The Mi Band 2 does not have any physical buttons to reset the device. The only button it has is a capacitive button meant to interact with the device. So, the complete pairing and unpairing cycle are completely driven by the Mi Fit App. Now, the Mi Band 2 device cannot be paired simultaneously on multiple devices. So, if you want to pair the Mi Band 2 on a different device, you would need to unpair from the device where you paired it originally. But what would happen if your phone received an update or got damaged? When you try to pair the Mi Band 2 with a new device, you will get an error message saying “Band is paired by other person Ask them to unpair it and try again“. Read along to know how to resolve this!
Fixing the “Band is paired by other person” error
Many users have taken a lot of steps, some logical, some unusual. If I go by this post on Reddit, users have put the device in a refrigerator to unpair it. Others have taken logical approaches like uninstalling the Mi Fit App or deleting cache data from the Android system. I have already mentioned these steps in my earlier posts. This might not work and there is a much easier workaround. In order to resolve this, you would need 2 devices which support the Mi Fit app. In my case, I tested it with two Android phones. The phones do not need to be a Xiaomi MIUI based device either. The key thing to remember is that you need to use the same Mi account on both the devices to login into the Mi Fit App. See below:
Login to your second (Android) device with the same Mi account and try to connect to your Mi Band 2. This takes a couple of minutes to progress and you can keep it running in the background. When you do this, you will receive a notification on the original device. See below:
Note: If your original device is not available or damaged, you will not see the above notification.
That is it really. In our case, we signed out from the Mi Fit device completed and uninstalled it from the unintended device. The complete process takes less than five minutes and it does not brick your Mi Band 2 in any way.
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