The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is a surprisingly easy device to use and operate. I have already spoken about How to Setup Install and Configure Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Step by Step in a previous post. Our experience with the unit that we received was flawless. The device setup took us less than 2 minutes to configure after unboxing it. However, a good number of users complained online about connectivity issues and device not being responsive. That too only after a month or two of usage. In this post, I will explain how to connect and reset Mi Band 2 using Android.
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Steps to Reset Mi Band 2 with Android
If your Mi band 2 does not pair after unboxing, try with a different Android device. Ensure that you are using the official Mi Fit app downloaded from the Google Play store. Avoid using companion Apps unless the official app is not available. Take, for example, Windows Phones, which does not have an Official app. In these scenarios, it is better to return the product instead of troubleshooting out of the box issues. In case your device stopped working abruptly, the following steps might help.
- Force stop the “‘Bluetooth Share process” by going into Settings>Apps>Under Running Apps
- Clear any Data that is cached in the process
- Go to your BlueTooth settings and select the Mi band and tap “Forget Device“
- Re-open Mi Fit App and pair the device from the beginning.
- Unpair the Mi Band 2 from within the Mi Fit App
- Remove the device from your Phone’s Bluetooth settings by selecting “Forget Device“
- Remove any cache files or data stores in the Mi Fit App from Settings>Apps
- Uninstall and Reinstall the App from the Google Play store.
Do note that before trying the steps mentioned above, ensure that your device is not paired elsewhere with a different Mi account. See the following screenshot:
This could mean that the device is paired elsewhere and you need to unpair it first from that device first. Also, do follow basic steps like ensuring BlueTooth is turned on. Do try to pair the band with another device using the same Mi account. If you want to start fresh, follow the steps below to connect and pair the device.
How to Connect and Pair MI Band 2 In Android
Like we mentioned before, the initial setup of the band 2 is easy and users should be able to have it up and running within minutes. If this is not the case, follow the steps below to complete the initial setup.
- Turn on the BlueTooth On your Phone or Tablet
- Install the Xiaomi Fit App from the Google Store
- Open the Fit App and Sign in with your Mi-Account
- Select “Add Device” from the App and select Mi Band from the available options
- As soon as the Bluetooth device vibrates, tap the button on the Mi band 2
Also, do ensure that the device is charged after unboxing. In our case, the device only had 20% battery left. This did not stop us from pairing the device. However, it is recommended to charge the device before the initial setup.
Hope this helps. If you have any questions, do drop us a comment in the comments section. Cheers!