How to Use TP-Link Mobile Apps?

TP-Link devices can be managed via two mobile applications – Tether App or Deco App that are used for range extenders and mesh WiFi systems respectively. Here, you’ll learn how to use these two apps. FYI, you can download both these apps from the respective app store of your mobile phone or by scanning the QR code given below. But, it doesn’t matter which mobile device you own, the steps to log in to the TP Link app are the same for both.

Scan to Download Tether App

Tether App

Scan to Download Deco App

Deco App

How to Log in to Tether App?

Given below are the steps that will help you log in to your extender or router using the Tether app and manage it:

  • Firstly, unlock your mobile phone and make it access the home network.
  • Now, launch the Tether app by tapping its icon.
  • Be sure that you are using the latest stable version of the TP-Link app.
  • Thereafter, tap the extender or router icon under Local Devices.

Note: The image displayed on the screen may vary depending on the extender/router model that you want to manage via the app.

Log in to Tether App
  • You will be prompted to log in to your device.
  • So, enter the password you’ve created for your TP-Link device and tap Log In.
  • If your extender or router is still running on the default one, you can refer to the user manual of the device to log in.
  • The Quick Setup wizard or the dashboard of your device will show up.

Do You Know About 2nd Technique to Use Tether App?

Logging in to the Tether app is also possible with the help of the TP Link cloud account. Therefore, if you have one, use the required details to monitor the devices present in your home network. If you don’t, then create one by choosing the Sign Up or Create Account option and filling in the e-mail address and password on the form. You also have the liberty to change this ID.

How to Log in to TP-Link Deco App?

If you own a Deco whole home mesh WiFi system, the step-by-step instructions given below are specially written for you. Read them to learn how to log in to the TP-Link Deco app to manage the mesh WiFi system:

  • Be sure that the Deco version installed on your mobile phone is the latest one.
  • Launch the app and you will see the TP-Link Deco login page.
  • Enter the e-mail ID of your cloud account into the Email field.
  • Thereafter, input the password and select Log In.
  • If you do not remember the password, select the Forgot Password option and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Sign up in case you don’t have a TP-Link ID.
  • You can do it by tapping the option saying “Don’t have an account?”
  • Create your account using the required details.
  • Soon, you will find yourself on the Homepage of the app.
  • Feel free to monitor your Deco network now.
TP-Link Deco App

Differences Between Tether App and Deco App

S.No Parameters Tether App Deco App
1 Purpose Used to install and manage the router, xDSL router, or range extender using Android or iOS devices. Programmed to manage the Deco whole mesh WiFi system using a smartphone or tablet.
2 Supported OS Works on iOS 11 or later and Android 5.0 or later. Requires Android 4.4 or higher version and iOS 9.0 or higher OS.
3 Supported models Archer AXE95, Archer AX95, Archer AX80 routers, RE700X, RE605X, RE650 range extenders. Deco XE200, Deco X50-4G, Deco E4, Deco XE75 Pro, and 15 other mesh systems.

What You Can Do with TP-Link App?

Here’s a list of a few things that can be done with the help of the TP Link mobile applications:

  • Installation of WiFi devices and mesh network depending on the product
  • Live network management to wave goodbye to WiFi bandits
  • Parental Controls setup to ensure personalized internet access for every family member
  • Set filters to block certain websites
  • Check connected devices
  • Configure IoT Network settings and QoS features
  • Update the firmware

Can’t Log in to TP-Link App?

  • Update the app to the latest stable version.
  • Make sure that the app is being utilized on a supported OS.
  • Ensure that you entered the correct details to log in to the app.
  • Verify that the mobile phone or tablet in use has internet access.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the TP-Link app, then open it and log in.
TP-Link App

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