Having an up-to-date smartphone is synonymous with security and increasingly advanced features. Among these, one of the brands most attentive to the care of the software is undoubtedly Xiaomi and its various brands, such as Redmi. The Chinese company’s devices, based on Android, are characterized by a customized graphical interface called “MIUI”. Compared to phones equipped with Android, therefore, they have some additional functions.
The problem, however, is that MIUI is divided into various branches, i.e., mobile phones are equipped with the Global ROM or the EEA. These two software are the same, except for the timing of updates. In this guide, therefore, we will illustrate all the steps to take so that your Xiaomi / Redmi is always up to date with the updates, whatever they are.
How To Update A Xiaomi / Redmi Phone
Like all Android devices, it is possible to update your Xiaomi/Redmi through the mobile phone’s settings. This is an easy way to check for any updates. Specifically, after clicking on “Settings” (the gear icon), you need to:
- Press on “System Info”;
- Select “MIUI Version”;
- Wait for the search to complete;
- If your phone is up to date, there will be no updates. Otherwise, the presence of an update will be signaled, with the total weight of the package and the content.
This is an operation that takes a few minutes. To install the update, you need to press “Download” and wait for the completion of the process, which will require restarting the device. In this case, having a good percentage of battery remaining and an excellent internet signal is always essential.
How To Update Xiaomi/Redmi Software With The MIUI Downloader App
In addition to the method described, another allows installing software updates on your Xiaomi/Redmi. This is the MIUI Downloader application, available on the Google Play Store. It is a software divided into four sections:
- hidden features;
As you can guess from the name, the first section contains all the news on the Chinese brand. The second advises the user on activating some functions that are not always accessible to everyone on the first try, such as the various battery settings. The third section, called “Apps”, suggests which Xiaomi applications to install on your device. The last tab, the “MIUI” one, is dedicated to updates.
By clicking on it, all the models of the Chinese brand and the branches of MIUI available for each of them will appear. Click on the model of the phone you are interested in, and you will immediately understand if your mobile phone has a Global ROM or an EEA. Pressing on the corresponding box gives you easy access to the updates. If there are updates, press on the three dots at the top right and then on “Choose package”. The update will be installed like any other update if it is compatible.
The only preliminary operation to do – if it is the first time such an operation – is to click on “Settings” and then press several times on the logo of the MIUI version installed on the smartphone. At the end of this process, a message will appear on the screen informing you that you can proceed with the manual installation of an update. Compared to searching for updates through the mobile settings, using the “MIUI Downloader” app requires more experience and, above all, more attention. In short, it may only sometimes be within reach of all users.