Advanced settings in Xiaomi: how to activate developer options

MIUI, Xiaomi's customization layer, has many hidden options that allow you to get the most out of your device. However, many of them are not visible to the naked eye and you have to go through a process to access them. For this same reason, today we will explain how to activate MIUI developer options. Take advantage of Xiaomi's advanced settings!

Whatever the MIUI version of your mobile, you can rest assured that the process is simple. Of course, you could get different options if you are a MIUI 10, MIUI 11 or MIUI 12 user. But once activated, you won't have to repeat the process again and you will have all these options at your fingertips.

Advanced settings in Xiaomi: how to activate developer options

Find out how to activate the advanced settings in MIUI

How to enable developer options on Xiaomi

Although to enable developer options on Android you had to go to Settings / About on the phone and tap on the build number seven times in a row, on Xiaomi terminals the process changes. If you want to take advantage of these hidden features of your device, you need to do the following.

Advanced settings in Xiaomi: how to activate developer options

Here's how developer options are activated in MIUI

  • The first thing you should do is enter the section Settings that your Xiaomi has.
  • When you are there, tap Phone information
  • Now tap repeatedly on MIUI Version until a message appears saying: “You are already a programmer!
  • After becoming a programmer, you will need to return to the section Settings e Additional settings.
  • Toccata Developer options and voila, here's how to access the hidden MIUI options that your Xiaomi has.

Did you understand? Enabling MIUI developer options is fairly straightforward. After following these steps, you will have access to a lot of features that cannot be found with the naked eye.

4 things you can do with MIUI's advanced settings

There are many things you can do when you activate developer options in MIUI, but these are 4 of the most interesting.

Advanced settings in Xiaomi: how to activate developer options

Options hidden in MIUI

Active display

Active Screen is a feature that allows you to keep the screen on while it is charging. When you enable it and charge your smartphone, its screen will never go out.

OEM unlocking

All Xiaomi mobiles have the bootloader locked to prevent third party ROM or ROOT from being installed on their devices. Even if you activate OEM unlocking in the hidden options of MIUI, you will unlock the bootloader of your Xiaomi quickly and easily.

Skip the lock screen

When you activate this developer option that your Xiaomi has with MIUI, you have the option to go directly to the main screen when you activate your mobile. As you have to imagine, it is a hidden option that allows you to avoid the hassle of unlocking when you want to use your mobile.

WebView implementation

Android WebView is a Chrome-based system component that allows Android applications to display web content. This is a fast and safe way to browse the web within apps. In case you don't know, you can easily activate it from the developer options that your Xiaomi has.

In addition to these 4 functions, being a developer on your Xiaomi offers you many possibilities. It all depends on you and what you want to do with your mobile, but you can rest assured that a series of options opens when you activate these advanced settings.

Did you want to continue making the most of Xiaomi's level of customization? So check out these 9 MIUI tricks you probably don't know about.

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