1. Swipe to switch between the notification shade and Control center
Here’s how it works: You’ll get the notifications when you swipe down from the left side of the display and open the Control center when you swipe from the right. If you do it the wrong way, you can always swipe left or right to switch between the notifications shade and Control center.
2. Use the app drawer to organize apps
You can have all your apps in a dedicated space (app drawer) and display only frequently used apps on your home screen.
- Go to Settings > Home screen > Home screen.
- Select With App drawer.
3. Long tap the buttons on the Control center/toggle panel to access their settings
On either the toggle panel or Control center, you can long tap a button to access its settings directly. For example, long tapping the Bluetooth button will open the Bluetooth settings screen.
4. Use gesture controls
The Redmi Note 10 Pro includes gesture controls for navigating around the entire interface, giving you the option to hide the navigation bar permanently. To use gesture controls, simply head over to Settings > Home screen > System navigation and select Gestures. You should get a prompt to learn what gestures you can perform, and it’s good that you tap Learn to practice all the gestures: Go to the home screen, open recent apps view, go back, etc.
5. Switch between apps quickly
If you’re using the navigation buttons, you can jump back and forth between two apps instantaneously by just double-tapping the Recent button.
If you’re using the full-screen gestures, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then swipe left or right.
6. Double-tap or lift the phone to wake the screen
You don’t have to reach for that power button just to wake your phone because you can do it by double-tapping the screen or as easy as just lifting your phone.
- Go to Settings > Always-on display & Lock screen.
- Turn on Double tap screen to wake or turn off screen or Raise to wake.
7. Turn off and lock the screen using the Lock button
If you want to avoid pressing the Power button too frequently, you can place a Lock button on the Home screen that lets you turn off your phone display.
- Pinch a home screen using 2 fingers.
- Tap Widgets and find and drag the Lock button to a Home screen.
- The next time you want to turn off your screen, just tap this Lock button
8. Move and uninstall multiple apps in one go
Instead of moving or uninstalling apps one by one, you can select multiple apps to do it at once.
Pinch a home screen, and you’ll see a grey bubble on top of each app icon. Select the apps by tapping their icons. You can now tap and drag them to a screen thumbnail at the bottom of the screen for moving, or tap and drag them to Uninstall at the top of the screen for uninstalling.
9. Access the hardware test menu
If you wish to test out your phone hardware, use either one of these methods to access the hardware test menu.
- Enter *#*#6484#*#* on the dial pad.
- Go to your device’s Settings > About phone > All specs, and tap on the Kernel version 5 times.
10. Make use of the built-in unit conversion tool
The Mi calculator has built-in unit conversions that can convert everything from currency and mortgage to length measurements to temperature and speed.
In the calculator app, you can switch between the tabs at the top part of the screen to find all the units.
11. Use the fingerprint sensor to perform other actions
Actually, the fingerprint sensor (also the Power button) can do more than just reading your fingerprints. Double pressing or tapping it can help you to launch certain apps (eg. Google Assistant, camera, calculator, etc.) or perform certain actions (eg. open the Control center, put your phone in silent mode, etc.) The options are available in Settings > Additional settings > Gesture shortcuts > Double tap fingerprint sensor / Turn on torch / Launch camera / Launch Google Assistant
12. Turn on the torch quickly
Sure, you can open the Control center from the top of the screen and tap the Torch button for a flashlight to find things in the dark. But if you’re looking for a faster way, you can set it to turn the light on by double-pressing the power button (as mentioned briefly in the tip above). Follow the steps here to make this work:
- Go to Settings > Additional settings > Gesture shortcuts > Turn on torch
- Turn on the Double press the Power button option.
- Now, you can just double press the Power button to toggle the flashlight on and off.
13. Take screenshots with a three-finger swipe
If taking screenshots using the traditional way of pressing the Power button and Volume down button is too cumbersome for you, use the Three-finger screenshot feature.
- Go to Settings > Additional settings > Gesture shortcuts > Take a screenshot, and make sure the Slide 3 fingers down option is turned on.
- Now, you can swipe down using 3 fingers to capture screenshots quickly
14. Take partial screenshots
If you need to capture only a specific part of the screen, here’s how:
- Go to Settings > Additional settings > Gesture shortcuts > Partial screenshot and make sure the Press and hold with 3 fingers option is turned on.
- After that, you can long tap the screen with 3 fingers and draw an outline around the part of the screen that you want to capture.
- Once it’s done, you can drag the frame to change the size of the captured area or select a shape icon to change the shape of the partial screenshot.
- Lastly, tap Save.
15. Auto delete screenshots after sharing
Every time you capture a screenshot and share it with your friends, you probably forget to delete it. To overcome this, you can select the Delete after sharing option to have the screenshot automatically sent to the trash bin right after sharing.
16. Turn on Ultra battery saver
To keep your phone from dying when you’re not near a charger, turn on Ultra battery saver. This mode will restrict most power-consuming features and decrease your phone’s performance to leave basic communication functionality.
- Go to Settings > Battery, and turn on Ultra battery saver.
17. Use Lite mode/Simple mode for beginners or seniors
If you need a larger size of all the elements (icons, text, etc.) on the screen for easy navigation, turn on Lite mode
- Go to Settings > Special features > Lite mode
- Tap Turn on Lite mode.
- To get back to normal mode, simply follow Step 1.
18. Open multiple apps at the same time
You can run multiple apps on the current screen at the same time using one of these two methods.
i. Split-screen mode
With this mode, you can use two apps at the same time, and they will be displayed side by side.
- Go to the recent apps view.
- Long tap the thumbnail of the first app you want to be in the split-screen, and select the Split-screen button.
- You can then open another app at the lower half of the screen (or on the right half if your phone is in landscape orientation).
ii. Floating windows
With this mode, you can have an app floating anywhere on top of the current app that you’re using.
- While using an app, you can go to the recent apps view.
- Tap Floating windows in the upper left corner, and pick the app you want to float on top of the current.
Tip: For Step 2, you can also long tap an app thumbnail and select the Floating windows icon to make it float.
19. Create a separate space for guests or work
You can create a totally separate workspace within your phone with the Second space feature. The whole separate space will have separate emails, apps, photos, wallpapers, and passwords.
So, if you want to share your phone with a family member or simply want a separate space for guests, just head over to Settings > Special features > Second space to turn on this feature, and follow the on-screen instructions to set a password.
20. Create a custom ringtone
Cut the best part of your audio music and use it as your ringtone without the need for a third-party app. Here’s how:
- Open the Music app.
- Play the song you set as your ringtone.
- Tap the three-vertical-dot Menu button > Ringtone editor.
- Here, you can select the part that you want and then tap Set as ringtone.
21. Enable alarms to ring after powered off
Relax, turn off your phone and go to sleep. The alarm will still work even when your phone is switched off as long as you have the Shutdown alarm option turned on in the clock settings.
22. Remove an alarm automatically
Suppose there’s an alarm that you only need for one time. In that case, you can turn on the Delete after goes off option in the alarm settings to have it removed automatically.
23. Play Youtube music in the background
If you wish to listen to Youtube music while surfing the web or doing something else, follow the steps below.
- Open the Music app, and go to the Movie tab.
- Play the music you want to listen to.
- You can proceed to use another app, and music will continue to play in the background.
Tip: You even turn off the screen while the music is playing.
24. Mute the shutter sound
You can turn off the camera shutter sound even if your phone isn’t muted. Here’s how:
In the camera settings, turn off Shutter sound.
25. Open camera using the Volume down button
If you wish to open the Camera app as quickly as you can when your phone is in standby mode, press the Volume down button twice. To enable this feature, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Always-on display & Lock screen
- Turn on Launch Camera.
26. Read QR codes using the Camera app
You can use the pre-installed Camera app to read QR codes. But, before doing so, you’ll need to enable this option in the camera settings.
- In the Camera settings, go to Smart suggestions and turn on Scan QR codes.
27. Replace the Sky in a photo
Dull Sky? Here’s how to replace it with a clear blue one.
- Open the Gallery app.
- View the photo you want to edit, tap the edit button, and select Sky.
- Pick a sky.
28. Share your phone’s Wi-Fi connection with others
Your Redmi Note 10 Pro isn’t limited to sharing its mobile Internet by tethering. It can share its Wi-Fi connection with others as well. Simply turn on the hotspot feature in Settings > Portable hotspot, and have the other devices connected to your phone to use its Wi-Fi connection.