10 MIUI secrets that all Xiaomi fans need to know about

Update 13/11/14: trust us, you'll be amazed at how many more tricks Xiaomi has up its sleeve
10 Xiaomi MIUI secrets that'll blow your mind

10 Xiaomi MIUI secrets that'll blow your mind

Ah, we see that glint in your eyes when you heard that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is coming soon.

Sure, getting the highly coveted Xiaomi Android smartphone gets you excited. Now, we wish you all the luck when you attempt to fight the online horde to get one during its launch on Tuesday, 18 November.

Should your struggle be successful, here’s our reward to you: new tips, now totalling 10, to unleash the full potential of your Xiaomi phone.

READ MORE: Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4G will land in Singapore on 18 November


Camera shortcut from lock screen

You fumble with the phone, unlock it, tap the camera app and wait for the damn shooter to load. Five seconds have passed, and so has that fleeting moment you’ve wanted to capture. What if we told you there’s an easier way to jump straight to the camera on a Xiaomi phone in a mere two seconds?

To activate: go to Settings followed by Buttons and make sure the “Long press Back to take photo” option is activated. Now, do as it says - just press and hold the back button on the lock screen. Don’t let go till you hear the shutter sound.

Great for: sneaky folks who want to go incognito, grab a candid shot and post it on Instagram. No, we’re not teaching you to be a stalker.