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?
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?
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?
You can start torch / start LED Flash by pressing Home key for a couple of seconds.
4. How to customize Notification LED light?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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.