Best Hidden Features Of MIUI 8 Every Redmi User Must Try. Miui 8 which has been recently released is one of the most refined version of MIUI for all Xiaomi devices. The stable ROM brings some innovative and handy features.
There are lots of MiUi 8 hidden features which a normal user is not aware of, these hidden tricks will basically add a pinch of twist to your user experience
Some of the devices like Redmi 1S and Redmi Note has already received the MiUi 8 update and other devices like Redmi 2S, 3S, Note 3, Mi4, Mi5 will also receive the update soon.
There are many features in MiUi 8 that you will not find out. So here i am listing Some Best Hidden MIUI 8 features here. You can check and use them on your Xiaomi phones.
Here are the Some Best Hidden features of MIUI 8:
#1. Quick Ball Feature Like iOS
Yes, they have added new quick ball features on the MiUi 8. You must have seen this feature in iPhones and iOS devices. It is very useful, you can access all your navigation button from this. You can only set 5 option to Quick ball.
You need to enable it from Settings. Simply switch to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Quick Ball. Now Turn on Quick Ball.
In default you will get 5 options: Back, ScreenShot, Lock, Home and Menu. You can also customize it. Like if you want to change the Screenshot option to Torch or any other option.
Go to Select Shortcuts and tap the icon you want to replace and select the desired option. You can even add an app, so you can quickly access it with quick ball option.
There are some other options also like you can hide it in some apps. like while playing the game you don’t want to see it. So you can hide it. Even you can use it on Lock screen also. Just try it out.
#2. Scrolling Screenshots
Scrolling screenshots feature is also known as long screenshots. With this features, you can capture an entire scrolling page no matter how big is
How to take long screenshots in MIUI 8:
- Open your desired page or content you wish to take a long screenshot. Long press the volume down (-) and power keys at the same time.
- Right after the long press and animation will appear on top right corner. Click on the animation icon within 5 seconds.
- You’ll see three menus named “Extend”, “Edit” an “Send”. Click on Extend.
- Scroll up the content you wish to capture. Press “Stop” when you’re done.
- The long screenshot is captured now. You’ll see two menus named “Edit”, “Send”. You can easily edit or send your screenshot from this two menu.
- You’ve successfully taken the long screen shot. It’ll be saved automatically in the Gallery in Screenshot folder.
#3. Second Space
The most amazing feature of the MiUi 8 is the second space. You must have experienced the two user accounts on your Windows PC. Its like that. You have two separate space with separate apps, settings, storage, gallery, and everything. It’s like two phones in one.
Isn’t it interesting?. Suppose you have child, your friend or spouse want to operate your phone and you are little concern about your privacy and security. In this case you can use this second space. Or if you want to make two world in your phone for your Work or personal life, then also its very useful.
Simple Go to Settings>>Second Space and Tap the Turn on Second Space option. It will now create a separate space. Now tap on Second Space. Now you are in second space. You can switch to first space from a Switch icon on your home screen. It will ask for password. You are in first space. It’s too easy to switch.
There are many options for second space that you need to set. Like you can set the password to your other space. You can import photos, files, apps from your first space.
There are lots of other options that you need to check. Like move data between two space, deleting second space and other.
#4. Dual Apps/Cloned Apps
One of the most sought after features for Indian users is to run two instances of WhatsApp on their phones. Since most phones sold here have dual SIM, many users want separate WhatsApp accounts for each SIM. But since you can have only one number tied to the app, it is not possible to run two WhatsApp accounts.
For this Go to Setings>>Dual Apps. Now select the apps for which you want to make the clone. Like i want to make the clone of Whatsapp, Facebook. I can simply select and it will create the clone. You can see the cloned app in your tray. The cloned app icon will have small second space icon on it to easily identify the second one.
#5. Folder in SMS
With all the OTPs and confirmation messages now, the SMS box is one of the most cluttered places in the phone. Thankfully, MIUI 8 separates business and personal messages. Additionally, it also defines an action on certain messages.
Such as calendar integration for meetings and recharge integration for low-balance messages from the service provider.
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#6. New Notification and Toggle Panel
In the new MiUi, they have done major change in the notification and Toggle Panel. When you slide down you will see both notification and toggles together like in some of our earlier versions of Samsung phone. You can slide left-right to look for other toggles.
You can also switch to normal view or separate layout. In the settings menu, go to Notifications and status bar. There are lot more options there, you can change toggle position, add new toggles etc.
#7. Torch Flashlight Shortcut:
Long press the Home button on your lock screen to activate the torch. Pressing the Screen button once will turn off the screen, twice will turn the torch off. Extremely useful trick. Comes in real handy a lot.
This is incredibly common sense. No more scrabbling around in settings to find the torch. Just long press the home button when in lock screen mode. Take your finger off the home button to switch it off.
#8. Lock the phone when it’s in your pocket
You’ve probably had this experience before – accidentally calling someone when you leave your phone the pocket of jeans without locking your phone.
There is actually a setting in the display menu which asks you if you would like to prevent ‘pocket dials’ (accidental calls and responses when the phone is in your pocket). And yes, it works too.
#9. Security App in MiUi 8
Though there is not much change in the security app. But they have added lots of features inside it. Though some features are already available in old UI, but now you can easily access them from the Security option.
#10. App Lock
Now you can lock any app without any third part application. Tap the app lock option on the Security menu. Now select the apps you want to lock. Set the password and your apps are locked. There are lots of settings option for app lock that you need to look.
And most interesting feature of this app is. Like you have set the lock to 4 apps. Now either you can separately unlock each app by entering the password. Or just unlock one app and all your apps get unlocked. For this you to turn on Unlock all apps at once option.
#11. Payment security in miui 8
This is the new feature added by Mi. This features checks, whether all your connections and apps are secure for payment or not. When you turn on, its checks connection and all apps and make your payment secure.
#12. Deep Clean
This feature allow you to delete unnecessary files. There are lots of duplicate or redundant images, unused or rarely used applications and unimportant apps data and other unimportant files that covers lots of space.
We need to clean up this, but manually its not possible. So you can use this feature, it will show you all the unnecessary files and free up your space.
#13. Connection Speed
This feature shows you all your connection speed for both mobile data and Wifi. Its also shows you speed consume by individual app. And if you think that an unwanted app is consuming a lot of speed, then you can tap on it and force it to stop.
#14. Test Network
This feature checks whether all your connections are working properly or not. You can test USB internet, WiFi and Mobile data. When you tap on Test Network, it performs a check and let you know the status.
#15. Gallery and Photos
MIUI 8 Gallery brings some innovative features including mi cloud sync, keep low-resolution photo locally, video editor, photo editor and more.
#16. Caller ID and Dialer
MIUI 8 comes with integrated caller ID to eliminate any third party app. It also comes with T9 Hindi dial pad.
#17. Enhanced Messages
Partnered with MobiKwik in India MIUI 8 introduces some rich feature including recharge option, contact profile picture, movie ticket booking etc.
#18. Ringtones and Themes
With association with several partners, Xiaomi will provide whole new HD wallpaper, Ringtones, and themes to the consumers.