Not all Xiaomi devices or the Xiaomi ecosystem were created equal: some of them are tied to a specific region – often China – in such a way that they force you to change Mi Home region to that of this country. This is not a problem if you only have devices from one region, but the system becomes very frustrating when you have devices from multiple regions.
If you have collected devices Xiaomi ecosystem from different regions and you want to control them with your mobile, we have four ways to do this. None are 100% satisfactory, but there isn’t much else that can be done unless Xiaomi changes how regions work on their system.
1. Login and logout every time
Si tienes una aspiradora china, un purificador de aire that requires región de Taiwán y una cámara de seguridad comprada en España, la forma oficial que te da Xiaomi para controlarlos todos ellos en su aplicación Mi Home (a veces llamada Xiaomi Home y antiguamente Mijia) through connect and disconnect whenever you want to change region.
This is an extremely frustrating solution, but a solution nonetheless. To change region, you must go to the section Profile
When you change region, you need return to connect, which can be frustrating if you do it frequently enough. The good thing is that you can sign in with your same account (without having to create a new one) and your home settings are kept, although each region only shows the devices in each home that are active in that region.
2. With Google Home and Assistant
You can link your Xiaomi Home account to Google to access your Xiaomi devices through the Google Assistant. It can be a good solution to keep Mi Home in one region and interact with devices in another region with the Google Assistant, through the Google Home app.
By linking Xiaomi and Google accounts, you can control some devices from the Google Home app and with the Google Assistant
the the disadvantages of this method are two: firstly, you can only control some Xiaomi devices with Google (those in your region) and, moreover, the integration with Google is not as complete as in its own app. That is, you can turn devices on and off, but not see other details or change settings. For example, you can turn on the air purifier, but not see the air quality.
Nonetheless, it’s still a good resource, so you can use some devices in your region with Google and some with Xiaomi Home’s China region. To do this, you will need to use the Google Home app and press Settings in a house. Then touch Works with Google
You need to sign in with your Xiaomi account, then the Google and Xiaomi accounts will be linked. Google will recognize certain devices and allow you add them to houses and rooms and Google Home.
When you’re done, you can control these devices from the Google Home app or by voice, by asking the Google Assistant. The list of available commands is usually pretty basic, limited to on, off, and nothing else.
3. Cloning of the ‘Mi Home’ application
If your mobile has the functionality of clone appsIt may be interesting for you to create a copy of the Mi Home app to use different regions in each. However, on most mobiles, this function is limited to a closed list of messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook or Messenger.
One solution is to clone the official app: one clone for one region and another for another
One solution is to use an app such as Clone App to duplicate Xiaomi home control app: With two copies, you can use one region in one region and another in another. Cloning an app is very easy, as all you need to do is press + and choose the app from the list. WhatsApp is checked by default, so uncheck it if you don’t want a clone.
After creating your clone, you will have a new icon to open Mi Home on the home screen or, if it has not been created, you can do so from the Clone app by pressing ⋮ and by choosing Create direct access. This system doesn’t allow you to use widgets, but it works quite well.
4. With a modified version of “My Home”
The last and least recommended option is to use a modified version of Mi Home which allows you to group devices from different regions. The app has been modified by this Russian user in such a way that plugins supporting devices from all kinds of regions can be added.
There is a modified version of ‘Mi Home’ with which you can control devices from different regions
This Mi Home mod works as expected, and if you’re lucky and the plugins for all your gadgets are available, you can successfully bring all your devices from the Xiaomi ecosystem together in one place. Now alright logging in with your account in a modified app is always a risk, so always do this at your own risk.
You can download this modified version from its official website (it is recommended to use Google Translate to find the download) and, if not, the app looks and behaves like the normal Mi Home, but bringing together devices from various regions under one roof