13 Best Poco M4 Pro Hidden Features, Tips, and Tricks

Poco M4 Pro

Poco M4 Pro runs on the latest Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 as you all know MIUI is always been a feature-full is so I’m here to share the best hidden Poco M4 Pro Features with some tips and tricks.

Flip to Silence Incoming Calls On Poco M4 Pro

Here’s a quick way to silence incoming calls on your Poco M4 Pro. Simply put the phone face down on a table or flip it face down if it is on a flat surface already. The flip to silence gesture is not enabled by default though, so you will have to enable it from Settings -> System Apps -> Call settings -> Incoming call settings. Just toggle the Flip to silence ringer option from here.

Show RAM Usage On Poco M4 Pro

If you are a power user who likes to keep a tab on the RAM use of their device, you will want MIUI to display the amount of available free RAM in the Recent Apps screen. The feature was previously enabled by default in MIUI, though in recent releases Xiaomi has disabled it. You can show the RAM usage on the Poco M4 Pro’s Recent Apps screen by going to Settings -> Home screen & Recents -> Show memory status option.

Hide Apps On Poco M4 Pro

MIUI 10 on the Poco M4 Pro already comes with an option to lock apps using a pattern lock or the fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi has taken this feature to the next level by improving App Lock and adding the ability to hide apps to it as well. Yep, you can natively hide apps on the Poco M4 Pro. All hidden apps are moved to a hidden folder accessing which will require one to enter a pattern or confirm their identity using the fingerprint scanner.

With the App Lock feature enabled, head over to App Lock Settings where you will find the Hide Apps option.

Game Speed Booster On Poco M4 Pro

If you are a heavy gamer, you should take advantage of the Game Speed Booster option in MIUI 12.5 on Poco M4 Pro. It helps in improving the overall gaming experience by killing unnecessary background processes and apps thereby freeing up resources.

Once enabled, it will automatically clear the background cache to free up memory for gaming, improve CPU performance, boost the game connection speed while limiting background download speed to reduce the 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.

Get Rid of Bloatware On Poco M4 Pro

The amount of bloatware that Xiaomi bundles in its devices has gone up sharply in recent times. On the Poco M4 Pro, there are almost a dozen apps which you can uninstall to free up storage space and resources. These apps offer little in terms of functionality or usability.

Head over to Settings -> Installed Apps and proceed to uninstall the preloaded apps you don’t want to use. Some preloaded apps which cannot be uninstalled can still be disabled.

Dual Apps On Poco M4 Pro

With the dual-SIM capability on the Poco M4 Pro, many users would like to be active on two WhatsApp copies or apps like Facebook/Instagram with their personal and work profiles. With the Dual Apps feature in MIUI 12.5 on the Poco M4 Pro, one can easily create two copies of an app and use them independently of each other.

Head over to Settings -> Dual apps and enable the toggle for any of the installed apps which you’d like to have two separate copies installed.

Mi Mover On Poco M4 Pro

Switching to a new phone is always a painful 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 existing smartphone to your new Poco M4 Pro.

Navigation Gestures On Poco M4 Pro

The navigation bar is a passè. It is navigation gestures that everyone prefers nowadays. The Poco M4 Pro also comes with navigation gestures, though by default, it is the navigation bar that is enabled. You can switch to navigation gestures by going to Settings -> Full-screen display and tapping the Full-screen gestures option.

Go through the initial tutorial to get an idea of how navigation gestures will work on the Poco M4 Pro.

Make sure to share some of your favorite tips and tricks for the Poco M4 Pro in the comment section below.

Second Space On Poco M4 Pro

Want to keep your personal and work profiles separate on your Poco M4 Pro? Use the Second space feature in MIUI 10.  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 work needs.

You can set up Second space from Settings -> Second space.

Volume Buttons Wake On Poco M4 Pro

Don’t just rely on the power button of the Poco M4 Pro to wake the device up. Instead, you can also the volume buttons for the same purposes. Simply head over to Settings -> Lock screen & password enable the Wake with volume buttons option.

Expand Notifications Poco M4 Pro

Want to quickly expand notifications on the Poco M4 Pro? You don’t always have to use a two-finger gesture to expand them. Instead, you can do so via a simple one-finger swipe-down gesture as well. By expanding a notification, you can reveal action buttons or just view more content and then take the appropriate action. This gesture will work on the lock screen as well as from the home screen.

Camera Shortcut Poco M4 Pro

With a phone that features an amazing rear camera, Xiaomi should have included a quick camera shortcut option on the Poco M4 Pro. While the lock screen shortcut is there, it is simply not as fast as a physical shortcut says like double-pressing the power button which is found on plenty of other Android devices. This option is present on the Poco M4 Pro as well, it is just that it is disabled by default. Enable it from Settings -> Additional Settings -> Button and gesture shortcuts and from the Launch camera option select the power button option.

Fingerprint Scanner as Shutter Button on Poco M4 Pro

Use the rear fingerprint scanner on the Poco M4 Pro for more than just unlocking the device. You can also use it as a shutter button while in the camera app. A handy feature to have especially while taking selfies where it can be quite difficult to press the shutter button from one’s thumb. Make sure to enable the option from the settings menu of the Camera app.

Remove Ads on Poco M4 Pro

It’s not likely that you’d get rid of ads altogether, but you can surely remove them from some of the most prominent places. Here’s what you can do. 

Remove home screen suggestions: Long press anywhere (empty space) on the home screen and tap on Settings. Now from the launcher settings, turn off recommended.

Remove recommended apps from App vault: The app vault, which is the left-most home screen pane on Xiaomi phones, also shows app recommendations. just hit the settings wheel on top and remove the recommended option. You may also customize and make the app vault a useful tool from the same place.  

Disable app scanner: You will also see recommendations and ads on the scanner screen whenever you install an app. To disable these, tap on the settings icon, and then disable all the highlighted options in the image above.

Similarly, you can also disable lock screen magazine content from Settings>>wallpaper or disable ads in individual apps like the cleaner, Applock, file manager, browser, video, and music players, etc. from the respective app settings.

Screenshot Gesture On Poco M4 Pro

Want to quickly take a screenshot on your Poco M4 Pro? The old way of pressing and holding the Volume down and Power button simultaneously exists but there is a far more convenient gesture that involves simply swiping down on the screen with just 3 fingers.

This screenshot gesture has been available in MIUI for a long time but on the Poco M4 Pro, this feature is 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.

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