How To Reset Xiaomi Mi 4i? | March 2024

There are various reasons why you might have to reset Xiaomi Mi 4i model. It might be due to device issues, heating issues, or simply because they want to sell the device. However, we are not here to tell you why; we are here to help you reset your device and make it brand new by following some simple steps.

How To Full Format Or Hard Reset (Factory Reset) Xiaomi Mi 4i?

If you want to hard reset or factory reset your Xiaomi Mi 4i device, make sure that you have removed all the data from the device and stored it separately. A full format of the device will remove all the data from the device and function as a completely new device. 

Here are the steps which will help you to hard reset your unresponsive Mi 4i.

Step 1: Click on the device’s settings and then select the “System” option at the bottom of the menu.

Step 2: Select the “Advanced” option to see different options in the drop-down menu.

Step 3: From the “Advanced” menu options, select the “Reset options.” You will get to see various options like restore the network, applications or reset Xiaomi Mi 4i.

Step 4: Click on the “Wipe/Erase data (factory reset).”

Xiaomi Mi 4i factory reset

Source: Hard Reset Mobile

Step 5: A confirmation message will pop up on the screen stating that all the data will be deleted from your device. The data that has been uploaded to the cloud will not be deleted. Select the “Reset Phone” option.

Step 6: A second confirmation will appear. Select the “Erase everything” option.

Step 7: Your device might need your unlock pattern to start the resetting process. Unlock the device with the pattern or the PIN.

Step 8: Your device will restart and will take some time to restore all the applications and factory settings.

Using Google Find My Device

android device manager software

Source: IMyFone Android

You can even use Google Find My Device to reset Xiaomi Mi 4i. Keep your Google credentials handy. Make sure you have an active internet connection. Using Google Find My Device will totally format your device. So beware of backing up your files as you won’t be able t recover after a hard reset from Google Find My Device. Users can even try the ‘Forgot Password’ option using Google credentials if there is a screen lock.

Soft Reset Xiaomi Mi 4i Mobile

When the device shows some simple problems, such as display problems, or camera issues, you don’t have to go for a complete factory reset to fix the phone. A soft reset will do the work. It will fix the device and will not even format your data from the phone. How can you do this? By following the steps stated below.

Step 1: Open the “Settings” app and select the “More settings” option.

Step 2: If you have backup for all the data, then it’s perfect. Else, select the “Backup and Reset” option from the drop-down menu. It will perform a backup before the resetting starts.

Step 3: After the backup is successful, select the “Erase all data” and the “Reset phone” options. However, click on the “Reset phone” option only if you want to erase all the internal storage data.

Step 4: Once you have selected the desired option, select “Erase everything.” It will successfully restore all the factory settings.

Restore For Hard Reset With Recovery Mode For Xiaomi Mi 4i

When a complete factory reset cannot fix the device, it is better to go for a recovery mode for the device. A recovery mode option can fix your Xiaomi Mi 4i in a better way.

Step 1: Turn off your Xiaomi Mi 4i device and press the “Volume Up” and the “Power key” button for at least 15 seconds.

Step 2: After seeing the Xiaomi logo on the screen, release the Power button

Step 3: If you see the “Recovery Mode”, then release the Volume button

Step 4: Now, choose the “Wipe data” option. To do so, use the Volume button for scrolling down the menu and the Power button for confirming the action.

Step 5: After confirming your action, select “Back” and then “Reboot System.” Your Xiaomi Mi 4i device is now set for a hard reset with recovery mode.


What is a hard reset?

A hard reset is a process where the phone deletes all the data from all the device applications. The device functions as brand new with high performance after the hard reset.

What is a soft reset?

A soft reset is a process where the device restores all the factory settings and restores all the data that were in the backup.

Is formatting and resetting the phone the same thing?

No, formatting and resetting are not the same things. Formatting a phone means cleaning up some space for new information. Resetting a phone means removing all the data from the phone.

Why need to perform Factory Reset?

A factory reset not only removes all the data from the device but even solves major device issues that might occur due to corrupted files.


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