Skip to main content

{Disarmed} How to get the most out of the quick actions of your Xiaomi

How to get the most out of the quick actions of your Xiaomi

The sooner we perform an action, the more productive we will be. This is a premise with which many of us start when using our device on a day-to-day basis, and it is extremely important to have everything we usually use at hand in order to take as little time as possible to execute any action or command. in order to save as much time as possible.

Therefore, from xiaomist we have seen fit to prepare a small compilation of shortcuts or quick actions that you can easily configure on your Xiaomi phone, all with the aim of being more productive and efficient in everything we do , so! Let's go with it!

{"videoId":"x7zixdz","autoplay":true,"title":"17 TRUCAZOS para tu Xiaomi MI 11"}

Configure on-screen gestures to perform certain actions

We are going to start with one of the strong points of this compilation, such as the on-screen gestures that you will be able to perform to access certain system features without the need to navigate through the complicated MIUI menus.

Xiaomi Mobile

Thanks to this functionality we will be able to quickly access aspects such as starting the Google Assistant , taking screenshots , adjusting the brightness of the screen or even executing other actions such as direct access to the calculator, among others.

In addition, the way to configure this functionality is very simple, and we can activate or deactivate it depending on our needs whenever we want. To do this, we will simply have to follow the following path in the settings of our Xiaomi phone as long as it is compatible:

Xiaomi Screen Gestures

  • Access the settings of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO phone
  • Scroll down and select the "Additional Settings" option
  • Once inside, click on some of the options that make use of on-screen gestures such as "Start Google Assistant", "Take a screenshot", "Adjust brightness" and "Draw a V with your knuckle"

Use the buttons on your phone to perform quick actions

As with on-screen gestures, MIUI gives us the ability to use the volume or power buttons on our device in order to be able to execute certain actions quickly and directly without having to access them manually.

For example, with the side buttons of our equipment we can carry out everyday functions such as taking a screenshot , starting our smartphone's camera even when the screen is off , and even turning the flashlight on or off from anywhere in the system or with the locked phone.

In order to configure everything to our liking, the route to follow is very similar to the one we indicated in the previous step:

Xiaomi Screen Gestures 1

  • Access the settings of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO phone
  • Scroll down and select the "Additional Settings" option
  • Once inside, click on some of the options that make use of on-screen gestures such as "Start Google Assistant", "Take a screenshot", "Run camera" and "Turn on flashlight"

Efficiently configure shortcuts from your phone's notification bar or control center

One of the accesses most used by many of us when it comes to quickly activating or deactivating certain connections or functions of our device is that of the shortcuts that we find in the notification bar or in the control center of our Xiaomi phone. .

Miui Notification Bar

These are really useful when it comes to activating or deactivating certain connections such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or NFC, among many others, and even being able to quickly access applications such as the screen recorder, QR code scanner and many more.

For this reason, it is extremely interesting to be able to place these accesses to our personal taste to have them as close at hand as possible, hiding those that we do not need, and placing in the first instance those that we usually go to most frequently.

To be able to adjust it to our personal taste, we will only have to do the following:


  • Display the notification bar or the control center of your Xiaomi phone
  • In the notification bar go to the right of the options and select "Edit"
  • In the control center, click on the button located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Drag the different elements that you find in this section to your liking to be able to hide them or place them in the most comfortable position for you

Control everything related to volume from the hidden sidebar

Another point that we have talked about on other occasions is the volume side menu that appears when we raise or lower the volume of our device, which we can display to perform certain quick actions without the need to go to the specific modes to be able to activate or deactivate them.

Do not bother

For example, from this menu we will be able to activate or deactivate Do Not Disturb mode even with a custom timer so that it only lasts for a set period of time, do exactly the same with the device's silent mode , and even independently control the volume of the smartphone, alarms or notifications.

In addition, entering this menu is quite simple, since we will only have to perform the following steps:

Silent mode

  • Touch any button on the volume control of your Xiaomi phone and, later, in the audio bar, click on the three horizontal points at the top
  • Once inside, you can slide your finger over any of the bars that you see in said menu to completely configure the modes that we have mentioned to you to your liking.

How to improve the sound of your Xiaomi by changing the Bluetooth codec
In xiaomist
How to improve the sound of your Xiaomi by changing the Bluetooth codec

The floating ball of your Xiaomi, the great ally within the system

And to finish with this compilation of functions, we have to talk about one of the star elements when it comes to executing different tasks on our phone, such as the "Floating ball" option.

Xiaomi Floating Ball 1

In fact, it is not the first time that xiaomist has told you about it, since you have a complete post from our colleague Isra in which he details in great detail the options that this element has and everything you can do with it. it.

For example, with this floating ball we will have access to various aspects of the system such as device settings or quick connectivity settings and you can even have up to six direct shortcuts to six applications that we ourselves previously configured.

In order to activate the floating ball you must follow these steps:

Xiaomi Floating Ball

  • Access the settings of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO phone
  • Go down and enter the "Additional settings" section
  • Click on the "Floating ball" option and you will be able to configure it completely to your liking
(function() { window._JS_MODULES = window._JS_MODULES || {}; var headElement = document.getElementsByTagName( head )[0]; if (_JS_MODULES.instagram) { var instagramScript = document.createElement( script ); instagramScript.src = ; instagramScript.async = true; instagramScript.defer = true; headElement.appendChild(instagramScript); } })();

The news How to get the most out of the quick actions of your Xiaomi was originally published in xiaomist by Daniel Vega .


Popular Questions This Week

How to change the font in MIUI and thus further customize your Xiaomi: so you can change the type, color and size of the letters of MIUI

Among the multiple options that MIUI offers us we find the possibility of changing the source of our Xiaomi . This option will not only allow us to change the font , but also change the font color and size . For this it is necessary to make use of some Asian region, be it India, Hong Kong or any other. In addition, it should be noted that this adjustment that allows us to change the source is only available for MIUI 9 , MIUI 10 and MIUI 11 , so if we have a Xiaomi Mi A2 or Xiaomi Mi A3 we will not be able to do it. How to change the font in MIUI To change the font in MIUI we must perform the following steps: Go to Settings> Additional settings> Region Next we select India or Hong Kong as a region. Go to the Themes application, download the font that we like the most from the new lower option that will appear with hundreds of fonts and then apply it. After applying it, it will be necessary to restart our Xiaomi mobile. Once done , we will have installed the ne

What is VoLTE and how can you activate it on your Xiaomi

In recent years, phone calls have evolved to achieve great sound quality. So much so that today we can find technologies such as VoLTE allowing us to make voice calls in high definition on our Xiaomi. Beyond the classic GSM networks, movistar, vodafone and other operators have integrated this technology, which in turn derives from the advantages of Internet access. Thanks to 4G or LTE networks, VoLTE allows us to make not only high-definition calls, but also to improve consumption and add other services . What is VoLTE and what are its advantages after activating it on a Xiaomi In detail, VoLTE is a technology capable of transmitting voice communications over the Internet . For this, whether we have a Redmi Note 8 Pro, a Xiaomi Mi A2 or any other smartphone from the firm, our voice will be encoded from analog to digital allowing its transmission in the form of packets through the network. With this, as we have already said, after activating VoLTE we will achieve higher sou

Problems with Android Auto and your Xiaomi? So you can fix it

Unfortunately Android Auto continues to present certain problems on some Xiaomi . Errors such as error 16 that prevent our smartphone from correctly linking to this Google vehicle system. Still, these bugs are largely solvable. And it is that, in most cases the impossibility of using Android Auto through our Xiaomi is given by the dual applications themselves. In view of this and taking as a source this interesting article from Mi Community , below we will explain how to solve two of the most common errors that we usually find when linking or connecting our Xiaomi to a car with Android Auto. Fix Android Auto error on Xiaomi devices One of the main errors of the type « An error has occurred » that we usually find when connecting Android Auto to our Xiaomi is related to Google Play Services . In itself, this error shows the message « It seems that Google Play Services does not work at the moment «, making it impossible to connect Android Auto to our Xiaomi. To solve it we j

If your Xiaomi disconnects only from the WiFi it may be because of that MIUI setting

One of the most common problems in Xiaomi smartphones is usually related to the WiFi connection and its automatic disconnection . A quite annoying problem, which in most cases is usually caused by a bad MIUI configuration . If you have a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO and you notice that sometimes your smartphone disconnects only from the WiFi without having taken any action, do not miss this article where we tell you how to solve it in most cases. Disconnection of WiFi on your Xiaomi, how to solve it Although it is true that the problem may be caused by some other failure, in most cases the spontaneous disconnection of the WiFi connection is caused by a bad MIUI configuration, specifically, its automatic connection to the networks with better signal . By having this option activated on our smartphone, if the WiFi signal drops at any time, it will automatically disconnect to use the data connection . To deactivate it enough to do the following steps: Go to Settings> WiFi> Wi-Fi

Does your Xiaomi charge slowly or intermittently? So you can fix it

Does your Xiaomi charge very slowly or intermittently? This error is usually very common when our cable is in poor condition, we use a low-quality charger or even when the USB or USB Type-C port of your Xiaomi is dirty or obstructed. With a view to this, below we will explain the main steps or solutions to take if your Xiaomi charges slowly , if the charge is intermittent or if in the worst case, your mobile does not detect the USB that is connected to the socket electric. 1. Clean the USB port Although it may sound simple, in most cases slow charging problems are usually caused by a piece of paper or a speck of dust that obstructs the pins of the USB port . Taking into account the nature of this connector, it is normal that after repeated use dirt accumulates inside. A dirty USB C port is usually the main cause of slow or intermittent charging. To solve this charging problem and clean the USB C port of your Xiaomi, it is recommended to blow lightly inside the port itself.

How to exit the FASTBOOT mode of your Xiaomi if you have entered accidentally

Although, the fastboot mode of Xiaomi phones with MIUI allows us to solve bugs or change ROMs, it is also common to enter without wanting to. If this has been your case, you most likely want to get out of Xiaomi's fastboot without spoiling anything. In general, leaving this mode that includes all Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO with MIUI is extremely simple. Even so, on certain occasions, exiting fastboot mode is more complex , either because Recovery starts or because our smartphone does not work correctly. In view of this, below we are going to explain how to exit the fastbook mode of your Xiaomi if you have entered without wanting to . In addition, if the conventional mode does not work, we will also give you other tips to exit this mode without causing any damage at the software level. How to exit Xiaomi fastboot If we have accidentally entered the Xiaomi fastboot , to exit this way we will only have to perform the following steps: Press and hold the power button for about 10

So you can check the battery status of your Xiaomi smartphone and how many cycles you have performed

Today, our smartphone has become one of the most important tools in our day to day. That is why the duration of its battery and the state of it is very important if we want to be able to use it with total peace of mind and in a continuous way. In view of this, MIUI includes a secret menu that allows us to verify the state or health of the battery of our Xiaomi smartphone and also check the cycles that we have performed . Let's not forget that each cycle represents a full battery charge from 0% to 100% Since lithium batteries degrade with the passage of time , use and recharges that we have made, knowing these two data will give us a vision of the general state of your state and with it knowing if it has worsened considerably with the passage of weather. How to check the battery status and cycles performed on our Xiaomi smartphone To access this hidden menu in MIUI and check the battery status of our Xiaomi smartphone we will only have to perform the following steps:

Improve and amplify the volume of your Xiaomi and / or headphones with these simple adjustments

With the evolution of technology and the arrival of content on demand, many of us spend much of the day with our headphones on, playing music or watching series and movies. That is why many of you have asked us how to increase the volume of the headphones in Xiaomi smartphones or even how to improve the sound quality in Xiaomi AirDots or Redmi AirDots S wireless headphones. How to improve the sound and increase the volume of the headphones in MIUI of Xiaomi If what we want is to increase or amplify the volume of our headphones on a Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI we must perform the following steps: Go to Settings app> Region We will change our region to Andorra, India or any other country outside the EU. With this adjustment we will be able to "skip" the European restrictions that limit the sound volume, obtaining greater amplification , both in headphones, and through the speaker itself. Headphones with cable and jack connector Xiaomi Mi Hybrid Pro HD. In add

How to calibrate the proximity sensor of your Xiaomi

The proximity sensor forms one of the fundamental parts of a smartphone. Whether it is in a Xiaomi Mi A3 , a Redmi Note 8 Pro or any other smartphone from the firm, this allows the screen to turn off when we are making a voice call. In addition, if the proximity sensor is correctly calibrated, it will allow us to listen to WhatsApp voice messages through the terminal's speaker . The same happens with the rest of messaging applications, since this sensor is in charge of detecting that we have our Xiaomi stuck to our ears. Of course, the proximity sensor fulfills a highly important functionality such as that our Xiaomi does not turn on accidentally if we have it stored in our pocket . Calibrating the sensor correctly will make the system itself automatically detect that it is stored in our pocket, bag, backpack, etc. How to calibrate the proximity sensor of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO If what we want is to calibrate the proximity sensor of a Xiaomi mobile device, whether i

How to convert your Xiaomi microSD card into internal memory

The digital age has brought with it the need for ample storage on our smartphone . This forces us to always have free space on our Xiaomi, especially with regard to internal storage , which we can also obtain through a microSD card . Converting the SD card into internal memory allows us to expand the possibilities of our smartphone. If this is good and of quality , we can store applications and other system files , truly expanding the storage of our Xiaomi. Still, by default MIUI does not allow us to convert a microSD card into internal storage . Although this option is only available in certain versions, the vast majority of Xiaomi devices lack this option. YOU MAY BE INTERESTED: How to configure your Xiaomi so that the photographs are saved directly in the microSD Fortunately, we can activate the conversion of the microSD into internal memory through an application that we have already seen before. Thanks to Activity Launcher and as it happened with the MIUI 12 Super Wallpap