Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Features You Must Know

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 or let’s say MIUI in general is a feature packed user interface and also has a ton of features to play with but there are some features or let’s say some tips and tricks which not everyone knows and today we will trigger some of those, so this is “Top 5 Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features that will blow your mind” so let’s get started.

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5. Double tap to wake

So kicking of the list we have a feature that is quite old on many other Smartphones but is refreshingly new in the new Y1 or for MIUI. In general its Double tap to wake and to enable that all you have to do is just head on over to Settings > Display > Double tap to wake and enable it. You can now wake your phone by just double tapping your new Redmi Y1. I personally love this feature and it was actually a feature that i was actually looking for quite a while and seeing it come in the new Y1 was great.


4. Three Finger Swipe Screenshot

Next on our list we have a feature which will help you expose your friends easily if you are the kind of a  person who does that by taking screenshots, as now you can take a screenshot by just swiping with your Three Fingers. Just swipe anywhere with your 3 fingers on the home screen or in any app and you can easily take a screenshot. However, if are doing this for first the time then if you swipe on the home screen you might get a notification which you need not worry just tap on the Don’t show this again and then tap on > Turn on in the settings found in the very bottom right of the same notification and then > Enable slide three Fingers to take Screenshot.  Now you can swipe with your three Fingers anywhere on the home screen or in any app and take a screenshot.

3. In-Built App lock

We all have our personal lives and we don’t like if our personal and professional life are mixed up. And for that we install various 3rd part app locks, but did you know you can directly lock all your apps without installing any such app locks. Well if you didn’t then this feature is just for you, and to enable it all you have to do is just head on over to settings > App lock > then configure your lock by using your pattern which should be different from your lock screen > then tap on the apps which you want  to lock > then click on set password and its done. Now all your personal apps are hidden from your professional life.


2. Vault


Talking about privacy we all have one app installed on our phone for hiding our personal data such as our personal pictures or video or even an audio file which we don’t want the the world to find. For this  you can add all your personal data in the vault that is built in right in the UI. To enable that all you have to do is head on over to your Redmi Y1 inbuilt File manager > then swipe down until you find the option to set a New Password then > enter your password and you will find and an option of Hide files now > then click on it .And now you can click and select the files that you want to hide and the click on the Tick mark and its done. Now you can save and access all your files right from your file manager, and one cool thing is that these files can’t be accessed using any other 3rd party file manager.

1.Configure Buttons

Were you ever annoyed by the way that MIUI doesn’t allow you to swap the navigation buttons or doesn’t allow you to configure or change any of your navigation buttons. Well you don’t need to worry about this anymore with Redmi Y1 as now you can change your navigation buttons. All you have to do is head on over to settings > then click on additional settings > Buttons > Navigation buttons, after this you can just swap your navigation buttons from recent apps to back. Also, if you want to change the behavior of the long tap of any navigation buttons for this all you have to do is head on over to settings > Additional settings > buttons then specifically click on any button to change the long press behavior of any navigation key and if you want you can even disable the back-light of the navigation key or you can always keep it on.
There you have it a quick look at Top 5 Xiaomi  RedmiY1 features or Hidden Tips and Tricks that will blow your mind, So did the above info or Tips and Tricks help you in any regard we hope it did but still in what way did it?, do Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below and help us out with some sharing on your Favorite Social media Networks.
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