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MIUI New “Secure Mode” in MIUI 13; What is it and How it works

Back in the launch of MIUI 13, Xiaomi unveiled their new software-based feature coined as “Secure mode” in their MIUI 13 skin. The beta testing of the following feature was going on for a long time, back from September 2021. It is a newly introduced feature in the MIUI and fans are anticipated to know about the “Secure Mode” in detail and here we go. The company has started silently rolling out the Pure Mode to their smartphones in China.

MIUI Secure Mode
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What is “Secure Mode” in MIUI?

Pure mode is basically a software-based feature developed by Xiaomi, which helps you to protect your device from malicious files, viruses and malware. The Pure Mode will scan all the files, folders, APKs and applications on your Xiaomi devices and will inform you as soon as it detects any kind of malicious file or malware. The following mode is pretty similar to what we get in BBK Smartphones, named “Security Check”. But one major difference between both of them is, Security Check performs the scan after your install an application, while Secure mode in MIUI first scans the apk files and then allows the user to install the application.

If it detects, any kind of malicious files or junk, it will show you a warning. Now it is up to the user whether he wants to bypass the warning and proceed to install the application. It is pretty much similar to Play Protect, but for Chinese MIUI. The “Secure Mode” is divided into four levels of security checks, let’s take a look at them one by one.

  1. Virus detection; scans for a virus or trojan to provide system-based security.
  2. Privacy detection; detects if any kind of privacy loophole is there or not.
  3. Compatibility detection; to provide the best user experience, it detects if an application is compatible with the system or not.
  4. Manual review: Application scanned through Secure Mode is manually reviewed by MIUI devs.

Also, if it has marked any application as unsafe and restricted it to install, do you still want to install the application? Then head over to Settings >> Secure Mode >> Authorize the installation. By following this method, you can continue to install the application.

How to bypass Secure mode check and install apps

How to enable and disable Secure Mode in MIUI 13?

If you have got the MIUI 13 update in your device, but wondering from where you can enable or disable this? To enable it, Go to App install of MIUI, then click on three dot present of the upper right-hand corner of the device, Now from there, click on Settings >> Secure Mode. Now tap on “Turn on now” and this will finally enable Secure mode in your Xiaomi smartphone. Alternatively, you can just open the Settings application of MIUI, search Secure mode in the search bar. Now you will get Secure Mode as a search result, click on it and then click on Turn on now.

To disable Secure mode, follow the same steps mentioned above for turning on the Secure mode, now on the final page, you will get the “Turn off now” button instead of “Turn on now”. Click on that and this will successfully disable it.

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