How to Reset The Security Mechanism of MIUI Hidden Folder

Reset MIUI Hidden Folders PIN

Do you forget the pattern lock, password or PIN to access your hidden folder in your whatever MIUI device is? Please don’t be panic on this situation. There is always a way to solve any particular problem, including this one. As you may already know it, MIUI 7 has many interesting features but the most popular one is hidden folder. With this innovative feature, users can save their sensitive or may be private files inside a very secure and invisible folder through Mi File Explorer. The files inside it will not only be hidden but also secured. Consequently, users need to enter one of security mechanism they have setup before whether it’s password, PIN, or pattern lock. Usually, if users have activated the phone’s screen lock, then the same screen lock password / PIN / pattern will be used for accessing MIUI hidden folders.

Please read my previous tutorial on how to setup MIUI Hidden Folders.

Basically, it is very easy to reset the security mechanism you have set up – in case you lost the password – in whether Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 2, Redmi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4i or even Mi 5, as long as the same security mechanism as the screen lock is used to secure your hidden folder. So how then? Simply follow my previous tutorial on how to reset MIUI screen lock pattern. Once you have reset it, you’ll find that the PIN / password / pattern lock used for hidden folder has also been reset.

However, you won’t be able to reset Hidden Password security mechanism if you have it different with what screen lock is used. Well, that’s the sad fact that MIUI Hidden Folder feature did not include option to reset its security protection. May be just yet.

  • xiaomi user

    I forgot my hidden folder password and now I cant even change my lock screen password
    as it is asking me to conform my saved password(i.e. of the hidden folder) which I don’t know
    Please it a bit urgent
    my phone is Redmi 2 prime
    I don’t have a screen lock and sadly I cant even change my screen lock as it is asking my hidden folder password or saved password
    how much if I go to service centre to reset my password
    will they do it?
    please help
    Please mail a copy of your reply to my email iamauserofxiaomi@gmail.com

    • Ghazal

      hi. did you find the solution to this problem? i’m also facing the same.