Here Are The Top 10 Redmi 4 Hacks That You Are Probably Still Unaware Of

I have enlisted a total of 10 amazing Redmi 4 hacks which will help you extract a better out of your device.

Xiaomi holds 25% of the total Smartphone shipment market share in India and is ahead of Samsung with 23% of the total market share according to TechCrunch published on Jan 25, 2018. So to all the majority smartphone users (i.e., Xiaomi ) here are some cool  Redmi 4 hacks for your Xiaomi Redmi 4 Smartphone which you can use to control your device more easily and extract a better out of it.

I have personally tested these hacks on my “Redmi 4” which runs on the latest MI update i.e., MIUI 9.5.10.0 and they all worked fine. Some of these tricks may not work for your Redmi version if you have not updated your device to the latest version available.

Redmi4 Version MIUI 9.5.10.0

The UI Software Update Page

So without wasting any further time let’s get started…

Google Search

Swipe up your main screen on your Redmi 4 (you can do this from any corner of the main screen) to open the Google Search directly without opening the app. To do so you must have Google App Installed on your phone.

Swipe up on main screen to Open Google Search

Google search app

Apps Under Folder

Placing certain apps to a specific folder makes them look organized and helps you find them easily without struggling swiping to search for them. Simply overlap the apps to one another on your Remdi4 and insert them in a folder. Open the folder and tap the folder text to rename it as per your choice.

Overlap two apps to merge under a folder

Overlap two apps to merge under a folder

Apps merged under folder

Folder Generated

Open folder to rename

Open The Folder to rename

Rename Folder

Click On Folder Text To Rename

Swipe Between Two Windows

Click the menu button twice and switch between the two latest windows opened in the background. This feature will be very helpful when you will be using two apps (System or Installed) simultaneously on your Redmi 4 device.

Swipe 2 windows using menu button

1st Window

Swipe 2 windows using menu button

2nd Window

Menu button

Menu Button

Screen Shot

You can take “Screenshots” on your Redmi 4 device in several ways:

4a. Press the Volume Down and Power button simultaneously for a second or two.

4b. Press the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously for a second or two.

4c. Swipe your three fingers down (all three must be completely touching the screen) to capture the screen.

4d. Lastly, you can use the traditional way by hitting the screenshot icon placed in the drop-down menu on your Redmi 4 device.

ScreenShot Icon in drop-down menu

ScreenShot Icon at right

Private Messaging

Swipe down the message box until you don’t get a pop up asking you to enable the private messaging feature. Set up a screen lock and add numbers/contact to the private messaging window to chat privately with your closed and loved ones secretly.

Slide down in Message Section to Open Private Messaging

Set password for private messaging

Set password for private messaging

Private Messaging Window

Private Messaging Window

Enter Contacts In Private Messaging Settings

Enter Contacts In Private Messaging Settings

DropDown Menu Icon Settings

Don’t wanna visit settings all the time to set basic configurations? Hold on the icons for a second or two present in the drop-down menu to open the respective settings.

Drop Down Menu Icons

Drop Down Menu Icons

Long press the Hotspot icon to open its settings…

Long press hotspot icon in drop-down menu to open Portable Hotspot Setting

Long press Hotspot icon in the drop-down menu to open Portable Hotspot Setting

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Torch

You can hold on the menu button for a second or two in the locked screen to open up the Torch instantly on your Redmi 4. You can also hold and swipe the “Ball icon” to the left and click on the “Torch icon”.

Long Press menu icon in lock screen to open Torch

Long Press menu icon in lock screen to open Torch

Or press ball icon in lock screen to open torch

Press Ball Icon in lock screen to open Torch

Slide Left In lock screen and press torch icon

Slide Left In lock screen and press torch icon

Internet Data Usage

Most of us are prepaid users and have limited internet data available. Using mobile data without a close check on the data usage stats can make us lose our main account balance. You can set a notification on the drop-down menu and can keep a continuous check on how much data you have used so far on a particular day.

Simply go to settings and select sim card and mobile networks. Then select “Data Plan and finally enable show data usage notifications.

You can also check the monthly data usage by long pressing the “Data usage notification bar“.

Data Usage Settings

Enable Data Usage Notification and Network Speed

Data usage stats in Notification Bar

Data usage stats in Notification Bar

Change The Number Of Allowed Users Over Your Wi-Fi Hotspot

Despite configuring Wi-Fi Hotspot settings efficiently and setting up a strong password, sometimes malicious users crack your Wi-Fi Hotspot’s password. To stop them do so, you can set the number of audiences who can connect to your Wi-Fi Hotspot on your Redmi 4 at a particular instant of time.

For that go to “Settings“, select the option “Portable Hotspot” and then under MANAGE DEVICES select “Connected Devices“. Under “Limit of connected devices” set the number of users you want to share your hotspot with. You can either select a minimum of ‘1‘ or ‘Maximum‘ for no limit.

Portable hotspot setting window

Portable hotspot setting window

Manage devices in Portable hotspot setting

Manage devices in Portable hotspot setting

Set number of audiences in Limit of connected devices

Set the number of audiences in Limit of connected devices

Limit of connected devices. Max-unlimited ; Min-1

Limit of connected devices. Max-unlimited; Min-1

Incoming Call Configurations

Now this one is my favorite. Being buzzed up from unknown numbers or getting calls when you rest your eyes is a common thing and sometimes becomes extremely irritating.

To tackle such problem goto calls log by selecting the phone icon on your screen and long press the menu button. The call settings dialog box opens. Under that goto “Incoming call settings” where you will get the following options:

Long Press Menu Button In Call Log Window

Long Press Menu Button In Call Log WIndow

Call Log Window

Call Log Window

Goto Incoming Call settings

Incoming Call Settings

10a. Flip to silence ringer

Turn this feature ON to silence the ringer when you receive a call by placing your phone upside down with screen facing downward.

10b. Quiet ringer when lifted

Enable this feature to reduce the ringer volume as soon as you lift up your phone from resting position when an incoming call arrives.

10c. Increase ringtone volume

Enabling this feature will set the ringtone volume to gradually grow up to the level you set. This feature is very helpful when you don’t want your phone to burst up with noise when you are sleeping or in an important meeting.

10d. Flash when ringing

As soon as you receive a call, your flashlight will start blinking in addition to the phone ringtone you have set.

10e. Proximity sensor

This feature is set to default(enabled) in your Redmi 4 device. If not, turn this feature ON to turn off your screen automatically when you hold your device close to your ear during a call.

10f. Mute first ring

Turning this feature ON will let you mute the first ring when you receive a call from an unknown number until you get a call from the same number again.

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