Recently Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India. The device packs amazing internals as the Redmi Note 6 Pro but comes with massively improved dual camera setup with 48MP camera. If you are looking to buy the Redmi Note 7 or have already got one, check out 19 Best Redmi Note 7 Tips and Tricks that you should know.
The Redmi Note 7 is filled with some exciting and useful features which means there’s a lot of things to explore. Even if you are a long time MIUI device user, you will still find some new features, tips and tricks for the Redmi Note 7 in our list below.
Redmi Note 7 Tips and Tricks
1. Get Rid of Bloatware
Redmi has started pre-loading a lot of unnecessary apps (bloatware) in devices now days. The Redmi Note 7 comes with at least 10+ apps that have little to no use and can be easily termed as bloatware.
Thankfully, you can uninstall most of these apps and free up storage space and system resources. Just go to Settings → Installed Apps and proceed to uninstall the pre-loaded apps you don’t want to use.
2. Dual Apps
The Redmi Note 7 comes with dual-SIM capabilities. This means you can use two SIM cards at the same time. This also means that you might also want to use two instances of WhatsApp on the device. Thankfully, this process is pretty easy since MIUI 10 on the Redmi Note 7 comes with a handy Dual Apps feature.
Go to Settings -> Dual apps and enable the toggle for any of the installed apps which you’d like to have two separate copies installed.
3. Navigation Gestures
MIUI navigation gestures in MIUI 10 is hands down among with the best you will find in any Android smartphone. By default though, the Redmi Note 7 makes use of on-screen navigation buttons. To switch to navigation gestures, Go to Settings -> Full screen display and tap the Full screen gestures option.
Make sure to follow the tutorial that follows to learn how to use navigation gestures on your Redmi Note 7.
4. Disable the LED Notification Light
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a LED notification light located at the bottom. The single color (white) LED is pretty bleak and hardly visible from a distance or in a room with plenty of light. If you are like me, you are not a fond of the LED notification light, you can disable it from Settings -> Additional Settings -> Notification Light.
5. Mi Mover
Switching to a new phone is always a painful and difficult process. Due to the poor backup and restore process in Android, one has to manually download all their apps from Google Play again and then log into them. Thankfully, this process becomes a bit easy with Mi Mover which will allow you to quickly and easily transfer files and photos from your old smartphone to your new Redmi Note 7.
6. Three-finger Screenshot Gesture
If you want to quickly take a screenshot on your Redmi Note 7, You can always take the old way by pressing and holding the Volume down and Power button simultaneously. Or you can use the more convenient gesture of simply swiping down on the screen with just 3 fingers.
This screenshot gesture has been available in MIUI for a long time but with the Redmi Note 7, this feature comes enabled right out of the box. In case it is disabled on your device for some reason, you can enable it from Settings -> Additional Settings -> Gesture.
7. Use Fingerprint Scanner as Shutter Button
You can use the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 7 as a shutter button while in the camera app. This feature can come in handy while taking photos especially selfies where it can be quite difficult to press the shutter button. Make sure to enable the option from the settings menu of the Camera app.
8. Flip to Silence Incoming Calls
Want to quickly silence incoming calls on your Redmi Note 7? Then simply put the phone face down on a table. Or if it is already on a table, simply flip it face down. Just make sure to enable this feature from Settings -> System Apps -> Call settings -> Incoming call settings and toggle the Flip to silence ringer option from here.
9. Display RAM Use
With up to 6GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 7 packs enough grunt to run heavy apps and games without any issues. If you are a power user who likes to keep a tab on the RAM use of their device, you might want to ensure that MIUI displays the amount of free RAM in the Recent Apps screen. This can be done from Settings -> Home screen & Recents -> Show memory status option.
10. App Lock
MIUI 10 on the Redmi Note 7 comes with a baked in option to lock and protect apps using the fingerprint scanner. Given the amount of private data that one keeps in their device, one would definitely like to keep a few apps protected from prying apps.
You can find the App Lock feature in Redmi Note 7 under Settings -> App Lock.
11. Second Space
If you like to keep your professional and personal work profiles separate, you can make use of the Second space feature in MIUI 10 on your Redmi Note 7. As the name suggests, the feature creates a ‘second’ space for your apps and Google accounts. This way, you can essentially have two different workspaces on the same phone for your personal and professional work needs.
You can set up Second space from Settings -> Second space.
12. Wake with Volume Buttons
Don’t want to rely on the power button to wake up your Redmi Note 7? You can also use the volume buttons to wake the device up from sleep.
Enable this option from Settings -> Lock screen & password and enable the Wake with volume buttons option.
13. Expand Notifications
At one point, Xiaomi had completely botched the notification experience in MIUI with its own implementation. Thanks to all the criticism though, the company ended up adopting the default behavior of stock Android notifications in MIUI. This means that you can expand notifications using a one finger swipe down gesture.
14. Camera Shortcut
I am not really fond of the lock screen camera shortcut on the Redmi Note 7 since it still requires me to pay attention to open it. Thankfully, there’s a better option albeit hidden. You can double press the volume button on the Redmi Note 7 to open the camera app as well.
You can enable it from Settings -> Lock Screen & password and toggle the Launch camera option. Do note that this shortcut works when the Redmi Note 7’s display is off or from the lock screen.
15. Quickly Share Wi-Fi Password
Want to quickly get your friends on the same Wi-Fi network as your Redmi Note 7 without sharing the password? If they happen to have a Xiaomi phone with MIUI, you to instantly share it with them
Go to Settings -> Wi-Fi, tap on the name of the Wi-Fi network your Redmi Note 7 is connected to and a dialog box will pop-up with a QR code. Ask your friends to open their camera app and scan the QR code. Their device should then automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network.
16. Game Speed Booster
If you are a heavy gamer, you should take advantage of the Game Speed Booster option in MIUI 10 on Redmi Note 7. It improves the overall gaming experience by killing unnecessary background processes and apps.
Once enabled, it will clear background cache to free up memory for gaming, improve CPU performance, boost the game connection speed while limiting background download speed to reduce network delay, and also silence notifications, and turn off remove buttons to avoid accidental keypress.
You can find Game Speed Booster in the Security App.
17. Record 4K Videos
Officially, one cannot record 4K videos on the Redmi Note 7. But if you are ready to use a third-party camera app, you can easily record 4K videos with EIS on the device. The steps are relatively simple as well and don’t require one to root the device as well. You will find the steps to record 4K videos on the Redmi Note 7 here.
18. Buy a Quick Charge 4.0 Charger
The Redmi Note 7 comes with official support for Quick Charge 4.0, This means you can charge the device to 50 percent in just 30 minutes when charged with a compatible charger. Since Xiaomi bundles a regular 2A/5V charger with the Note 7, you will have to go and buy a Quick Charge 4.0 charger separately.
If there’s one accessory that you must buy for your Redmi Note 7, it has to be a QC 4.0 charger. This is despite the device already coming with excellent battery life since faster charging times will change the way you use and charge your device.
19. Customize Quick Settings
The Quick Settings panel in Redmi Note 7 packs plenty of toggles — too many in fact that it might be overwhelming for most users. Depending on your preference though, you can either remove or add more toggles to the Redmi Note 7’s Quick Settings panel as it is customizable in nature.
Simply expand the Quick Settings panel and select the edit option to go ahead and re-order the tiles as you like.
What are some of your favorite tips and tricks for the Redmi Note 7? Drop a comment and let us Know.