HyperOS Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features

How to get an Action Button like that on the iPhone 15

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Select Additional Settings.
  3. Opt for Gesture Shortcuts.
  4. Choose to launch the camera and/or turn on the torch.
    • Under Launch Camera, enable the upper slider button for pressing the Power button twice in smartphone mode.
    • Enable the lower slider button for pressing the Volume button twice in locked mode.
  5. Go to Turn on torch.
    • Enable the slider button to turn the torch on or off by pressing the Power button twice.

Flashlight for Your Night Selfies

If you want to brighten up your night selfies without compromising their natural look, Xiaomi offers an option in the Settings. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Proceed to Additional settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Front camera assistant option.
  4. Activate the Front camera assistant by enabling the slider button.
  5. Adjust the brightness level to suit your preference.

How to open applications in a floating window quickly

HyperOS provides numerous shortcuts to boost productivity. Launching an application in a floating window is a breeze. You can choose between different methods:

  1. Swipe from the bottom to the middle of the screen to launch a carousel of recently used applications.
  2. Select the application of your choice by tapping and holding down.
  3. In the contextual menu wheel, tap the 3rd icon from the top.
  4. Alternatively, launch the application you wish to switch to a floating window in full-screen mode.
  5. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen without removing your finger.
  6. Drag and drop the application to the square icon at the top of the screen.

Quick Access with Sidebar

The fastest way to launch a floating window application in HyperOS 14 is via the Sidebar. Make sure the Sidebar is active by going to Additional settings > Floating windows > Sidebar. Display the Sidebar by swiping from the side of your screen, then tap the application icon of your choice.

How to reassign swipe down to display the notification pane/control center

If you prefer the classic display where swiping down on the home screen reveals the Notifications pane and Control Center, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Xiaomi smartphone’s Settings.
  2. Select Home screen.
  3. Choose Swipe down on the Home screen.
  4. Opt for Notification shade and Control Center.

How to Enable Fast Charging on your Xiaomi smartphone

Xiaomi is a leader in charging technology, offering impressive charging speeds. To make the most of it, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Battery.
  2. Swipe left or tap on the Battery tab.
  3. Tap on Increase charging speed.
  4. Activate the Increase charging speed switch.

How to extend the RAM of your Xiaomi smartphone

Xiaomi smartphones allow you to allocate part of your storage to virtual RAM, enhancing performance, especially during resource-intensive tasks. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Additional Settings.
  2. In the Special Features section, press Memory Expansion.
  3. Select the amount of storage to be used.

Optimize Battery Usage with HyperOS

HyperOS provides specific tasks to optimize your smartphone’s battery usage. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Battery.
  2. Press Optimize battery use.
  3. Select one or more actions suggested by HyperOS.

Quick Shortcuts with Back Tap

HyperOS’s Back Tap feature allows you to use double and triple taps on the back of your Xiaomi smartphone to create shortcuts. To enable it:

  1. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Gesture Shortcuts.
  2. Choose Back tap.
  3. Select Double back tap or Triple back tap.
  4. Choose the shortcut for the corresponding gesture.

Improve Gaming Experience with FPS Counter

Real gamers know the importance of the FPS rate. Xiaomi lets you activate an FPS counter. Follow these steps:

  1. Activate Developer options by pressing seven times on HyperOS version in the About screen.
  2. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options.
  3. Scroll down to the Monitoring section.
  4. Under Monitoring, select Power monitor.
  5. Under Frame Rate Monitor Tools, select Start.

Activate Super Wallpapers for a Stunning Visual Experience

Super Wallpapers are animated wallpapers that captivate with themes related to nature and astronomy. To enable them:

  1. Go to Settings > Wallpaper.
  2. Select Super Wallpapers.

Enhanced Brightness Outdoors with Sunlight Mode

For those who prefer not to use adaptive brightness but still want the screen to remain legible outdoors, Xiaomi offers a “sunlight” mode. To enable it:

  1. Go to Settings > Screen > Brightness Level.
  2. Activate the Sunlight Mode slider (automatic brightness must be deactivated).

Clean Your Speakers with Xiaomi’s Unique Feature

Xiaomi claims to offer a feature to “clean” the speakers of its smartphones. To utilize it:

  1. Go to Settings > Additional Settings.
  2. Enable the Clean Speaker slider.

Turn Your Fingerprint Reader into a Shortcut

Unlock your smartphone with the fingerprint reader, and leave your finger pressed to turn it into a shortcut. Follow these steps:

  1. Unlock your smartphone using the fingerprint reader.
  2. Leave your finger pressed on the screen after unlocking.
  3. Slide your finger to the right or left, depending on the shortcut you selected.

Protect Your Photos with Watermark

Add a watermark to your photos directly from Xiaomi’s pre-installed tool. Here’s how:

  1. In your gallery, press the three-dot menu on the photo.
  2. Click on Protective Watermark.
  3. Write the message of your choice (14 characters maximum).

Blur App Previews for Privacy

Prevent others from seeing your recently opened applications with a blurred effect in HyperOS. To activate this function:

  1. On your home screen, pinch the screen and press the cog icon for Home Screen Settings.
  2. Press More.
  3. Press Blur application previews.
  4. Select the applications whose previews you want to blur.


Discover More Hidden Features with Gizmoxo: This guide to HyperOS’s best-hidden features and tricks aims to provide you with insights into maximizing your Xiaomi smartphone’s capabilities. If you found this article useful or have additional tips to share, we’d love to hear from you!

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