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8 things you didn't know you could do with your Xiaomi mobile

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With the passage of time and software updates, the capabilities and possibilities of mobile phones are increasing. MIUI, the personalization layer of Xiaomi phones, is becoming more complete. To this is added that a good part of its functions are compatible with any mobile of the brand: from the most economical range to the most expensive. Do you want to get the most out of your Xiaomi mobile? Check out these eight hidden MIUI features that you probably don't know.

Print documents and images without third-party applications

MIUI 11 has finally brought the compatibility of Xiaomi phones with any WiFi printerwithout resorting to traditional third-party applications, such as HP, EPSON or Brother, among others.

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To print a document or an image from our phone we can use the Gallery or the application File manager. The way to proceed in any case is the same: by clicking on Share and then on the printer icon on the document or the image we want to print, a print assistant will be displayed where we can configure the sheet format, as well as the number of copies, the size or if we want to make a color adjustment (monochrome, color etctera).

Once we have configured the print correctly we will select any printer from our environment. Of course, must be connected to the same WiFi network as the phone.

Share the WiFi password with a QR code

From MIUI 10 Xiaomi allows you to share the password of our WiFi network through a simple QR code. If we have another phone of the same brand we will only have to scan the code with the MIUI camera.

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Within the WiFi section in Settings click on the network to which we are connected and then Share. It will automatically generate a QR code that we can share with any user. In the event that the phone lacks a QR reader, simply download it from the Google store and then paste the text string into the network password.

Duplicate the phone image on a WiFi TV

An especially useful function to watch series or movies on TV as long as it has Screen Mirroring option. From we recommend using the manufacturer's information to verify it.

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Having verified that our TV has a projection function, just go to Settings / Connection and share / Broadcast. After clicking on Broadcast, the assistant starts searching for televisions connected to the same WiFi network of the telephone. When the synchronization is finished, the mobile screen will be broadcast on the TV: from the desktop to the applications and videos.

Protect applications with password

A function that has been present in MIUI since the first versions of the system. With the integration of systems such as facial recognition or fingerprint, we can block any application with any of the methods just mentioned.

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The way to proceed with this adjustment is really simple: just Access the Applications section in Settings and then Application Lock. A list with all the applications that have been installed on the telephone will be displayed.

After selecting the applications we want to protect with a password, we will only have to register a new lock pattern and resort to facial unlocking or fingerprint recognition. Either method will be valid.

Record calls automatically

MIUI 11 has removed the call recording function after almost ten years. If we have a Xiaomi mobile phone with MIUI 10, activating this option is as simple as going to the Telephone application and then clicking on the Menu icon. Then we will leave until the section of Call Recording until you find the option to Record calls automatically.

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If our phone has recently updated to MIUI 11, the only way to proceed is to download a call recording application from the Play Store. We leave you below with some of the most popular.

Handle the mobile with one hand

Your Xiaomi mobile's screen is too big? Do not worry. With single-handed mode we can change the virtual size of the screen to a 3.5, 4.5 inch panel. How?

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Within Additional Settings in Settings we will go to the Mode section with one hand and activate the homnimo option. After selecting the appropriate screen size, we will slide your finger from the center part of the screen to the far right or left on the bottom of the device. For this function to be activated correctly, however, we will have to activate the on-screen buttons: no gesture system or virtual button.

Use the mobile as a remote control

Did you know that you can use your Xiaomi phone as a remote control? If your cell phone has an infrared sensor at the top, it is most likely that it has a application called My Remote or My Remote.

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The configuration process is really simple: we just have to select the brand of our television, radio or air conditioning and then press on the touch buttons to check if these work on the device. Finally we will add the device and select it to interact with the device. The range is not very high, unfortunately.

Duplicate applications or create a second space for kids

With the Dual Applications function of MIUI we can duplicate applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram to make use of them separately if, for example, we have two SIM cards installed in the phone.

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Within the section Applications in Settings we can find the option in question. After selecting the applications that we want to duplicate on the phone,the system generate two instances of the applications that we have previously indicated: one with our original account and one with a free account.

Another quite useful function of MIUI is precisely to create a second hidden space totally alien to our phone to use apps anonymously or serve as parental control of our children. The function in question is accessible through the menu Special functions within Settings.

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After correctly configuring the alternative space, we can perform actions such as install applications or capture photostotally independent of the original telephone space. In this way we can hide our activity without leaving a trace in the device memory. For this reason we will precisely have tocreate a password independent from that of the mobile.

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