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How to Connect Pair and Reset MI Band 2 In Android

How to Connect Pair and Reset MI Band 2 In Android

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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Also read “How to Setup Install and Configure Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Also read “How to Connect Setup and Pair Mi Band 2 for iOS iPAd and iPhones

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Fitness Tracker Review

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.

Option 1:

  • Force stop the “‘Bluetooth Share process” by going into Settings>Apps>Under Running Apps
  • Remove 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.

Option 2:

  • 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:

How to Connect Pair and Reset MI Band 2 In Android

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!

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  1. I am trying to connect MI band2 with my phone but “Band is paired with another person. ask them to unpair and try again” appers

  2. How stupid must they be to make a DEVICE like this working!
    There is not a factory reset option or anything else…
    I use IPHONE… How the fuck am i supposed to reset the mi band!
    Faking xiaomi…. stupid SHIT!
    I paid for this shit! And now i cant use it!

    1. Yes, stupid Xiaomi and their crap iPhone support, so I gave away iPhone to a family member, grabbed an Google Pixel XL phone, and the band worked flawlessly.

  3. Hii. Need help. I have an OPPO F1S and already connected the band with my phone.
    But my watch doesn’t receive any notifications (band alert). It tells me to check mi fit’s permissions.

    Can anyone help me?

    1. If you are using Android Marshmallow or Nougat, then you would need to give all permissions required by the Mi Fit App. Go to the App settings of your phone and allow all permissions.

  4. Hi,
    I connected Mi Band 2 to Mi Fit app, but after a while it disconnected. Then I unpaired it in order to connect it again, but was unsuccessful. Now I can’t connect it, Mi Fit app doesn’t find the Band.
    But in Bluetooth settings it is shown in Paired devices. I can’t find “forget device” there to delete it. My smartphone is Mi Mix.

    1. Try logging out of the MI Fit app with your MI Cloud account and try logging back again.

      1. I did it several times, but nothing changed.
        I can’t delete MI Band as paired device in Bluetooth settings.

        1. Try booting the phone in safe mode and then try removing. Press the volume down button to enter safe mode while rebooting. Do this step at your own risk. Ensure that you log out of mi fit app first.

    2. step 1 : restart your phone
      2. open Bluetooth setting and forget mi 2 band device
      3. remove the mi fit app
      4. again reboot your phone.
      5. turn on Bluetooth and pair with mi 2 device
      6. re-install mi fit app.
      7. sign in
      8. it will show u updating firmware..
      9. wait for finish
      10. enjoy……

      1. The problem starts in step 2. In Bluetooth settings it directs me to MiFit app to forget device. No another option.

        1. I am not clear about ur question. But as you mentioned …it directs you to mi fit app to forgot device, than click on forgot to make the device unpaired. As far as i know if you pair and unpaired the device over and over, also install mi fit app and remove from device and than again re-install it over and over. There are some types of cookies stuck to paired the device properly. Check in setting option to clear app cookies from your device and follow the instruction as mentioned earlier. Hope it will work.

      2. after step 7: sign in, i have to conect my mi band. but still cant connect.

        1. Sometimes if your previous various Bluetooth devices are still added to your Bluetooth device list but not in uses. In that case, even after sign in properly MI2 can’t connect. So, Remove all the unused devices from the list including MI2. Than Turn off and on your BT. Hope it will work. If it still show not connected, please provide snapshot if possible.

      3. Hi I’m having trouble pairing band with Xperia Sony XZ Premium and followed all steps but the step 8 didn’t show and next 2 screens followed, any idea on how to resolve it please

        1. managed to find a fix joanna?
          im having similar problems.

          1. Nope, not with Mi Fit app and all recommendations above. I even provided feedback thru original app and no one had a courtesy to reply.
            I googled it further and uninstalled original app then installed Fix-it for Mi Band 2 app which did everything and directed me to install Notify & Fitness for Mi Band app and now I get all the stats and a bit more through that app. But it still puzzles me as to why the original app would not work, as I even tried t register it on a different email and phone number.

            1. I have or had the same problem, reseted my phone, deleted my account, created a new one, tried it in other phones and that’s a no go. I just realized that might not a problem with the phone nor the app, it seems is a faulty device and since we are unable to physically hard reset the band… it’s more likely going to be recycled… too bad I just acquired too many extra colorful bands 🙁

    3. Plea help me

      1. R u there

        1. Guys the only way to fix this is to un-pair the device from your Mi Fit App. You will need to login with the same username and password, then remove your Mi Band 2 from there.

          Else, you will need to use 3rd party apps which are available on the play store.

      2. I tried all the steps . Do I need to install any other softwarr

  5. When my mi account updated I couldn’t pair it again. O tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app its the same. I couldn’t find it in Bluetooth as well :'(

    1. Uninstalling the app will not help. You need to log out and remove the device from the app first.

  6. İ just brought used mi band 2 and can’t connect to sony xperia x compact. Any ideas?
    Thanks a lot

    1. There are no reset buttons on the device. Are you using the default Mi Fit app?

  7. Hi,
    I have connected my MI band with my phone already and if i am trying to connect with another phone, the band is not getting paired.

    1. The Band can only be paired with one phone at a time. If you are changing phones, log out from the old phone first.

      1. The issue i am facing now is, the watch is in a different place and i uninstalled the app from my phone. so, if i am trying to connect the watch with another phone it does not allow, is there any other way to connect it? because i am not able to login to MI app now so that i can log out first

        1. Install the Mi Fit App again, login with your Mi Account, Remove the device first. Then you can use it with a different device.

          1. Thanks.. Will try doing it again 🙂

  8. Hi I have connected my Mi Band 2 to Mi Fit App. I haven’t used that for very long time and got my phone repaired lot of times. Now I am really confused to which exact account it has been added to. Now I want to reset the Mi Band 2 device and I don’t have any kind of clues to which account it has been added to. What should I do now?

  9. I m Not able to connect my mi band to with Samsung A7 ple help me I HV mi fit application but not able to pair

  10. Hi
    I need help. Yesterday when i started the app MI FIT, i update my MI BAND. After this, I cannot pair the APP and the Band anymore. I supose that the update become a problem. I tryed to pair in other celulars and does not work. The App MI HR works fine. What i can do ?

  11. Hello, I have lost my previous band and just got a new one. I’m not able to connect the new device to my android phone. Would you please share with me some tips how to do it without loosing data from the first one?
    How to unpair the Mi Band 2 from within the Mi Fit App?

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