Xiaomi Mi Phone Tips and Tricks - For Better Experience

All new users of smartphone struggle on using it even the very basic functions. So here are your guides and tips on how to do some important function that I am sure you want to learn on your Xiaomi phone.

Credit: Xiaomi Mi

How to Capture Screenshot
  • Menu Button + Volume Down Button

How to nstall the SIM or USIM card

For phones with non-removable batteries:
  1. First, take the ejection pin out from print bundle
  2. Then, insert the ejection pin into the hole on/beside the tray to loosen the tray and pull out the tray from the slot gently
  3. You may now place the SIM or USIM card on the tray properly
  4. Finally, insert the tray back into the tray slot. 

For phones with removable batteries:
  1. First, you need to remove the back cover and the battery
  2. Then, insert the SIM or USIM into the slot with metal contacts facing down 
  3. Insert back the battery and close the back cover.


You can operate icon, button, menu, and input keypad via gesture function. 
  1. Tapping: To open an APP, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the keypad on the screen, tap it with your finger. 
  2. Tapping and holding: Tap and hold an item or screen or more than 2 seconds to access available options. 
  3. Swiping: Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts. 
  4. Spreading and pinching: Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out. 
  5. Dragging: To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position. 
  6. Double-tapping: Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.

Making A Fast Call via T9 Dial Key 

  • Search via T9 dial key support: 
  • Search a contact via any letter of his / her English name; 
  • Search a contact via any number of his / her phone numbers; 
It will show the matched results with highlighted remark. You can make the call via typing the highlighted parts.

Conference Call 

If your network operator can support Multi-user talk you can set up a conference call with no more than 5 people.

Create conference call:

  • First, make a call.
  • Second, type “Add calls” to call the other contact.
  • The first call will be held in this situation.
  • Then type “Merge call” to Merge all the contacts to the same line where all the people can hear each other and talk with each other.
  • Repeat the second and the third step to add more calls.
During the conference call you can type the buttons on the calling interface to edit conference call: there will be listed all the contacts on the conference call.

You can stop calling with anyone or only talk with someone of the contacts. 

Making A Call During Calling

  • Tap” Add calls” and call the other contact. Your first call will be held. 
  • Tap” Merge call” . All the calls will be merged in the same line so that all the people on the call will hear each other. 
  • Repeat the second and third step to add more contacts.

Importing Contacts

MIUI offers 4 ways to mass import contacts or add single contact information.

Sync with your Mi account
By tapping it you can set the cloud-based account to synchronize the contacts data. 

Import contacts from a vCard file
By tapping it you can search vCard files in the phone and select one or more vCard files to import. You can view details of the vCard by tapping arrow icon on the right. 

Import using Mi mover
By using Mi mover you will get an instruction to guide you to import data from the other phone step by step. 

Create A New Contact
By tapping it you can create a new contact manually. 

Taking Photos


  • Users tap any position of framing area to trigger focus frame, the location of frame will be changed depends on the location being tapped by user, 
  • Focus frame has three statuses, which are focus preparation/ focus failed/ focus succeed, 
  • Focus failed and focus succeed are the consequences of auto-judgment by app when users press the shutter, 
  • Exposure can be adjusted rapidly by rotating focus frame horizontally after focus success. 


  • Multiple taps on flash button to switch between three flash modes: auto/ turn on/ turn off.

Burst Shooting 

  • Users to long press the shutter to take photos continuously, the number of photos taken will be shown at the center of screen.

Xiaomi Mi Phone Tips and Tricks - For Better Experience Xiaomi Mi Phone Tips and Tricks - For Better Experience Reviewed by Chris Abalo on 3:52:00 PM Rating: 5

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