Tips And Tricks

How to enable App Drawer on Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones?

App Drawer in MIUI 11

Xiaomi has long been testing an App Drawer that is part of the MIUI\’s default launcher. Back in November, an alpha version of the MIUI launcher was released, which brought the long-awaited feature into the system. However, the update was limited to devices running the MIUI 11 China ROM. The company was clearly in no hurry to include this feature in the latest update of the MIUI 11 for global users. However, this happened the day before yesterday. The application drawer has not yet been officially announced, but you can get the new feature on Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones right now.

How to show battery percentage on Samsung Galaxy devices?

Battery level on Samsung Galaxy

Most Android smartphones show a battery level as a small icon in the screen. Do you agree that sometimes it is rather difficult to estimate the exact level of remain charge? The icon is too small and an indicator shows a rough picture. It is particularly inconvenient when the level is beyond the middle. It is almost impossible to know whether you battery keeps working till evening or shows warnings after a couple minutes call. Many users comment that their smartphones might work with illuminated charge icon for a long time then the charge level shows fast decrease. That is, they observe a battery discharge not from its 100% level but from the moment when it is time to think of battery recharge.

How to disable the swipe up Google Search gesture on MIUI 10?

Google Search Gesture

Many Xiaomi smartphone users complain about an issue which occurs particularly if their devices are under apparently stable MIUI 10 version. Exactly, when swiping up Google Assistant or built-in browser open. Moreover the complains came from those who got the latest update to stable version via OTA. It is obvious why. First, open unwanted browser (or assistant) obscure the screen. It stops access to the app in use. Second, to launch this function is possible not only from device desktop but also from any mode. Users unconsciously tap the screen swiping up and it causes the launch. So, is there a chance to fix the issue?

How to temporarily deactivate my Instagram account?

Instagram app

Instagram is one of the most large and popular social nets. Monthly about one billion active users are on the platform. Search options, communications and a lot of business functions work to keep users in Instagram for many hours and to return them again and again.

How to disable dark mode on Xiaomi smartphones?

Dark Mode in MIUI

Summer release of the MIUI beta-version brought the Dark Mode for Xiaomi smartphones. Naturally, not only developments but also the fans who are ready to get all updates right away started to test it. But there was bad luck. They found that the Dark Mode for some beta devices came as a stable update. However it became a problem to revert back the change. The dark theme remained. There is no way to disable it: no button neither switch key seems in the current firmware version.

How to install a custom watch face on Xiaomi Mi Band 4?

Amazfit WatchFaces

Recently Xiaomi has launched fitness tracker Mi Band 4. It comprises long-expected color display and inbuilt physical activity monitor. Watch faces are most interesting features. Mi-Fit app now supports 49 ones. You can select any of them. Nevertheless developers secured an option to add customers watch faces. Unfortunately now it is not easy to do so. Today we show you an easy step-by-step instruction.

What is App Vault on Xiaomi smartphones?

App Vault on Xiaomi

You must be facing with the App Vault app on Xiaomi smartphones, but not all users know what it is and what it is for. Since in any unfamiliar program many people tend to see spyware or other malicious software, people are interested in what is App Vault on Xiaomi smartphones? We are in a hurry to calm down all those who were alarmed by this unfamiliar program. This is the “home” application of the producer, present on all devices with MIUI firmware – just a personal assistant. It is created for convenience of the user, and to call the personal assistant on smart phone Xiaomi it is possible to pile from left to right on the main desktop.

How to verify if your Xiaomi phone is original?

Verify Xiaomi

Company Xiaomi has initially bet on producing high-quality, functional and best-looking at the same time cheap smartphones. That is what has helped company to win huge popularity not only in the house market in China, but also worldwide. As it is known, there are always the unfair producers ready to cling to another\’s success and to grab the piece of a pie. They produce fakes, masking them on the original products, and earn a lot of money. It also affects Xiaomi devices: in the market there were not original smartphones, tablets and other equipment which could appear in your hands if you don\’t buy from official distributors. Nevertheless, many people want to know what they use: the original or fake. And today we will tell you how to verify if your Xiaomi smartphone is original.

How to enable Engineering Mode on Xiaomi?

Engineering Mode on Xiaomi

Some special settings on Xiaomi can be changed if one enables engineering mode. For example, the mode is used for sound control up to maximum loudness level, for both conversational and general. There is no need to have professional experience. On the other hand one has to be careful. Clumsy use might be a cause of a serious damage for the system. Remember this when you try to change parameters. Now we observe three ways of how to enable engineering mode on Xiaomi.

What is the “blockota” file in MIUI?

The blockota file on Xiaomi

Some Xiaomi device owners have noticed that after updating their smartphones, a mysterious file called “” appears in the download folder. On the official MIUI forum, there are many guesses about the origin of this file, including the assumption that it is a virus. At the same time, its size often varies from a few megabytes to one or two gigabytes. In this article we will try to figure out what function “blockota” performs and whether it can be safely removed.