How to reset the Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Learn to restart or hard reset your fitness tracker

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How to reset your Xiaomi Mi Band
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Though the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is a reliable fitness tracker, the odd issue may require you to give it a reset.

Thankfully, unlike some of its rivals, Xiaomi's band allows for either a restart (soft reset) or a return to factory settings (a hard reset).

Related reading: Xiaomi Mi Band 5 release date and rumors

In the steps below, we'll teach you how to reset or restart your Mi Band - whether you want to do so from the tracker itself or through the Mi companion app.

How to reset the Xiaomi Mi Band 4

How to reset the Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Restart or factory reset your fitness tracker

If your Mi Band 4 is unresponsive, won't track your steps or is suffering from another issue, you may need to wipe it completely and start from scratch. You can do so from both the tracker and your phone.

Reset Xiaomi Mi Band 4: From the tracker

1. From the Xiaomi Mi Band, swipe up to the 'More' menu.

2. In the 'More' menu, scroll to the bottom and find 'Settings'.

3. In 'Settings', scroll down to the bottom and find 'Factory Reset'.

4. From here, confirm that you want to perform a hard reset by tapping the tick symbol.

5. Your tracker will then vibrate and you'll be asked to pair it once again.

Reset Xiaomi Mi Band 4: From the app

1. Go to the Mi Fit app.

2. Tap on your profile, then on your paired Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

3. Scroll to the bottom and tap 'Unpair', then confirm this again.

4. Your tracker will then vibrate and you'll be asked to pair it once again.

How to restart Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Soft reset

How to reset the Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Restart or factory reset your fitness tracker

If you think your Mi Band is suffering from a mild hiccup, it might be better to simply reboot the fitness tracker - rather than restoring factory settings.

1. From the Xiaomi Mi Band, swipe up to the 'More' menu.

2. In the 'More' menu, scroll to the bottom and find 'Settings'.

3. In 'Settings', scroll down to the bottom and find 'Reboot'.

4. From here, confirm the soft reset and wait for the tracker to restart.