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Xiaomi Mi 5 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options



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Xiaomi Mi 5 is the successor of Mi4, from Xiaomi, which will also be the flagship device of the company. This device has been unveiled in China and will be available very soon in China, India, Malaysia, Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines and then move to other countries. Interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available in three different versions – standard edition which features 3 GB LPDD4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt, Prime version featuring same 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM but 64GB storage, and the Pro version featuring 4 GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage. The smartphone will also go on sale in China starting March 1 and are priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 21,000), at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 24,000) and CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 28,000) respectively.

The Mi 5 comes with a 3D ceramic body and will be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 820 processor. Apart from these, the device also supports fast charging, which can charge the device up to 83% in 30 minutes.

These are the tips and tricks that will be helpful for the Mi 5 users or even for the people who are planning to buy one.

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What type of charging port on available on Xiaomi Mi5?

Xiaomi Mi5 comes with a USB Type-C changing port which has no plug side.

How to insert the SIM card on your Mi 5?

To insert SIM on Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

The handset supports Dual Nano-SIM slots, and any slot can be set as the main card. Having dual SIM support is always advantageous so that the user can get access to different numbers from a single device.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

Tethering mode is the option helpful to share the data network on your device. To enable this option, Open the settings and tap on More Settings in Wireless & Networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering and portable hotspot and click on Wi-Fi Hotspot. Further the toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also set the password and network name by tapping on set up wi-fi hotspot on your device. A maximum of 8 devices can connect at a time, and you have the access to limit your connectivity also.

How to take a Screenshot on my Xiaomi Mi 5?

To capture a screen shot on Xiaomi Mi 5, you need to press the lock/power key and volume down key simultaneously until you feel a vibration. 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, and it can also be shared.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

To check for updates on your Xiaomi Mi 5, go to 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.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights. Initially, you need to enable this on your device to get access this option. To enable this on Xiaomi Mi 5 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 have the option of customizing the light as you want by selecting the color you want. To do the same you have to go to Additional Settings section, and tap on notification light. There you would find four option, first would allow you to switch ON or OFF the Pulse Notification Light while other options allow you to change colors for notifications, calls, as well as messages.

How much is the internal storage on Mi 5?

The device comes with an internal storage of 16, 32 and 128 GB variants.

Will the device support OTG?

Yes, the device does support USB OTG drive, and it helps the user to transfer data quickly from phone to system or vice versa without having to connect the device every time to a system.

Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

The device comes out of the box with Android Marshmallow 6.0 out of the box with MIUI 7 on top. Being the flagship device of the company the device will receive the future updates also.

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How much battery is available on the device?

Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a 3000 mAh battery on the back that is a good enough battery to last an entire day with heavy usage.

How much is the RAM memory is available on the device?

The device comes with 4 GB of RAM on the Pro edition and 3 GB of RAM for other editions.

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Can the device capture 4K videos?

Yes, the device is capable of taking 4K videos with its 16 Mp camera on the back. It can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps and 720p at 120 fps.

Can I change Wallpapers on the Xiaomi Mi 5?

Yes, you can change wallpapers, effects, as well as move apps, and add widgets to home screen of your device. For this you have to tap and hold the menu button and four options will appear, naming, move apps, widgets, wallpapers, and effects. You can tap on wallpapers to select from the list or can go online right from the option, which will lead you to the Mi Store. There you can browse and select wallpapers from featured, popular and category options.

Will the device support 4G LTE?

Yes, the device will support 4G LTE connectivity along with 4G+ GSM and HSPA. 4G connectivity will bring faster browsing speeds so that the user can have the access to the right speeds. This 4G is now available for almost all the devices that come to the market, be it an entry level or a flagship device.

How to change the font size?

Font size can be changed from the Display option that is available in the setting. In the display, we have to tap on Font size, and it can be set accordingly for the user’s convenience.

Can I add a widget on any home screen on the device?

Adding widgets to the home screen on your Mi4 is pretty easy, you just have to tap and hold on the menu button, then few options will pop up. You have to select the widgets out of those options, and tons of choices will appear in a scrollable list. Select which one you want on your home screen, now drag & drop that icon to the home screen.

How to manage notifications on the device?

To manage notifications on this device open the Settings of the device and 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.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Mi 5?

Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life by disabling the background options on the device. To enable this on the device, go to the setting and click on the option battery. Now, click on Battery mode and tap on the Power Save button in the list of modes. Power saving mode is successfully activated on your device.

How to activate Lite mode on the device?

In this Lite mode, all the apps appear on the screen and size of the font is changed to big so that it will be easier for the elder people to use. 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.

How to activate Child mode on the device?

To activate the child mode on the device, go to the setting and tap on Child mode on the devices. Now turn on the feature and it ensures that the child won’t get access to any other app except the one that they get permission from and keeps files safe.

How to wake-up the device with volume buttons?

This feature helps you to wake up the device with volume buttons when the screen is locked. To enable this on your device, go to the settings and tap on the display. Now select the options buttons and turn on the feature Wake up with Volume buttons.

How to backup and reset Mi 5?

To backup and reset Mi 5, go to the settings of the device and tap on Back-up & reset in the system section. Now tap the Backup & Reset Window, tap on Factory Data Reset option that is at the bottom of the screen. If you want to delete all the data on your device tap on the check box adjacent to Erase store data and click on Reset Phone. Make sure the battery on the device is more than 50% before the process starts.

What is one hand mode and how to use it on your device?

One hand Mode is the option that you see on the phones that come with a big screen. This will make sure that the user has the option to use the device with single hand also. 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 feature on your device, go to the settings and 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. 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. You will be having three different options like 4.5 inches, 4 inches and 3.5 inches from which the user can choose any one according to their convenience.

Does the device have a fingerprint sensor?

Yes, the device comes with an advanced fingerprint sensor. In the Mi 5, the fingerprint sensor is located at the front in the home button. To set these functions, go to the settings of the device and select the option Fingerprint ID. Here you need to set up the fingerprint sensor by following the steps carefully.

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What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?

Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with 16 MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and is also an autofocus camera with dual LED flash. There is also a 4 Ultra Pixel camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture and 1.3 inch sensor size which is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30 fps. The rear camera also has features like phase detection autofocus and OIS.

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