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Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Since the last couple of months, Xiaomi is a very popular name in the India, and it was all because of its affordable handsets (Mi3 and Redmi 1S) that company launched in its small time presence. In the mean time, company has been expanding its market in other Asian markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, as well as Philippines. With its high-quality products being priced under competitive range, the company is looking to mark its name around the various regions.

Redmi 1S specs sheet includes 4.7-inch (720p) IPS display with layer of Dragontrail glass and is powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. It runs on Xiaomi’s MIUI based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The device also boasts an 8MP rear shooter and 1.6MP front snapper to take incredible selfies.

For the Redmi 1S users, we wanted to share how you can improve your experience by using the Xiaomi’s set of features and apps bundled with MIUI. Here are few FAQs, tips, tricks and useful options that will help you make the most out of one of the best budget smartphones, which has a great set of hardware.

Check – Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review

How to take screenshots on Redmi 1S

The screenshot feature is the same and easy working with the MIUI interface as it is on any Android-powered smartphone. The volume and the power buttons are the trigger buttons, as you need to press them together to take a screenshots, which is saved automatically in the internal storage of the device, and can be viewed instantly from the notification panel. Or you can open the screen that you want to take a screenshot, and then go to the toggle options in the notification panel, where you will find the screenshot option as well.

What is Lite mode and How to enable it on Redmi 1S

Xiaomi Redmi 1S -  Lite Mode

It is a shortcut for navigating from home screens. For this shortcut, you activate the lite mode, and it will save your time in navigation. Go to the settings app, select Lite mode and tap on the Lite mode to turn it on. Visually, the icons and text will be larger in size than the usual as the purpose here is to give you direct access to many things at a time.

How to delete apps on Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Sometimes your mobile screen gets loaded with unnecessary apps and it also gets confusing too, as you have to search a lot to find a particular app. So, if you are looking on how you can minimize that load on your handset, and delete all the unwanted and unused apps, then you are at right place. It is fairly easy to free up a lot of space in your handset. Just hold on to the app and drag it to up to the delete icon, and you will be done. Same step to be followed to delete the other apps on your Redmi 1S.

How to take notes when you are on the call

You can collect all the contacts and notes from your friends at one place. Select the contact and place all the notes under that contact. You can do it easily using dial pad-based note taking available in the MIUI Interface.

How to enable clean master feature on Redmi 1S

Xiaomi Redmi 1S -  Clean Master

If you find your handset slow in performance, you should straight away understand that it is overburdened and need cleaning. Xiaomi Redmi 1S has a simple tool for this, aptly named Clean Master. Enable it, and you will have your handset clear up all unnecessary burdening apps and data. It will start performing as fast as new and you will enjoy using your handset. To boost up your device or close running apps at a time, you need to long press the menu button on the left side of the home button, where you will see the running apps, under that there will be the icon of clean master, you need to tap on that and all the apps will be closed.

Is there any Phone manager for Redmi 1S for my desktop or PC suite

Yes, like all the Android smartphone vendors, Xiaomi also provides its Phone manager client for desktop. It will allow you to import as well as export contacts, media, and many other contents. It is available to download on company’s official MIUI forum. Here is the link: http://en.miui.com/thread-30170-1-1.html

How to download large app in Google store using data

By default, Xiaomi Redmi 1S doesn’t allow you to download the big apps from Google Play Store using the data connection. You have to change the permission to the unlimited data, in the settings section of the Downloads app.

How to enable Developer options and turn on USB-Debugging in my Redmi 1S

Xiaomi Redmi 1S - Developer Options

It is fairly easy to do that, first you need to go to settings area, then tap on the About phone section, which will open a new list of options, in that list you need to repeatedly tap on the Android version , until you see something displayed that says you are now a developer. And if you already are, it will display, “No need, you are already a developer.” Now you need to go back in the settings section and tap on the developer options, there you will find the USB debugging option. To enable it, you have to check the box in front of the option, and you are done.

How to apply and delete MIUI Themes

Xiaomi Redmi 1S - Themes

The most interesting thing about the MIUI is that you get try dozens of themes that are designed to personalize and give your Mi phone a great look inside. For that, Xiaomi has its own Themes store, which provides the great collection of themes for its budget-friendly Redmi 1S device. Let us guide you on how you can install and delete the MIUI themes whenever you want. First, you need to go to the Themes store, and select which app you want to install, then download that theme (remember you need to sign into your account, in order to download the theme). Some themes are free, while some will cost you credits, which can be earned if you are actively participating on the MIUI forum.

After, downloading the theme, you have to apply it, and you are ready to go. Though, after using it sometimes, you didn’t like the theme, then, you can always go back to the default theme. For that, you need to go the Theme store, and then go to the local section, there you will find the default theme, open it and apply. So, now you know how to install, as well as delete the themes on your device.

How to root or unroot your Redmi 1S

This rooting process is very easy on most of the Android smartphones, and rooting on the Redmi 1S is not much unique, but a little bit different. This is achieved by flashing a zip file via recovery so that the su binary file gets installed, proper permissions are set and the MIUI stable version number NN.0 is appended to NN.0.1 so that the firmware behaves like a developer version and unlocks the stock root. Root can then be turned on like for developer versions with Security > Permission > Root permission.

This approach does NOT rely on a program like VRoot.exe running on your Windows computer (from which you never can be sure what else it could be doing); only one zip file is installed via the built-in recovery of Redmi 1S. The detailed step-by-step guide can be found on the MIUI Forum.

If you are looking for the stable ROMs, then Xiaomi has provided the full ROM pack, as well as flashing guide on their MIUI website. Currently, there are three Redmi 1S models available in different regions, one is for the China, and other two are for particular and global countries. Here is a link to download ROM for your Redmi 1S: http://en.miui.com/download-226.html

When will I get MIUI 6 for Redmi 1S

During the launch event, Hong Feng, the Co-founder and VP of Xiaomi, said that the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 will be the first to receive MIUI 6 beta testing. In October, all owners of Mi 3 and Mi 4 will be upgraded to the final version of MIUI 6. And Xiaomi Mi 2/2S/2A, Redmi 1/1S and Redmi Note will receive beta testing by the end of this year. So, it is clear that Redmi 1S users would have to wait a lot to experience the MIUI 6 on their devices.

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