will beep, and its button will flash red
  5. Release the button

Now Alexa comes into play:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app
  2. Tap the “Devices” icon 
  3. Tap the “+” icon 
  4. Click on “Lock” among the categories
  5. Choose “Kwikset” as the manufacturer
  6. Follow the next few prompts

Once the Kwikset Halo is connected to Alexa, it will be available to control via the internet.

That means you can lock or unlock the door when you are not home.

Tip: Every time a lock is added to Alexa, it automatically enables voice commands. You can readily ask Alexa to lock or unlock the door.

Method #3: Connect To Google Home

connect the google home

A third alternative to adding a new Wi-Fi network to the Halo Lock is via Google Home.

That way, you can easily integrate all your Google Home devices and create scenes to make your life easier.

As always, it is necessary to first put the Halo Lock into pairing mode:

  1. Locate the battery cover (on the interior side)
  2. Remove said battery cover
  3. Hold the program button for about 5 seconds
  4. The lock will beep, and its button will flash red
  5. Release the button

Then the Halo Lock is ready to connect to Google Home:

  1. Open the Google Home app 
  2. Tap on the “+” icon
  3. Choose “Set up device.”
  4. Click on “Have something already set up?”
  5. A list of devices will show up
  6. Find your Halo Lock among them
  7. A few prompts will show up, helping you to link the systems
  8. Once the Lock is linked, select it from the devices and choose your favorite settings

What We Learned

How to change Wi-Fi on Kwikset Halo Lock? The process for changing the Wi-Fi details of your Halo lock is always the same.

First, you must delete the old Wi-Fi credentials, so the device’s memory can connect to a new network.

Nicole B