Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

MIUI Tips and Tricks: 9 ways to get the most out of your Xiaomi smartphone

MIUI is one of the popular custom Android skins and while it is not for everyone, its feature-packed behavior usually has some features that we all want on our Android phones. A lot of MIUI features are aimed at better performance and saving your battery life when you need it the most.

Here’s a quick look at some of the deeper settings you should know about in MIUI, which will help you maximize the performance and battery life on your phone when you want to push it to its limits. pay attention That these settings will be applicable to all Indian variants of Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco.

Always On Display

The always-on display is a useful feature on phones with supported AMOLED-screens. However, this feature has been known to significantly impact your battery life no matter what phone you have and how large your battery capacity is.

Here you can find the ‘Always on display’ setting. (express photo)

Hence, you can keep it on when you are near a charging source, or when it is time to top off your phone. However, if you find yourself in a situation where your phone doesn’t last as long as you want it to, one of the first settings you should turn off is Always-on display. When you lock the device it takes off the pixels of the screen and saves you a lot of juice.

Memory Extension

Memory extension or Virtual RAM is a feature that you are more likely to find on newer Xiaomi/Redmi/Poco phones. The setting has been deprecated under Settings/Additional Settings/Memory Extensions on supported phones.

Here you can find the ‘Memory Extensions’ setting. (express photo)

When you have tons of apps open at once and a lot of free storage, you can turn it off to enable 3GB of virtual RAM to see a little more performance.

Refresh Rate

One feature that is common to most Android phones today is the ability to change your refresh rate. For phones that offer 90Hz, 120Hz, or higher refresh rates, users can go to the Performance section under Settings to manually tune their refresh rates.

If you want better battery life then you can lower it and when you want a smooth experience then go all the way up and battery life is not a concern.

Game Turbo

Game Turbo is an entire section dedicated to gamers for better performance and better overall gaming experience. There are settings like performance mode and memory exception here to help you channel your phone’s resources to specific areas when you want to maximize gaming performance.

Here you can find the ‘Game Turbo’ setting. (express photo)

Conversely, you can even turn off some of these features when you want to play games but still save battery life or receive important notifications. The settings can be found under Settings / Additional Settings / Game Turbo.

Haptic feedback and additional sounds

I personally like to keep haptic feedback and additional sounds on on all my phones. The vibrating feedback and simple tones you hear when you lock the screen, dial a number and more complete the experience.

However, these features may not be as important (or even completely irrelevant) to some people. These users are better off turning off both haptic feedback and extra sound which will also save them some battery life. Both options can be found under Settings/Sound & Vibration.

turn off mobile data

A handy setting to leave on when you’re on low battery life and can’t reach the charger soon, but can’t afford to cut off connectivity entirely, automatically turning off your mobile data when you’re on the go. Can save a lot of battery when you are on the go.

The setting can be found by going to the Battery & performance section and clicking the gear icon in the top right.

Here you can find the setting ‘Do not wake screen for notifications’. (express photo)

clear cache when device is locked

Similar to the above setting, clearing your cache when the phone is locked is a good way to free your cache memory and make low-end phones run faster.

However, if you keep re-opening the same app or two, avoid ticking this option where the setting can really slow you down as your phone will load the temporary cache data over and over again.

Do not activate the screen for notifications when Battery Saver is on

This setting isn’t for everyone, but if you’re stuck in a pinch without a charger and want your phone to last longer while connected to data, this is what you need.

Here you can find the setting ‘Do not wake screen for notifications’. (express photo)

battery drain notification

Don’t you hate it when an app ends your phone’s life because of a background task that wasn’t necessary? MIUI battery drain notification is your best friend to avoid such situations.

Keep it on and the phone will alert you when an app is consuming too much battery.