Xiaomi Mi Max: Top 10 Useful Tips and Tricks You Should Know

    Xiaomi Mi Max is the latest phablet that the Chinese manufacturer has launched in India. The device features a metal unibody design with glass and a fingerprint scanner as well.

    Xiaomi Mi Max: Top 10 Useful Tips and Tricks You Should Know

    Xiaomi has priced the Mi Max competitively at Rs 14,999. There is another variant of the Mi Max that will be launched soon at Rs 19,999. At this price range, the Mi Max will definitely compete with many other mid-range devices already available in the market.

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    To recap on the specs, Xiaomi Mi Max features a 6.44-inch FHD IPS display and it comes with 32 GB of storage that can be expandable up to 128 GB using a micro SD card, 3 GB RAM and Snapdragon 650 SoC.

    Xiaomi Mi Max: Top 10 Useful Tips and Tricks You Should Know

    While the 32 GB variant is already available in India, there is another one with 64 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM that is yet to be launched. Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with MIUI 8, the Mi Max includes a 16 MP rear camera with dual tone LED and f/2.0 aperture.

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    At the front, it has 5MP camera with wide angle lens of 85-degree. The device has a fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE support, and a 4760 mAh battery.

    Xiaomi Mi Max: Top 10 Useful Tips and Tricks You Should Know

    The fingerprint scanner integrated on the Xiaomi Mi Max will help users lock the applications, access the hidden folders, take selfies using the front camera, etc. Also, the MIUI 8 that is available from today on beta brings many new features.

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    Here, we have come up with some useful tips and tricks that you must know to make maximum use of the Mi Max phablet that you own or planning to buy soon.

    Customize Quick Settings

    To customize the quick settings that appear in the notification panel, open Settings and tap on the option Notification & Status Bar. In the new window, tap on the option Toggle Positions and press & hold to pick up an element and change its position.

    Power Saving Mode

    This feature will enhance the Xiaomi Mi Max's battery life. Open Settings and go to Additional Settings. From the Battery option, go to Power. From there, tap on Battery saver and toggle the button on.

    Remove Bloatware

    In the Xiaomi Mi Max, you can remove the bloatware apps by uninstalling them. To remove an app that was pre-installed, you need to just press and drag the same to the top of the screen near the Delete option. Then, tap on the uninstall button and it will be removed successfully.

    One-Handed Mode

    The Mi Max has a large 6.44-inch display making it an exasperating task to use it in one hand. If you want to use the device in one hand, you must enable the One-handed option from Settings and Additional Settings. Tap on One-handed mode enable it. It lets you use the device in different screen sizes such as 4.5-inches, 4.0-inches, and 3.5-inches as per your convenience.

    Shortcut Menu

    The Shortcut Menu option comes with some internal buttons that are assigned some additional tasks. From Settings → Additional Settings, open Shortcut Menu and turn it on. It will give some shortcuts as shown in the image making it easy for you to use the device.

    Child Mode

    Child Mode option in Settings will help in protecting the Mi Max from kids. You need to give a password for child mode and toggle the button next to the apps that you want to appear in this mode.

    Adjust Font Size

    Go to Settings and tap on Text Size option. From there, you can adjust the font size from XS to XXL as per your requirement.

    Take a Screenshot

    There are three ways to capture a screenshot on Mi Max. First, long press on the power and volume button simultaneously. The second method is to open the notification panel and click on the screenshot option. The third method is to enable the Shortcut menu, open it, and click on the screenshot icon.

    Guest Mode

    The Guest Mode feature will help hide your personal data. To activate the Guest Mode, go to Settings → Additional Settings → Privacy → Privacy Protection and Guest Mode.

    Register Fingerprint

    Go to Settings → Lock Screen & Password → Screen lock & Fingerprint → Add Fingerprint and follow the on-screen instructions.


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