Xiaomi MIUI 8 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Pavan Kumar B.C 0

MIUI is the user interface that is developed by Xiaomi based on Android Operating system and will be used in the Smartphones and tablets from Xiaomi. The company has already released seven different versions prior to MIUI 8, and this was unveiled last month, and the beta version is available for download. This ROM will be launched in India on June 30 along with the launch of Mi Max, which will be coming with many new features. The company has also given a detailed change log of the same and will be rolled out to all the supported devices accordingly.

After the MI Max launch the MIUI 8 was showcased in the event held in Delhi and Xiaomi has already started to roll out the OTA update to its list of devices. This new update will bring many new features and few of them are mentioned below. MIUI 8 will come with the Dual app feature and also the scrolling screen shot which has not been seen on any device before. Xiaomi has priced the Mi Max for Rs. 14,999 for the 3 GB + 32 GB variant and the 4 GB + 128 GB is priced at Rs. 19,999 in India. The device will be available via Mi store and Amazon.in.

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Here are few tips and tricks of MIUI 8 that will be useful to its users.

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What is One-tap recharge and how to use it?

One tap recharge will help in making a quick recharge if you are a pre-paid customer. Whenever you get a low balance, it will be accompanied with a recharge option, wherein you can recharge easily via MobiKwik.

What is the new Calendar feature in MIUI 8?

This calendar application will be changing the color every month when you open it. Nothing much to get from this feature for its user but still it can add colors to the application.

What is Dual app?

Now this is what that interests me a lot! With this feature, you can use two different instances of any application that you have installed from the Google Play store. This lets the users use same applications differently on a single phone itself, for instance, two different WhatsApp accounts can be accesses from one device. Moreover, the user need not install the application twice as the installed application can be cloned. For this, the user needs to head to the settings of the device and tap on the device section and choose Cloned apps and select the app that has to be cloned and activate it.

What are the features of the calculator app?

This auto calculator has many options in it one it is opened. The user can directly convert any measurements or currency. This calculator updates itself daily once it is connected to the net and give the user an accurate calculation. It can also convert weights, volumes, etc. and has a scientific calculator also.

What is Mi Cloud Photo Sync?

This Mi Cloud Photo Sync will Sync all the photos to the cloud and leaves a preview on the phone. This saves the phone storage and lets the user save lots of data.

How to take a screenshot in MIUI 8?

Unlike before, the user needs to hold volume down button along with the menu button to capture a screenshot. The screenshot will be saved in the gallery of the device and can be shared easily via any application.

How to quickly Turn on flashlight?

At times when you need the flashlight in the darkness, it will be annoying to unlock the device and go through all the settings to turn on the flashlight, but with MIUI, the user can activate the flash light from the lock screen just by holding the home key. To turn it off, you can either press the power button or the back key.

How to Mute Ringtone quickly?

When you need to mute an incoming call, you press any of the volume buttons to mute the device; this feature is already available on certain devices.

How to Close Current App?

To close current application, you can hold the back key, and the application will be closed. This feature should be enabled by heading to the settings of the device and tapping on additional settings. Now select the options Button and then open the long press navigation buttons and then choose the option Back after which select the Close current app and then set the long press time.

How can I Auto record calls with MIUI 8?

There are plenty of apps that offers call recording feature, but with MIUI 8, the user can directly record the call without having to install any application. To enable this feature, go to the settings of the device and select the option Call recording settings and turn on the Record call options to start recording.

How to enter Recovery Mode easily?

With MIUI 8, the user can easily enter into the Recovery mode just by pressing the Power button and volume up button simultaneously.

How to enter Fastboot Mode easily?

To get into the fastboot mode, hold the power button and the volume down button for few seconds.

How can I unlock the screen quickly?

To unlock the screen quickly from the lock screen press the volume up button and the return key.

What is shake to rearrange on MIUI 8?

At times the home screen of you device can be messy and you might be finding it annoying to arrange then in order, so this new update came with a feature called Shake to rearrange. The user just needs to shake the device to rearrange the scrambled application on the home screen.

How can I get detailed device information?

To get detailed information about the device, go to the settings of the device and select the option About phone and tap on internal memory. Here you will get the options like Phone information, Battery Info, Usage statistics and Wi-Fi information. Here you will have all the details about the stats and the in-depth usage of the device like the applications that are used more and the time spent on them.

Private message and app

To keep your messages and file manager private or secured, go to that application and swipe the screen downwards to set a password so that you have the accesses to selected applications.

What is App invincibility on MIUI 8?

App invincible is a new feature that can be found on MIUI wherein the user can hide the application that he wants to so that no one else can see them. To hide apps, go to the settings of the device and tap on additional settings. Now here you can see plenty of options from which select Beta features and you can find the option App invincibility. From here you can select the applications that you want to hide and do the same to view those back.

What is QR code for Wi-Fi sharing?

When you enter your neighbours or friends house, you can direct scan the QR code for sharing the Wi-Fi without having to type the password each and every time but on a condition that both the devices have this option.

Pavan Kumar B.C

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Pavan is an Electronic & Communication Engineer, a Gadget freak and has passion towards Photography, Wild life, Sports and always trying and finding new thing in the fields interested. He also collects rare information, which are not in books (mostly about animals), and very much interested in modelling and acting. Loves to spend time with friends, kids and importantly, PETS!

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