The users that are new to Xiaomi’s software usually find themselves struggling around the options as usually there is many. Some of them are understandable but some of them are confusing, and can be misunderstood.
This article will explain you all details as far as we can according to the features. If you’re stuck with an option that you don’t understand or don’t know about, you can find it in this article.
MIUI Launcher Features
This section of the article will explain you all features as far as we can seperately by details.
It’s the homescreen itself, there’s nothing much to explain, pretty straightforward. Just like any other launcher, it supports basic features for customization.
This is a mode where you can drag multiple icons at once for easier editing, also you can shake your device in edit mode to arrange all icons as well. To enter edit mode, you just need to hold an empty space on home screen or do a zoom-out gesture on the home screen.
MIUI Launcher Settings
There’s two sections of settings in here, one is a small pop-up that will show you only commonly used options, and another page where it contains full settings.
The pop-up one has simple options, and so we will explain them here as well. changing transition effects, changing default home screen, hiding icons of the apps, changing grid layout of the icons, fill the empty icons when an app is uninstalled, locking home layout, and a more button that opens the full settings app.
Change transition effects
This is an option to change the animation when you slide between the pages on the homescreen.
Change default home screen
This is an option to choose the default page when you tap home button twice.
Don’t show text
This option is used to hide the app titles of the icons when it’s enabled.
Home screen layout
This option changes your home screen grid layout to a bigger/smaller one.
Fill cells of uninstalled apps
This option will automatically arrange the icons whenever you uninstall an app so that it doesn’t make your home screen look bad when you uninstall an app.
Lock home screen layout
When this option is enabled, you cannot do anything to change the layout of the home screen, such as adding new icons, deleting old ones, dragging icons, etc.
This is just a button to open the full settings page.
We will skip the ones that are explained in pop-up as they are same.
This option changes your default launcher, and so you can choose the others from here that you downloaded.
This option will let you to enable/disable the app drawer on the home screen.
This option enables/disables the app vault page that is all the way left on the pages on your home screen.
This changes how fast the app launch/close animations are. And also this option is not supported by all devices.
This option let’s the user to disable gestures and use the 3 button navigation, or vice versa.
This option let’s the user to change the icon style and size.
Global icon animations
This option enables/disables the icon animations on 3rd party apps(if they support it).
Arrange items in recents
This option will let you to change the arrangement of recent apps, vertical or horizontal.
Show memory status
This option will enable/disable the memory/RAM indicator on the recent apps section.
Blur app previews
This option will let the user to blur an app’s preview on the recent apps for privacy if the user is being spied.
There’s 2 types of widgets/app vault section on MIUI Launcher, one is the new one which is enabled for only high-end devices, and old one for low-end devices. We will also explain you how to enable it for low-end ones along with other locked features as well.
Enable disabled features
So as you might have noticed, MIUI Launcher disables some features on some devices due to their hardware. There is a way to enable these options back, but it requires root. You can refer to our guide below to see how to do it.
Installing SipolloLauncher Mod
- Go to here and download the latest SipolloMod MIUI Launcher.
- Download the module, enter Magisk, and flash the module.
- Reboot the device.
On here we listed both stable and alpha versions of MIUI Launcher.
|V126.96.36.19971-06271222||29.06.2022||1. Bug fixes.||Link|
|V188.8.131.5202-12251726||28.12.2021||1. 4x7 grid option available with disabling app name texts.||Link|
|V184.108.40.20600-07271657||27.07.2022||1. Fixed the problem that the folder animation is occasionally lost;|
2. Fixed the occasional crash problem.
|V220.127.116.1191-07201443||20.07.2022||1. Fixed the problem of moving up desktop icons on some models.||Link|
|V18.104.22.16884-07061936||06.07.2022||1. Fix the page jumping problem of the Note widget. |
2. Fix crash ANR problem.
|V22.214.171.12456-06221740||22.06.2022||1. Optimized loading desktop animation freeze;|
2. Optimized the smoothness of the back gesture back to the desktop.
|V126.96.36.19984-06161122||16.06.2022||1. Fixed the confusion of desktop icons when exiting horizontal screen applications.||Link|
|V188.8.131.5277-06152041||15.06.2022||1. Fixed the problem that the number in the corner of the desktop icon message is incorrect;|
2. Added the card pressing effect to the most recent tasks in the horizontal row;
3. Fixed the bug of the trigger range of the small window entrance after the horizontal screen split screen exits;
4. Memory optimizations.
|V184.108.40.20672-06071933||07.06.2022||1. Fixed the problem that the occasional explosion animation does not execute;|
2. Optimized gesture efficiency;
3. Optimized the animation of turning on and off buttons in no-word mode.
|V220.127.116.1127-06021916||02.06.2022||1. Fixed the UI display problem in drawer mode;|
2. Repaired the occasional abnormal crash problems.
|V18.104.22.16882-05262018||27.05.2022||1. Fixed the problem that the time of occasional widgets does not move;|
2. Fixed the occasional crash when adding widgets.
|V22.214.171.12458-05251414||25.05.2022||1. Performance optimizations;|
2. Added the first exposure animation of newly installed desktop icons;
3. Repaired occasional crashes.
|V126.96.36.19943-05231632||23.05.2022||1.Fixed problems such as crashes caused by abnormal icons.||https://t.me/MiuiSystemUpdates/4963|
Can you install the stable MIUI Launcher app to alpha, vice versa and such?
- Yes and no. In some cases it works, in some it breaks. We don’t recommend trying it out.
How do I update the MIUI Launcher if my phone is no longer getting updates?
- You can check MIUI System Updates Telegram channel, and search for “#launcher”, it will show you all the MIUI Launcher app versions.
I accidentally installed a version that is different than my MIUI region
- If it still works fine, then you can keep using it like that. If not, you need to uninstall updates of the MIUI Launcher app. If you can’t, you need to factory reset the device.