Beyond the multiple options and settings that MIUI allows us, Xiaomi has integrated various functionalities in a hidden way. These allow us to squeeze the full potential of our smartphone or even check the status of each of its internal components.
In view of this, below we have compiled four hidden settings on your Xiaomi that you should definitely try at least once. These are activated either by dialing a specific number or by enabling registration through the creation of a file. Without further ado, let’s move on to it:
1. Developer options, a world to know …
Although it is generally recommended not to modify the values present in the developer options of our Xiaomi, if it is true that some of its parameters allow us to activate the most interesting functions.
To activate the developer options in our Xiaomi With MIUI we will only have to perform the following steps:
- Go to Settings> My device
- Once inside we will press several times on “MIUI Version” until the message “The development options have been activated” appears.
From this new option available in Settings> Additional settings> Developer options we can adjust a fake GPS location or even speed up the animations of our Xiaomi. For this, we will only have to carry out the following steps:
- We go back to Settings> Additional settings> Developer options
- Next we access Animation level and modify the following values in order to speed up the animations:
- Level of window animation: 0.5X
- Level of animation of transitions: 0.5X
- Level of duration of animations: 0.5X
2. CIT Menu, check the status of each internal component of your Xiaomi
Xiaomi integrates between the settings of its smartphones a check menu that allows us to perform a complete test of each of the internal components of the device in question.
From this CIT menu we can check all the hardware of our Xiaomi, from your speaker, to your touch panel. In addition, we can also check the correct operation of the microphone, wifi, bluetooth, screen, touch and so on with practically each component.
To check the correct operation of our Xiaomi and that of each of its components we must enter the CIT menu. To do this, all you have to do is perform the following steps:
- Go to Settings> My device> All specifications
- Once inside we will click 5 times in a row on the Kernel Version
After that, the CIT of our device will be opened automatically, allowing us check each of its internal components. To do this, it is enough to enter the section in question and proceed with the checks that the device asks for.
3. Hidden system options
In addition to what is seen, there are various configuration menus that are not visible to the user. Various options that we can access thanks to the application Hidden Settings for MIUI, compatible with any Xiaomi smartphone that has at least Android 5 Lollipop.
With MIUI Quick Setting we can access endless options, such as performing hardware performance tests, configure all default system apps in a simple way or even change the power mode or screen size.
4. Hidden options of your Xiaomi camera
Beyond the most well-known parameters that a camera application could integrate, Xiaomi has integrated MIUI with various photo modes and settings you probably didn’t know about. Parallel processing, MFNR or the possibility of disable beauty mode in portrait mode are some of the hidden settings in the camera of your Xiaomi.
If you want to activate the hidden settings of the MIUI camera, the first step is download a file explorer that allows you to create files. In this case, Cx Explorer It is a free option that, in addition to working very well, is perfect for activating the hidden settings in our Xiaomi.
After downloading Cx Explorer, we will only have to perform the following steps in order to activate the hidden settings of the MIUI camera:
- Enter the file explorer and go to the path Main Storage> DCIM> Camera
- Once inside we will create a file called “lab_options_visible” As shown in the previous image.
- After that, we will only have to access the camera of our Xiaomi, go to its settings and the so-called “Experimental characteristics“.