Xiaomi has achieved with its smart bracelet what no other manufacturer: extend its use to the general public. It is a fact, the Xiaomi Mi Band is a bestseller since the Mi Band 2. But the bracelet is not without its flaws. For some time now, a significant number of users have been reporting that the Mi Band does not record sleep well . Others claim that it does not even detect it, and many others that it does not store sleep during the day. For this reason we have compiled several methods that can serve as a solution to fix the problems of the Mi Band with sleep.
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All the methods that we will see below are compatible with the Mi Band 2, the Mi Band 3 and the Mi Band 4 as long as they are synchronized with Mi Fit, Xiaomi's application for its smart bracelets.
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- Tighten the strap of the bracelet well
- Make sure sleep monitoring is active
- Be careful with third-party applications, they can conflict
- Activate Mi Fit syncing in the background
- Delete the Mi Band from Mi Fit and add it again
- Format the Xiaomi Mi Band completely
Tighten the strap of the bracelet well
Sometimes an incorrect sleep measurement can be due to nothing less than an incorrect placement of the bracelet. For the Mi Band to collect sleep well, we will have to place the heart rate sensor as close as possible to our wrist .
We can also try changing the arm strap or shaving the measurement area to avoid hairs interfering with the night measurement, given the tiny size of the sensor. Any solution is valid to facilitate the task of the Mi Band when making measurements.
Make sure sleep monitoring is active
The first solution is to use the Mi Fit application to verify that the monitoring options are active. Within the aforementioned application we will click on the Profile tab and then on the name of the Mi Band. Then we will go to the Heart Rhythm Detection section and finally to the Detection method .
The next step will be to select the Automatic Heart Rate Detection and Sleep Assistant option to ensure correct detection and subsequent measurement of sleep. In case it is active, we can try to deactivate it temporarily and activate it again to restore the configuration. We can also play with the different options that the application presents us.
Be careful with third-party applications, they can conflict
The ecosystem that surrounds the Xiaomi bracelet is made up of endless applications that allow us to expand its possibilities. Some of these applications even allow us to take control of sleep monitoring to obtain more complete graphs and data beyond the data provided by Mi Fit. Applications like Notify and Fitness or Tools and Mi Band.
If we have some of these applications on our phone, it is likely that the management of sleep data is carried out through these tools . To prevent Mi Fit and the rest of the applications from conflicting, we will have to disable sleep monitoring in one of the tools that we have just mentioned. That is, if we keep monitoring active in My Fit, we will have to deactivate it from Notify and Fitness and vice versa . The same happens with the rest.
Activate Mi Fit syncing in the background
Managing multitasking in Android is something that generally falls on the customization layers of the various manufacturers. Depending on the brand of the mobile, this management can be more or less aggressive, which directly affects the execution of certain applications in the background. The result of aggressive resource management can lead to the detection of Mi Fit , which has a direct impact on heart rate monitoring.
On iPhone and iOS, the location of these settings will depend on the version of the system.
Reversing this limitation is as simple as going to the Applications section in Settings and selecting My Fit. Then we will go to the Battery section or the Permissions section (it depends on the customization layer), where we will have to activate the Automatic Start option . In the Background or Background Use section we will have to make sure that the Unrestricted option is checked .
Delete the Mi Band from Mi Fit and add it again
Before proceeding with the complete restoration of the bracelet we can try to delete it from the Mi Fit application to add it later via Bluetooth. Simply open the aforementioned application and then select the bracelet in the Profile tab. Finally we will slide to the bottom of the application, where we can find an option with the name of Unlink .
After having completely unlinked the bracelet from the application, we can synchronize it again through the Add device option that we will find in the Profile tab. From this point on we will have to reactivate the monitoring following the steps that we have explained previously .
Format the Xiaomi Mi Band completely
If after carrying out all the steps that we have mentioned, the bracelet continues to report a problem, the most effective solution is to factory reset the Mi Band settings. In models such as the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 the way to proceed is as simple as going to the More section, where we will find an option with the name of Factory Reset .
Before proceeding with the restoration, we must bear in mind that the information related to the number of steps, the amount of calories recorded or the hours of sleep stored by the bracelet will be completely removed from the memory. For this reason, it is advisable to perform a last synchronization with Mi Fit so that the data is reflected in the history of the application .
To accept the restoration operation we will have to keep our finger on the touch button of the bracelet. When it has been restored we will have to reconnect the bracelet with the application so that it is displayed in My Fit.