Xiaomi Redmi 5A Tips & Tricks

Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone i.e,, Redmi 5A priced at Rs 5999. The device comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB as its internal storage. It has a 5-inch IPS display with 296 PPI and 1280×720 pixels as its resolutions. This is one the best smartphone available at this price range. If you have purchased the device then here are few Tips & Tricks of the same that can help you in exploring your device with ease.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Tips. Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

SIM Card Insertion

The device has the SIM card port on the left edge and to insert the SIM you need to push the SIM ejector PIN in the slot, remove the tray and place the SIM on tray. Now insert push the track back into the slot. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your Redmi 5A. The device comes with dual Nano SIM card support.

Network Queries

Tethering Mode
Tethering Mode is used to share the data over you smartphone. To use this option, open the settings and tap on Personal Hotspot in Network section. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to Portable WLAN hotspot to enable the option on your device. You can also set SSID and password by tapping on Set Up WLAN hotspot in the same window.

Hidden Options on Redmi 5A

Change Wallpaper
There are two ways in which you change the wallpaper on your Redmi 5A. Firstly, open the settings and tap on wallpaper and then you can change the lock screen and home screen wallpaer in the same window.

The device comes with a dedicated Themes App where you need to open the app, download the theme that you want to use and apply on your device. The other way is you can open Themes option from personal section of the settings window.

One Handed Mode
The device does support One handed Mode option and can be enabled from the additional settings section in Settings Menu.

There is no fingerprint sensor available on this smartphone.

OTG Support
Yes the device does support USB OTG where you can share the data from device to OTG drive and vice-versa.

Camera Options on Redmi 5A

The device comes with 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, Phase detection and Autofocus feature and records 1080p Videos.The front camera on the device is of 5 MP and capture decent selfies but again as it’s a small phone the camera on the device is not that great.

Battery Options on Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Power Saving Modes & Uses
Power Saving Mode is used to improve the battery life during low battery conditions. To use this on your devicem ioeb rge se


Charging Cable Option
As its a budget centric device it doesn’t come with any quick charge support unlike the other high end devices from Xiaomi.

Developer Mode
To enable the developer mode on your device, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window tap on MIUI version for about 7-8 times to enable that on your device. This option can be found in additional settings section.

Does the device support Jio 4G Connectivity?
Yes, the device supports Jio 4G VoLTE connectivity on it.

Does the device support VoLTE?
Yes, the device does support VoLTE on it.

How to Add Google Account ?
You can add the google account directly while installing the device for the first time. If you skip that then you need to open the settings and click on other accounts and tap on google. Further you need to enter your Email ID and password to add your account.

Is your smartphone Water Resistant?
The device is not Water resistant and might be damaged when dropped in water.

How to Clear RAM on Redmi 5A?
To clear the RAM on your device, open the recent tab and clear all the existing applications running in the background.

Reset your Redmi 5A
To reset your Redmi 5A, open the settings and tap on Additional Settings. In the new window tap on backup & reset. Further tap on factory Data reset and click on Reset Phone. Now click on Erase everything option to delete the Data from your smartphone. The device restarts and makes it fresh to use.

How much Storage is available when you boot the device?
The device comes with 16 GB as its internal storage and around 8.8 GB is available out of box.

How much RAM is available when no apps is running in backend?
The device comes with 2 GB of RAM and around 985 MB is present when no app is running on the device.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Type of the SIM supported on Redmi 5A
Redmi 5A is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano-SIM card with 4G connectivity

Bloatware Apps
WPS Office, Amazon Store, UC News, Paytm Mall and few Microsoft apps are the few bloatware apps available on the device.

How to report a Bug on Redmi 5A?
To report a bug on your redmi 5A, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on CPU option for 5 times continuously to use it on your device.

How to run QC Test on Redmi 5A?
To run the QC Test on your Redmi 5A, open the settings and click on About Phone. Further tap on Kernel Version for about 5 times to enable that on your device.

Is the device upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo?
There isn’t any confirmation from the brand about the Android 8.0 Oreo Upgrade. Will post a updates later on.

Does the device support NFC?
No, the Redmi 5A doesn’t support any NFC connectivity.

Hidden Codes of Redmi 5A

IMEI Info : *#06#
SAR Information: *#07#

These are the general Tips Tricks about the device. If you have any other questions about the smartphone, post in the comment section below or you can tweet us @1howtothing.

Ganesh Mundhra

Ganesh is a Webdeveloper and Founder of Howtothing.com. His interest range from Photography to Technology. He is also interested in entrepreneurship, music and Travel. "Programmer by Profession, Writer by Passion"

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