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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Tips & Tricks

Xiaomi has recently launched a new phone i.e., Redmi Note 4 priced at Rs 11999. This device is the successor of Redmi Note 3 which was launched last year. The device comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 128 GB using and external Micro SD Card. It has 5.5-inch IPS display with 1920x1080p as its resolution. The device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 825 Chipset, Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It is powered by a 4100 mAh Li-Ion battery and runs on Android 6.0 based MIUI 8.0. If you have purchased the device, then here are few tips & Tricks of the same that can help your in exploring your device with ease.

How to insert SIM card on your smartphone?

To insert the SIM card on your device, push the SIM ejector pin and remove the tray. Now place the SIM card in respective slot and push back the tray in the port. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.

How to enable tethering mode on your device?

Sharing of the data can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To use this open the setting and tap on Personal Hotspot and toggle the button in the window to enable the option on your Redmi Note 4. The password and Network ID name can be set by click on Set up Wi-Fi hotspot in the same window.

What are the connectivity options available on your device?

Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G network are the connectivity options available available on device.

How to customise the notification panel on Redmi Note 4?

To customise the notification panel on your device, open the settings and tap on Notification and status bar. In the new window, tap on toggle positions and drag the apps among themselve to change the position as per your requirement.

How to enable the battery percentage on your Redmi Note 4?

Battery icon is shows in the status bar on the top right. If you want know the battery percentage, open the settings and tap on Notification and status bar. In the new window, click on battery indicator and select the option percentage. You have successfully enabled the battery percentage on your device. The device also comes with two other battery indicator options i.e., Graphical and Top Bar.

How much is the internal storage of Redmi Note 4?

The device comes with 64 GB as its internal storage and around 56 GB of free space is available to the end user and rest of the space is occupied by pre-installed apps and OS.

How to install external apps with apk on your device?

To install apps with external apk you need to enable the unknown sources option on your device. Before you install an apk on your device, open the settings and tap on additional settings. In the new window, tap on Privacy and click on Unknown sources option. Now you need to tap on the OK button in the pop-up to enable the Unknown sources option and install external app with APK on your device.

How to install Update on Redmi Note 4?

System Updates help in improving the performance and stability of your smartphone. To install Updates on your Redmi Note 4, open the settings click on About Phone option at the bottom of the screen. In the new window, tap on System Updates and click on check for updates. The device checks for updates and if there is no new update then a message stating No Updates available is displayed on the screen.

How much is the free RAM when no apps are running on device?

The device comes with 4GB of RAM and around 2.21 GB of Free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

How to enable developer mode on Redmi Note 4?

Developer Mode option is used to enable the USB debugging Mode or in flashing any new rom on your smartphone. To enable this option on your device, Open the setting and tap on About Phone. In the new window, click on MIUI version for about 7 times to enable this option on your device.

How to Add fingerprint on your device?

The device comes with a fingerprint sensor on its back panel. To add fingerprint on your device, open the settings and tap on Lock Screen & password. In the new window, click on Manager fingerprint and enter the password. Now click on Add fingerprint and place the finger on the sensor on the back panel and lift after you feel a vibration. Repeat the process till the fingerprint is completely added. Once the fingerprint is added a success message is displayed on the screen, click on the done button. You have successfully added fingerprint on your Redmi Note 4. At Max you can add 5 fingerprint on you device.

How to capture screenshot on Redmi Note 4?

There are three ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.

Method 1:
The general method is you need to press the power button and volume down button to capture the screenshot.

Method 2:
In second method, you can slide three fingers from top to bottom to capture the screenshot, but this option must be enabled on your device. To use this option, open the settings and click on Additional settings. In the new window, tap on screenshot and toggle the button to enable that on your device.

Method 3:

In this method, open the notification panel and click on the screenshot option. The screenshot is captured and saved in the gallery on your device.

How to enable Notification lights on your device?

The device comes with few notification lights. To use them on your device, open the settings and click on additional settings. In the new window, tap on Notification lights and toggle the button adjacent to each of the options to enable that on your device. You can also set the light colour for calls, messages and general notification.

How to enable Power Saving Mode option on your Redmi Note 4?

Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life of your smartphone during low battery conditions. To enable this on your device, open the settings and tap on battery. Further, you need to click on Power and tap on battery saver option. In the new window, toggle the off button adjacent to battery saver option to enable that on your device.

What is Child Mode and how is it useful?

The device comes with a child Mode feature on it and helps in locking the screen and limiting the apps on your home screen and thus help in protecting your device from childrens. To enable this on your device, open the settings and click on additional settings. In the new window, click Child Mode and set password. Now select the apps that you want them to appear on child mode.

What is quick ball and how is it helpful?

Quick Ball is same as that of assistive touch of an iPhone. To use this option on your device, open the settings and tap on additional settings. In the new window, tap on quick ball and toggle the button to enable this option on your device. A Ball appears on your screen, which comes with few functional buttons, i.e, Lock Button, Home Button, Back Button, Recent button and
Screenshot.

How to enable One Handed Mode on your device?

One Handed Mode options reduces the screen size and helps in using your Phone with a single Hand. To use this option on your device, open the settings and tap on Additional settings. Further click on One Handed Mode and enable the option on your device. You can also select the screen size i.e., 4.5-inch, 4.0-inch and 3.5-inch. Now you need to slide your finger from left to right on the capacitive buttons and click on OK button in the pop-up to enable the option on your device.

How to reset your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?

There are two ways in which you can factory reset your smartphone i.e, Soft Reset and Hard reset. To reset your device, open the settings and tap on Additional Settings. In the new window, tap on Backup & Reset and click on factory Data Reset. Further, click on Reset Phone option and enter the lock screen password to reset your device.

Hidden Codes

IMEI Info
To check the IMEI no of your Redmi Note 4 you need to type *#06# on your dial option.

These are the general Tips & Tricks of Redmi Note 4. If you still have any query about the device, then you can tweet us @1howtothing.

Post Author: Ganesh Mundhra