People use the mobile an average of 4.8 hours a day. Practically its use occupies almost a third of the hours we spend awake. In that sense, the phone does a thousand things at once. Hard work that we rarely notice, but that have an impact on the useful life of our device. For this reason, today we want to tell you five tips on how to take care of your Xiaomi on a day-to-day basis to keep it like new.
It does not matter if it is a low, medium or high-end mobile. Any device is an investment and, in addition, they come to have some emotional value. It may be that you have a lining to protect it from blows, but there is still much more to do. Here we tell you everything.
1. Keep your Xiaomi updated
Taking care of your Xiaomi’s software on a day-to-day basis is just as important as ensuring the security of the hardware. MIUI 13 must always be updated so that the device benefit from patches, fixes, and security updates that Google offers.
Similarly, updates bring with them new designs, features, and enhancements that integrate with the personalization layer. Such is the case of MIUI 14, a customization layer that offers a optimized performance and a more modern style for the interface. Therefore, as long as the mobile allows it, keep it updated.
2. Take care of your Xiaomi by getting rid of pre-installed apps
Bloatware are all those pre-installed applications that the mobile displays by default the first time you turn it on. Some are useful, while others just take care of consume resources, slow down the device and take up storage space. Therefore, if you do not have any planned use for them or they are not very important in your day to day, it is preferable to eliminate them.
Keep in mind that these applications sometimes work in the background, which affects the performance of the mobile. In the same way, they search for updates automatically, so they become increasingly heavy. So, again, it’s better to say goodbye to them.
3. Delete files that you don’t need from time to time
It is very important to take a look at the internal storage drive from time to time. Although devices with 64 GB of space are more common today, it is essential delete those files that are no longer important to take good care of your Xiaomi.
There are no limits when it comes to saving memes, taking photos, recording videos, and sooner rather than later, you run out of storage space. Not to mention that, in addition, the applications and the system itself become heavier when updated. So it’s preferable save your old photos or documents on your computer or in the cloud to have more capacity.
4. Cleaning the mobile is also a way to take care of your Xiaomi
The extensive use that we give to the mobile leaves its marks, literally and figuratively. Finger marks become more and more visible over time and even can hinder touch sensitivity. Similarly, outdoor exposure can dirty the camera modules or dust can clog the speakers.
For this reason, another good tip is to clean your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO from time to time to keep it like the first day. A cloth can be used to deal with screen smudges. While, for the speakers, you can use the ‘Clean speaker’ function found in the additional settings section.
5. Do not leave the mobile in the sun
It may seem obvious, but there are cases of cases. For example, you may forget your mobile in the car on a hot and sunny day. If so, one of the factors that suffers the most is the battery, since high heat exposure causes it to degrade much faster. In fact, mobile phones even issue a notification warning of high temperatures.
It is important that the next tip to take care of your Xiaomi on a day-to-day basis is to avoid exposing it to very hot environments. From the ‘Battery’ section you can check the battery temperature in real time. A suitable value is found between 20°C and 35°Cso if the device reflects a temperature above 40 ° C, it means that it is having a bad time.
BONUS: a reboot never hurts
Is it better to turn off or restart the mobile? We answered that question in a previous entry, and if you are interested in knowing the answer, we invite you to read it. Now, when it comes to the daily care of your Xiaomi, restarting it or turning it off from time to time can be useful. This works mostly for close all background processes and give the device a slight breather.
In such a way that, if one day you feel that the performance of the mobile is not going well, you can try a restart or simply turn it off. That way, when you turn it back on, maybe everything will go much smoother. Follow this advice to take care of your Xiaomi and apply it at least once a week.