If you’re having problems or can’t access your Xiaomi Mi Security Camera 360 via the Xiaomi Mi Home app, then maybe it’s time to perform a hard reset on the camera.
While the camera performs quite well, it may happen that the picture quality lacks or there are other connectivity issues. If that’s the case, you can reset the camera and bring the settings to factory default,
Keep in mind, that a hard reset will bring the camera to default values, and all the settings, accounts, and configurations will be permanently erased.
You need to set up the camera from scratch and re-do all the settings. We’d suggest taking a screenshot of the settings before performing the reset, this way it will be easier and faster to reset it up.
How to Reset Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera 360
First of all, the camera needs to be powered. So, power up the camera using the provided micro USB cable to a wall socket or a plug.
Then turn the camera and access the backside. On the left side of the USB port, you should see the Reset button. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
Once you release it, you should see an orange LED light at the top of the camera, and then the camera starts to move around. This indicates that the reset was done and the camera is in factory default.
If nothing happens, try to reset again but this time keep the button pressed longer. Basically, you need to see the orange light pulsating.
All the recordings, settings, and configurations will be erased. Using the screenshots (if you took them before the reset), re-add the camera to the Xiaomi Mi Home app and do the reset of the settings.
If the indicator light is flashing orange, that means the device is activated successfully. If you do not see a flashing orange light, please press and hold the Reset button to restart the device to enter pairing mode.
Once the Mi Home Security Camera is turned on, please do not attempt to rotate its head by force. If the camera position is incorrect, adjustments can be made through the app.
The lights on the camera indicate the following:
- Steady blue on: connected/device status is normal
- Flashing blue: network error
- Flashing orange rapidly: waiting for connection
- Flashing orange slowly: system upgrade in progress
Installing a microSD Card in a Xiaomi camera
Make sure that the power to the security camera is already disconnected. Adjust the camera lens upward until the MicroSD slot is revealed, then insert the MicroSD card into the slot (the side with contact points must be facing down).
Note: Unplug the security camera before inserting or removing the Micro SD card. You need to use a genuine Micro SD card manufactured by a qualified supplier, with a reading/ writing speed of no less than U1/Class (such as the ones shown here).