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Xiaomi finally adds two-factor authentication for Mi accounts

In the wake of increasing cyberattacks, activating two-factor authentication for all crucial accounts has become a necessity if you value the security of your data. Recently, research work from Google outlined, "100% of automated bots, 96% of bulk phishing attacks, and 76% of targeted attacks” were averted in the case of Google accounts that had...

Xiaomi adds Google Drive integration to Mi File Manager

Xiaomi's MIUI is a heavily modified version of Android, coming in with its own features and in some cases, its own shortcomings. MIUI always invites polarizing opinion, with a vocal group of users hating the changes Xiaomi has made, and a comparatively silent group of users who have grown fond of Xiaomi's changes. These changes...

MIUI 9.8.5 adds a dual clock and prepares an under-keyboard shortcut bar and “Dual WLAN acceleration”

MIUI Betas are used by Xiaomi to beta test upcoming functionality for their wide range of devices that run on their custom UX on top of Android. It is always exciting to see what is in store for users in the future, and these betas give us an opportunity to observe some of these new...

Xiaomi’s File Manager app gets an updated design in the latest MIUI beta

Xiaomi is committed to building a highly customized software experience through its Android skin, MIUI and the custom interface gets a variety of system apps tailored as per the general aesthetics of MIUI. The company also invests ample time into improving the UI and the UX of these system apps and adding many useful features....

Mi Health is a new health and fitness app by Xiaomi

Many smartphone brands often make their own versions of popular apps that are already offered by Google on the Play Store. This is especially needed in China where Google products and services are still blocked. Smartphones from Chinese brands often have their own calculator app, calendar app, gallery app, and other apps in lieu of...

Android Q-based MIUI leaks for the Xiaomi Mi 9 – First Look

Ahead of the launch of Android Q Beta 5, Xiaomi announced that they were recruiting beta testers for an Android Q release with MIUI on top. That build has since been rolled out to 400 beta testers hand chosen by the company, though we've managed to get our hands on the same build thanks to...

How to enable MIUI’s dark mode on the POCO F1 and other Xiaomi phones right now

Xiaomi has been testing out a system-wide dark mode on MIUI for several devices. The Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro in India) already has it in the stable build while a lot of other supported devices including the Mi 8 got the feature with MIUI global beta ROM back in May. The POCO F1,...

Xiaomi’s MIUI Notes app gets the ability to add Tasks

Xiaomi fancies building its own version of core Android features and apps ground-up into MIUI in the pursuit of improving features over the ones in AOSP builds. We recently came across Xiaomi working on its own version of Android Pie's Digital Wellbeing, and now it may be incorporating the adaptation of Google Tasks within the...

Xiaomi’s MIUI Launcher finally gets a swipe up gesture to access the app drawer

Xiaomi's MIUI has been criticized for being an iOS-lookalike in the past, as this was one of the earliest Android UX skins around that had an app launcher without a dedicated app drawer. MIUI's default launcher had a home screen with a fixed dock on the bottom, and swiping right on the home screen revealed...

Xiaomi Mi 9’s latest MIUI beta adds “3D Air Gestures” to launch apps

Xiaomi's MIUI betas are where the brand tests new features, and usually, the betas for the Chinese region are the first to see new features. For example, the latest MIUI China beta for the Xiaomi Mi 9 has added a quirky new gesture. Called 3D Air Gestures, the feature lets you launch apps by waving...

MIUI 11 will bring dark mode to the POCO F1

Xiaomi's MIUI is something of a mixed bag. For users outside of China, it doesn't always offer the most appealing UX, but MIUI has undoubtedly come a long way since its inception. MIUI Product Director Liu Ming and Design Director Ge Rui held an AMA session about MIUI 11 back in March, in which we...

MIUI-ify brings a MIUI 10-style quick settings and notification panel to the bottom of your screen

For users of stock Android, HTC Sense, LG UX, Oxygen OS, or One UI, pulling the notification panel up from the bottom of the screen may seem a bit backward, but with the 6-inch-plus screens of many modern flagships, some might actually find it preferable to stretching their fingers to pull the panel down from...