How To Customize Your Redmi Note 8 Phone

How to set up Xiaomi? Turning on the smartphone for the first time

Find out how to quickly and easily set up your Xiaomi smartphone when you turn it on for the first time.

How to turn on the smartphone for the first time correctly? How to initially configure the new Xiaomi so that it works correctly? What can you skip, and what is better to configure right away? You will find the answer to all these questions in this article. So let’s go!

We hold down the power key and watch the first boot for a few seconds. After it, the name of the shell will appear on the screen. In our case, MIUI 10. You may have MIUI 9. The essence of the setting does not change from this. Click the “next” icon and move forward!

How To Customize Your Redmi Note 8 Phone

2. Select the system language. “Russian” or any other suitable option from the proposed.

Select the region. We have Russia. We think that you too;) Note:
The system language and country can be changed at any time in the smartphone settings. This may change the special functions. For example, if you put the Hong Kong region on Mi 8 or Mi 8 Pro, then you will have the Face Unlock function. 4. The next item is Internet connection. If you want to skip it, then press the corresponding button. Do not be afraid! You can always configure this item later.

Well, we are going the “beautiful” way. We set everything up here and now. We select the name of your Wi-Fi network, click on it and enter the password. You will also need to allow Google services to use the Wi-Fi network by clicking the Accept button. Everything! You are now online;)

Moving on. On the screen we see “Terms of Service”. Here, as they say: “Get it, sign it.” We read the terms and privacy policy and put a tick next to the item “I have read. “.

The next station is to connect a SIM card. You can skip this, or you can do it right away. If you do not know how to install or remove a SIM card, please refer to the illustrated guide in the box.

Under this step we have hidden “Google Services”. They must be read, be sure to scroll to the end of the page. After that, the “Accept” button will appear, which, of course, must be accepted;) Everything is logical!

At this point, you need to decide for yourself how you will unlock your smartphone: using your fingerprint or using a password on the screen.

Note:
The item can be skipped by configuring it later in the smartphone settings.

We are approaching the final setting of our brand new Xiaomi phone. Here we see “Additional settings”. We recommend that you immediately resolve all the points, since they are important for the full operation of the gadget.

Well, the last step on the way to a ready-made smartphone is choosing a theme. Here for your taste: what icons you like, choose those.

Drum roll and wait seconds for all apps to load. Tadaaam, your phone is ready to go!

Turn off the screen automatically when you bring the phone to your ear during a call

Why doesn’t the screen go off on the phone when I put it to my ear? In this article, you will find information on how to enable the screen lock during conversation in the Xiaomi settings. If on your Xiaomi smartphone with an incoming or outgoing call, the screen has stopped dimming and locked when you bring the phone to your ear, then you may have disabled this function in the Android settings. This could have happened completely by accident and you SIMply did not notice, or your children went through the phone settings and turned off the proximity sensor.

In our example, we will show how to turn on the proximity sensor on Xiaomi Redmi 4X so that when you bring the phone to your ear, the screen is locked and turned off. Perhaps the information will apply to other Android smartphones and tablets.

To automatically lock the screen on Android when you bring it to your ear, you need to do the following. We open the “phone” icon on Xiaomi and get to where we usually dial the number to call. Next, click on the touch button “menu” in the form of three horizontal stripes. (On some Androids, after opening the “phone”, the “menu” can also be opened with a touch button in the form of three strips located under the screen on the left side. This button must be pressed and held a little to bring up the menu.) icons and buttons.

Next, in the menu window that opens on Xiaomi, select the item “Incoming calls” under which there will be a short description of possible settings (additional settings for the device’s behavior for incoming calls).

In the “Incoming Calls” settings on Hiaomi, we find and select the item “Proximity Sensor” under which it will be written (turn off the screen automatically when you bring the phone to your ear during a conversation) and turn it on. Done, now when you bring the phone to your ear, the screen turns off and locks, thereby preventing accidental presses and touches of the touchscreen.

Why Xiaomi phone won’t turn on?

Very often, some time after buying a new smartphone, the user is faced with a situation where the Xiaomi phone does not turn on. We turned to the specialists of the ASC (Xiaomi Authorized Service Center) to tell them working ways to restore the phone at home.

How to solve?

  • Leave the phone on charge for a long time: one to six hours. This time should be enough to bring the gadget out of the state of deep discharge.
  • Try to connect the gadget to another, more powerful charger.
  • Force-charge the battery from a 5 volt power source, limiting the current to 300-350 milliamps.

If you have experience, it is recommended only to remove the back cover yourself using detailed instructions.

Technical problem

Perhaps Xiaomi is completely healthy, but it is not receiving power due to a faulty cable or insufficient charging power? Check them out on another device.

If everything is in order, then the reason may lie in the power button. Assess its serviceability realistically and visually. The button should be firm, not dented, pressed with a slight subtle “click”.

Sometimes a non-original cover prevents the phone from turning on. Remove it from the smartphone case and try to launch again.

The microUSB socket often fails. With rough use, it wears out quickly, internal contacts move away from the landing pads on the motherboard.

Only professional repair in the service center will help here.

Deep discharge

Lithium batteries used in smartphones have a built-in charge controller. During deep discharge, it closes the battery power line. This is done in order to protect against a drop in capacity to a certain value, so that the battery does not fail.

Therefore, when discharged, the phone may not turn on, even when connected to a charger. The alarm LED will flash red. There are also times when the white indicator blinks when pressed.

Xiaomi phone won’t turn on: 3 ways to solve

Practice has shown that the most common problem with a Xiaomi phone is the inability to turn on the device. If there was a mechanical impact, such as a strong impact, before the malfunction occurred, then everything is obvious. This, with a high degree of probability, is internal damage to the board.

But what if the reasons are not so obvious and the phone stopped working “by itself”? Let’s analyze the options why Xiaomi does not turn on, pointing out ways to solve them.

Software malfunction

Critical software bugs are a common reason why a Xiaomi phone won’t turn on. They appear for different reasons. Here are some of them.

  • Operating system crash at boot (system freezes).
  • An update was being installed on the device, and a shutdown occurred (the battery was discharged).
  • After installing TWRP.
  • The action of malicious virus applications.

Solution methods.

  • Force reboot. It is carried out by long (about 10 seconds) pressing the power button. In this case, the phone should emit a short vibration signal and start.
  • Reboot from the service menu. The engineering menu is entered by SIMultaneously pressing the power and volume up buttons. Next, you should turn off the device and try to turn it on again.

Re-flashing. Installing a new version of Android with MIUI shell solves software problems. In order to perform recovery in this way, you need to use special bootloader programs, for example, Mi Flash.

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High-quality solid instruction! It’s a pity she wasn’t there when I had such a problem with my phone. Bought a new Redmi 5 Plus phone. I had another phone in parallel. Therefore, I used the new one for a week and a half to get used to MIUI and explore the main features. As a result, I did not keep track that the phone was completely discharged.
I undertook to include it, but it is not in any. I kept the button on for a minute. The result was zero. I put it on charging did not react, although I got used to the fact that when you put the old phone on charge, the indicator immediately lights up.
It turns out that a really deep discharge has occurred. Chance also helped to understand this. Since it was a day off. I put the phone on charge and forgot, so it stood for 10 hours. Then I take it in my hand, press the button again and lo and behold, feel the vibration and see the MI logo on the screen.
I already thought. The case is a pipe, 14 days have passed, but my phone does not work, what if the marriage cannot be returned and nothing can be proved. There was no limit to the joy of a work phone. )

I held it for 10 seconds and everything worked out. THX

I had a SIMilar situation with the old Redmi 4. I sat shorter in YouTube, with charging. And she charged very sucks. The battery still sat on CHARGE. In the end, the phone went to zero (it was still working). The wire staggered. For a brief moment the charging was turned off. And the brick. I tried to cut it back, the answer is zero. Even the indicator is off. I decided to leave it on charge for an hour. Did not help. Then I put on the charge from the camera, and left it for the night. I get up, I come to the phone. The screen is off. As a last resort, I pressed the power button. After about 10 sec. He. Finally. Got it! Now it’s standing here, charging. And the instruction is one of the few that WORKS.

I now have exactly the same problem, (put it on charge, I will wait and hope)

Great article! I save to bookmarks. Prepared means armed)

Thanks for the battery tip! I have an old Redmi 4x, and who knows the cover is conditionally non-removable. Holding the power button for a long time did not help. I had to gently pry off the back cover to manipulate the battery. As a result, the old man turned on, showed signs of life, and the happy one did not have to lose hope and carry him to the service, where they would take at least 400 rubles from me for thanks.
Thanks from me!

Thank you very much. Thanks to this article, I was able to figure out why my Redmi does not turn on and turn it on again. I was already afraid, I thought that it was broken and needed to be carried. And this is extra time, money, and I would have to go without a phone. And it’s so nice, I figured it out myself and turned out to turn it on.

Hello. Nice article, informative. But unfortunately, it didn’t help me. I bought a new Mi8 when it went out. Became a brick. Any operations according to the article are ineffective.

The article describes solutions that help to turn on the phone in 95% of cases.
Please clarify what actions were performed with the phone? What firmware was?
By itself, in order for the phone to work like this, nothing was done, and as a result, it went out and stopped turning on. A rather extraordinary case.
The phone may have been flashed?

Good afternoon, Redmi 6 pro is charging and does not turn on, constantly every 5 seconds the vibration lights up MI, goes out again and so on in a circle. What to do?

Judging by the symptoms, after the update by air, they grabbed the “bootlap”. It is recommended to look at the 4PDA topic about remote recovery and EDL mode.

I have the same trouble with Mi A1, what to do.

I was helped by the option to stick out the battery cable.

I have a xiaomi redmi note 5a prime phone and when I want to turn on the phone I press the key from the right, the screen lights up in a second after 5 and it happens that I have to press three times. And still problems with ending the call, I can not end the conversation until the subscriber disconnects himself, the screen does not light up (((

I have the same problem, the phone (Mi8) just lay on the table (did not fall, did not beat). At first he stopped catching the net (he learned from people who could not get through to me). I turned it on, tried to call someone. It says there is no network. I pressed reset the phone and it doesn’t react to anything at all. The firmware version of miui 10 was installed on Android 9.

You managed to break the screen, then you repaired it yourself and now you are surprised that the phone does not work?

Yesterday, while using the phone, it just turned off, although charging was normal. Does not load when turned on. At the boot stage (KD built for people) something is written there), then nothing happens. I left it overnight for charging, but with repeated switching on and off, nothing happens beyond the above stage ((((

If you can’t reanimate it in any way, then you can somehow connect it to your computer, so that at least all the info can be saved? Just connecting to the computer as before does not work, does not see the phone ((

If the preservation of information is important, then it is better not to take drastic actions so as not to harm even more. In this case, it is recommended to contact the service center. Judging by the reasons described, the case is not entirely standard; disassembly and diagnostics may be required for resuscitation.

Yes, and it’s better not to do Factory Reset yet, that is, reset to factory settings, since all user data will be lost.

Good afternoon. My Xiaomi redmi Note 3 turned off during use. The charge was sufficient. Does not turn on for charging does not respond indicator does not light

Such is the situation: mi 4c took it from the repair, changed the battery. All the rules worked. I had beta 10 miui 8.9.13 like. So, the phone was lying for a long time before the repair, and I decided to check for updates to the firmware. It turns out there are no more of them, well, everyone does not release updates for it, but I don’t even know much about this native updater, also in English.

There was a download update button there. Well, I downloaded it twice, until I realized that there were still no updates and that I was installing the same version. Well, I left this venture, put the phone down, I think let it lie still, started downloading firmware, I just wanted the Russian one, that’s the whole point. In the meantime. The phone went out and turned up. Without my influence.

Well, I think, okay, apparently the firmware has become crooked. I’ll put another one and that’s all. Fortunately, I have already got used to breaking the bootloader bolts, like in two fingers. But here the main pitfall was waiting for me. The phone is not detected by the computer. The option is this, he did not zakirpichilsya at all, but can not start. That is, the mi logo appears, it goes out again and again, I connect it to the laptop, it immediately goes out and I can’t turn it on all connected.

I must say right away that the battery was above 80%. So, in fast mode, the laptop does not see it either. I thought that it might be in the laptop, I put USB and there. Nifiga, the reboot gave nothing, went to the computer and everything is the same there. OU and the phone in fastboot mode does not light up for a long time, it turns off immediately. It was already deep night and I decided that the morning of the evening was more intricate. I put my phone down and scored. I woke up in the afternoon. I’m trying to turn it on. And here …. NOTHING. Well, that is, absolutely no reaction.

I thought it would be an option to disconnect the battery physically, wait 10 minutes and connect it again. But I’m afraid a pitfall awaits me in the form of that…. Well, he is about zakirpichik and he does not accept USB. And yes, when charging or connecting to a laptop, the charging indicator does not light up. What is the actual question: What else can it be, besides my guesses? WELL before I take any action. I just don’t really want to open it, I have a minimum of experience with smartphones inside. I would not like to break the train. And I can’t give it for repairs yet. A little later, if nothing works.

You can try to do a factory reset, in some cases such a SIMple action makes the phone work normally again. It is only desirable that there is a backup copy of the necessary data, since “reset” deletes user data from the phone.

I almost have such a situation) in general, after the street, I went into the apartment to visit a friend after the frost) I sat on the phone a little, he sat down, put it on charge in an hour, I watch 2%, everything (I turned off the charging), the next day I come to myself and put on the charge.
As a result, charging above 0% does not rise! I lowered the settings to the factory settings 2 times, I did the battery calibration the same way without changes. On the usb charge I put it on, you can sit, the battery charge shows 65429%)))) but the charge does not go, I remove the usb from the phone, it turns off immediately and that’s it! I don’t understand how this happened, the phone was not damp. Clean in your on the street and after the frost street.

How to create a backup?

Attention! The reset will erase all data on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro phone. If you have not backed up your contacts, images, videos, documents and everything else, then you must do so, otherwise you will lose all personal information that was on the device.

To avoid losing your data, follow these guidelines.

  • Transfer photos, documents and videos to your computer via USB cable. You can also use Google Photos to backup pictures, and Google Drive cloud service is suitable for documents and folders, but you can upload the number of files to it. You will have to pay to expand storage.
  • In order not to lose contacts and applications, activate cloud sync in the settings. Go to the path “System”. “Advanced”. “Backup”. Enable Google Account Backup.

Once done, you can Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Xiaomi Mi A1 (pure Android 8.1 Oreo)

  • Click on the “Settings” icon in the application menu or launch them using the icon in the notification shade.
  • Scroll down and go to the “System” section.
  • Click “Reset”.
  • Select “Erase All Data” (“Reset to Factory Settings”).
  • Confirm your intention by pressing the button below.
  • Enter the device PIN and click “Continue”.
  • Select “Erase All”.

The device will restart and you will need to go through the initial setup again as if it were a new phone.

Factory reset (hard reset) for Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro phone

There are many reasons why you may need to perform a Hard Reset on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone. Typically, this procedure is performed to restore the health of a system that has been violated by viruses, deletion of system files, “clumsy” firmware update and many other things. Hard Reset is very easy to perform on any smartphone, but you should be aware of the consequences of this action and be able to back up the system and files. We will discuss all this in detail below.

How to Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Phone from Settings Menu?

Attention! Because of FRP (Factory Reset Protection, that is, protection against reset), Android will ask you to enter your account login and password, which was assigned before the Hard Reset procedure. Therefore, if you plan to sell a smartphone, you must log out of your Google account (“Settings”. “Accounts”. “Google”. “Delete account”) before resetting so that the person who receives your phone can activate their profile on it.

Given the wide range of Android phones and the difficulty of describing the factory reset process for a specific model, we will show the guide using three fundamentally different devices and firmware as examples:

  • Mi A1 on pure Android, which is also used in Nokia, Motorola, OnePlus (has a slightly redesigned system) and in all devices released about the Android One program;
  • Galaxy S7 running Samsung Experience. Recall that the Korean corporation is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, so it makes sense to show this shell too;
  • Redmi Note 5 on MIUI. The products of this company are in great demand in the CIS, so we could not ignore it.

The easiest way to do Hard Reset is through a special menu in the system parameters. Note again that the location and name of the items may differ slightly depending on the phone used. The main thing is to find the main category for recovery and reset.

Samsung Galaxy S7 (shell Samsung Experience)

  • Go to the settings in a way convenient for you.
  • At the bottom, click on the “General Settings” tab.
  • Select “Reset” (“Archive and Reset”).
  • Tap on “Reset data”.
  • Click on the blue reset button.
  • Enter the device PIN and click “Next”.
  • Click on “Delete all” (“Reset device”).

Your phone will restart. It remains to customize it as after purchase.

Redmi Note 5 (MIUI firmware)

  • Open “Settings”.
  • Go to the “Advanced Options” window.
  • Click on “Backup and reset”.
  • Select “Factory data reset”.
  • To remove absolutely all applications and files, check the “Clear internal memory”.
  • It remains to click on “Reset settings” and enter the password, if required.

Attention! As you can see, the main thing is to find the “Reset” section. In order not to be guaranteed not to “wander” in all parameters in search of the desired menu, it is easier on the main page to enter the query “Reset” in the search box. Select the desired menu from the proposed list and you will immediately get into it. And then everything is as in the instructions.

How to perform Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro via Recovery?

This is a useful method if your phone has a problem that prevents it from loading. It is for such cases that you need a recovery mode, through which you will need to perform a Hard Reset.

  • If your phone is on, turn it off.
  • Hold down the power and volume down buttons (if nothing happens, read our separate article on how to enter Recovery).
  • Instead of normal loading, you will see a menu where navigation is performed using the volume keys (move the cursor) and power (select).
  • Go down to the category “Wipe data / factory reset” and click on it with the power key.
  • Highlight ‘Yes’ to confirm reset.

Upon completion of the reset, the device will reboot and display the standard welcome and settings window. Again, the menu names may differ slightly depending on the model.

Factory reset (hard reset) for Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro phone

There are many reasons why you might need to perform a Hard Reset on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro smartphone. Typically, this procedure is performed to restore the health of a system that has been violated by viruses, deletion of system files, “clumsy” firmware update and many other things. Hard Reset is very easy to perform on any smartphone, but you should be aware of the consequences of this action and be able to back up the system and files. We will discuss all this in detail below.

Redmi Note 5 (MIUI firmware)

  • Open “Settings”.
  • Go to the “Advanced Options” window.
  • Click on “Backup and reset”.
  • Select “Factory data reset”.
  • To remove absolutely all applications and files, check the “Clear internal memory”.
  • It remains to click on “Reset settings” and enter the password, if required.

Attention! As you can see, the main thing is to find the “Reset” section. In order not to be guaranteed not to “wander” in all parameters in search of the desired menu, it is easier on the main page to enter the query “Reset” in the search box. Select the desired menu from the proposed list and you will immediately get into it. And then everything is as in the instructions.

Xiaomi Mi A1 (pure Android 8.1 Oreo)

  • Click on the “Settings” icon in the application menu or launch them using the icon in the notification shade.
  • Scroll down and go to the “System” section.
  • Click “Reset”.
  • Select “Erase All Data” (“Reset to Factory Settings”).
  • Confirm your intention by pressing the button below.
  • Enter the device PIN and click “Continue”.
  • Select “Erase All”.

The device will restart and you will need to go through the initial setup again as if it were a new phone.

How to create a backup?

Attention! Reset will erase all data on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro phone. If you have not backed up your contacts, images, videos, documents and everything else, then you must do so, otherwise you will lose all personal information that was on the device.

To avoid losing your data, follow these guidelines.

  • Transfer photos, documents and videos to your computer via USB cable. You can also use Google Photos to backup pictures, and Google Drive cloud service is suitable for documents and folders, but you can upload the number of files to it. You will have to pay to expand storage.
  • In order not to lose contacts and applications, activate cloud sync in the settings. Go to the path “System”. “Advanced”. “Backup”. Enable Google Account Backup.

Once done, you can Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro.

How to hard reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro phone from settings menu?

Attention! Because of FRP (Factory Reset Protection, that is, protection against reset), Android will ask you to enter your account login and password, which was assigned before the Hard Reset procedure. Therefore, if you plan to sell a smartphone, you must log out of your Google account (“Settings”. “Accounts”. “Google”. “Delete account”) before resetting so that the person who receives your phone can activate their profile on it.

Given the wide range of Android phones and the difficulty of describing the factory reset process for a specific model, we will show the guide using three fundamentally different devices and firmware as examples:

  • Mi A1 on pure Android, which is also used in Nokia, Motorola, OnePlus (has a slightly redesigned system) and in all devices released about the Android One program;
  • Galaxy S7 running Samsung Experience. Recall that the Korean corporation is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, so it makes sense to show this shell too;
  • Redmi Note 5 on MIUI. The products of this company are in great demand in the CIS, so we could not ignore it.

The easiest way to do Hard Reset is through a special menu in the system parameters. Note again that the location and name of the items may differ slightly depending on the phone used. The main thing is to find the main category for recovery and reset.

Samsung Galaxy S7 (shell Samsung Experience)

  • Go to the settings in a way convenient for you.
  • At the bottom, click on the “General Settings” tab.
  • Select “Reset” (“Archive and Reset”).
  • Tap on “Reset data”.
  • Click on the blue reset button.
  • Enter the device PIN and click “Next”.
  • Click on “Delete all” (“Reset device”).

Your phone will restart. It remains to customize it as after purchase.

How to perform Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro via Recovery?

This is a useful method if your phone has a problem that prevents it from loading. It is for such cases that you need a recovery mode, through which you will need to perform a Hard Reset.

  • If your phone is on, turn it off.
  • Hold down the power and volume down buttons (if nothing happens, read our separate article on how to enter Recovery).
  • Instead of normal loading, you will see a menu where navigation is performed using the volume keys (move the cursor) and power (select).
  • Go down to the category “Wipe data / factory reset” and click on it with the power key.
  • Highlight ‘Yes’ to confirm reset.

Upon completion of the reset, the device will reboot and display the standard welcome and settings window. Again, the menu names may differ slightly depending on the model.