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[Other] MIUI Know-How Series XII: 7 Tips You Need To Know When Using MIUI

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This post was edited by Iyengar at 19:36, Oct-14-2017

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Hi fellow MIUI lovers,

And I say this cause, we all are here with one reason. The never-ending love to MIUI.

While Lightning Fast MIUI 9 unveiled on 26 July update is aimed to give a better experience to the users; the stable perhaps is almost ready around the corner. Cannot wait to see the rollout of first stable MIUI 9 for millions of users across the world. Meanwhile, let me acquaint the below listed top and yet simple, but necessary tips and tricks using MIUI.

1. Edit Name for SIM Card and Carrier

1) SIM Card Name
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Steps: On your phone, go to Settings > SIM cards & mobile networks; Tap the SIM card you want to change the display name; Tap Edit SIM name to change the display name.

2) Carrier Name
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Steps: On your phone, go to Settings >Notifications & Status Bar; Scroll down to Edit Carrier name; Tap on the Edit carrier to name your Carrier with funky names.
Note: You will not able be able to edit / update name of your carrier if the SIM card is not enabled / available / in use.

2. Network Priority to Prioritize Browsing / Video / Game

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This fucntion ensures the app in the foreground has a priority speed and fucntions such as sync in the background takes less priority. By activating this feature, the browsing or streaming experience is seemless even with mutiple tasks running in background.
Steps: On your phone, go to Settings >Wi-Fi; Press and hold Wi-Fi from toggle button; Switch on the Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi - Data usage mode.

3. Hotspot Management

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Wi-Fi hotspot or portable hotspot is a useful feature on smartphones which allows users to share their cellular data or internet connection with other smartphone users. To view, manage, disconnect any personal hotspot connected devices, you can follow:
Steps: On your phone, go to Settings > Personal hotspot; Tap on connected devices; Tap on Limit of connected devices to set the limit
Note: On exceptional cases, for unauthorized devices, you can view them in the block list. You can also use the view to unblock them as necessary.

4. Screen Layout

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Screen layout feature helps you by avoiding your home screen icons from being misplaced changing your settings.
Steps: Go to Settings > Home screen; Toggle the Lock Homescreen layout to ON position.
Note: This setting won’t allow to uninstall apps from lockscreen. Disable the lock or go to settings and use the “Installed apps”.

5. Customize Default Apps
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Unlike typical stock android where user is prompted with options to open the file type with pre-installed apps, MIUI has a unique way of managing the tasks. Say if you want to open the URL in Chrome instead of stock browser, you are in presented with “open with” options.
Steps: On your phone, go to Settings; Installed Apps; Tap on Defaults on the bottom of the screen to switchbased on your preferences.
Note: You can always switch back to system defaults just bypressing “reset to defaults”.

6. Disable Gesture / Navigation Key

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It may be times when you want to disable the gesture/ navigation buttons to play games better. The fastest way to disable them is by tapping the buttons toggle on the toggle panel.
Steps: Open the toggle panel from the top of the screen; Tap the buttons toggle to disable the navigation buttons; Double tap any of the navigation button to enable them back.

You can also disable the navigation buttons automatically based on the app you are using
Steps: From the device settings, tap additional settings >buttons > automatically disable navigation buttons; Find and tap the app that you the navigation buttons to be disabled while it’s running on your phone; Select always disable.

7. View Unsynced Hidden Photos
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I do believe few members here do not use Mi Cloud. However, the feature to "hide" photos are extensively used to hide from praying eyes or if you have hidden a few photos when my phone wasn’t connected to Wi-Fi and mobile data. After getting back the Wi-Fi connection, you may not see the photos in the hidden album.
Steps: Open the stock Explorer (app);
Tap on storage (on the top menu); Tap the Menu button > Show hidden files
Note: If your phone has a SD card, go to the following folder \MIUI\Gallery\cloud\.secret Album in the SD card storage, else access this folder in your phone storage to check if you can find your ‘lost’ photoshere.

These are the simple but necessary tips which helps make MIUI a better experience than stock android. What are your thoughts. Do you think you have cool tips to share with? Share your comments and feedback below.

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Ok I already knwe but it is a good thing to read again
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awesome tips

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thanks for sharing

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but i'l go for stock android..mi a1 lover

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Didn't know about the 2nd tip. Thanks a bunch.

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now i know~ thanks alot~~~

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