Mi Volume 5 and Volume 4 Firmware Update failed (Failed)


If you want to update your Mi Band 5 or Band 4 to a new firmware version, you can use the Mi Fit app. If the app shows the error "Firmware Update failed", "Could not update the band - Hold the band closer to the phone" or "Failed" when trying to update your bracelet, you will surely want to know how to fix this error.


In the following, we would like to give you various suggestions for solutions, since a cause is not always immediately apparent.

These tips will help you to transfer a firmware update to Mi Band 5 or Band 4

First, make sure the following basic requirement is met:

Place the Fitness Band close to the phone over which the new firmware will be transferred.

Tip 1: Reboot connected phone

Restarting the app will also restart the Mi Fit app, which may cause the app to better transfer the firmware update.

Tip 2: Uncouple and reconnect Bluetooth connection

Often it helps if the connection between Mi Band 5 or Band 4 and the smartphone is disconnected via Bluetooth and then reconnected. To do so, navigate to the Bluetooth settings of your smartphone and carry out the necessary steps for disconnecting. You can find a sample instruction for a Samsung Smartphone here:

  • Decoupling a Bluetooth device (Samsung)

Then search for Mi Band 5 or Band 4 via Bluetooth and then reconnect.

Tip 3: Reset network settings on your smartphone

Attention! All Bluetooth couplings and W-Lan connections are removed!

You can reset the network settings on your smartphone, which can solve problems and errors with Bluetooth. Please use this guide to do this:

  • Reset network settings

Tip 4: Check permissions of the MiFit app

Last but not least you should check the app permissions of the Mi Fit app. It should be allowed the necessary access. Open the settings of your smartphone and search for "Apps" there. Select the entry and search for "Mi Fit" in the list of apps. Select the app and then go to "Permissions".

Grant the app access to "Location", as this is necessary on new Android systems to use a Bluetooth connection.

After you flip the switch, restart your smartphone.

We hope that you were able to update the Mi Volume 5 or Volume 4 to a current firmware with one of these tips.


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Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.