How to Reset Security Lock on MIUI Devices

Unlock MIUI Screenlock Protection

In many cases, an Android phone might be locked due to any unnecessary reasons. Few examples: your kid played around with your phone, your friend did a practical job with your phone, you put your pocket into your phone but you forgot to turn the screen off, or might be you simply forgot about the password. Well, honestly things like that might happen in your life.

Instead of saying, “Uh, God! What did just happen?” you can simply read this two cent trick on how to reset your phone’s security lockscreen no whether it uses password, PIN or even pattern lock. I believe this trick works on all MIUI devices either Redmi variants (Redmi 2, Redmi 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, etc.) or Mi variants (Mi 2, Mi 3, Mi4, Mi5, etc.) –  as long as your phone is signed in Google or Xiaomi account and is connected to the Internet. So, please do not panic and do stop your crying then read on.

The Symptom

Usually users have been locked out of their phones when they typed wrong password / PIN / Pattern for five times continuously. This is indicated by a message saying “Phone has been locked.” Luckily, there is a Forgot Password option provided.

The Steps To Reset

Step 1 – Tap on the Forgot Password option at the bottom of your phone screen.

Step 2 – Choose either Google or Xiaomi account. It is, however, recommended to choose your Xiaomi / Mi account.

Step 3 – Now enter the valid password for that account and tap on Sign in button.

Step 4 – Voila! You’ll now be able to enter your phone.

Step 5 – Once you have access to your phone, go to Settings and set up new security protection: password, PIN or Pattern lock.

That’s it. It was easy, wasn’t it?

I hope this two cent tip may come in handy for you. Several people asked me the method to reset screenlock pattern whereas they were locked out of it. The point is, users do not need to do hard reset to their phone, for only getting locked out is the case. Hard-resetting Mi device might lead to data loss.

Anyway, do not hesitate to leave comment in the section below..

  • Sahil Shekhawat

    There is no “forgot password” option on my Mi4i

    • mohammed sohail ahmed

      How did you solve it? There is no recovery also. Only edl mode and fast boot mode.

      • Sahil Shekhawat

        Customer care did it for me. Although, they had to delete all the data. If you know how to boot into recovery mode, you can do that yourself.

        • Gary Lacey

          hi i live in uk, and have cant get back on my phone do you know how i can contact the customer care too?

  • mohammed sohail ahmed

    There is no forgot password option for me in my redmi note 3. What to do now?

  • Abhi

    There is no option forgot password… what can I do

  • Gary Lacey

    hi, i just got the new update for my redmi 3s but now the finger print scanner and password don’t work its stressing me right out as iv’e only had the phone a day as just ordered it from china, i live in the uk and see that on the site the support isn’t for uk so kinda stuck as to who to contact. if anyone could help me it would be very very much appriciated.

    thanks in advance

  • Subhodip Chatterjee

    The “forgot password” option is no longer available.
    Is there another way to unlock the device without losing all the data on the phone ?

    Thanks in advance.
    Subhodip Chatterjee.