Discover 5 simple MIUI tricks that will allow you to make the most of the battery of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO
MIUI It is one of the most used customization layers in the world, especially due to the large number of customization options it has and because the huge variety of functions that are hidden behind the Xiaomi mobile software. Over the last few months we have been revealing different tricks to improve both the fluidity of your Xiaomi smartphone as your performancebut today we want to focus on one of the main objectives of any user: increase the autonomy of your smartphone.
Activate dark mode
As the vast majority of Xiaomi smartphones, even the entry-level ones, have AMOLED screens, the first thing I usually do when setting up one of these devices is activate the dark mode, as this will make it many of the pixels on the screen do not light up and thus I will achieve significant battery savings.
To activate dark mode on your Xiaomi mobile You just have to follow these simple steps:
- Open the panel Settings of your Xiaomi
- Access the section Screen
- Click on the card that says Dark mode
Once this is done, dark mode will be activated by default and the entire interface, including compatible apps, They will be dyed black to help you improve the autonomy of the terminal.
If you don’t want to have dark mode activated all day, MIUI gives you the option to configure it so that it is only activated at certain times of the day. To do this you just have to click on the option Schedule dark mode that appears just below the two color schemes, activate it and choose one of the two available alternatives: “Dusk to Dawn” and “Custom.”
Turn off Always-On Display mode
Although the Always On Display mode is very practical, it shows you at all times relevant information such as time, date or pending notificationsIt also consumes a large amount of battery, so I always disable it and thus increase the autonomy of the terminal a little.
To deactivate the Always On Screen mode on your Xiaomi you simply have to do the following:
- Enter the Settings from your smartphone
- Tap on the section Always-on screen and lock screen
- Click on the button Always-on display
- Disable the switch that appears at the top right
In this way, the screen will be at rest until you wake it up by double tapping on ita gesture that you can also activate from the Always-on screen and lock screen.
Prevent the lock screen from activating when receiving notifications
By default, Xiaomi phones are configured so that their screen turns on when a new notification arrives, but since I receive a few notifications a day, I also usually deactivate this function, since The screen on consumes a lot of battery and I find out about the most important notifications through the smartwatch.
If you want to prevent the screen of your Xiaomi mobile from turning on every time you receive a notificationYou just have to follow these simple steps:
- Access the menu Settings from your terminal
- Enter the section Always-on screen and lock screen
- Tap on the button Notifications effect
- Click on the option None and click on the button Back to save changes
Reduce the refresh rate of your Xiaomi screen
As you can see, Most of the adjustments I make on my Xiaomi mobile to save battery have to do with the screensince this is the hardware component that consumes the most energy and, therefore, something that I also do to improve the autonomy of my smartphone is reduce the refresh rate of your screen.
Almost all Xiaomi smartphones in recent years, including the POCO F3 that I have, have a variable refresh rate that ranges between 60 hertz and 120 hertz. If you activate the 120 hertz refresh rate you will notice that the screen runs much smoother, but, on the other hand, battery consumption will increase significantly, so, if you want To improve the autonomy of your Xiaomi, the best option is to reduce it to 60 hertz.
To lower the refresh rate of your Xiaomi smartphone to the minimum You simply have to undertake the following actions:
- Tap on the app Settings from your Xiaomi mobile
- Access the section Screen
- Click on the button Refreshment Rate
- Select the “Standard” option which is usually 60 Hz
Limit apps running in the background
If, like me, you have a lot of applications installed on your Xiaomi mobile, another thing you can do to save battery is configure which apps can run in the background and which cannotsince many times there are applications that are running without you realizing it and consuming battery.
To limit apps running in the background You just have to follow these simple steps:
- Access the panel Settings of your Xiaomi
- Enter the section Applications
- Click on the section Permissions
- Tap on the option Autostart in the background
- Deactivate the switch for all those apps that you do not want to run in the background
In my particular step, as you can see in the screenshots that I leave you above these lines, the only four apps that I allow to run in the background are courier clients WhatsApp and Telegramthe social network instagram and the photo backup app Amazon Photos.
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