Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 16

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Xiaomi has recently launched Redmi 2 prime in India priced at Rs6999. The device comes powered by Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It comes with pretty good specs, if you have purchased this device, then here are few tips and tricks that can help you to access your device easily without any issues.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?
Insertion of SIM in Redmi 2 Prime is simple. All you need to do is switch off the device, remove the back panel. Now, remove the battery and insert the SIM in their respective slots, place the battery back and put the back panel and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your redmi note 2.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Redmi 2 Prime?
Sharing the internet over a device is very simple. To share data on your device, open the Settings, tap on more in wireless & networks. Further, tap on tethering & portable hotspot and click on the hotspot that you want to use. In this, you can also setup the network SSID name and password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.

How to take a Screenshot on my Redmi 2 Prime?
The screenshot is something where the data on the screen is captured in the form of an image. To capture a screen shot on your Redmi 2 Prime, you need to press the lock/power key along with volume down key. The screenshot is saved in the gallery, and if you want a quick access, you can open it from the notification panel immediately after the photo.

How to check for the Android Updates on Redmi 2 Prime?

Redmi 2 prime update

To install updates on your Redmi 2 Prime, open the Settings, scroll down and tap on About Phone. Further tap on system updates, the device checks for updates and shows the details of updates. You can tap on the update button to download and install the update.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the Redmi 2 Prime?

To install an external app on your device, you need to enable the unknown sources app on your device. To enable this on Redmi 2 Prime, Open the settings, tap on privacy, In the Security, tap on Device administration and click on unknown sources to enable it on your device. Now open the folder where the application is present and tap on it to install.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

Quick settings in the notification panel can be customized on Redmi 2 Prime. Open the Settings, Tap on Notification and click on Toggle position. You can press and hold to pick up a toggle and change the position. In this, you can also enable status bar and notification shade options for your notification panel.

What are the tools available on this device?

Redmi 2 Prime tool

The device comes with Mi Account, Mail, Updater, Clock, Recorder, Radio, Calculator, Compass, Scanner, Report Bug and Downloads are the tools pre-installed on this device.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Redmi 2 Prime?

Power saving mode helps in enhancing the performance of the device and improve the battery life. To enable this on your device, Open settings, tap on additional settings, further tap on battery. In the new list, tap on Power and click on Battery Saver. Now click on the button beside battery saver to enable it and tap on OK to save the setting. You can also customize the battery saver option in this window.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Direction, G-sensor, Accereration, Light, E-compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration, Rotation vector are the sensors available on the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the Redmi 2 Prime?

Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights. If you want to access them, you need to enable this on your device. To enable this on Redmi 2 prime open the setting, click on advanced settings, now tap on Notification lights. Further, click on Pulse notification lights to enable this on your device. In this, you can set the light colour for Notification light, calls light and message light.

What are the buttons available on the device and how can you use it?

Redmi 2 prime Buttons

The device comes with two types of navigation buttons, press navigation buttons, and long press navigation buttons. The three capacitative buttons has three functions, show the recent apps tray, launch Google now, Close current app these are the long press actions. You can also set the long press duration by tapping on Define Long press time and select the duration. To enable this on your device, open the Settings, tap on additional settings and now click on Buttons and set all the above options.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Redmi 2 prime?
Screen pinning option is available on the devices that come powered by Android lollipop in it. Redmi 2 prime comes with Android 4.4.4 (Kit-kat), so screen pinning option is not available for this device.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the Redmi 2 Prime?
The device comes with Fleksy, SwiftKey, Weather, File Explorer, Facebook, WPS office and all the google related apps pre-installed.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on Redmi 2 Prime?
No, you cannot move an app from phone’s internal storage to SD card.

What is One Hand mode, how to use it on your device?

Redmi 2 primeOne hand mode

One Hande mode helps you in reducing the screen size of the display so that you can access the complete screen with a single hand. To enable this on your Redmi 2 Prime, Open settings, Tap on Additional Settings and click on One hand mode. Now, in the new list tap on the one hand mode button to enable it. Redmi 2 prime has got a feature where you can set the screen size as there are two screen size options available. To start the One Hand mode, you need to swipe the finger from left to right from the home button to pull the screen closer to one side. You can swipe in the opposite direction to get back in normal mode.

How much is the internal storage on the Redmi 2 Prime?
The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage, and 12.33GB of free space is available for the user.

How much free RAM is available on the Redmi 2 Prime if no apps are running?
The device comes with 2GB RAM, 1.3GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

What are the benchmarking scores of the device?
We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools, and here are some of the benchmarking scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 20917
Vellamo Multicore score: 1254
Vellamo Metal score: 803
Chrome Browser Score: 2000
Geekbench Single-core score: 483
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1444
Quadrant Standard score: 11587

What is Lite Mode?

Redmi 2 prime Lite mode

Lite Mode is same as that of the easy mode option on the Samsung devices. In this mode, all the apps appear on the screen and size of the font is changed to big. To enable this on your device, Open settings, tap on the lite mode. In the lite mode setting window tap on the button beside the lite mode. A pop up appears stating reboot the device to enter into lite mode Tap OK. Once the reboot is done, you will enter into Lite mode. To get out from the lite mode, you need to follow the same procedure.

These are the few question which a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other queries then you can pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.

  • pradheep

    Red mi 2 prime hot spot is not working, when on hot spot its getting error. please solve the issue.

    • Mohd Ahzam

      What is the exact problem buddy

  • pradheep

    please resolve this issue & contact me via email

  • shubham

    Can u tell … If i can move my apps into sd card .?

  • shubham

    Please mail me at shubhamboom42@gmail.com

  • nani

    not opening images in sd card at my gallery normally…..

    • linil

      Your sd card will be a class 4
      get a good one of class 10 or ultra

  • Panneer Selvam R

    my redme 2 prime automatically goes off after 10 -15 seconds even when in use. I cannot find a solution to this in the settings

  • manoj

    account password forget not solve help me

  • Samir Pathan

    how to set pin lock in gellary and other application in my mi 2 prime

  • Samir Pathan

    not a pattan lock

  • Samir Pathan

    4 dig pin lock in application

  • bharath

    in My Redmi note2 mobile changed my mcard 8gb to 32gb.But charge losing with in 5hours.pls provide the solution?

  • Vijay

    My camera dont starts it show error nowadays what to do
    Please mail at vijaylatpate@yahoo.in

  • Pritam Dutta

    Where does go after hiding it from gallery

  • Almas Razvi

    network id tell me wifi enable mi redmi 2 prime plz 7802957174