Mi Share Overview — Here’s how to use this file transfer feature in MIUI 11


A couple of months ago, Xiaomi, realme, OPPO, and Vivo announced their collaboration for a cross-brand file transfer technology that lets you transfer files quickly (up to 82Mbps). As per the recent Counterpoint Report, 2 out of every 3 phones sold in 2019 Q3 were from one of the above-mentioned brands, so the cross-brand file transfer technology could turn out really helpful for smartphone users in the country.

Xiaomi has introduced this cross-brand technology as Mi Share on MIUI 11, while other brands in the above-mentioned list are yet to roll-out the new file-sharing technology to their users. We tried transferring large files from Redmi Note 7 Pro to POCO F1, both running MIUI 11 Stable and here is an overview of Mi Share.

You can find Mi Share under the Connection & sharing settings.

The user needs to grant Storage and location access to Mi Share.

Turn on Mi Share and Wi-Fi, go to gallery or file manager, choose a file and tap on send, nearby available devices will be shown.

Tap on the available device, post which you should see a pop-up to accept or decline the file-transfer request.

File transfer starts as soon as the request is accepted, the progress can be seen on either device.

We tried transferring the same file (1.15GB in size) multiple times between both the devices and each time it took between 75-90 seconds to transfer from one device to the other device which is pretty quick considering other wireless file-transfer technologies.

What do you think about this cross-brand file-sharing technology, do let us know in the comments below?


Author: Arpit Porwal

Coming from the Mathematics research background, Arpit keeps an eye on MIUI and Xiaomi products and uses POCO X2 as his daily driver. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.