Today we’ll tell you tips, tricks, and how to save the battery life of your Xiaomi smartphones at MIUI 12…
Since the MIUI upgrade began arriving in mid-2020 on the first Xiaomi phones, battery discharge problems have spread like wildfire. With the arrival of the MIUI 12, complaints about the battery performance of the upgraded phones and other related problems such as overheating have multiplied.
Xiaomi has already claimed on occasion that the latest version of the MIUI has optimization problems, which in different models results in increased battery usage. These battery life problems are much more evident in some mobiles, as is the case with the Xiaomi Mi 9T, than in others, but almost none are spared.
Usually, the problem is in the high resource consumption of the operating system and is something that has been tried to solve with different patches but, if you still suffer headaches caused by the battery of your Xiaomi, take a look at these tricks to save battery in MIUI 12.
How to improve the battery life of your Xiaomi with MIUI 12
In TechBriefly we have advised improving the battery of your Xiaomi on different occasions in MIUI 11, MIUI 10, or previous versions of the operating system. Today we want to focus on MIUI 12 since it is the one that creates more problems at present.
Before you start following any recommendations, don’t forget to back up your important data. Just in case.
Update your phone
As we have said, Xiaomi is fully aware of the problems generated by its latest software version in many of its mobiles and therefore is constantly releasing patches to alleviate this headache.
Most likely, Xiaomi has released an official solution before you find this article that will end your problems.
Do not use your Mi
It may be appealing, but many users have realized that the MIUI 12’s battery discharge problem is related to the MI account. If you are using a Xiaomi account on your upgraded phone, stop using it as it is a process that runs in the background all the time and drains your mobile resources and battery.
The “magic” setting
Browsing through different forums where users share their complaints there are several that have detected several configurations that seem to double the battery life of the mobile with MIUI 12.
- The first step is to charge the battery to 100%.
- Access the privacy settings / special permissions/battery optimization and select everything displayed in the “optimize” state.
- Access the system cleaner and perform a cleanup of all files.
- Finally, restart the phone. Do not reset it, just restart it from the power off button.
Disable the ambient screen
If your smartphone has an AMOLED screen, among the functions of the MIUI 12 you will find the ambient screen that allows you to display the time and other information on the lock screen. Initially, the battery consumption of this tool should not be too high but you can try to disable it to improve the autonomy of the mobile.
To do this, go to the settings app, select Always Active Screen and uncheck the Ambient Screen function.
Reduce the system animations
One of the great new features of the MIUI 12 is applied to the system’s animations, which are more elegant and attractive but at the same time require more energy. Having them activated makes the battery run out faster so it is advisable to disable them.
To do this, open the Settings app again, go to Additional settings, select the Accessibility options, and locate the Remove animations option.
The dreaded background apps
Although this tip applies to all versions of the MIUI, it will also help you save battery power on your Xiaomi at MIUI 12.
Many apps that you use every day do not close when you leave them, but stay working while you are not aware of it. To prevent this, you must adjust the battery saving from your cell phone’s security app.
Here you can find the Battery & Performance menu and enter the App Battery Saver options. Here you should select one by one the ones you want to stop working in the background by checking the option “restrict background activity”.
Nice but demanding super wallpapers
One of the great new features of the latest version of the brand’s operating system is those dynamic SuperWallpapers that are compatible with a certain number of Xiaomi mobiles. Like all animated wallpapers that are installed on any mobile, they consume much more battery than static wallpaper so we encourage you to continue your life without them.
Take advantage of the new dark mode
Xiaomi’s dark mode is not exclusive to the MIUI 12 but the Chinese firm’s latest layer of customization has indeed improved its performance. Using it will save a few hours of battery life each day and you can program it to activate whenever you want, not just at night.
You can configure it from the mobile screen options, within the settings app.