Xiaomi’s phones aren’t the first ones to get updates to latest versions of Android. However, the MIUI team at the company have their own little thing going most of the time, which more often than not compensates for delayed Android version updates.
The latest update that a lot of the users of the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 received today contained a very useful feature, that you might already have seen on some other phones: one-handed usage. I’m a sucker for one-handed operation, and although the 5-inch screen on my Mi 4 makes it fairly usable, there are times when I have to kind of reach for a certain section of the screen. However, thanks to the new update, it is now much easier to get to any part of the screen regardless of you being a left-hander or a right-hander.
To use the phone in one-handed operation mode, simply:
- swipe from home to back: to bring the screen down to the right edge
- swipe from home to overflow: to bring the screen down to the left edge
Just perform the reverse to get the phone back to normal mode. How cool is that!
There’s a lot of other updates. You can get a gist of the updates by watching the following video.