Do you have a Xiaomi mobile? Surely by now you have navigated through all your options … Or almost all. MIUI, the Xiaomi customization layer, has a series of hidden functions and options that can only be activated through the application of a set of codes on the telephone dialer. The good news is that there is a way to activate Xiaomi's hidden options without resorting to complex methods. How? Through a simple application. Or rather, two.
All the steps that we will see next are compatible with any Xiaomi mobile. Mi A1, A2, A3, A2 Lite, Redmi Note 4, Note 5, Note 6 Pro, Note 7, Note 8, Note 8 Pro, Note 8T, Mi 8, Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 6, Redmi 7
Hidden Settings for MIUI, the application to enable hidden functions of Xiaomi
Forget about root. Activating the hidden options of MIUI is as simple as resorting to the application just mentioned.
Hidden Settings for MIUI can be downloaded for free from the Play Store, and although it does not add exclusive features, it allows you to configure a series of parameters that remain hidden in the eyes of the user.
What can we configure with these options? The list of hidden options for Xiaomi phones with Android 9 Pie is as follows:
- Manage applications
- Manage notifications
- Notification Log
- Device Information
- Use of private DNS
- Hardware testing
- Terminal test
- Block visual disturbances
- Content adaptable to the backlight
- Developer Options
- Performance tool
- Battery Optimization
- Application usage time
- Phone Information
- Android Easter Egg
Since make use of a private DNS until testing the different components of the phone (microphone, USB OTG, speakers, headphones …) to verify its correct operation or see a complete record of the notifications we have received. Also we can activate the Developer Settings, from which we can accelerate the animations and even simulate GPS locations. All within reach of a couple of finger touches.
Unfortunately, the application is not fully compatible with MIUI 11. S with MIUI 10 and Android 9. We have tried to use it in a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro with MIUI 11 and the operation of some options has been as expected. Many others they just don't get to run.
Activate Xiaomi hidden camera options with this other trick
There is an additional method that allows us to activate the hidden functions of the Xiaomi camera without any applications involved. Well, yes, one: File manager. It is advisable to use an advanced file browser, such as Cx File Explorer.
Once we have installed it, we will access the DCIM folder which is in the phone's raz storage.
Inside the Camera folder We will create a file with the following name:
- lab_options_visible(including the low bar)
Finally we will accept the operation and go to the MIUI Chamber application. If we click on Settings, and more specifically about additional settings, we will see a string of options that we can activate to our liking.
We leave you below with some of the options that we can see in the Cmara application:
- Internal "magic" tools
- Face detection
- Hide the face detection frame automatically
- Beautify photos in Portrait mode
- Activate the dual camera
- Activate MFNR
- Activate SR
- Activate parallel processing
- Activate the quick take animation
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