So what are we waiting for? Let's start.
1. Disable annoying ads
Advertisements are perhaps one of the most annoying things about Xiaomi phones, other than the Redmi K20 series. Although the company says it's easy to turn off the ads, the reality is that it's not that simple at all. The main problem is that Xiaomi not only broadcasts system ads, but also ads via its stock apps.
Fortunately, this is not an irreversible process. You will be able to get rid of all the ads in no time if you simply follow the steps below.
To do this, go to Settings> Additional Settings> Authorization and Revocation.
Next, look for MSA in the list, and then click on the flip-flop next to it.
Then wait 10 seconds, then press Revoke in the pop-up window. You will find that the revocation of the authorization for MSA will significantly reduce the number of advertisements being broadcast on your phone.
Now that system announcements are set, it's time to turn off the ad ID. Disabling this prevents Xiaomi from serving personalized ads.
To do this, go to Additional Settings> Privacy and disable the switch for the user experience program.
2. Change the stock MIUI Launcher
Do you like the thrower? I am not a big fan of placing all my apps on the home screen. In addition, it is tedious to search for a particular application. Therefore, every time I switch to a Xiaomi phone, the first thing to do after installation is to install a third party launch program.
The Android fan in you must already know that there is no shortage of incredible third-party throwers. And it goes without saying that each of them has something different to offer.
If you're looking for a standard Android look, you can try the Rootless Launcher Launcher. Alternatively you can consult Nova or Action Launcher if you want a ton of customization options. And if you ask me, even Xiaomi's Poco Launcher 2.0 is not bad.
You can sort and organize apps by color or function, and the customization features will not disappoint you.
3. Remove all the bloatware
Bloatware and phones go hand in hand. And I doubt that it will change anytime soon. Xiaomi devices are known to have many pre-installed applications. And chances are you will probably never use them. Therefore, the only practical solution is to eliminate them immediately.
The fastest way is to install applications such as UnApp, which allows you to uninstall multiple applications at once.
4. Activate navigation gestures
The navigation gestures are cool. They are super cool. And the best part is that you can focus on your navigation without losing disk space.
To activate navigation movements, go to Settings and scroll to System and Device. Now, tap Full Screen View and select Full Screen Gestures. You can also consult the mini-guide to learn how to use these navigation movements.
Honestly, it's pretty simple. A swipe allows you to access the home screen. To open the Preview selection menu, slide your finger up. To go back, swipe inward. That's all. Simple, see.
5. Adjust the quick configuration panel
The best part of Xiaomi phones is that most things are customizable according to your preferences, and the Quick Settings menu is no different.
You can customize it completely to display the buttons you use frequently. Yes, you read that right. Open the Quick Settings menu and press the Edit button, as shown in the screen shot below.
Then add the desired options (and delete the rest). To do this, hold them and slide them to the top half. Simple, is not it?
6. Find your phone
Find your phone should be one of the first parameters to check. As its name indicates, the Mi Phone Finder helps you find your phone if you lose it. To do this, go to Settings> My Account.
Once you have found it, log in with your Xiaomi account. Once done, press Mi Cloud, then turn the switch next to Find Device, and that's about it all.
The next time you lose your phone, go to the Mi Cloud website from your PC, log in with the same Mi account, and find your registered device. Yes, you can thank me later.
7. Application Recommendations
Last but not least, let's talk about some Android apps that will enhance your Android experience.
First of all, we have the SMS Organizer app on our list. If you want to more precisely control your SMS inbox (and not the other way around), this is the application you need.
This not only helps not to clutter your inbox, but also helps you get rid of all unnecessary spam.
The next on our list is Snapseed, and I do not think this photo editing app needs to be introduced.
From ready-made editions to selection-based editions, you can play with a lot of things.
Then, KM Player meets all your needs in terms of media consumption. There is also MX Player, but the ads are counterproductive.
Let your experience fly away!
So these are some of the first things you should change on your new Xiaomi phone. As we mentioned above, these minor changes improve your phone experience in many ways.
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