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A few weeks before, Lei Jun's company rolled out the MIUI 8 publicly for half of the Xiaomi devices. This recent update is aimed to give a better user experience to the users!
As per the company, the MIUI 8 comes with more advanced feature including -- Calculator currency converter, Panorama previews, improved photo & video editor, enhanced notes, dual apps, Second space, Quick ball, scrolling screen shots and much more.
Further, the company has changed the the notification bar as well the drop down bar in the white background similar to iOS. However, the company has rolled out the updates to Redmi 1S, Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G.
Today, we have come up with the top 10 MIUI 8 tips and tricks that you would love to know!
Quick Ball Feature
Just like iOS, Xiaomi has introduced this new quick ball feature in MIUI 8. You can enable this option by heading on to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Quick Ball. Now Turn on Quick Ball.
In this feature, you have five options including, Back, Screen Shot, Lock, Home and Menu. Moreover, you can customize it as per you wish too. This Quick ball can be accessed in lock screen as well!
Scrolling Screen Shot
Most of us know about the screen shot feature in our smartphones! So what is special in this new iteration?? Now you can take a long screen shot of your chat/page, just by scrolling at one go.
All you need to do is to take a screen shot and open it! You will find a scroll option on the bottom along with others! Tap on the scroll option and scroll down to take a long screenshot.
Besides, there is another method to take screen shots as well just by sliding your three fingers simultaneously. In order to enable these feature, head on to Settings -> Additional settings -> Screenshots.
Tap on 'Slide three fingers simultaneously will trigger screenshot' option!
One of the best feature in MIUI 8 is the 'Second Space'! With this feature, you can have two user accounts on your Xiaomi device. To make it more easier, you can have two separate space with separate apps, settings, storage, gallery and much more!
To use this, go to Settings -> Second Space and Tap button. It will automatically take you to the Second Space. In case, if you want to go back, just tap on the 'Switch icon on your home screen.
For those, who needs two accounts on -- Whatsapp, Facebook and other apps, this feature will be helpful.! MIUI 8 comes with this features called as Dual Apps, where you have the possibility of creating two accounts on the same device. To enable this, go to Settings -> Dual Apps and select the apps for which you want to make another account. The second/cloned app will come with a small second space icon for easy identification!
New App Tray
With MIUI 8, it becomes easy to access the app settings! Previously, when you close/down down the application, we get the option to close/lock the apps. But now, when you slide down the app you get two options -one for lock and other for settings
With this update, the calculator can do many things besides simple calculations. Now you can do Currency Conversion, Mortgage, Length area, volume measurement, temperature, speed, time and Mass unit conversion.
Refreshed Camera UI
With this iteration, the company has given small icons for filters, and modes on the camera apps itself. Moreover, there are some additional features like Audio, Tilt-Shift as well.
Audio Mode: This feature can be triggered on with the sound of clap or any loud sound. It will start the 3 seconds timing to capture a camera shoot.
Now you can apply lock separately on the Security Menu for selected apps. Tap the app lock option on the Security menu -> select the apps you want to lock -> Set the password. With this feature, you can either lock the apps separately or at one go.
This feature allows the user to access the connection speed for both mobile data and Wi-Fi. You can also see the speed consumed by an individual app.