Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Their solution and bug fixes

Google and Xiaomi partnered together and launched the latest Xiaomi Mi A1 under Android One project. The phone comes with a pretty decent specs and price. It comes with a dual lens camera and a best in class design from Xiaomi. If you are on the lookout of the latest smartphone with the fast update, it is a definite buy. Here we will share the Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Their solution and bug fixes.

Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with the latest Android update Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. If you are a fan of Google, then you would be definitely knowing that Xiaomi Mi A1 will also receive the next major update of Android O and Android P.

Of course, as is the case with any Smartphone or tablet, Xiaomi Mi A1 has its shortcomings too. We have got together some of the common problems in Xiaomi Mi A1 that the users may encounter. We have also given the solutions as to how you can solve the issues. In here we will sort out the problems on your phones such as brightness, performance, Apps Force close problem, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity issues. Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Their solution and bug fixes.

About Xiaomi Mi A1:

Xiaomi Mi A1 features a 5.5-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB internal memory which can expanded upto 128GB via MicroSD. The camera on the Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 5MP front shooting camera.

Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box and a Non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery with Fast battery charging. The handset supports dual sim with 4G on both slot. It comes with connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wifi, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G.

Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Their solution and bug fixes

Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Their solution and bug fixes


Only some Xiaomi Mi A1 users have encountered one or more problems. Most of the handsets have had no problems at all. If you buy a Xiaomi Mi A1, you may not encounter any problem at all.

Brightness problem in Xiaomi Mi A1

Some users are not happy with the adaptive brightness problem in Xiaomi Mi A1.


It is an issue with the software when it comes to brightness problem in Xiaomi Mi A1. The update of software 4.5.3 is supposed to fix it. Still, some users have found this problem to persist. A permanent solution will soon be available. In the meantime, you can download Lux Auto Brightness app from Google Play Store. It is one of the best tools which help in getting a control the brightness feature. Fortunately, there is a free version too available. Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Their solution and bug fixes

Windows 10 does not recognize the phone

Some users have discovered that Xiaomi Mi A1 is not recognized by Windows 10 as a storage device. It becomes impossible to transfer files and another media content. Though the phone can still be charged from PC.


This issue has been resolved. You can manually enable USB Debugging mode by following a few easy steps.

  • Open Settings – About Phone and keep tapping on Build Number several times till a pop-up
  • The pop up will say “You are now a developer.”
  • In the Setting menu, a new option will appear called Developer Options. Open it.
  • Tap on USB debugging to enable it.
  • You may have to reboot the phone once.
  • Plug in the phone and change USB configuration to MTP.

This should resolve the issue and you will be able to transfer the file.

Performance issues (random reboots, stutter or lag, rapid battery drain)

There have been problems like performance issues with the Xiaomi Mi A1 device and we always search the web for How to fix this problem in Xiaomi Mi A1. It goes for rebooting repeatedly and at random. There have been issues of stutter and lag also. Sometimes there is a rapid draining of the battery even when the phone is not in use.


  • Download the Greenify app from Google Play Store. It lists down the applications which are active on waking the phone. Then you can change the settings for these apps. This should reduce the slowdown.
  • There may be a rogue app which could be the cause of the poor performance. Boot the device into Safe Mode. If the problem persists, delete the last few apps you may have installed before the problem started. The last resort is to perform the factory reset. But do the factory reset only if it is necessary as you will lose all your data?

Certain apps and games not working on mobile data

It has been found that some apps when connected to Wi-Fi work very well but when connected to mobile data, they do not perform as well.


The issue is related to APN settings. Follow these simple steps.

  • Go to Settings-more networks-mobile network-access point names.
  • Tap on APN for your network.
  • Change the APN Protocol to IPv4 or IPv4/IPv6.

These settings are present to IPv6. This is the reason for issues when certain apps or games try to connect with mobile data.

Notifications get cleared automatically

It has been noticed that that notifications get deleted automatically from the status bar


This is not the issue of a bug. It is related to battery management. Follow these simple steps.

  • Go to Settings-battery and then disable Hibernation/Aggressive Dose
  • If you want to select which apps send you notifications, you can do it here. . Go to Settings – Battery – Battery Optimization (tap the three vertical dots at the top right corner). Here you can select which apps you want to receive notifications from.

Connectivity issues

Every time one buys a new device, there can be issues with connectivity. Follow the given general steps for connectivity issue problems of Xiaomi Mi A1


Wi-Fi Issues

  • Turn off the router for a few minutes,
  • In the WI-Fi settings of the device, tap on forget the preferred network. Then add the details from scratch.
  • In the WI-Fi Analyzer application, check the level of activity. If required, switch to the different
  • Disable Power Saving Mode in Settings.
  • Ensure that the MAC address for the phone is recognized by the router.

Bluetooth Issues

  • No power saving mode should be enabled.
  • Turn the Bluetooth of your device on and off.
  • If the problem persists, go to Bluetooth Settings and clear the cache.
  • Restart the phone.
  • If there are multiple profiles, then maybe you have exceeded the limit of profiles you can save. Delete old and profiles no longer in use. Then try setting the connection from the beginning.

All the frequent problems and how to fix them have been discussed in detail above.  These are small issues and they should not prevent you from buying a good phone. Almost all these problems are software related. Common problems in Xiaomi Mi A1 makes customers unhappy, therefore, Xiaomi Mi A1 keep sending updates to help with these issues. Just ensure you always have the latest version installed and enjoy your new phone. I hope this article will help you to fix the Most common problems of Xiaomi Mi A1.


  1. I’m experiencing this weird problem with my mi a1 device. When I’m using Youtube and I receive a call , I cannot hear what the speaker is saying, so I have to call back the incoming caller.

  2. I have Bluetooth problems where my Mi A1 cannot pair up with my Pebble watch and the in-car Kenwood audio system. It appears to me that when the passcode is NOT “0000”, then it cannot connect. Great trouble to me to run a day without my bluetooth. I tried to clear the network setting as suggested in some forums but no luck. Fire a case to Google but no response either. Any tricks / hints I can get around?

  3. I recently got this phone nd when I try to download apps from playstore they are sooo slow . No when I do other stuff on YouTube browsing net or torrents it’s very fast . But in playstore in like turtle .. while my other phone are fast in playstore

  4. i have issue with Mi A1 that its Bluetooth was automatically on after off I am turn off and after just 2-3 seconds its on and drain the battery unusually. but to do……

      1. Hi I am facing an issue in my MIA1 Whenever I am calling some one or receiving call my phone automatically go on speaker mode, but speaker icon shows off mode. I don’t know how to solve this please help me regarding this.

  5. My diaper app keep on lagging after every update I don’t know what’s the problem even when I was dialling or making a call automatically my phone’s goes in do not distrub mode.

  6. I have some issue with SMS, it never sending but still received the SMS, every app that using SMS to sending verification it doesn’t work (such as mobile banking app, etc..) change the provider number is the same issue. I have the latest update but nothing changed for SMS.
    Need your help…

    1. that might be related to your phone carrier if you get a new sim, it might be that you need to activate your number or register it in some way.

  7. Hi. i’ve purchased my Mi A1 yesterday,and i can’t download the ” November 2017″ update. it says that ” you couldn’t download” . i don’t know what to do,even i used vpn to solve this problem,it didn’t work again.HELP ME PLEASE.

  8. Hi, i bought mi a1 fews days back., but now i am facing a diffrent kind of problem. Whenever i try to switch it off it shows the switching off sign but does nt switch instead shows the sign for hours if nit attended to. I have to reuusingpressing the power button continuously for few secs. And there is one more prob that it does nt charge untill unless i restart the phone.. It shows the charging sign but does nt charge.. Help me out pls

    1. Facing the same issue couldn’t find a solution…not even an explanation so far…. So called experts who give review for hours are not even touching this question.wilk try out service center.

  9. my brand new Mi A1 freezes after power on at the first screen of the set-up procedure and then it goes into restart loop until the battery is drained. I’ve tried the factory reset, but with no success.

  10. I am facing a problem with December update…after updation I am unable to open mobile data normally and make a call untill I restart my phone

  11. It’s big scam plz do not buy any model of xomi. I bought last month try to catch service centre but bad luck no service centre in market .I trust on you xomi but you are fucking guys

  12. My phone is randomly talking saying the name of every application I try to open, when I click on an app, it shows a green square around it and only opens when I double click, very slow and with a vibration. It is also talking randomly for everything I try to do…It is very weird.

  13. Purchased Mi A1 today. Unable to pair with Honor band 3. I was able to pair it on my old phone. It says “pairing failed” when i try to connect through the app and says wrong pass key if i connect through bluetooth setting. I did chat with customer care and no one could help. Any help is highly appreciated.

  14. My MiA1 gets switched off automatically many a times. Mostly when the device is not in use. What can be the issue? And how to resolve it?

  15. I have xiomi mi a1 and my phone is connecting to WiFi with no problems but after night or phone restart all WiFi passwords are deleted.
    What should I do?

  16. My Mi A1 sometimes frequently freezes untill battery become empty. In the hole time it does not work & response any button and hangs overall. how can I resolve it? plz help….

  17. Hi , I am facing issue in MI A1 like not able to hear ring sound or voice when making calls or receiving calls and also checked that you tube sound is not coming.

    But I can able hear voice when making calls or receiving calls or you tube sound when using head phones.

    Could you let me know what is the problem now?

  18. Hi I am facing an issue in my MIA1 Whenever I am calling some one or receiving call my phone automatically go on speaker mode, but speaker icon shows off mode. I don’t know how to solve this please help me regarding this.

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