Xiaomi Mi4 is Slow? How to Speed up for Better Performance in 5 Minutes

by Ramesh Adapa 1

Xiaomi is in its way to becoming one of the best manufacturers in the smartphone industry. From its Redmi 1s to the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, it has met every requirement of the end user by expanding the technology. Now everyone is looking forward to the Xiaomi Mi5 device which is going to be release very soon. As per the company strategies, it is launching and releasing the device at regular intervals so as to keep its position safe in the market.

In here, we are going to see the tips for boosting up your Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone. In its lineup, Xiaomi has released Mi4 device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor at a reasonable price. No matter what, the device with its 3GB RAM has seen a good response from the Android users. As we all know that few Android devices perform slowly after few months of usage, so to avoid those issues, we would share few tips with you using which one can easily speed up the device for better performance in just 5 minutes.

Get the Latest Software Update

Xiaomi Mi4 devices come with the Kitkat version, and it has the plan to upgrade for Marshmallow in coming days. But as of now, the Kitkat version is working very well as the manufacturer is releasing MIUI updates regularly for the devices. So, all the users need to check for the latest updates on their device by tapping on ‘Settings>About Phone>System Update’, or you can simply tap ‘Updater’ which can be found in the Tools folder.

Sometimes, the users receive notifications about the system updates and if not you can check manually using the above path. So, now download and upgrade your device to the latest software as it has fixes for the minor bugs and enhancements for the improvement of the performance.

Uninstall Apps

Similar to other Android devices, Mi4 also comes with few pre-installed apps out of the box. In some devices, these bloatware apps cause over-heating and battery-draining issues. So, check the pre-installed apps on your device and if you find anything unnecessary then just uninstall or disable them from the device.

Also, few apps which are downloaded by the user from play store will be unnecessary. These apps will consume the storage space and has an indirect affect on the device performance. So, go through all such apps in your device and uninstall them for the better performance.

Enable Developer Options

The latest versions of the Android have enabled a special feature named ‘Developer Options’ for its users. By default, these options cannot be seen and so you need to enable them manually. Open, ‘Settings>About Phone’ and tap few times on the ‘MIUI version’ until the developer options are enabled. Now you can find these options under the ‘Additional Settings’ in your device settings.

Scroll down the options and find ‘Window animation scale,’ ‘Transition animation scale’ and ‘Animator duration scale.’ By default, all these will be marked to 1X, so now turn them off or else reduce them to 0.5X. Now, you can instantly see the change in performance of the device, and the user can go back to the previous settings at any time by reversing the process.

Also, you can limit the background process on your device by tapping on ‘Background Process Limit’ and select your desired option.

Performance Mode

To improve the device performance you can enable the performance mode in your device. But by enabling this battery drains faster as the device is in high-performance mode. So, if you wish to have higher performance then you need to enable this option under ‘Settings>Additional Settings>Battery & Performance>Power settings.’ But do remember that, by enabling the performance mode battery will discharge soon.

Under ‘Battery Performance’ you can also find ‘System animations’ option where you can choose for ‘Hide system animations’ to gear up the functionality of the device.

Disable Widgets and Live Wallpapers

Widgets may perform certain useful tasks for the users but at the same time, they keep more pressure on the processor which results the lag of performance. So, we advise you not to use any widgets or limit them to just one or two. Live Wallpapers also have affect on the processor as it uses internet and causes performance issues. So, you have to use normal wallpapers instead of Live Wallpapers so as to improve the functionality of the device.

Remove App Cache and Wipe Cache Partition

The simple thing all the users can do is to remove cache stored in the apps. The cache may become responsible for the slower performance of the device. So, it is better to remove it early by opening each app in your ‘installed apps’ section and tap on ‘Clear Cache’.

Also, you can clean the cache stored in the device using the Wipe cache from recovery mode. To enter into recovery mode, you need to turn off the device and hold Volume Up and power button at the same time until you see Mi Logo. Then release the power button and keep pressing the volume up button until you see the recovery mode. In here, you need to use volume buttons for the navigation and power rocker for confirming the selection.

Now, go for ‘English’ and ‘Wipe Reset’ options using volume and power buttons. In here, select and confirm ‘Wipe Cache’ to remove the cache from the entire device. After sometime, go for ‘Reboot’ and that’s all the cache gets removed from the device.

Factory reset

The users can opt for factory reset when the device is slow in performance. But, one should take the back up of all the data present in the phone as this task will erase the data from the device. Now, you need to get your phone into recovery mode as explained above. Then, select and confirm, ‘Wipe All Data’ and then ‘Yes.’ That’s all; factory reset is completed and Reboot the device to have a brand-new phone in your hands.

Another way to perform this task is by opening ‘Settings>Backup & Reset>Factory Data Reset>Reset Device>Erase Everything>Ok’ and within few seconds the task will be completed. Now, you will have a new device in your hand with no data and with better performance.

Few more tips

To improve the device performance, you need to turn off the WiFi, Bluetooth and data connections whenever not in use. Do not attempt for multi-tasking on the device by opening several apps all at once as it may hang the device. Always use original battery chargers for charging the device so as to get longer battery life.

In case, if you have any other performance issues with your Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone, then feel free to write us down in the comments section below, as we try to resolve them for you.

Full Xiaomi Mi4 MIUI v6 Tips

  • MIUI 7.2.8

    Why would you do any of that to your Mi device unless you totally broke it yourself?

    Mi4 is different from most flagships in that even with the same hardware it runs MIUI which lets your device have much better performance for much longer with many power and memory saving features. The “bloatware” of MIUI is easily deleted and you get a cool explosion for each one you kill off. No rooting or super mode necessary like any other AOSP rom. (cough) Touchwiz (cough) Even after a year your Mi4 should not have any problems.

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