If you have just bought a new Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphone and it has MIUI 12, you have probably realized that gesture navigation is not activated and that by default the classic navigation buttons are used.

Although its activation may seem simple, there are many who ask us how activate gesture navigation in MIUI 12. A fairly simple process if we know where to look, since this setting is somewhat hidden among the many options that Xiaomi offers us.

Once the gestures are activated in MIUI 12 we can even go back to the previous application without the need to deploy multitasking or go to the home screen with just a swipe from the bottom of the screen of our Xiaomi.

Activate navigation gestures in MIUI 12

We already have a POCO X3 NFC, a Xiaomi Mi 10 or any other Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO device, to activate gestures in MIUI 12 We will only have to carry out the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings> Additional settings> Play full screen
  2. Once inside we will select the option “Full screen gestures”.

After activate gesture navigation in MIUI 12, the system itself will show us a small guide on how to use them to return to the home screen or move through the system. Also, if you don’t like the bottom navigation bar, you can remove it by following this tutorial.