FAQ  > Creating an account

To keep your account safe and to provide an alternate way for you to verify your account, we require that you provide an email address or phone number when creating a Mi Account. This information can also be used to reset your account's password or confirm your identity if you're locked out. We'll never share or use this information in any commercial contexts.

  • Phone number

    We'll send verification codes and important security notifications via SMS to the phone number you provide. Your mobile phone number is a more secure indentifer than your email address, because you have physical possession of your mobile phone.

  • Email address

    We'll send verification codes and important security notifications to the email address you provide. Your address should be an email address that you still use regularly.

- Learn more about using recovery phone and email