Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Device Keeps Restarting – What to Do

Though often caused by a simple and easily solvable issue, a reboot loop can be a sign of serious software or hardware problems. If your Redmi Note 4 keeps restarting, here are some of the most common troubleshooting techniques you can try.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Device Keeps Restarting – What to Do

Reboot the Phone

When the continuous reboot issue strikes, you should first try restarting the phone. Here’s how to perform a reboot on a Redmi Note 4:

  1. Press and hold the “Power” button until the screen of your phone goes black.
  2. Once the device turns off, press and hold the “Power” button until you see the Xiaomi logo on the screen.
  3. Wait for the phone to boot up.

If the phone keeps on rebooting, you should try reinstalling the SIM.

Reinstall the SIM

Sometimes the reboot loop happens because the SIM is not inserted properly. To check whether that’s the case, you should remove and reinsert your Redmi Note 4’s SIM. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Unlock the phone.
  2. Press and hold the “Power” button until the screen goes completely black.
  3. Once the phone shuts down, press the cover of the SIM slot.
  4. Pull the slot out and wait for a few minutes.
  5. Reinsert the SIM slot.
  6. Press and hold the “Power” button until the company logo appears on the screen.
  7. Release the button and wait for the phone to boot up.

Clear Cache

Your smartphone might experience a reboot loop if its cache memory is full. To test for that possibility, you should empty your phone’s cache. Here’s how it’s done on the Redmi Note 4:

  1. Unlock the phone.
  2. Launch the “Settings” app from the Home screen.
  3. Tap the “Storage” tab.
  4. Tap the “Cached Records” tab.
  5. Next, tap the “Clear Cached Data” button.
  6. Confirm by tapping the “OK” button.

Factory Reset

If clearing the cache doesn’t do the trick, there might be a serious bug in one of the apps or a system error. Before updating the system, you might want to give factory reset a go. Make sure to first back up your data. Here’s how to perform a factory reset:

  1. Unlock your Redmi Note 4.
  2. Tap the “Settings” app icon on the Home screen.
  3. Tap the “Additional Settings” tab.
  4. Enter the “Backup & Reset” section.
  5. Next, open the “Factory Data Reset” section.
  6. After that, tap the “Reset Phone” button.
  7. Wait for the factory reset to finish.

Update the OS

As the final solution, you might want to try updating your Redmi Note 4’s operating system. You can do it via Mi PC Suite. In order to do that, you will need to have the app installed on your PC. If you don’t have the PC at hand or don’t want to use it, you can check for updates via the “Settings” app. Here’s what the “Settings” route looks like:

  1. Unlock the phone.
  2. Open the “Settings” app.
  3. Enter the “About Phone” section.
  4. Next, go to the “System Update” section.
  5. Tap the “Check for Updates” button.
  6. If a newer version of MIUI exists, your phone will be updated.

Wrapping Up

There is not much to be done if the system update fails to solve the issue. It is highly recommended to take your phone to a repair shop as soon as possible if the problems continue after you’ve updated the OS.

3 thoughts on “Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Device Keeps Restarting – What to Do”

YK Chong says:
My redmi note 4 keep rebooting every second. I took out the SIM card and put it in my old phone. My old phone redmi note 2 developed the same problem. I now suspect this is due to the faulty SIM card. I solved the reboot problem with my note 2after I dismantle the battery for a few hours and restart the phone. But how to I take the note 4 battery out?
michael says:
Thanks Denis, repeated pressing of the power button helped me! I thought that I would need to wait until my battery runs out…
Koksan says:
can’t do none of those things, because phone is always rebooting by itself
Denis says:
TL;DR: Need to break through the reboot loop and clear the cache.

How I did it for my Mi 8 (Android 10, MIUI Global 11.0.4):
I had the same trouble, the phone rebooted once yesterday, then couple of times in the morning, the stuck in reboot: just could not get beyond Mi logo. I kept pressing the power button every 1-2 seconds, then it started to boot. After I could see the lock screen I kept pressing power button about 15 more times, the screen turned off and on as it supposed to, then entered the password, tapped on Settings, pressed power button couple more times, unlocked again, went to About Phone -> Storage -> Cleaner and cleaned up what the phone offered. The issue is now resolved.

esraa says:
Mine keeps rebooting every few seconds I cant clear the cache, i cant go to settings and let it update or anything

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