Quick Guide To Fix Xiaomi Mi Wifi Problems [Troubleshoot]

Xiaomi is a thriving Chinese smartphone manufacturer who has established a good hold on Indian customers with its best in performance smartphone range and an affordable price tag that comes along when compared to high-end phones of other brands with somewhat similar features. Xiaomi Mi series is one of the mind-blowing smartphone series from Xiaomi when it comes it best in class features and more but it has its share of issues like any other smartphone. For this part, we are going to look at the Xiaomi Mi Wifi problems where I will explain the various troubleshooting tips and fixes that you can follow to get the best of its performance hassle-free.


Xiaomi Mi Wifi problem has been a prevalent issue reported by a number of users and that is what triggered me to write a detailed guide on how to fix this issue. No prior technical knowledge is required as I am going to explain the troubleshooting guide in the easiest way possible. Wifi is something we all know and use. It lets the user connect to a high-speed wireless internet connection which makes it easy to surf and browse the web, download heavy files, movies, play games, official work and more. Xiaomi Mi series have built-in Wifi feature which performs its task by allowing the users to set up or connect to a Wifi network pretty easily. But as I said, the brand has its share of problems. Just to give an overview of the Wifi problem, it can be caused due to outdated firmware, incorrect settings, and credentials, unavailability of the network, etc.

How To Fix Xiaomi Mi Wifi Problems?

Tip #1 – Account & Network Status

First of all, like every other organization that rate their customer based on the response to provide appropriate services, your Internet Service Provider rates their customers based on a number of factors. Starting with payments of previous and ongoing bills, violation of any rules and regulations which comes under Account status. Next is network status which is the availability of internet connection. If you are trying to connect to the Wifi but can’t access the internet, chances are that your ISP has disconnected services due to non-payment of bills. If that is not the case, there must be a power outage for which, ISPs usually inform their customers but it not followed by every ISP. Chances of sudden interruption or disconnection of the internet is a plausible option.

Tip #2 – Fixing Basic Wifi Issues With Toggle Option

It is a universal troubleshooting method for all the routers around the world. In case if there is a problem connecting to the Wifi, you can toggle Off and On the router in an attempt to fix this temporary issue. It works wonders at times and therefore, what’s the harm in trying it.

  1. Drag the notification tray at the top of the screen.
  2. Open the shortcuts window
  3. Tap on the Wifi icon and disable it.
  4. Wait for few seconds and then, try to turn it back ON and see if its connecting now.

If not, then you can proceed with other tips in the bucket full of troubleshooting tips and fixes on how to solve Xiaomi Mi Wifi problems.

Tip #3 – Toggle Wifi Router

If toggling the Wifi feature on your phone didn’t help you connect to the web, try toggling the router instead. Go near the router, look for power button near ethernet port and toggle it Off. Next is to wait for few seconds and then press it again to power ON the router. Check the availability as most of the people will get Wifi access right away. But if you are unlucky in this tip, try to reset the router which is a small button on the hardware that resets it.

Tip #4 – Forget The Connection [Delete SSID]

It is possible that the wireless network you are connecting to has corrupted or that it creates any problem whenever the phone automatically connects to it. Forgetting the connection will delete the password saved thus preventing automatically login to the wireless network. Moreover, it is one of the easiest ways to get the Wifi problem sorted.

  1. Firstly, tap on the ‘Settings’ app on your smartphone.
  2. Then, go to ‘Wifi’ option.
  3. A list of networks will be displayed along with the one you are currently connected to.
  4. Click on the arrow icon on the network you are connected that will give a dialog box.
  5. Select ‘Forget Network’ from the option and confirm.

Now that you have forgotten the connection, wait for few minutes before trying it access it again. After some time, follow the steps as mentioned –

  1. Drag down the notification tray and tap on the Wifi icon or go to ‘Settings > Wifi’.
  2. Search for the available networks and tap on the SSID which is yours or which you want to connect.
  3. Now, enter the password as asked and click on ‘Connect’.
  4. The phone will automatically authorize and obtain IP address and connect when the password is correct.

Tip #5 – Alter APN Settings

It’s unfortunate that you are unable to access the internet on your wireless network even after following the tips mentioned above. But don’t worry because we have plenty of more tips to go throw. Since Wifi problem is a network-related issue, resetting the network can rectify most of the issues and that is called APN Setting on Xiaomi Mi series. When you reset the network settings, it will delete all the passwords saved, Wifi network connected and more but it will surely make the Wifi problem go away.

  1. Open the menu on your phone and tap on ‘Settings’ app.
  2. Now, proceed towards the ‘General Settings’ and look for ‘Mobile Networks’.
  3. Next is to click on ‘Access Point Names’ and click on ‘Menu’ button.
  4. Click on the ‘Reset’ button that will reset the network settings.

Tip #6 – Toggle Airplane Mode

Airplane mode or Flight mode will disable all the networks both cellular and wifi connections temporary. This is an effective fix for any major wifi problem and it is simply easy to use.

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ app on the phone.
  2. Click on ‘Airplane Mode’ and toggle it i.e. enable it.
  3. Wait for few seconds and then, toggle it or disable it again.

Tip #7 – Update The Android OS

Sometimes, the outdated Operating system can pose a problem as it attracts bugs that can stop or prevent you from using some of the features on the phone. Google releases patches and updates for its Android OS twice or more in a year. Now, updating the OS gives your system a performance boost and can resolve any issue that you were having with the old OS.

  1. To check if there is an update available, go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Next is to scroll down the page and click on ‘About Phone’.
  3. Press the first option ‘Software Updates’ and it will search for all the available updates.
  4. If available, install it on your phone and reboot the device and check if the wifi problem is sorted or not.

Tip #8 – Soft or Forced Reboot The Phone

A soft reboot is something where we simply switch off the phone using the power button. It is possible that due to accumulated of apps being used and unavailability of resources, you are unable to connect to the wifi. So, a reboot is the simplest fix to get you out of the pile of apps being in use. For the soft boot, press the Power button until a dialog box pops up on the screen. Tap on ‘Reboot’ and it’s done.

Forced reboot is used when the phone becomes unresponsive due to an issue, for instance, wifi problem. To do it, press the Power button along with Volume Up button and that should trigger the phone to power off.

Tip #9 – Hard Reset

Factory Data Reset is a radical but efficient step. It involves erasing all the app data as well as personal data from the system which in turns, take all of the primary issues away. Before you can perform a hard reset on your device, take a backup of the data required. Now, there are two methods to use when doing a hard reset.

FDR Using ‘Reset’ Feature

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app on your phone and click on ‘Backup and Reset’.
  2. Now, click on ‘Reset Phone’ and enter the PIN as required.
  3. Confirm by hitting the button ‘Erase Everything’.
  4. The FDR is done and the phone will reboot into normal mode.

FDR Using Recovery Mode

This procedure requires you to enter the recovery mode where there plenty of option to choose.
Switch OFF the phone in the first instance.

  1. Press Volume Down, Volume Up, and Power button together and keep it pressed until Android logo doesn’t show up.
  2. Once the logo is displayed, release the buttons and use Volume Up/Down button to scroll through the list of feature.
  3. Click on ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ to wipe all the data from the device.
  4. Confirm it and then reboot the device once the process is over.

Tip #10 – Time to turn towards service center

Well, this is the last method that you can follow to fix most of the Wifi problems. Assuming that it is a software-related issue, the above-given methods must solve the issues promptly but if not, there are chances that there is a hardware-related issue with your phone too. Wifi on your Xiaomi Mi series works with the help of competent components and drivers (software) combined but if there is any physical or liquid damage to the phone, this can result in wifi or any other problems too.

So, if the problem is still untreated, go to the nearest authorized Xiaomi service center. If you are regular at GetDroidTips then you might know why I stress on only authorized service center. It is because these centers will rectify your problem at the earliest. The most important feature is the warranty that will become void if you try to open the phone by your own or any third-party technicians. If your phone is under warranty, it is recommended to visit nearest Xiaomi service center to get it fixed asap.

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