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Setting Up Your New Kuna – Legacy App

This article is for legacy app users. Check out this article if you have Kuna App version 2.0 or higher.


In order to set up your Kuna, please make sure it's successfully installed, and the status LED on the bottom left side of your light is flashing red. This means that your Kuna is ready to be set up! If your Kuna has not been installed yet, please refer to our installation instructions.

This video walks you through the process of pairing your Kuna or Kuna Powered to your Kuna account, and the step-by-step instructions are below! If you run into any issues, click the Contact Us button below. 



Step 1 - Download the Kuna App

First, download the free Kuna app from the Apple App Store (for iOS) or the Google Play Store (for Android).

You will need to create an account specifically for the Kuna app. If you already have one, you can skip to Step 3.


Step 2 - Create an Account

When you launch the Kuna app for the first time, it will prompt you to create an account with your email address and password.

Click the "Create an Account" button, enter and confirm your email, and choose a password. You will receive a confirmation email from us when your new account is active.


Step 3 - Sign In

Log in to the Kuna app using your email and password. If you don't remember your password, click the "Forgot your password?" link to reset it. 



Step 4 - Add Your Kuna to Your Account

Once logged in, you will see the Cameras page. Select the Camera Plus button in the upper right hand corner to display your new Kuna.




Clicking the Camera Plus button will prompt you to choose between setting up a Kuna Light, a Kuna Companion, a Toucan or a Smart Socket. In this section, we are setting up a Kuna Light. When prompted, choose Kuna Light from this device selection:



To find out more about pairing a Kuna Companion, click here. To set up a Toucan camera, click here.

Because the set-up process uses Bluetooth, you will need to be close to your Kuna. We recommend holding your mobile device no more than 5 feet away.



If the app displays multiple Kunas, the one you're setting up should have the strongest Bluetooth signal. Make sure you're standing close to it.



Please Note: If you are setting up multiple Kunas, you will need to go through this set-up process for each new Kuna, starting at Step 4. This allows you to set different locations and Wi-Fi networks for each Kuna, if you wish.


Step 5 - Set Your Location

Connecting to your Kuna can take up to a minute. Once the app connects, set your time zone and enter your city (or a city within 100 miles or so) under location. Kuna uses your approximate location to make your light schedule more accurate. You DO NOT need to provide your full address.




Step 6 - Select Your Wi-Fi Network

Click into "Select Wi-Fi Network" to configure your Kuna's Wi-Fi setup. If you don't see your network, or your network is hidden, click "Select Other Network".




Step 7 - Connect Your Kuna to Wi-Fi

Next, enter the password for your local Wi-Fi network. Make sure that your Kuna is able to see a strong signal (by checking the Wi-Fi signal bars next to your network's name). Then, enter the password for your local Wi-Fi network. We recommend enabling our Show Password feature for this step, so you can make sure it’s spelled correctly.



Then, click Set Up Camera. This connection can take up to a minute. Then, the LED on your Kuna will start flashing green, meaning you are successfully connecting.

Once the LED on your Kuna turns solid blue, you're fully connected and ready to go! To get the most from your Kuna, please check out these other help center articles:


Set Up a Light Schedule

Adjust the Motion Detection Sensitivity

Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal

What to Do if Your Kuna Goes Offline

Still Have Questions?

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