Top 5 features on Xiaomi phones that you can do – you will be surprised that you did not know them before

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The features and characteristics offered by the Xiaomi interface in general are almost endless. Often, many Xiaomi phone users do not notice the large number of options and functions provided by the interface, through which they can make the most of the Xiaomi phone.

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That is why we decided to present you today with seven new hidden utilities and options or settings in the Xiaomi interface, Which you probably didn’t know.

Small tricks that will facilitate the use of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO phone, in a more comprehensive way than usual.


1: Add a video as a background

Top 5 features on Xiaomi phones that you can do - you will be surprised that you did not know them before
Add a video as a background

With the arrival of MIUI 12, Xiaomi has made it easy for us to set a video as wallpaper. We won’t have to convert it to GIF anymore, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the gallery and access the video that we want to set as wallpaper.
  2. Next, from the video options (three-dot icon), we will choose the option “Set video wallpaper”.

2: Take long exposure photos

Top 5 features on Xiaomi phones that you can do - you will be surprised that you did not know them before
Take long exposure photos

The camera that Xiaomi uses in its smartphones has more options than we can imagine. Without going any further, this allows us to take photographs with long exposures like the one we can see on these lines, all in a very simple way. To perform we must only:

  1. Go to Room > More > Long exposure
  2. Once inside, just activate the “Neon Trails” mode.

From the settings in this way we can modify the exposure time or activate a guide to make the image adjusted for the horizon.


Also read: Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 and MIUI 13 provide an option that must be disabled as soon as possible, for this very important reason

3: Transfer photos, videos and documents to a computer without using the cable

Top 5 features on Xiaomi phones that you can do - you will be surprised that you did not know them before
Transfer photos, videos, and documents to a computer without using a cable

You may have ever wondered how to transfer files between a Xiaomi phone and a computer if you don’t have a USB cable. It’s very easy, the ShareMe app allows us to do it, just using Wi-Fi. To do this, you just have to follow these steps:

  • Go to the ShareMe app and access the ‘Connect to PC’ option present on the left top menu.
  • Once in, click on Start and then configure the access method, with or without a password.

Then it will show us the IP address that we will have to access from the browser or, better yet, from the FTP client.

In this way, photos, videos, etc. can be transferred between the phone and the computer without a cable.

4: Save battery life

Top 5 features on Xiaomi phones that you can do - you will be surprised that you did not know them before
Save battery life

Although this function is based on the Google Chrome browser, its usefulness for use on a Xiaomi phone is very interesting. In order to save battery, we can avoid using certain applications to start using your website.

Without going any further, the Google Chrome browser allows us to create shortcuts to any website on the home screen of the phone. This combined with platforms like Facebook having a fairly advanced mobile web version will avoid having to download your app and simply access your web.

To be able to create a shortcut we just have to perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Google Chrome browser and navigate to the web page from which we want to create a shortcut.
  2. Once inside, we access the options through the three upper dots and then click on “Add to home screen”.
  3. Then we will only have to add the name we want and it will be added to the home screen of our phone as if it were another application.

5: Adjust screen contrast and colors

Top 5 features on Xiaomi phones that you can do - you will be surprised that you did not know them before
Adjust screen contrast and colors

Whether you have a phone with an AMOLED or IPS LCD screen, the colors may not convince you. For this, Xiaomi integrates into MIUI many settings related to the color scheme, allowing us to customize the hue and temperature to our liking.

To modify the color scheme of your Xiaomi display, you just have to do the following:

  1. Go to Settings > Color Scheme > Display
  2. Once inside, we will adjust the mode or we will do it manually.

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