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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 9 Prime in India on 4th August,2020 and its price starts at Rs 9,999. The Redmi 9 Prime has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen of a full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.   It has 4 GB of RAM and 64GB and 128GB of ROM. It comes with 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor, rear camera and 5-megapixel macro lens camera on the front and 2-megapixel depth sensor quad- camera setup on the back. The Redmi 9 Prime runs on 5,020mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. However, the phone comes with 10W standard charger in the box. This device will be available in Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare colors. The Redmi 9 Prime features a water-drop notch screen with slightly thick bezels at the bottom. The phone comes with dedicated microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR blaster. 

This article will cover all the information related to tips, tricks and many more details about the device which will make easy for you to learn about the device, if you have purchased Redmi 9 Prime.

SIM Card Insertion

Redmi 9 Prime comes with Dual standby Dual VoLTE that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. To insert the SIM, locate the SIM tray which is on either side of the phone. Insert the tool in that and a tray will pop out from your phone. Then place the SIM card downward facing and then re-insert it as it was. And then restart your phone and check the network. And you are done with the SIM card insertion.

Network Queries

Tethering Mode

Every device comes with internet sharing option which helps you to connect internet through USB/HOTSPOT/Bluetooth. If you want to share internet on Mi 9 Prime, open the settings and tap on Network and Internet. Then proceed on Hotspot and Tethering and tap on Wi-Fi hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. And also you can toggle the button adjacent to Bluetooth tethering/ USB tethering to share them.

Change Connectivity Options

Go to the Settings and tap on Mobile Network, then click on the Advanced and change the connectivity on your device. And you are done with the network connectivity options.

Hidden option on Mi 9 Prime

Change wallpaper

Press on the blank screen and hold for a few seconds. A window will open then click on “Set Wallpaper”. You can choose from the option which is already mentioned there and select any of them and click on it.  This is hidden option on your device to change the wallpaper. And the alternate option is just open the settings and click on display then tap on change wallpaper to change the wallpaper on your Mi 9 Prime smartphone.  

Themes

Just same like wallpaper change option you just need to follow that procedure and click on “Themes” and select on any of the theme and click Apply. 

One Handed Mode

Open the Settings, Click on Additional Settings and you will get the option as One-Handed Mode . In this option click on to Activate One-Handed Mode in your Redmi 9 Prime.

Facelock

To add a facelock on your device, open the settings, scroll down to the system & device section and tap on Lock screen and password. Select Add face data. Now you need to setup a backup password, PIN, pattern once you are done with this the next screen will appear, read the instructions on the screen and hit Next. Now, position your face in the middle of the oval. You will see a confirmation message after 5-10 seconds. Hit done to finish. It usually takes a few tries to get the face data saved successfully, so if it doesn’t work the first time, try again the same and it will work.

Fingerprint

To add a fingerprint on your device, open the settings and tap on Lockscreen and password and then tap on Manage fingerprints. Now you need to setup a backup password, PIN, pattern once you are done with this the next screen will appear, you need to register your fingerprint by placing your finger on the scanner. You need to put and raise your finger several times for successful registration. Once done, you will see a message popping as fingerprint added. Similarly you can also add more fingerprints to your device.

OTG Support

It comes with USB Port and it does support USB OTG.

Camera Options

Redmi 9 Prime has a quad-camera setup at the back which holds 13-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, 5-megapixel macro sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor. Also on the front, the phone has an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and face unlock. Redmi 9 Prime also records video [email protected] Also includes LED Flash.

Battery Options

Power Saving Modes and Uses

The handset is featured by non-removable Li-Po 5,020mAh battery with Micro USB and supports 18W fast charging. To use the battery saver mode on your device, open the settings then tap on battery. In the new window, click on battery saver and toggle the button adjacent to Turn on automatically to enable that on your device. 

Enable Battery percentage option

To enable the battery percentage option on Mi 9 Prime, open the settings and tap on battery. Then toggle the button adjacent to Battery percentage and enable that on your device. The Battery percentage is displayed beside the battery icon on the top right.

Miscellaneous on Xiaomi Mi 9 Prime

Charging Cable Options

The device comes with USB On-The-Go Type-C 1.0 reversible connector with a fast charging technology.

Developer Mode

Open the Settings on your device and scroll down and tap on About Phone. Tap on MIUI version for about 7-10 times. You will see a message saying “You are now a developer”. And now Developer Options is enabled on your device. 

Does the device support Jio 4G Connectivity?

Yes, the device supports the Jio 4G connectivity.

Does the device support VoLTE?

Yes, the device supports the VoLTE for all the VoLTE available networks.

How to Add Google Network?

The general method is where you need to add the account while setting the device. And the alternate option is open the settings and click on Accounts. In the new window, click on Add Account and tap on Google. Enter the email id and password and you have successfully added the account on your smartphone. It will take around 3-5 minutes for all the google products to sync after the setup.

Is Xiaomi Mi 9 Prime water resistant?

Redmi 9 Prime has a special P2i water-resistant coating.

Reset your Xiaomi 9 Prime

To reset the device, open the settings and tap on system. In the new window, click on Reset options and further tap on Erase all data (factory reset) and enter the lockscreen password. The device restarts and  data is cleared on the smartphone.

How much Storage is available when you boot the device?

The device with 64GB as its internal storage but around 49.9GB of storage is available. Rest of the space is occupied by Predefined Apps and Android Operating system.

How much RAM is available when no apps is running in backend?

On an average around 1.6 GB of RAM is available out of total 3.8GB. So around 59% of RAM is used while applications are running in the background.

Type of the SIM supported on Xiaomi Mi 9 Prime
Mi 9 Prime is a dual SIM smartphone and supports Nano SIM card on it.

How to capture screenshot on Redmi 9 Prime
All you need to do is open the display that you would like to capture then hold the power key and volume down button and press them together. And your screen has been saved on your gallery. Also, you have an alternate option which is just open your display which you would like to capture then on your phone open the upper bar and you will see there something called “Screenshot” just tap on it and you are set to save your display which you wanted.

Does Redmi 9 Prime has fingerprint sensorDoes Redmi 9 Prime has Face Unlock
Yes, it does have Face Unlock.

Sensors on Redmi 9 Prime
The phone carries Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass sensors.

Hidden codes of Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

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

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