In a little less than a month the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has managed to take over the top selling mobile positions of Amazon in Spain. Awaiting the Redmi Note 8, the model launched by Xiaomi in Spain has an important user base. This is the reason why search intentions such as ?best tricks for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro?, ?applications for the Redmi Note 8? or ?best games for the Note 8 Pro? accumulate almost thousands of visits almost daily. On this occasion we have collected up to eleven tricks for the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8.
How to activate gestures in Redmi Note 8 Pro
One of the most interesting news of MIUI 10 and MIUI 11 has to do with the integration of gestures in the system. Thanks to these we can get rid of the traditional Android keypad and control the interface through gesture invocations.
Activating them is as simple as going to the Screen in the Settings application. Then we will go to the bottom of the application and Click on Full screen in Need other settings?.
Now we just have to activate the full screen Gestures option along with the option of Perform gestures twice to avoid accidental touches.
How to install the Google Camera on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 without root
How could it be otherwise, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is compatible with the Google Camera. Not his older brother, who has a Mediatek processor incompatible with the application to date.
The installation process is really simple. We will just have to download the APK, check the Application installation box from unknown sources and install the application following the usual process. Without root Nothing like that
How to force the update to MIUI 11 on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
It is a fact, Xiaomi has not yet launched the official version of MIUI 11 for Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. Awaiting its launch and subsequent arrival in Spain and the rest of Spanish-speaking countries, we can force its installation through A third party app.
We refer to Downmi, an application that hosts all available ROMs for Xiaomi phones. Once installed we will only have to indicate the phone model, the type of ROM (Global, Beta, .eu etctera) and MIUI version to download.
The application will automatically start downloading the corresponding package to MIUI 11 or the corresponding version. We can install the package by accessing the section on Phone; more specifically to the System Update option. Inside this we will click on the three options points and finally on Select update package.
How to retrieve app notification icons
With the update to MIUI 10, app notifications have stopped showing in the corresponding bar. Fortunately, the latest updates allow us to fix this curious system management.
Within the Settings application we will go to the Notifications section and then to the Notifications bar. Later we will press on Notch and status bar and Finally on Show icons of incoming notifications.
With this, incoming notifications should be maintained, at least in theory, in the MIUI notification bar.
I'm still having problems with notifications, is there a solution?
Affirmative, although for this we will have to refer to a third party application. The application in question is called Notch Notifications for MIUI, and its functionality it is limited to projecting notifications and notices on the notification bar that we receive from applications like WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram.
Once we have installed it we will only have to grant it the appropriate permissions and configure both the size and position of the icons in the notification bar.
How to take pictures in Macro mode
One of the most characteristic novelties of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is based precisely on its camera with a macro lens. Activating this mode is as simple as addressing the Xiaomi camera application and click on the flower shown in the top Quick Settings bar.
Is Macro mode compatible with video recording? Affirmative. If we click on the same flower icon in Video mode we can activate the mentioned macro lens. It should be remembered, however, that we will have to keep the subject to focus very close to the lens to obtain solvent results.
How to use the volume button as a camera trigger
Within the camera settings, which we can access by clicking on the hamburger icon in the upper right corner of the Cmara application, we can find a option called Volume button actions which allows us to use any of the volume buttons as a trigger.
We can also choose to open the account back or zoom the image as if it were a professional camera.
How to correct the deformation of the wide angle lens
Together with the macro lens, the main novelty of the Redmi Note 8 Pro regarding the photographic section has to do with the implementation of a wide-angle lens, which allows us capture broader images of landscapes and natural environments.
Due to the nature of the lens, however, it is inevitable to obtain deformations in the image. Fortunately, the Xiaomi Camera application has an option that allows us to correct this deformation. Within the same camera settings; specifically in the option to Correct distortion in ultra-large shots. The difference is abysmal.
How to put a song as a ringtone or notification on the Redmi Note 8 Pro
Setting songs as notification or call tones in Xiaomi is really simple, unlike other layers of customization.
In the first place we will have to go to the Sounds and vibration section within the Settings application and then to the Telephone tone. Within this option click on Choose a local ringtone and finally about Music, Recorder or File Manager, depending on the location of the sound file that we want to establish as a ringtone.
The process to follow with the tones of the notifications is exactly the same as just indicated, only this time we will have to click on Default notification sound. In the case of wanting to customize the sound of a certain application, such as WhatsApp or Telegram, we will have to go to the settings of the application in question.
How to hide and block applications with a password on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Another trick of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 quite useful is based on hiding applications through a password, the fingerprint sensor or by facial unlocking integrated into the system.
Enough with Access Applications within Settings and then Application Lock. Then we will be shown a list with all the system applications that we want to protect with a password.
Once we have selected the applications we will only have to indicate a pattern and activate facial and fingerprint unlocking to protect applications from outside eyes.
How to use two WhatsApp accounts, Facebook or any other app
Within the same section of Applications we can find other functionality that allows us to duplicate applications in Xiaomi to have two accounts on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or any compatible application.
The option in question of dual applications, and once active we will only have to indicate what applications we want to duplicate on the MIUI desktop. Finally, the Xiaomi launcher generate two instances of the applications that we indicate regardless of the original applications.
How to customize the launcher of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
MIUI is not characterized by its customization capacity. Its launcher, however, allows a certain degree of customization through the options it integrates.
Inside the main screen we will make an inverted clamp gesturelike the one we use to zoom out and click on Settings. Then the launcher will show us a series of options that will allow us to modify any aspect of the interface.
- Transition effects
- Set default screen
- Home Screen Design
- Fill gaps in uninstalled applications
- Lock home screen layout
If we click on this last option an even more generous list of options will be displayed which allow us to further modify the appearance of the launcher.
How to activate the double screen press on Note 8
Like most mobile phones of the Chinese firm, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro has the possibility of unlocking the screen through a double press with the mobile locked.
To activate this option we will have to access the Lock screen section in Settings. Finally press on Double tap on the screen to wake up.
Next to this option we find another called Activate Lock Screen for Notifications which allows us to activate an Always On Display mode to see the content of the notifications without interacting with the phone.
How to open the camera quickly with the mobile locked
The Lock screen section hides many options that allow us to interact with the phone even if it is locked.
A curious function that we find within this is the Run camera, with which we can open the camera application directly by pressing twice on one of the phone's volume buttons.
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