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. Continue reading “Mi Share Overview — Here’s how to use this file transfer feature in MIUI 11”

POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11 Stable roll out begins]

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days. Continue reading “POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11 Stable roll out begins]”

Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Pixel Experience

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 as of now, and should get MIUI 11 shortly as per the announced schedule. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Pixel Experience”

Xiaomi India announces MIUI 11 Global Stable Beta testing for various devices: Here’s how you can join

Xiaomi announced MIUI 11 Global earlier this week along with Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro in India, and also shared the 4-phased rollout schedule for various devices. As per the official schedule, the first batch of devices including POCO F1, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K20, and Redmi Note 7 Pro will receive MIUI 11 Stable update starting 22nd October. Continue reading “Xiaomi India announces MIUI 11 Global Stable Beta testing for various devices: Here’s how you can join”

How to enable Monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones

Google announced the Digital Wellbeing feature last year aimed at being responsible with smartphone usage. Digital Wellbeing helps users understand their smartphone usage better, app usage timers help users limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times the phone was unlocked each day and how many notifications were received. The Wind Down feature limits notifications and also gradually turns the display greyscale, to make it easier on the eyes and to encourage you to unplug. Earlier, we shared a workaround to enable Digital Wellbeing, and now we are sharing a workaround to enable monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones Continue reading “How to enable Monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones”

POCO F1 gets another permanent price cut in India, 8GB + 256GB Armored Edition now available for Rs. 22999

Xiaomi’s POCO launched the F1, the company’s first smartphone in India back in August last year starting at Rs. 20,999, later in December the company announced Rs. 1000 price cut across all the version of the smartphone. In June the 6GB + 64GB version got a Rs. 2000 limited period price cut and was selling it for Rs. 17999, later it was permanent. During the Xiaomi Mi 5th Anniversary sale last month, other versions of the POCO F1 got temporary price cuts, now the price cut has become permanent, and is available from Flipkart and Mi.com at new rates.

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Xiaomi is looking for POCO F1 devices with touch issues

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched POCO F1 almost a year ago in India. The smartphone was a great value for money but had a few issues, such as screen bleeding but the company was very responsive towards addressing the issues. Users have been complaining about the touch issues on POCO F1, the company released various OTA updates to fix the issue but it seems like the issue is still not fixed. The company recently released MIUI 10.3.5.0 update for the POCO F1. Continue reading “Xiaomi is looking for POCO F1 devices with touch issues”

MIUI update brings shortcut to switch SIM card for data connectivity

Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the most popular android skins with more than 300 million worldwide users. MIUI is a heavy skin on top of Android, but what sets it apart from other Android skins is its feature richness and customizations. Xiaomi used to roll out MIUI Global Beta ROM update biweekly, including closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday but last month, the company announced its plan to terminate MIUI Global Beta ROM program and said that Global Beta ROM updates will not be released after 1 July. Continue reading “MIUI update brings shortcut to switch SIM card for data connectivity”

POCO F1 Android Q based MIUI testing might start soon

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo). Later in December 2018, the company rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) based MIUI 10 update for the smartphone. Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced a list of smartphones eligible for Android Q update, POCOPHONE Global Head, Alvin has already confirmed Android Q update for the smartphone. Continue reading “POCO F1 Android Q based MIUI testing might start soon”

POCO F1 6GB + 64GB gets a Rs. 2000 limited period price cut in India, available for Rs. 17999

Xiaomi’s POCO launched the  F1, the company’s first smartphone in India back in August last year starting at Rs. 20,999, later in December it got a permanent price cut to Rs. 19,999 and the . Now the company has announced a limited time price cut for POCO F1 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, which is available from both Flipkart and Mi.com at Rs. 17,999.

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How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi recently introduced Screen time feature with MIUI Global Beta ROM, it is similar to Digital Wellbeing that helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you unlock your phone per day and how many notifications you receive. Screen time feature is available only on MIUI Global Beta ROM but you can install Digital Wellbeing on your Xiaomi device in case you own a device running Android Pie based MIUI Global Stable ROM, read this step by step guide to learn how. Continue reading “How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones”

MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]

[Update: April 19 – The Screen Time feature is now rolling out with new MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM v9.4.18] Continue reading “MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]”

Researcher finds MIUI lock screen authentication vulnerability leading to sensitive information disclosure [Update: Fixed in latest update]

Update: An update (V7-G-190411) for the app pushed through Google Play   has fixed the issue. Changelog says “Made the app more secure by restricting complete browsing from Glance”. Continue reading “Researcher finds MIUI lock screen authentication vulnerability leading to sensitive information disclosure [Update: Fixed in latest update]”

Xiaomi introduces new MIUI charging animation

Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the most popular android skins with more than 300 million worldwide users. MIUI is a heavy skin on top of Android, but what sets it apart from other Android skins is its feature richness and customizations. MIUI gets updated biweekly, including closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday. Continue reading “Xiaomi introduces new MIUI charging animation”