Swipe gestures seem like the other big trend in the past 12 months (behind the notch and dropping the headphone jack). This year Xiaomi's devices have adopted swipe gestures as an alternative to Android's standard navigation keys.
If you're intrigued by the new navigation method, we've got a guide to enabling and using gestures on Xiaomi phones.
Enabling full-screen gestures
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Full screen gestures option, the phone wants to pop up with a window, if you'd like to learn these gestures. We'd recommend giving this tutorial a go. It's really simple.
For a quick summary, swiping up from the bottom goes home, swiping up from the bottom and pausing your swipe activates multitasking, and swiping in from the left or right edge takes you back (like pushing the back button
Xiaomi also advertises a swipe in from the top-left or top-right edge for activating hamburger menus in apps, but this is not necessarily a Xiaomi gesture – it's been a fixture in various apps for years now.
If you ever need a reminder, settings> Full screen display in case you forgot) and tap on each gesture for a demo.
Do not fret if you find yourself looking for the legacy keys, it takes some time to get used to. Give yourself a day or two to get used to the UI. Failing this, you might want to switch back to the legacy interface.
Tweak it to your liking
Full screen display Settings menu, you'll find a pair of variables to tweak. You can disable the animation for the back gesture.
The second option at your disposal is to toggle the phone to double Check for gestures when in full-screen situations (like games and videos). In the middle of a PUBG match, you are playing a game and you are frequently swiping on the screen. Performing the gesture twice in succession should activate it, […]
All Xiaomi phones with high aspect ratios (18: 9 and thereabouts) are included with the company's budget offerings.
Redmi 5, Redmi 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, and Mi Mix 2S. Newer entries like the Wed 8, Wed 8 SE, Redmi 6 / Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Max 3, and Redmi 6A should be compatible.
If you've got MIUI 9.5 or MIUI 10, then you should be good to go. Xiaomi has published a review of 16: 9 devices, such as the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, and other legacy phones.
Want to go back to keys?
Switching back to traditional onscreen navigation keys is just like. Simply visit S ettings> Full screen display and tap the left screen buttons toggle. That's all there is to it. You can also swap the back and recents key here, if you're so inclined.
Have you used gestures on Xiaomi devices or any other smartphone? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!