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How to change the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band
Smartwatches and fitness trackers are great for monitoring your health, but there’s a good chance they’re replacing your watch. Considering that, the time displayed on your wearable must always be accurate. Unlike an analog watch, adjusting the time is slightly tricky on wearables. So, how do you change the time on a Mi Band? Find out below.
There's no way to change the time on the Mi Band directly. You'll need to ensure the time on your paired smartphone is correct.
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Can you change the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band?
As we’ve hinted in the introduction, changing the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band series is a little more complicated than with an analog watch. There’s no option on any Mi Band model to adjust the time. Instead, like modern smartwatches, the Mi Band line takes the time from the smartphone it’s paired to. In this sense, it’s important to ensure your smartphone’s time is accurate. If your handset’s displaying the right time, your Mi Band will, too.
The process for changing the time differs across major smartphone brands; however, most skins now allow users to search for specific settings within the Settings page. We recommend you search for “clock” to find the corresponding menu on your phone. You can then adjust the time from there.
Time display issues
If the time on your smartphone is correct, but your Mi Band is still displaying incorrect information, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can perform to rectify it.
- Firstly, try restarting your Mi Band.
- Open the Settings app or More menu on your Mi Band, then select System > Restart or Reboot.
- When the device is rebooted, open Mi Fitness or Zepp Life and resync the band. This should fix any time display discrepancies.
- If this doesn’t work, try switching off Bluetooth on your phone to disconnect your Mi Band from the device. After a minute or two, reactivate Bluetooth. When the Mi Band re-pairs, it should display the correct time.
Are you still facing an issue? We also maintain a more extensive list of common Xiaomi Mi Band problems and how to fix them.
You can change your watch face from a digital option to an analog alternative by pressing and holding the clock face and selecting a new clock.