There are some shortcuts on MIUI that facilitate the use of the device by pressing some keys. Here are some of the most important ones
To capture a screenshot we all know that it is necessary to lower the notification curtain and plug Screenshot but obviously there is a simpler way, which allows us to quickly capture the screen, even the lock screen.
Tip: volume down + power and our screen is captured.
When we are in the lock screen and we need to make some light, we press the Home button without unlocking the device and the rear led will activate. We hold down until the screen goes off so that the flash remains on or we press the power button to leave it on and off.
Tip: home button in the lockscreen (power to end the flash)
- MP3 READER CONTROLS
On the lockscreen, tapping the central unlock button twice in succession, the icons will appear to change and pause the audio tracks, still tapping returns to the normal lockscreen.
Tip: double tap on unlock icon in the lockscreen
- RECENT APPLICATIONS
To view recently used applications, long press the Home button. Pressing the icons the apps will be reopened. If, on the other hand, we move them up, we close them and at the bottom we block them. Tapping the large button at the bottom will close all, except any blocked apps. Instead with a prolonged tap on the cleaning button, we enter the ram management where we can see the processes, and by long pressing on the apps we can see the details.
Tip: long press Home button
- TERMINATE CALL WITH POWER BUTTON
It is possible to end a call with the power button. You have to set this function from: Settings-> Accessibility-> System-> Power key ends the call
- TERMINATE APPLICATION WITH BACK KEY
We can close an application with a long press of the back key. To do this we activate from here: Settings-> Keys-> Long press keys-> Back and choose “Close the current application” among the various options.
- RELEASE BY VOLUME BUTTONS
To unlock the lockscreen we can, alternatively, simultaneously press the volume keys up and down.
Tip: Volume down key + volume up key with terminal locked
- BRIGHTNESS AT THE MAXIMUM
To increase the brightness, the fastest method would be to lower the curtain and raise the value to maximum, but often in the sun we can't even see it. So to facilitate this operation, we press Volume up and Menu together.
Tip: Volume up + Menu simultaneously
- SILENCE A CALL
To silence a call (in addition to the possibility of turning the terminal upside down, which we will discuss in another article), simply press the volume down key.
Tip: volume down during call reception
- CAMERA BY LOCKSCREEN
We can launch the camera without unlocking the phone, by long pressing the Back text. To activate: Settings-> Keys-> Lockscreen-> Long press Back key for camera.
- MODIFICATION OF HOMESCREEN
By pinching the screen with 2 fingers we can change the positions of the icons. With 3 fingers we can instead see a preview of the screens.
Tip: pinch 2 or 3 fingers in the home screen
- AUTOMATIC CLEANING OF EMPTY SPACES
This is the most interesting feature. One thing I hate about MIUI is the arrangement of icons in the screens after installation! Although there are empty spaces scattered everywhere, if there are already some apps in the lower right corner of the screen, the newly installed ones will be placed in a new screen. While we can collect apps simultaneously, there is a more effective, and unique, method to automatically fix apps and eliminate gaps. Just enter edit mode with a pinch and shake the phone three times!
Tip: Pinch 2 fingers and shake three times