The most popular sports bracelet of the moment is that of Xiaomi , there is no doubt. Like the Mi Band 3 and the Mi Band 5 were a sales success, the small device of the Chinese firm allows us to keep track of our sports activity, mobile alerts, and other tools such as sleep control for a price of the lowest.
However, if you buy it sooner or later you will have to face the dreaded problems when linking the Mi Band 5 with the mobile, something essential for its use. Setting up the Xiaomi bracelet is a simple process, but in some situations it can give us problems that end up taking us longer than necessary. Synchronizing the Mi Band 5 with Mi Fit is the most common.
Problems logging into Mi Fit
The first thing we must do to link our new Mi Band 5 with an Android or iOS phone , as well as when changing mobile phones, is to log into our account. In case you have used Mi Fit before, it will be advisable to use the same credentials, to have the devices already paired. In case we don’t have an account, the easiest thing to do is create it using the buttons below.
One of the most common problems is that our account linked to Xiaomi or Google itself does not finish connecting and keeps thinking all the time, to avoid this we will have to clear the cache and data of the application to start the process again . To do this, go to Settings> Applications> My Fit and within the Storage menu we will have the possibility to erase the cache and all the application data.
Permissions of the Mi Band 5
When we start to synchronize the smartphone and the Mi Band 5 we will have to allow the app access to the storage, as well as the location. In case we do not do it, we will have to do it, we may suffer several problems with the bracelet operation.
To do this, we just have to go back to Settings> Applications> My Fit and from the permissions section grant them at least storage and location. Once this is done, we just have to try to pair the device again, to see if we can now do it.
If we continue to have problems pairing the Mi Band 5 with the Mi Fit , the Bluetooth connection is likely to be the culprit.
The best we can do is tell our mobile phone to forget about the Mi Band 5 within the Bluetooth connection options, so that when we link it again we have everything ready to work well. To do this, you must open the Settings> Bluetooth> Paired devices and click on the Mi Band 5 to forget it and that the pairing problems do not repeat. It is also appropriate that you check if your mobile has problems with Bluetooth.
Reset the bracelet
If you have bought the bracelet second-hand or for some reason it has already been linked with another mobile before, it is best that you return it to its initial state to start the process from scratch.
You can do it from the bracelet itself, entering the “More” menu, selecting “Settings” and clicking on the “Factory reset” option. Doing so will tell you that all the settings will be restored and you can reconfigure the bracelet as if it was fresh out of its box.