Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Top 8 Tips and Tricks

By | 2017-03-16

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a popular mid-range Android Smartphone sold in India by the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. In India, it was launched in November 2015 in two variants. One with a 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM which is priced for 9,999 and another one with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM priced at 11,999.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the smartphone by Xiaomi to have a fingerprint sensor and a metallic back-body. This flagship device proves to be a fierce competition for the other Chinese manufacturers (Lenovo, One Plus…, etc.). This device runs on the MIUI interface and powered by the Snapdragon 650 chipset. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is an excellent device around this price point.

Here are some tips and tricks and help you power up this device further and get the best of it

One-handed Mode

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 samrtphone comes with One-handed mode is a feature that allows you to resize the screen for 4.5, 4 and 3.5 inches to work effortlessly with a single hand. Using this option you can change the size of the 5.5-inch screen to 4.5, 4 or 3.5 inches. To enable this feature, Settings> Additional Settings> One-Handed Mode.

Make the settings required (if doing it for the first time) like choosing the screen size to which it is to be resized.

Once the necessary settings are made, this feature can be quickly adopted by just swiping over the home button to back button (right side) or to the recent apps button (left side). The screen shrinks to the resolution set.

Disable Capacitive Touch Buttons

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The capacitive touch buttons are the three touch buttons (the recent apps button, the home button, and the back button) located at the bottom of the phone. Sometimes, (especially while gaming) like when while playing if you accidently touch any of the buttons, you may lose or quit the game which may disappoint you. For instance, suppose you have paid an amount for that particular game, and you mistakenly touch any of the buttons and you the game and money as well.This may annoy you a lot. To avoid this, you can make use of the feature available on this device.  This feature allows you to do that “Disable the capacitive touch buttons”

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Disable this feature

To disable this feature, you just need to follow a few simple steps.

Pull down the notification panel and go to the notification toggles and click on the options “Buttons.”

Now, the capacitive touch buttons are disabled, and you can enjoy your gaming or any other work with bothering about the worries of quitting mistakenly.

Capture screenshots easily

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Usually, Screenshots are taken by either by long-pressing the lock-button and volume rockers or by clicking the option in the touch ball or the notification panel.

But the update by Xiaomi has made it simpler. Just swipe three fingers together on the screen and your screenshot is taken.

Note- This feature is available in the latest update i.e. MIUI 8.

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The Reading Mode

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

With Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Reading mode is a feature that filters the harmful rays that may harm your eyes at night time or when reading for a long time. It makes the screen display a light yellowish a provides a comfortable reading experience.

Enable Reading Mode

To enable it, you just have to follow some simple steps.

Settings> Display > Reading Mode and enable it.

You can even enable it if the option is available as a short-cut in the notification panel.

This feature provides a comfortable and stress-free reading experience.

Customize The Notification The Notification LED

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Using this feature, you can customize the LED notification light for call alerts, messages or other app notifications. There are seven colors to choose from. Namely, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, White and Violet. You can enable it by Settings> Additional Settings> Notification Light. Set the lights according to the colour you desire.

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Click Selfies at a Tap

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The fingerprint sensor on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 can be used for more than just unlocking the device, including using the scanner to take selfies quickly. With the camera app open, all you need to do is tap the fingerprint scanner once, and this app will take a selfie automatically . You can also use this method to take photos from the rear camera, though it will not be that convenient.

This feature does not require any additional settings to be made. This feature is a result of an update.

This function is a simple and easy way to click pictures. Thanks to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 for this update.

Protect your apps with your fingerprint

Most of the smartphones would have to install a third-party app to protect the apps; But Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with this feature built-in. As this device features a fingerprint sensor, it becomes easy to unlock apps quickly. The feature was not present initially on the device and was updated by an OTA update.

Lock the Apps

To lock the apps on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, head over to Settings > Additional Settings > Privacy -> Privacy Protection > App Lock. You can now select all the apps that you want to protect. Once done, click OK, and you will be prompted to create an unlock pattern/unlock pin. If you already have the fingerprint scanner set up, you will be prompted to use it to open apps once you set an unlock pattern.

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MI Remote

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Multinationals like Samsung and Apple are removing the IR blaster from their flagship devices, whereas Xiaomi had opposed that trend and included one on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Price Considering of the phone, this sure is exciting because of no other company proposes an IR blaster in their smartphone in this price range.

Using the Mi Remote App

Using the Mi Remote app, you can quickly and easily control all electronic appliances like TV, AC and music system around you just by using your phone.

Updated App

The app is regularly updated with all new devices in the market, and in case you come across the device which is not supported by the app, drop in a feedback to Xiaomi, and they will add support through an update for that device within a couple of weeks to the app.

So these were some easy, simple and fundamental tips and tricks which help you get the best of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone. Trust me, I have been using this smartphone personally for a pretty long time and am jubilant with its performance. If I have missed any other tricks, please do share it in the comments section below and share your knowledge. If you have any queries/questions relating to the tips and tricks mentioned above, feel free to reach out to us and get them clarified.

Thank You and Keep Exploring.

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