How can I use the QuickCare thermometer without the app?

To take a reading with your Kinsa thermometer right out of the box without the Kinsa app, follow this video or these steps:

  1. Click the button to turn on your Kinsa thermometer
  2. Wait for APP to appear on the display
  3. VERY QUICKLY double-click the same button. Think the same speed as double-clicking a mouse.

When the display changes to three flashing lines, it's ready to take a temperature. The button will need to be double-clicked quickly for this to work.

For the QuickCare wireless stick thermometer, we recommend using your fingernail instead of the pad of your finger to more easily double click the button.

The APP message will still appear from time to time, but it won't get in the way of taking readings. To remove the APP message permanently, you will need to connect your Kinsa thermometer with the Kinsa app.

Kinsa smart thermometers are designed and built from the ground up to be used with the free Kinsa app. The Kinsa app powers up an otherwise regular digital thermometer with smart features including temperature tracking, fever and treatment guidance, medication reminders - all designed to help you and your family get better, faster.

To get the free Kinsa app, go to 

You already paid good money for your Kinsa smart thermometer so the app is completely free. There are no ads, in-app purchases, or paid features.

Even if you weren't planning on using the Kinsa app, we suggest trying it out for yourself. You might be surprised by how handy it is! 

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