The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has arrived in Spain as the natural successor of the Redmi Note 7. While waiting for the Redmi Note 8 to land in Europe officially, there are many users who opt for the Pro model, a model that It is clear that the needs of the majority can be met. This does not mean that the device is without problems. In my two weeks of use I have encountered some problems that a priori have easy solution, solution that we will see next.
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I do not receive notifications on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
A problem that is inherited from MIUI 10, more than from the terminal itself. Apparently, The system does not display the icons for incoming notifications in the notification bar. Nor does it warn us through floating notifications, forcing us to repeatedly check the bar intended for it.
However, the problem of notifications in the Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro has a solution. Simply go to the Notifications section in Settings and click on each of the options shown on the screen: Notifications on the Lock screen, Floating notifications and Notifications icons.
In each of these options we will have to enable all applications or those we want to be notified (WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram …). In the case of notifications on the lock screen, we will have to make sure that the option Show content of the notification is checked.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro gets too hot
Although the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a liquid cooling system, the implementation of a Mediatek processor makes its temperature rise to 40 degrees when playing games or using heavy applications.
It is advisable in this case to close all applications in memory before running a certain game and lower the graphic quality of it if this is very demanding. Removing the case during game sessions is another trick that we can carry out to reduce the total temperature of the phone, in addition to avoid charging while using the phone.
In the event that heating problems occur when using applications, a good way to detect the problem is Take a look at the Battery section and classify the application usage expense. We can also use the GSam Monitor application for more complete data.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 battery lasts a short time
One of the main features of the Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro is based precisely on the battery. For a few weeks, however, pages such as HTCmania and XDA Developers are collecting a multitude of fees in relation to the battery consumption of the two Xiaomi models with processes such as Google Play Services or Android System.
In both cases the problem is not due to a MIUI defect, but to the synchronization of the system with our Google accounts. After the first days of use the high consumption of these two processes should be reduced significantly. If the loss of the battery comes with third-party applications, it is advisable to install them again or use lighter alternatives.
The rest of the solutions that we can carry out are simple: activate the Battery Saver mode, disable unnecessary connections, optimize the use of background applications.
Problems with the GPS: positioning, it does not work well …
A problem that is inherited again from MIUI 10 and its battery management. When activating Battery Saver mode, the system limits the GPS functions of the applications that demand the use of said component.
The way to proceed in this case is very simple. We will only have to go to the section of Battery and performance in Settings; specifically up to the option of Select applications within Suspension Battery Savings. Then we will click on all those applications where we want the use of GPS is not limited. Within each of the applications we will mark the Unrestricted option to prevent the system from suspending geolocation functions.
Spotify closes only or freezes on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Several dozen users have reported problems with the Spotify application: freezes, hangs, closes alone, locks… Although the company has not pronounced, we clearly have a problem with the application.
The only viable solution until Spotify decides to update the application is download version 184.108.40.2062, something older than the current one but much better optimized for the Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro.
Since we will use a third-party page to install applications from outside the Google store we will have to enable the respective security permissions.
Problems with Google Pay when paying with cards goes NFC on the Redmi Note 8 Pro
The cards are automatically synchronized, the application fails to pay… There are several problems that some users have reported in relation to payments going NFC with Google Pay. Unfortunately there is no apparent solution at the moment, at least until the application is updated.
What they recommend from some forums is delete the data and the application cache through the Applications section in Settings and enter the registered cards again. We can also choose to use the proprietary applications of the banks, such as BBVA, CaixaBank, ING Direct …
LED does not turn on with notifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro continue to maintain some of the characteristics that have historically defined the Redmi Note series: the notification LED, which It is next to the front camera.
To activate the LED light with each incoming notification, we will have to go to the Additional Settings section in Settings and select the LED Notifications option. Inside this we will activate the two options that are available. It is possible to add, that yes, that due to the size of the LED the most probable thing is that we will not make sure about the warnings through this system.
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