With the new update of the Mi Fit app, it is now possible to unlock a notebook or computer just by bringing the Mi Band 3 or 4 bracelets closer. The version 4.0.17 Update came to fix some bugs and also bring new functions.
The long-awaited sensor key function of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version is finally available. After activating the Unlock Mi Notebook function in the Mi Fit application and installing the Mi Blaze Unlock on the PC, the download is free and can be found at the Microsoft store.
However, Mi Blaze Unlock is not available for Brazil, but you can change the region to another country and thus download and install it. Read on for all the details.
How does the feature work?
The procedure is simple to do and is fully compatible with the Mi Band 3 and Mi band 4 wristbands. This new feature basically uses the Bluetooth function to unlock Windows 10.
For example, if a password has been set on your Windows 10 notebook or PC, you can unlock it automatically when approaching the Mi Band. If you find it tiring to keep typing a password to unlock your PC at all times and have a Mi Band 3, 4, or 5, just follow the tutorial below.
- Smartbands Mi Band 3 or Mi Band 4
- The latest version of the Mi Fit app for Android or iOS.
- Windows 10 operating system
- Notebook or PC *
* To use this feature on your desktop, you will need to have a Bluetooth adapter previously configured.
Activating Unlock Mi Notebook on Mi Fit
1- First check if the installation of the Mi Fit app is with the latest version.
2 – After that, open the Mi Fit application> Profile> My devices> Mi Band 3/4> Laboratory.
3 – Activate the option key “ Unlock Mi Notebook “. Then click ” Ok ” to finish.
Creating a PIN on Windows Hello
1 – Open the ” Start ” menu and then click ” Settings ” to display all Windows options.
2 – On the Windows settings page, click on ” Accounts “.
3 – In the next step, select the ” Input options ” tab in the left sidebar.
4 – Click on the “ Windows Hello PIN ” option and then right below, click on “ Add “.
5 – A small window will appear for the creation of the PIN. Then click ” Next ” and enter your Microsoft account password to log into your notebook.
6 – Click on the “ Ok ” button (Internet connectivity is required). Now enter the desired characters in the fields indicated for creating the PIN. Then again, click ” OK ” to complete the PIN configuration.
Note: If you don’t want to include only numbers in your PIN, you can check the box below to enter letters and symbols.
Changing your region in Windows
1 – In Windows from the settings screen, click on the ” Time and language ” tab. Then on the left side menu of the next screen, click on the ” Region ” tab.
2 – Here, click on the “ Country or region ” box to display the list of countries and then choose “ China “.
Note: After installing Mi Blaze Unlock, you can move back to your region.
Mi Blaze Unlock no Notebook / PC
1 – Open the “ Microsoft Store ” application on your Windows notebook (type the name in the taskbar search). Then click on the search magnifier icon, type in the ” Mi Blaze Unlock ” box, and press ” Enter ” on your keyboard.
2 – In the list of applications displayed after the search, click on “ Mi Blaze Unlock ” and on the next page, click on the “ Get ” button. You may need to log into your Microsoft account and enter your PIN.
3 – Wait for Mi Blaze Unlock (download size: 24.91 MB) to be downloaded and installed on your device.
Configuring the Mi Blaze Unlock application on Windows
1 – After completing the steps above, click ” Start ” to open the Mi Blaze Unlock application on your device.
2 – After the example animation, click on the arrow “ > ” on the side of the image to advance until you see the “ Start / Start “ button, click on it to start the pairing process.
3 – In this step, Windows will search for your Mi Band. After a while, the name of your smart band will appear in the list of detected devices. Then click on “ Pair / Pair ” to start the process.
4 – When finished, a small window will open with the description “Let Mi Blaze Unlock pair your device with Mi Smart Band 4”, click “ Yes ” to confirm.
5 – On the Mi Band, press the “ ✓ ” button to confirm and complete the pairing process. Once this is done, you will be asked to enter that PIN you created in Windows Hello.
6 – When the image is displayed with the option to enable or disable the unlock feature, everything will be configured correctly.
Now you can unlock your Windows computer without having to enter your login credentials, just get closer with the Xiaomi Smartband.
The Lab option does not appear in the Mi Fit application: Update the MI Fit application and then update the firmware, so that the lab section appears in the menu.
Does the feature also work on the desktop? Yes, as long as you have a Bluetooth adapter you can activate the Unlock Mi Notebook option on your PC.
After changing the region on the notebook / PC, the Unlock Mi Notebook application does not appear in the Microsoft Store search: After changing the region, close and open the Microsoft Store window again. If it still doesn’t work, change the region to “India” or restart the PC for the changes to take effect.
Will my computer be locked if the Mi Band is lost/stolen or acquires any type of defect? No, you can change your PC’s PIN or password by accessing your account settings.
Is it possible to connect the Mi Band on the cell phone and the PC at the same time? Yes, you can connect to Mi Band with your computer and phone. Because of this, there may be a delay in unlocking the PC.