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MIUI Launcher: Features, Details and Download APK [Updated: Sep 30, 2022]

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.

Homescreen

It’s the homescreen itself, there’s nothing much to explain, pretty straightforward. Just like any other launcher, it supports basic features for customization.

Edit mode

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.

Pop-up

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.

Remove text from widgets

When this option is enabled, it removes text from under widgets.

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.

More

This is just a button to open the full settings page.

Full

We will skip the ones that are explained in pop-up as they are same.

Default launcher

This option changes your default launcher, and so you can choose the others from here that you downloaded.

Home screen

This option will let you to enable/disable the app drawer or enable lite mode the home screen.

App vault

This option enables/disables the app vault page that is all the way left on the pages on your home screen.

Animation speed

This changes how fast the app launch/close animations are. And also this option is not supported by all devices.

System navigation

This option let’s the user to disable gestures and use the 3 button navigation, or vice versa.

Icons

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.

App vault

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.

 Versions

On here we listed both stable and alpha versions of MIUI Launcher.

Stable

VersionDateDescriptionDownload
V4.38.0.5071-0627122229.06.20221. Bug fixes.Link
V4.26.4.4446-0330155313.04.2022No changelogLink
V4.26.4.4430-0324145328.03.2022No changelogLink
V4.26.4.4411-0316213922.03.2022No changelogLink
V4.25.2.4404-03111916.03.2022No changelogLink
V4.25.1.4191-0110170623.01.2022No changelogLink
V4.26.3.4214-1231171204.01.2022No changelogLink
V4.25.2.4202-1225172628.12.20211. 4x7 grid option available with disabling app name texts.Link
V4.25.1.4094-1207184209.12.2021No changelogLink
V4.25.1.4092-1205155907.12.2021No changelogLink

Alpha

VersionDateDescriptionDownload
V4.39.0.5785-0928195330.09.20221. Fixed the problem that some high-end models do not have water ripple animation when downloading apps;
2. Fixed the problem of missing widgets occasionally.
Link
V4.39.0.5751-0922100125.09.20221. Some changes in "Recents" menu;
2. Repaired the home button to return to the desktop and occasionally see force close;
3. Fixed the bug that the widget disappears when the app is closed and double-opened;
4. Repaired entering drawer, desktop force close.
Link
V4.39.0.5697-0908120908.09.20221. Fixed the problem that the Gaussian blur of the desktop search box is invalid;
2. Fixed the bug that home screen layout was abnormal.
Link
V4.39.0.5659-0906150206.09.20221. Added option to disable Widget names;
2. Added Lite Mode
3. Fixed that the application can not return to the current application in recent tasks and desktop when the application is hung on the small window;
4. Fixed the issue where the download confirmation popup would not pop up when dragging an uninstalled widget from the negative screen to the desktop;
5. Fixed the bug that the desktop and status bar overlap
6. Fixed some desktop crashes
7. In the horizontal split screen mode, after exiting the super power saving, the dynamic wallpaper display position is abnormal;
8. Fixed some layout exception issues;
V4.39.0.5500-0727165727.07.20221. Fixed the problem that the folder animation is occasionally lost;
2. Fixed the occasional crash problem.
Link
V4.39.0.5491-0720144320.07.20221. Fixed the problem of moving up desktop icons on some models.Link
V4.39.0.5384-0706193606.07.20221. Fix the page jumping problem of the Note widget.
2. Fix crash ANR problem.
Link
V4.39.0.5256-0622174022.06.20221. Optimized loading desktop animation freeze;
2. Optimized the smoothness of the back gesture back to the desktop.
Link
V4.39.0.5184-0616112216.06.20221. Fixed the confusion of desktop icons when exiting horizontal screen applications.Link
V4.39.0.5177-0615204115.06.20221. 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.
Link
V4.39.0.5072-0607193307.06.20221. 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.
Link
V4.39.0.5027-0602191602.06.20221. Fixed the UI display problem in drawer mode;
2. Repaired the occasional abnormal crash problems.
Link
V4.39.0.4982-0526201827.05.20221. Fixed the problem that the time of occasional widgets does not move;
2. Fixed the occasional crash when adding widgets.
Link
V4.39.0.4958-0525141425.05.20221. Performance optimizations;
2. Added the first exposure animation of newly installed desktop icons;
3. Repaired occasional crashes.
Link

FAQ

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?

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.

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