Redmi Note 3 – MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with great hardware for the price it is offered. I have already posted an in-depth review, if you have not yet read it, click HERE. The device runs on MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the MIUI gives a lot of customization options to users. These are Top 18 Redmi Note 3 – MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks to use your smartphone effectively.

Redmi Note 3 – MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks

1. How to move data from your old phone to Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Mi Mover

Mi Mover is available to download from Google Play. It helps move apps and data from your old device to Mi Phone. It supports moving contacts, messages, Photos, Music, Videos,  documents, apps and other data. It can be paired with other device using QR code.

2. How to change Quick Setting toggles in Notification Panel?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Quick Setting Toggles

When you swipe down from the top, there are 9 setting toggles are visible. You can set your favourite toggles by going to Settings > Notifications > Toggle Positions. Press and hold to move toggles to the desired position.

3. How to start Torch from the lock screen?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Torch

You can start torch / start LED Flash by pressing Home key for a couple of seconds.

4. How to customize Notification LED light?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Notification LED

To customize the notification lights go to Settings> Additional settings> Notification light. You can set different colours for Call, Messages and Notifications from the choice of colours available on the list.

5. How to change Text Size on Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Text Size

MIUI 7 gives you the option to set 6 different text size on your phone from XS (extra small) to XXL. To change text size on Redmi Note 3, go to Settings > Text Size and select desired font size.

6. How to filter Service messages & Promotional messages?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Service Messages

In MiUi 7, there’s a Smart SMS filter that filters all your SMS and groups all these messages under one single folder. To enable it, go to Settings > System Apps > Messaging > enable Notification Group.

7. How to enable Reading Mode on Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Reading Mode

Reading Mode, which changes the screen color to yellow and filters the blue light. This yellow display is easy to read and it does not harm your eye while reading in the dark. to enable it, select Reading Mode from Quick settings toggles or go to Settings > Display > turn on Reading Mode. You can also adjust the strength of Yellow light and select apps for reading mode.

8. How to enable One-handed mode on Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - One handed mode

Operating 5.5-inch device with one hand might be difficult for people with small hands. MIUI 7 offers  and option to enable the One-handed mode where you can reduce the display size up to 3.5-inches. To enable this setting, go to Settings> Additional Settings> One-handed mode, and once you have enabled this- Swipe your finger from the home button to left (Recent) or right (back) to choose where you want it to appear.

9. How to take Screenshot on Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Screen Shot

To take a screenshot, you have to press the power button and volume down button together. You can also  select Screenshot toggle from the notification panel that would help capture a screenshot.

10. How to arrange Home Screens?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - arrange home screen

To add another home screen or to arrange them, just tap and pinch three fingers on your home screen and the screen will transform all the home screen into thumbnail along with an add option to add more home screen and can also rearrange them.

11. How to enable Data Speed Indicator on notification bar?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Data Connection Speed

To activate just go to the device Settings > Notifications > turn on Show Connection Speed. It will indicate the network speed on the status bar.

12. How to track & manage Data usage on Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Manage Background Data

On MIUI 7, users can allow which apps can consume data in the background. To enable it open Security app > Data usage > Restrict data usage > select apps you want to allow for data usage (WiFi or Mobile Data) in the background.

13. How to enable Guest Mode?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Guest Mode

You can secure your data with guest mode while giving your phone to other people. To activate Guest mode, go to Settings > Additional Settings > Privacy > Privacy protection > tap on Guest Mode. It will hide your messages, notes, photos, settings and incoming calls.

14. How to enable Child Mode?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Child Mode

Redmi Note 3 has a dedicated Child mode which allows you to select the apps you want to keep accessible to your child, so if you lend your phone to your kid, he can only see the apps you want them to see. To activate Child Mode, go to Settings > Child Mode > tap on child mode > Select accessible apps in the Child mode.

15. How to enable Lite Mode?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Lite Mode Home Screen

Lite mode provides a simple interface and big icons with minimal customization to add the Apps you use to home screen. To activate Lite mode, go to Settings > Lite Mode > you will be prompted to reboot > click OK and it will boot up in Light Mode.

16. How to hide files & folders on Redmi Note 3?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Hide Files

MIUI 7 provides a feature to hide important / private photos, videos, files and folders without installing third party app. Follow the steps below to hide files & folders.

Open File Explorer app > tap, hold and drag down the screen > draw security pattern / password / fingerprint to open hidden folders.

Tap on 3 dots […] > select add files > select files from internal storage or from SD card > Done.

17. How to Lock apps using Fingerprint Scanner?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - App Lock

Set up fingerprint scanner to unlock your device then follow these steps

Go to Settings > Additional settings > Privacy > Privacy Protection > App lock > unlock with fingerprint or password > select apps you want to lock.

18 How to set SD card as Default Storage?

Redmi Note 3 - MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks - Default Storage

If you have inserted SD card on Redmi Note 3, you can set it as default storage for photos, music, backup and more. To set SD card as default storage, go to Settings > Additional settings > Storage > Storage settings > select default storage for Backup, Gallery, Music etc.

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Pritesh Palan is the founder-editor of Smart Gizmo. He is a tech geek and learns something new everyday. Technology excites him, specially Smart Phones. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and he is also active on Quora.
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Pritesh Palan is the founder-editor of Smart Gizmo. He is a tech geek and learns something new everyday. Technology excites him, specially Smart Phones. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and he is also active on Quora.
Pritesh Palan is the founder-editor of Smart Gizmo. He is a tech geek and learns something new everyday. Technology excites him, specially Smart Phones. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and he is also active on Quora.

42 comments on “Redmi Note 3 – MIUI 7 Tips & Tricks

    • Sync your all contacts with Google account. Check on desktop that your all contacts are uploaded. Then delete phone and sim contacts. Go to contacts app on phone > menu (by press and hold menu key) > display preferences > configure contact lists > select Google.
      I hope it helps.

  1. For few apps, I require the option key which is absent on screen and in the capacitive touch screen. Could you suggest a solution for this please?

  2. hello,
    I have a redmi note 3. my problem is that I am not getting these mentioned settings such as home screen,lock screen ,dial pad screen settings which I earlier had in the themes menu. I had a couple of downloads in each of the mentioned settings .its quite irritating .please find a solution.

    • Go to Contacts app and edit contacts you want to add in a Group 1 by 1 > add / select Group name. By following these steps you will create a group of people you want to send a message. Now go to Messaging app > Create new message > click on people icon on top right of the screen > click on Groups > select group you created, this will add all your contacts in that group you want to send a message.
      I hope it helps.

    • If you are using a single sim, just enable Call Waiting from Call Settings. If you are using Dual sim, this will not work if you are on call and someone is calling you on the second sim as it is a “Dual Sim Dual Standby” device. It works with devices which have “Dual Sim Dual Active” feature.

  3. Pictures are coming yellowish when flash is on and i have checked flash light,when i opened flash it is showing as yellow light.
    pls advice asap

  4. I’m concerned about my privacy… whatever i have in my phone memory.. it shows it as soon as open file explorer.
    is there any method to hide the contents such as music and image files in file explorer .

  5. Hi.. when I am trying to save the Google page in the pdf format it is asking to turn on documents in settings first in installed apps..!! What does this mean ? What I have to do..??

  6. Thanks for your useful information. I also like such Redmi Note3 but there was some problem
    for user . Most of my friends were face to forgotten pattern log, password. At that time, they can not
    enter recovery mode for wipe out user data and met with plug in USB cable show.
    For that reason could you suggest me how to slove that problem not to say flash firmware.

    Thanks,

  7. Sometimes Touch buttons are not working .Is this ROM issue? I am using 7.5 .I have got update for 8.0. Should I update it? how to solve this issue? plz help sir

  8. What’s app is not showing in default messaging applications list…how can i set whats app in my messaging options list so that whenever i am sending a message it will show the options like whats app , hangout and messaging etc

  9. Very useful info Mr. Palan… Can we reduce or disable Toggle buttons which are not required frequently. Also can we create new folders on home screen to consolidate our apps in that folder. There are only 3 default folders given. Thanks

  10. Hi,

    By mistaken I delete the Gallery folder in my Mi note 3 screen. Now I could not add the gallery folder in my screen. Can somebody help me out.

    Regards
    Atul

  11. hello everyone,i want to know suddenly my redmi note 3 drag menu icons not working,hold and drag options not working plz help me.Thanx

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