Tag Archive: MIUI


You can now apply to become a beta tester for MIUI 9

Be one of the first to try out MIUI 9.

Xiaomi is going to unveil MIUI 9 in China on July 26, and if you’re like me and can’t wait to get your hands on the ROM, you’re in luck. Xiaomi has announced that it is looking for MIUI 9 beta testers, with the update hitting the Mi 6, Qualcomm-based versions of the Redmi Note 4, and the Redmi 4X (Redmi 4 in India) initially.

Currently,  [Read More…]

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Top eight features of MIUI 8

Here’s what you need to know about MIUI 8.

MIUI 8 is the largest update to Xiaomi’s operating system in several years, introducing much-needed visual flair in the form of a bold color palette and a host of new features. The operating system has over 200 million users globally, and with Xiaomi soliciting feedback from its community for new features, it is a continually evolving platform.

This update rolled out earlier this year for several devices, including  [Read More…]

How to fix push notifications in MIUI 8

Not getting push notifications in MIUI 8? Here’s how to fix it.

MIUI 8 offers a ton of new features, including a power-saving mode that automatically extends battery life by killing background apps, adjusting system apps’ performance, and limiting apps that drain the battery.

However, one of MIUI’s most common bugs — one that affects push notifications — is still prevalent in the latest version of the operating system, and it seems to inexplicably affect a few  [Read More…]

How to take a screenshot in MIUI 8

MIUI 8 offers plenty of ways to take a screenshot.

There are three different ways to take a screenshot in MIUI 8, and Xiaomi rolled out a new scrolling screenshot feature that lets you capture an entire page. The operating system is slowly rolling out to more phones, and handsets like the Redmi Note 3 that picked up the update earlier this year are now receiving the Marshmallow-based builds of MIUI 8.

If you’re new to  [Read More…]

What you need to know about Dual Apps in MIUI 8

Dual Apps lets you run two instances of an app simultaneously.

One of the headlining feature additions in MIUI 8 is Dual Apps, which allows you to run two instances of an app at the same time. The feature is especially handy if you have two social media accounts and are looking to access them from the same device.

And yes, with Dual Apps, you can run two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. The feature  [Read More…]

How to download and install MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3

With an OTA update underway, installing MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3 is as easy as it gets.

Xiaomi started rolling out the stable MIUI 8 ROM on August 23, seeding the OTA update to the Mi 4i and Redmi Note. The update is now making its way to the Redmi Note 3. If you’re rocking the budget handset, it’s time to make the switch to MIUI 8.

How to download MIUI 8 on  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 now official with Helio X20, 4100mAh battery, and MIUI 8 for just $135

The successor to Xiaomi’s best-selling phone of the year is here.

Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 4, the first phone to offer MIUI 8 out of the box. The phone retains the 5.5-inch Full HD display as the Redmi Note 3, but we’re now looking at a metal unibody design with chamfered edges and much-needed 2.5D glass at the front.

Specs on offer include a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC with ten CPU cores (two  [Read More…]

MIUI 8 now rolling out for Redmi Note and Mi 4i, coming soon for other devices

It’s time for a software update.

After months of beta testing, MIUI 8 is now available for download on select Xiaomi phones. The stable ROM is being rolled out via an OTA update to the Redmi Note (3G and 4G editions) and Mi 4i starting today, with other devices slated to receive the update in the coming days and weeks.

MIUI 8 will be available on these devices:

Mi Max Mi 5 Mi 4i Mi  [Read More…]

Xiaomi unveils international version of MIUI 8

Back in May, we got a look at some of the aspects of MIUI 8, Xiaomi’s new version of its popular Android skin. This was however only the Chinese version, and today we’ve been treated at a look of what the international market is going to be getting. The main and most prominent changes are