If you are using a Xiaomi smartphone with low specs and you are using your device with MIUI, you may find that it hangs from time to time. There are other reasons for annoying stuttering besides insufficent hardware, even a small app or setting can cause your device to hang. There are some methods to prevent problems that may occur and speed up MIUI.
Redmi Note 8, Redmi 9T, Redmi 9A and other devices with similar specifications are insufficent in hardware. Although these devices use the lightweight version of MIUI, you may occur UI lag from time to time or the system interface may freeze. Take a look at how you can apply and speed up MIUI without needing root.
How to speed up MIUI: Turn on Memory Extension
RAM expansion feature, which Xiaomi has offered with a new update for its devices since 2021 and later for the devices of other brands, uses the internal storage to create SWAP storage space and relieves RAM. Memory Extension feature doesn’t work as efficiently as a physical memory, but it speeds up MIUI.
Turn on Auto Cache Cleaning
Your device’s cache can fill up quickly depending on usage, which can cause your device to freeze or animations to hang. You do not need to clear the cache via recovery mode, the automatic cache cleaning feature in MIUI makes it convenient for you. This MIUI feature clears the cache every time you lock your device’s screen. You can set the cache clearing interval.
Block System App Ads
MIUI has long had ads built in, which you may have noticed when running a system app. These ads can cause delays in the user interface as they can consume system resources. It is very easy to block the ads that users often criticize and do not want to see. All you need to do is set up a private DNS. Enter “dns.adguard.com” into the private DNS provider and check if the ads are displayed to be sure. This helps speed up MIUI.
Turn Off System Animations
This method, which is not MIUI-specific, is a ordinary device speed-up tactic. Set the value of all animation scales specified in the screenshot to 0 or 0.5 and the animations will be faster than before and MIUI will become faster.
Keep Internal Storage Clean
The state of your internal storage greatly affects the stability of your device. When your storage is mostly full, the speed of the storage chip slows down and you may experience stuttering on your device. To avoid this problem, keep the internal storage clean and do not install unnecessary applications.
All tactics that speed up MIUI are applicable and practical even without root permission. If your device still freezes or gets stuck, another problem may have occurred. If you have problems, reset your phone first. If your problem is still not solved, you may need to contact Xiaomi authorized service.