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How To Factory and Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi 5

If you are facing issues such as abrupt reboots, frequent freezing and performance deterioration over time, you can reset Xiaomi Redmi 5 to declutter your smartphone from useless apps and files.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 flaunts a 5.7 inches (720 x 1440 pixels) HD+ IPS LCD display with 282ppi as pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass on top of it for protection. It is a lightweight, slim and compact device that can easily fit anywhere.

The phone is loaded with 2GB of RAM and a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor seated in a Snapdragon 450 chipset. It also equips an Adreno 506 GPU to handle gaming and multimedia department. It operates on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat integrated with its own MIUI 9 for customization.

3 Methods to Reset Xiaomi Redmi 5

Sometimes things go wrong with your device, and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is no exception. One of the ways to fix many problems is to perform a Factory data reset. And this might be the easiest way to solve the problem on your smartphone. Sometimes your problem could be as simple as a software glitch.

Before You Start

  • If you are unable to perform a reset, please charge for 10-20 minutes and try reset again.
  • Ensure any personal data is backed up. As all your phone’s data will be deleted, backing up your entire phone is the smart thing to do.
  • Please make sure you have the Google account (@gmail email address and password) ready to log back into the smartphone once the reset has completed

Hard reset Xiaomi Redmi 5 from Recovery

Hard Reset  Xiaomi Redmi 5 from Recovery

Step 1 – Ensure that the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is powered off.

Step 2 – Press the Volume Up and the Power button together till the phone displays the start-up logo.

Step 3 – Once the XIAOMI logo is displayed, release the buttons and wait till the phone enters the Mi recovery mode.

Step 4 – On the displayed screen, use Volume Down button to go to the Wipe data option.

Step 5 – On the next screen, press the Volume Down button multiple times till the Wipe All Data option is highlighted.

Step 6 – Press the Confirm button to hard reset the Xiaomi Redmi 5, which will also clear the dalvik cache.

Step 7 – When the hard Reset is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.

Reset Screen Lock Xiaomi Redmi 5

Reset Screen Lock Xiaomi Redmi 5 via Find My Device

  1. Open Find My Device and then log in with your Google Account and password.
  2. Select the Xiaomi Redmi 5 from the top left hand corner of the menu.
  3. Choose the Erase Data option from the action menu.
  4. Select Erase Device to confirm.
  5. Enter your Google Account password to reset the Xiaomi Redmi 5.

Factory reset Xiaomi Redmi 5 from Settings

Factory reset Xiaomi Redmi 5 from Settings

  1. Go into the Settings.
  2. Tap Additional settings.
  3. Tap on Backup & reset.
  4. Tap on Erase all data (factory reset).
  5. Confirm you understand that all data will be erased by tapping on Reset phone.
  6. Your Xiaomi Redmi 5 will restart and begin the Factory Data Reset.


The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a bold presence in the price segment, from the vibrant display which makes consuming HD content on it a delight. The cameras on the device are great for clicking pictures under any condition. The metallic body, great design and robust configuration will draw the attention of consumers who seek a powerful device.

Most of the problems that the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has, although not listed above, can usually be fixed by reset. Check out some tips and tricks such as how to frp unlock Xiaomi Redmi 5 which will be coming soon.