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5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know MIUI 5 Can Do
Xiaomi devices are becoming popular due to their unbeatable budget pricing and numerous features. As a result, the MIUI interface is also gaining recognition among Android users. However, some users may find the MIUI interface confusing. To help with this, we have already written an article on 15 great features of MIUI.
After using my Redmi Note 4G for a few days, I have discovered some interesting settings that can be useful in daily use. Now, let’s take a look at these handy tricks.
Also, check out our video on MIUI features and a quick walk-through to see how it differs from stock Android.
1. Long Press Back Button on Lock Screen for Camera
Depending on your MIUI lock screen theme, you may have a shortcut to access the camera directly. But did you know there’s a faster option in the MIUI settings?
In the Settings menu, go to Buttons under Device settings. Here, you can enable Long press Back to take photos and save the settings.
Whenever you long press the capacitive back button on the lock screen, it will trigger your camera and take a picture. The camera automatically clicks an image within seconds of opening the app, so make sure you are pointing at the object of focus while pressing the back button.
2. Change Pulse Notification Light Color
MIUI phones display pulse lights for notifications. You can easily determine if it’s an SMS, a call, or an app notification. However, by default, the color for all notifications is blue.
You can change the notification pulse color in the settings menu under “Notification Light”. Here, you can choose up to 7 colors for calls, messages, and app notifications. Once you set a color, you’ll see a sample pulse light notification to preview it. If you don’t want this feature, you can disable it.
3. Assign Controls to Headphone Buttons
Even if your headphones only have volume rockers, you can use them to shuffle tracks on your MIUI device.
To calibrate headphones, plug them in and open the settings. Select the type of operation and assign buttons. Finally, calibrate the volume buttons and you’re done.
4. Quickly Toggle Between Normal Lock Screen and Music Player
While discussing the impressive features of MIUI, we highlighted its outstanding music player and the simple process of activating lock screen controls for quick music access. To access your music quickly, simply double tap the center ring to enter music mode.
The trick uses the default player in MIUI. However, if you prefer Google Music Player or another player, you need to configure it in the settings. Open the application settings in MIUI and select the option to change the default apps. Choose your preferred music player and save the settings.
5. Get Network Speed on Status Bar
MIUI displays real-time network speed on the status bar. The speed includes both upload and download for Wi-Fi and cellular data. To activate this feature, go to Settings > Notifications > Show Connection Speed.
The connection speed displayed is in bytes per second instead of bits per second. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can monitor your internet using this counter.
Here are some cool things you can do with your MIUI device without installing any third-party apps. If you have any additional tricks, feel free to share them in the comments.
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