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MIUI Themes is coming back to Xiaomi phones in Europe

One of the many features that makes MIUI unique is the theming options. You can change the entire look and style of your Xiaomi smartphone thanks to MIUI themes, even making it look close to AOSP if you'd like. The feature was removed from European Union smartphones back in February of last year, with the...

Xiaomi will pre-install Google Phone and Messages apps on all Global and European phones

Xiaomi's MIUI software experience is one that invites polarized opinions. Compared to Android on the Pixel, MIUI provides a very different experience from the way it looks to the way it behaves with apps and notifications. It is certainly polished in many areas and has improved greatly in the past few years, but it's still...

Xiaomi tests Categories in the app drawer of MIUI Launcher

Xiaomi is making some much-needed changes to the stock launcher in MIUI 11. Earlier this month, we learned that the company was adding an app drawer and app shortcuts to the MIUI Launcher. The feature was carried forward from the POCO Launcher, which was released as the default launcher on last year's POCO F1. Now,...

Xiaomi tests a new “Sunlight Mode” display setting in MIUI 11

The maximum display brightness is usually not something most consumers are worried about on a smartphone, but there are cases where the display might not be capable of getting bright enough to be used outdoors. In such cases, many OEMs employ a special "high brightness mode" that is automatically triggered when the ambient lighting is...

[Update: Coming to MIUI 11 Stable] Xiaomi is finally adding an app drawer and app shortcuts in MIUI Launcher

One of the major talking points of the POCO Launcher, which was released as the default launcher laid over MIUI with the POCO F1 last year, was its app drawer. This is because MIUI has traditionally lacked an app drawer, forcing users to rely on third-party launchers. That's about to change soon with Xiaomi actually...

Xiaomi Mi Watch is unapologetically inspired by the Apple Watch, but costs only $185

Xiaomi has been well-known for its fitness products, especially the Mi Band lineup. In the past, Xiaomi has depended on another Chinese company Huami – the maker of Amazfit smartwatches – for these Mi Bands. Today, alongside the launch of the Mi CC9 Pro and the Mi TV 5 Series, Xiaomi announced its first true...

MIUI Quick Settings provides quick access to hidden phones settings on Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi's MIUI Android skin is a far cry from the stock Android experience we all know and love. However, it packs in some really useful customization options and features that many Xiaomi users appreciate. But did you know that the OS also packs in a few settings that are hidden from users? Accessing these hidden...

MIUI 11 rolling out to the Redmi K20 and Redmi 7A in India

Xiaomi officially unveiled MIUI 11 late last month at an event in China. Since then, beta versions of the software have already rolled out to a number of devices. These include the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Mi Mix 2S, and the Mi Mix 3. We also learned that Xiaomi was planning to roll out Android...

Android 10-based MIUI 11 updates for the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Mi Mix 3 are now in closed beta

Late last month at an event in China, Xiaomi showcased some of its newest products, including the Mi Mix Alpha and the Mi 9 Pro 5G. Along with the hardware, the company also announced MIUI 11 at the event. The company's latest Android skin brings a ton of improvements and new features compared to MIUI...

MIUI Launcher has a hidden Google Discover integration that only works in some regions

The Google Discover feed is a very handy feature that you'd mostly find on Pixel or other stock Android devices. The feed conveniently sits to the left of your home screen and displays vital information about things that matter to you. These include the latest news stories, updates about your favorite sports teams, tailored video...

MIUI 11 leak reveals new design, icons, and features for Xiaomi smartphones

Unlike OnePlus, Samsung, and Huawei, Xiaomi doesn't tie new versions of its Android skin, called MIUI, to new Android OS releases. MIUI 10 is available for dozens of Xiaomi smartphones, and depending on the phone, it'll be layered on top of Android 7 Nougat, Android 8 Oreo, or Android 9 Pie. Earlier this year, Xiaomi...

Xiaomi is adding a one-click button to turn off all ads in MIUI system apps

Xiaomi's custom Android skin MIUI comes with a bevy of improvements over, or substitutes for, features in AOSP. The company spends a significant amount of time refining these features based on the feedback from beta testers as well as developing new ones with the objective of improving the end user's experience. While users cherish the...