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8 Cool MIUI 8 Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features

8 Cool MIUI 8 Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features

trickinfo.com MIUI, the custom Android UI utilized by the Chinese cell phone monster Xiaomi as of late got a noteworthy upgrade in type of MIUI 8. While this well known Android variation has dependably offered a decent amount of components over stock Android, the rundown became much further with the most recent discharge. So today, we are posting a portion of the best tips, traps, and concealed components of MIUI 8. How about we start

1.Scrolling Screenshots

Another handy new feature in MIUI 8 is ‘scrolling screenshots’. It is useful when you need to capture a screenshot of a webpage or application that spans several pages in content. To do this, take a screenshot (hold Volume Down + Power button). You will see a tiny thumbnail of the screenshot you just took on the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap on this thumbnail to open it. Here, you will see an icon labelled “Scroll” on the bottom left. Tap it, and start scrolling. Tap the Done whenever you want to stop, and your scrolling screenshot will be saved.

2. Dual Apps

Sometimes, you might want to run two instances of the same application on your phone. For example, you might have two SIM cards, and would like to run WhatsApp on both the numbers. This would be impossible on any other ROM without rooting or without using any Parallel Space app but is a built-in feature of MIUI 8. To enable this, go to Settings > Dual apps. Here, you can select the apps of which you want to run two instances. The original app will stay unaffected, and you will see another icon of the same app, with a yellow symbol on the bottom left corner. This is your cloned app, and will run independently of the original app.

3. Birthday Alarm

You can set the Clock app to play “Happy Birthday” instead of your normal alarm on your birthday. To enable this, go to the Clock app, click on the Menu button on the top right corner, and select More settings. There, you will find the option to turn on Birthday alarm towards the bottom.
Other Hidden MIUI Features

The following features are not exclusive to MIUI 8, as they are also present in MIUI 7. However, many users do not know about them, as they are not so straightforward to access. Hence, we are including them in our list

4. Quick Ball

Quick ball is a transparent shortcut menu that sits on your screen, above your apps. Tapping on it lets you choose from 5 shortcuts – Home, Menu, Lock, Screenshot, and Back. The shortcuts are customizable, and you can remap all of them, including the possibility to use them as application shortcuts.

To enable Quick Ball, go to Settings > Additional Settings > Quick ball, and tap Turn on Quick ball. You will also find several customization options here, including the option to hide automatically in chosen apps, hiding in fullscreen mode, and visibility on Lock screen.

5. Scheduled SMS

One great feature in the default SMS app (Messaging) is the ability to schedule a message. For example, it might be late at night and you want your message to reach your friend in the morning, instead of waking them up at night. Another potential usage is to set it up to wish a contact on their birthday.

To do this, open a conversation in the Messaging app, type in a message, tap the plus sign (+) to the left of the message input field, and then tap on Timed in the bottom right corner. You can then select the day and time at which your message will be sent


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