Top 11 Ways to Fix Cannot Pair Mi Band Problem

Top 11 Ways to Fix Cannot Pair Mi Band Problem

It is necessary to connect your Mi Band to the Mi Fit app for the first time to use it. If you reset your bracelet, this could cause you some problems when pairing again with the Mi Fit app. If this happens to you, we’ll explain how to fix the Mi Band pairing problem here.

Mi Band users get different types of errors when pairing. While some get “Unable to pair, reset the band and try again”, others get Connect to the app to update. Many users simply get the first Even error on the Mi band.

Do not worry. The solutions mentioned here will help you solve the pairing problem on all Mi Bands, including Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 4.

1. Restart the phone and Mi Band

Whenever you have a problem with the gadget, you should always restart it first. In this case, you must first restart your band, then the phone from which you are trying to pair the band. Mi Band 3 does not offer the option to restart. But you can restart Mi Band 4.

To do this, activate the group. Then browse the options by swiping until you see More. Tap it. Then repeat until reaching Settings. Tap it. Then tap Restart in the settings.

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2. Match correctly

The right way to pair the Mi Band is with the Mi Fit app. You do not need to pair it directly with your Bluetooth. If you’ve already paired it to your phone via Bluetooth, you’ll need to unpair it, as shown below.

To pair it with the Mi Fit app, open the app on your phone. Tap the add icon at the top and select Band.

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3. Unpair Mi Band from Bluetooth

Even if you have not paired the bracelet directly with your phone, you must remove it from your Bluetooth connections. To do this, go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings. Tap your Mi Band and select Unpair or Forget the device from it.

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4. Ungroup Mi Band from the application

Was the group previously connected to the Mi Fit app? If so, you must dissociate it from the application. To do this, open the Mi Fit app on your phone. Tap Profile followed by your group name. Scroll down and tap Ungroup.

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5. Load the tape

Sometimes the Mi Band is weak on the battery, which is why you can’t pair it with your phone. So charge it fully, then try to pair it with your phone. If you can’t load the tape, find out how to fix the load problem on Mi Band.

6. Clear the cache and data of the Mi Fit application

Another way to solve the pairing problem on Mi Band is to clear the cache and data of the Mi Fit app. Clearing the cache or data will not delete any of your synchronized data from the Mi Band. However, all the settings you have customized in the application will be deleted.

To clear the cache and data, do the following:

Step 1: Open Settings on your Android phone and go to Apps & Notifications or Installed Apps.

2nd step: Under All apps, tap the Mi Fit app.

Pro tip: Sometimes closing the Mi Fit app also helps pair the group. Tap Force Close for the Mi Fit app.

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Stage 3: Press Storage. Then tap Clear cache, then tap Clear storage / data. Restart your phone.

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7. Update the Mi Fit app

After several attempts, if Mi Band fails to pair with your phone, try updating the app. Sometimes it’s a bug in the current version of the app. Updating can help fix it.

Point: Learn how to find out if your phone’s apps need updating.

8. Reinstall the application

Many Mi Band users have suggested that uninstalling the app from their phone helped them pair it. Basically, you need to uninstall and then reinstall on your phone.

9. Pair with another phone

Pairing with another phone and then pairing with the real phone also solves the problem on Mi Band. So download the Mi Fit app on the second phone and associate the group with it. Then pair it with the first phone using the Mi Fit app.

10. Associate using a third-party application

The Mi Fit app is not the only app that can connect to your Mi Band 3 or 4. You can also use third-party apps such as the Notify and Fitness or Master for Mi Band app. So, if the Mi Fit app doesn’t connect to your group, you need to pair it using one of these apps. We will explain the steps of the Mi Band Master app.

Step 1: Install the Master for Mi Band app from the Play Store on your Android phone.

2nd step: Open the app and grant the necessary permissions when prompted. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Step 3: Tap the three bar icon in the app and select Settings.

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Step 4: Tap on Connection to Mi Band then on Pair Mi Band.

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Step 5: Select your group. Then tap Own Authorization if the authorization of the Mi Fit app does not work.

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11. Factory reset Mi Band

If the group still cannot pair, you should try resetting it. This will not delete your synchronized data. See our detailed guide to reset the Mi 3 and 4 bands to carefully follow the necessary steps.

If you cannot reset the tape, you must use the help of third-party applications such as Gadget bridge. To do this, install the application from the link below. Launch the app and join your group. Next, tap the three-bar icon and select Debug. Finally, choose Factory Reset.

Try after a while

Sometimes patience also helps. We suggest that you be patient if your Mi Band still does not pair. You should try to pair the band after a few hours if none of the above solutions have resolved the pairing problem on Mi Band.


Own a Mi Band 4? Find out how to make the best use of them with these 7 tips and tricks mentioned in the following link.

Last updated on February 22, 2020

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