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FRITZ!DECT smart switch often loses its connection to the FRITZ!Box

The DECT connection between a FRITZ!DECT smart switch, for example FRITZ!DECT 440, and the FRITZ!Box is frequently lost. The connection status "Not connected" is displayed in the menu "Smart Home" of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem is solved.

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box

  1. Install the latest FRITZ!OS on the FRITZ!Box.

2 Updating the firmware of the FRITZ!DECT smart switch

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Mesh" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click "Perform update" next to the respective device.

3 Checking the battery level

  1. Click "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Device Management" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Click the button (Edit) for the respective device.
  4. Check the battery level.
  5. If a low battery message is displayed, replace the battery in the device with a new one.

4 Turning off other base stations

  1. For testing purposes, turn off other base stations in the vicinity of the FRITZ!Box.
  2. If the problem no longer occurs then, switch off the other base station or place the base station farther away from the FRITZ!Box.

5 Disabling "Reduce DECT field strength"

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "DECT" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Disable the option "Reduce DECT field strength" in the section "Radio Field Strength".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.