How to Setup Your Xiaomi Mi Band

by Vishal Toshiwal 25

Mi Band App - English Version

Xiaomi Mi Band is the most affordable fitness band present in the wearables market, though; it is currently available in the China only. While other countries consumers have to wait for this wrist band to launch in their respective countries. Those who have got it, and was looking how they can easily get started with their Mi Band, we have a simple guide for you to follow.

Mi Band App - English Version

Pre-requisites : The application is only compatible with the Xiaomi Mi phones running MIUI based on Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system.

Download :

Mi Band App APK File [Direct Download Link][MIUI Forum Link] , Mi Band App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch [Link]

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can easily setup your Xiaomi Mi Band :

  • First you need to download the Xiaomi Mi Band application (English Version) from the above link and complete the installation.

Mi Band App - Installation Mi Band App -  I Trust this App Mi Band App -  System Update

  • Then, you can check the “I trust this app” if you want MIUI to monitor this app. Note by allowing that, the app won’t ask you to confirm any security or privacy related operation carried out by the app.

Mi Band App - Welcome Screen Mi Band App -  Select Gender Mi Band App -  Select Age

  • If your system is not updated, then, the app will not continue the installation until you have the latest Android 4.4 installed on your device. Though, we were able to escape it (learn more about it, after the instructions end).
  • After, successfully installing the app, you need to sign up for an account, or use your existing Xiaomi account credentials to Login.
  • Then, you would be asked to select your age, height, weight, and set your goals for the day.

Mi Band App -  Select Height Mi Band App -  Select Weight Mi Band App -  Set Goals

  • Now, the Mi Band app will ask for permission to turn on the Bluetooth on your smartphone.
  • Select the Mi Band device when it appears on the app.

Mi Band App - Turn on Bluetooth Mi Band App -  Searching Device Mi Band App - Device Found

  • You need to tap on the Mi Band, when the lights on it started to flash, which will initiate the pairing process.
  • Now your Xiaomi Mi Band is connected to your smartphone. It will automatically sync the data in real time. Keep fit!

Note that we were able to install the English version of the Mi Band app on the LG G3 running on Android 4.4, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based MIUI. That means; the Mi Band is not restricted to the usage with only Xiaomi Mi phones running on Android 4.4 Kitkat based MIUI.

Mi Band App - LG G3 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Though, it is notable that the app installed on the LG G3 was missing the Screen unlocking option while the same option was present when used on the Redmi 1S device. These devices may not support full functionality of the Mi Band, but it still works with those devices.

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?

  • nabeel

    Sir i boughtit miband i have galaxy note 3 can its work on note 3. I registered my cell num as account bt its not opend what do to now .. they asking binding email, and what isbinding email, how to make binding email, pleae help me

    Beat regards

  • John

    Hi, How do you bypass the “Please update your system” step?

  • Cynthia

    Forget mi band account password. Kindly advise

  • lokideangelus

    Hi how did you get the band to work under android 4.3? When its stated u need 4.4?

  • Cynthia

    Not able to access to miband account. KiBndly reset password. Thks

  • Djinn Moto

    You said in the article that we can bypass the step that MiBand app needs Android 4.4 (my Redmi Note is 4.2.2) at the end of the instruction but I’ve seen none so far. Could you please advise how to use MiBand App on JellyBean?

  • Tobbe Lundgren

    Hi. After registration in the app I cannot log on despite 2 accounts registred and the secret login is remembered. I have tried everything for 4 hours and will soon give up and throw away my 2 fitness band. Pls help

  • Carell

    getting the “can’t sign in” error. i created 2 accounts and tried on 3 ifferent smartphones (android 4.4.4 and 5.0). No luck.

    Can some one please help?


    • Robin

      can’t sign in, why?

    • kell

      are you have solve the problem?

  • ross

    Tobbe I had the same problem also where I log in and it sits there with a logged in status and doing nothing. What I did that fixed it was to click on the “switch user” and then log in the same account again. After that it will print you with the setup instructions like entering your weight height etc.

  • Kent

    How do get the screen unlocking feature on Redmi 1S?

  • mr

    Try to register or create an account in their website using your pc. That will not get sign in error.

  • Dave


    I’m trying to configure the Mi Band with my Ipad 2 but when I try to pair them via Bluetooth, the Mi Band seems not recognizable and no lights turn on.

    Thanks for any help.

    Best regards

    • Rozi

      Dave did you get a fix? This is the exact problem I’m having. It is not finding the mi fit to pair with.

  • engin

    same here, i can’t get past the android compatability issue, and i can’t upgrade to android 4.4 on xiaomi note. what shld i do? i dun see instructions at the end too.

  • jia

    I cant pair up the band with lg pro lite . my bluetooth is not working for the band. How do i go about it blutooth is version 3, but miband is v4. Any solution to it?

  • pithposum

    thank you!!!!!!

  • Jon Y

    Can you guys go into detail about bypassing the 4.4 os requirement?

  • Band is not recording steps but is syncing with phone? What’s wrong

  • Pietro

    For those of you who get the “Can’t sign in” error.
    Uninstall the official app from Google Play and install the tweaked app from the constructor site from the following URL:

    h t t p : // / download / 68548 (remove blanks)


  • M

    How do I turn off the step counter when I am driving in my vehicle??

  • Lisa

    Won’t pair with I phone 6!

  • uma Nakkeeran

    I have samsung note 2. Is mi fit downloadable in ss note2? Cause I wasnt able to even see MI FIT in the app list. I managed to upgrade android version to I was able to see the mi fit app but while trying to download it says not compatible. ….can MI band b used other ohone devices….?

  • kapu prabhakara

    mi band the indicators do not light up when i finish my daily routine of number of steps. the app shows the number of steps completed. redmi2 is my phone. please let me know how i can fix this problem.