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How to unlock a Xiaomi phone when forgetting the password or lock screen pattern?

How to unlock a Xiaomi phone when forgetting the password or lock screen pattern?

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-10-22 10089 0

The lock screen password provides a basic protection for our privacy. However, sometimes we may suddenly forget the password or PIN code or the lock screen pattern of our Xiaomi Phone. Don’t worry, we offer you several optional solutions to unlock and reset the password in any Xiaomi phones. Just check the detailed steps below.

How to unlock Xiaomi phone when forgetting password

Method 1: Unlock your Xiaomi phone via Mi account

Step 1. The system will alert you after typing the wrong password five times. Then you can wait for about 30 seconds and try typing the password again.

Step 2. If you still can’t recall the password, you can click “forget password” at the right bottom. Then input your Mi account and Mi account password to unlock it.

Forget your Mi account and Mi account password? You need to continue the following steps:

Step 3. Take out of the SIM card from your phone and install it to another phone so that you can receive the messages.

Step 4. Enter Xiaomi Cloud web and choose “Sign in with Mi Account”.

Step 5. Click “Forget password”. Then you can reset your Mi Account password.

click forget password in Xiaomi Cloud to reset Mi Account password

Step 6. Input your new Mi account and Mi account password to unlock your phone.

Method 2. Unlock your Xiaomi phone via factory reset

If you don’t have Xiaomi Account, you can unlock your Xiaomi phone via factory resetting your phone. However, this operation will wipe all data on your phone, so you should use it with caution. To factory reset your Xiaomi phone, just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Power off your Xiaomi phone.

Step 2. Hold and press the “Volume up” key and “Power” key at the same time until the Mi logo appears on the screen.

Hold and press the “Volume up” key and “Power” key of the xiaomi phone at the same time

Step 3. In the recovery mode, click “Wipe Data” option (Use Volume key to navigate and Power key to enter).

Step 4. Select “Wipe All Data” and confirm it.

Step 5. After the resetting is finished, go back to the main menu and select “Reboot” to restart your phone.

Step 6. Then you can set a new PIN code for your Xiaomi phone.

Method 3. Unlock your Xiaomi phone via Mi PC Suite

Step 1. Download and install the Mi PC Suite APP on your PC.

Step 2. Open the Mi PC Suite APP on your PC.

Step 3. Power off your Xiaomi phone.

Step 4. Hold and press the “Volume up” key and “Power” key at the same time. Then the recovery menu should appear.

Step 5. Press “recovery”.

Step 6. Connect your phone to the PC via a USB cable.

Step 7. The the Mi PC Suit will identify your device and display your phone’s ROM version.

Step 8. Click the “Update” button in MI PC Suit.

click update button in Mi PC Suit

Step 9. Then a new window will appear. Click “Wipe” button. (Note: this operation will remove all data on your phone.)

Step 10. Your phone will automatically restart.

Step 11. Press the ROM Selection button and then choose the ROM you want to flash on your phone.

Step 12. Press the update button to start installing the ROM. Then wait until the installation is finished.

Step 13. Then you can reset the password or lock screen pattern on your Xiaomi phone.

That’s all the solutions. If possible, we recommend you try the first method first, as it will not cause any data loss. However, if the first method doesn’t work, you can try another methods, but you should note that the another two methods will remove all data on your phone. Hope this guide will help you successfully unlock your Xiaomi phone.

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