How to Factory Reset Xiaomi Phone Without Entering Mi Password

Xiami phones have their own user interface based off of the android interface that requires you to enter a Mi password when doing a soft or factory reset. Sometimes a user will forget a password because they have had to change it a lot or maybe it is your child’s phone and they can’t remember the password. In the instance that a user has forgotten their password it is usually thought to be impossible to do a factory reset. But fortunately that is not the case. There are a few simple steps to reset your phone without entering the Mi password.

You will need to restart your phone in recovery mode. If you restart the MIUI 7 or 8 phones in recovery mode, it will allow you to delete all of your data from the phone and reset it to its original factory settings.

Before you reset, you will want to make sure that you backup all of your information. You can back it up to your Windows PC or to the Mi Cloud. This will ensure that once the reset is done that you will still be able to access your data and set your phone up to the way you had it before. A factory reset will erase all of your personal settings and your important information.

By following the simple steps below, you will be able to reset your phone to the original factory settings without the password.

Steps to Factory resetting your Mi or Redmi phone without Mi password in Recovery Mode:

  1. Hold down the power button until the device turns off.
  2. After the device is off, hold down the power button and the volume up button at the same time. The Mi logo will show on the screen.
  3. Use the volume button to navigate the options menu and select “English” by pressing the power button.
  4. Select the option to wipe and reset and then choose wipe all data.
  5. It will ask you to confirm with yes or no. Select Yes.
  6. After the data is wiped, you need to return to the main menu. You will need to reboot your phone from there.

After you reboot your phone, you can download the data that you have saved to either the Mi Cloud or to your personal computer. These few steps can save you from a lot of worry and hassle over a forgotten password.

  • Abhimanyu Gangwar

    The phone gets locked after doing this. This just made the problem worse. Any solution?

    • Massimo Maio

      any answers? I have the same problem…

    • Gino

      Good day I’m having the same problem is there any solution for this

      • Joe Rathinam

        1. Visit;
        2. Click ‘Forgot Password’ on the page;
        3. Enter the Mi ID or phone number/email associated with the Mi account to receive verification code;
        4. Enter verification code to reset password;

        When you start resetting Mi account password, please pay attention to the following aspects:
        1. If you can’t receive verification, please check whether SMS or email is blocked.
        2. It is recommended that you operate on your computer throughout the whole process. After you reset your password, please log in Mi account on your computer first and then log in Mi account on the phone. If you can’t log in on computer after reset password successfully, this issue might be caused by system
        lag. If so, please try to log in one hour later.
        3. To avoid spamming and sustainably use resources, we’ve set daily limits for requesting verification codes. You can receive 5 verification codes within 24 hours in Mainland China and 3 codes elsewhere.