What is the MIUI Daemon app on Xiaomi?

Recently there have been a lot of questions on Xiaomi forums referred to “MIUI Daemon“. Usually users ask about the app, its functions, usefulness. Other vice, sometimes they worry about data security. We studied the issue and the results are here.

Does Xiaomi spy on its users?

Some experts are certain that Xiaomi completes its devices with spying software. Is it true or not, it is difficult to say. The supporters of this point of view usually appeal to the fact that graphic interface MIUI uses suspicion apps. From time to time such apps send data to servers located in China.

One of them is MIUI Daemon. After analyzing the app it is clear that it can collect and send the information such as:

  • Screen turn-on time;
  • Built in storage memory amount;
  • Loading main memory statistics;
  • Battery and CPU statistics;
  • Whether Bluetooth or Wi-Fi are activated;
  • The number of IMEI.

 

Is MIUI Daemon harmful?

Does MIUI Daemon carry spying apps? We don’t think so. It is just a service to collect statistics. Yes, it sends information to developer’ servers. On the other hand it does not use private data. It appears to be that using this app Xiaomi company analyzes its users activity to release new firmware according to the users needs. Sometimes the app “eats” a lot of device recourses like batteries. This is not nice. It is better to delete this app or revoke its authorization.

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2 thoughts on “What is the MIUI Daemon app on Xiaomi?”

  1. That is not possible to deactivate MIUI Daemon Redmi Note 9 under settings Password & Security and then Authorization and revocation … the switch moves back to active after the time has elapsed. he is and remains frozen.

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