MIUI 12 Features

MIUI 12 Features


hey, guys, Xiaomi has announced the miui 12 update globally today and well we have it installed on our redmi k20 here now this is the EU version of the miui12 update and yeah that means it’s going to be pretty close to the indian version so what are you waiting for let’s take a more detailed look at the miui12 update to let’s get started

new UI

miui12 it is features packed and I think it looks great the most obvious and big change in miui12 is the refreshed UI yep miui12 has a new more visual UI all across and it reminds me a lot of Windows Phone and iOS because the tab titles and the flat UI but I have to say it looks good

notification shade

now the first big change is the fact that the notification shade and the quick settings are now separate yes swipe from the left side brings the notification shade and swipe from the right side brings the control center you have there even calling it the control center just like iOS

visual animation

now the animations here and the visual style is good but I haven’t really got used to this separate thingy indefinitely take some time but there is an option to turn off the control center and get the old combined notification share if you want that anyway this new visual style along with some really cool animations is something that’s pretty much everywhere there’s obviously the app opening and closing animation

then there’s the new cool looking storage this looks sleek right you get such a beautiful visual interface with a really cool animation now check out the battery page yep this is cool see like I said you get this visual animating toggles everywhere with the different options and different settings pages the about page of the phone and yeah everything looks flatter and I definitely like it

cool wallpaper

now if you’re wondering about this really cool super wallpaper from the miui12 update well it wasn’t installed by default on there K20 but yeah I side ordered them via XDA and it seems to work really well

so here is the mass wallpaper Xiaomi calls the Red Planet wallpaper and I think it looks pretty awesome now here’s the super-earth wallpaper and yeah this looks pretty good too

gesture

now e new look another visual and functional change is the gesture miui12 uses android 10 gestures so get this big bar at the bottom and yeah you get the usual gestures along with the slight left and right to switch between apps however the whole bear gesture to switch between apps that a lot of miui users like is gone yup it’s no longer an option in miui12

enable app drawer

well apart from that I noticed some interesting changes in the launcher as you can see in the launcher settings you now have an option to enable the app drawer now enabling this brings you a very poco launcher type app drawer which is nice yes I am not sure if they’ll keep this option in the final release but they have been testing it out for quite some time now so I hope they do

there’s also an option to choose the Google to discover feed instead of the app vault on the home screen which is I think another great change

free form window

now what are the features in me what well I was actually excited to check it out is free form windows so the feature is called floating windows in miui12 and there are three ways to run an app in floating window

you can just swipe up on an app and hold and bring the app to this icon to put it in a window you can even run an app in the floating window from the multitasking screen yeah you get a bunch of these apps and you can add your favorite apps here you can also run an app in a floating window from the notification directly yeah this works well and almost all of the apps are supported and you can minimize the window to any of these corners this is great

dark mode 2.o

next up new it’ll also bring dark mode 2.0 which has the wallpaper dimming feature so you can turn on the dark mode and it automatically adjusts the wallpaper then there are a couple of new options here there’s an individual app so that you can turn on or off dark mode in certain apps specifically

there’s also add just contrast automatically which makes your dark mode in miui12 adjusts colors and lowest contrast automatically when brightness is reduced now since we are in the display settings you can see the new sunlight mode which adjusts the brightness to strong light when automatic brightness is off

there’s also the always-on display settings I know it’s been here since miui 11 but miui12 brings a ton of different things including new miui12 specific thems and you know what I like the fact that Xiaomi has made this a thems features so developers will be able to create more always-on display themes that you’ll find in the themes up that is pretty awesome

camera features

moving on miui12 also brings a more feature pack and modern looking camera first of all miui12 camera have has this accent color yellow by default but you can change that also all of the options on top have a cool new UI I like also only the most used modes I here while the rest are in this mode option you can obviously customize things to get your favorite modes out in the open so yeah it’s a good feature

there’s also new documents mode here but my favorite is the new quick snap mode now you can enable in the settings but this you can take a photo when your phone is locked here’s how it works just open up the camera and turn of the screen after that press and hold the volume button for a while and it will take the shot with the shutter song yep should be handy when you quickly want to take a picture without unlocking your phone apart from that there are a few more customization options in the camera settings you can also customize the colors and the sound effects of the camera

importamt privacy features

miui12 also bring some really important privacy features so there is a dedicated privacy protection page in the settings here and as you can see the first tab is permission stats here you can see the different permissions and you can tap on each one of them to see apps that are taking up that particular permission below there’s an all apps button that shows you kind of a list of all the apps that have taken up different permissions, in fact, you can see every single time an app has taken any permission this is really good but also some of the listings marked red because that’s when an app took permission in the background you can even enable permission notifications here which will show you an icon in the left side of the status bar when an app takes the location camera or microphone information

this is great and I hope Xiaomi also cuts down on the permission some of its very own apps what anyway then there’s the manage tab where you can see apps that are taking up unnecessary permissions you didn’t also manage your location access and check out the restrictions on camera access now if you go to special permissions

it’s also the mask feature yes virtual ID which instead of your real personal info will provide a virtual ID with kind of black info to third-party apps this is great and in theory, it should prevent the app from tracking your behavior

backup

another important feature in miui12 is the ability to back up things wire up the computer it’s pretty simple you can just use this option to back up your call logs messages apps and app data including third-party app data and once this is done a backup file will be created which you can just copy to your PC and when you want to restore it you can just connect your phone to the PC and copy the backup folder and just restore all the data this works fine but I’m not sure why does not backup the DCIM folder

MI health

last but not the least is the new mi health app that tracks the steps of workouts and even your sleep without requiring a fitness tracker all you need is the phone there’s even a detects snoring and talking during sleep feature which records your sounds while sleeping through the mic now like I said I’m not sure if the features of the mi health are very accurate but I will test it out once miui12 stable bills rolls out in India

minor changes

now apart from one of this there are a lot of other minor changes in miui12 so let me turn them down really quickly in miui12 you can take a detailed look at Wi-Fi information which shows you details like the speed signal strength and more there’s even test network feature and the security app which shows apps taking up data in real-time there’s also the really cool

dynamic weather app which shows you really cool animations based on the current weather and yeah it looks pretty cool when the weather is cool

mi share also supports MI computers along with Oppo realme and Vivo phones there’s also the option to set bedtime in the clock app which will remind you to go to sleep at that particular time

lastly, there is a new focus mode similar to Zen mode in oxygen OS alongside redesign screen time which looks pretty good but those are a lot of new features in the miui 12 update and yeah so far I really like this update I like the changes and the new features but what about you guys tell us your thoughts in the comment section below and I will see u in the next one

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