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Redmi Note 4

[Tips] [Redmi Note 4] Full Guide And Frequently Asked Questions

2017-02-02 01:56:51
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Yo Mi Fans,

Recently Redmi Note 4 was launched and it is already the talk of the town.There will be many questions that will be running in your mind regarding Redmi Note 4. Well, to get you Questions are at the right place to know everything about the Redmi Note 4. So without ado lets start.

Note : This thread will be updated time to time if we encounter more FAQ's!

Q: What are the variants of Redmi Note 4 that are available in India?
A: Redmi Note 4 is available in 3 variants. They are :
  • 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Q: What is the price of Redmi Note 4 ?
A: It varies based on the different variants.
  • Redmi Note 4 with 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM costs Rs 9,999/-
  • Redmi Note 4 with 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM costs Rs 10,999/-
  • Redmi Note 4 with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM costs Rs 12,999/-
Q: Is there any difference between the variants of Redmi Note 4 other than RAM and ROM?
A: No. The only difference between the variants is RAM and ROM capacity. Rest everything is same on both.

Q: What are the different colors variants available in India?
A: Redmi Note 4 would be available in 3 colors:

  • Dark Grey
  • Gold
  • Black

Q: Redmi Note 4 have 2 grills at the bottom but the sound is coming from the right speaker grill only. Is my device faulty, Should I replace it ?
A: No, your device is not faulty. The right side grill is the speaker and on left side grill there is the mic. This design is for maintainingg the symmetrical design of the phone.

Q: Is it a dual sim device and can we expand storage with sd card ?
A: Redmi Note 4 comes with a hybrid sim slot. This means you can either insert 2 sims or one sim and one sd card in it.

Q: What is the maximum capacity of the sd card supported?
A: You can expand storage upto 128GB in this device.

Q: Are both the SIM Slots 4G enabled?
A: Yes, both SIM slots are 4G enabled. But, when 2 SIM cards are used simultaneously, the primary SIM can support 4G calls and data while the secondary SIM can support 3G calls only.

Q: Does this phone have support for VoLTE?
A: Yes, Redmi Note 4 supports voLTE.

Q. Which frequency bands do these SIM slots support?
A: Each SIM slot can serve you on 2G / 3G / 4G (LTE) networks. It supports 22 Frequency bands.

Q: What are the specs of the phone?
A: You an find all specs of the device here .

Q: What are the dimensions of the device ?
A: Redmi Note 4 is 151 mm long, 76 mm wide and 8.45 mm thin.

Q: Where can i buy Redmi Note 4?
A: You can purchase Redmi Note 4 from or Flipkart. You can find sale related info

Q: Is Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 available offline?
A: Yes, Redmi Note 4 is available offline at selected stores.

Q: Do I need to register anywhere to buy Redmi Note 4?
A: No, there is no registration. On the sale date, you can just go ahead and make your purchase.

Q: What is the screen size of Redmi Note 4?
A: It has 5.5" (13.9 cm) Ful HD 1920*1080 Display.

Q: What is the warranty period of Redmi Note 4?
A: Redmi Note 4 come with 1 year warranty from the date of purchase.

Q: Is the Redmi Note Made In India ?
A: Yes all the variants are Made In India. Only the first batch was imported from China to meet initial needs.

Q What is the processor and GPU that is powering Redmi Note 4?
A: Beneath the device there is the Octa core battery efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and Adreno 506 GPU which is based on finfet technology.

Q: How much is the battery capacity in Redmi Note 4?
A: Redmi Note 4 houses a mammoth 4100mAh battery.

Q: Can we remove the battery from the device?
A: No, the battery in Redmi Note 4 is non removable!

Q: Can I buy Mi Protect if I didn't while purchasing the device?
A: Yes, You can buy it while purchasing or from nearest service center also.

Q. What about finger print scanner on this Redmi Note 4?
A. A fingerprint scanner is available on the back of this device which unlocks the device as fast as light.

Q: Whats are the box contents?
A: You will get the device, charger, USB 2.0 cable, Warranty card, User guide and Sim Ejection tool inside the box.

Q: From which material the body of the device is crafted from ?
A: The body of the device is made from high quality grade aluminium. Redmi Note 4 has a full metal body.

Q. Will my eyes hurt if I read books on Redmi Note 4 for long sessions?
A. Redmi Note 4 offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions. Therfore reading on the device for longer time periods will be more convinient than ever.

Q: What are the camera specs os the device ?
A: Rear has the 13MP CMOS camera f2.0 aperture with 1.12μm pixel size. The front has the 5MP camera f2.0 aperture with 1.12μm pixel size.

Q: My camera clarity is bad after the new update ?
A: If you notice reduction in the clarity after update then kindly wait for the next update, it will be fixed. (You can however try to check in camera settings if the photo quality is set to high).

Q: What is the Operating System that's currently running on Redmi Note 4?
A: Redmi Note 4 currently runs on MIUI 8 which is based on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow).

Q: What is the latest Global stable MIUI version in Redmi Note 4?
A: Th latest version is V8.1.11.0.MCFMIDI. You can download it here.

Q: Will Redmi Note 4 recieve the android N update ?
A: Yes, Android N update is confirmed for Redmi Note 4. It will be released soon.

Q: Does Redmi Note 4 support OTG?
A: Yes, this device supports OTG function.

Q: Why can't I read my flash drive using OTG?
A: Please note that Mi phones support only FAT32 flash drives. If you are unable to read your flash drive:
  • Check whether your flash disk follows the FAT32 file system.
  • If it is not FAT32, set it to FAT32 on your PC, and then use it with your device.

Q: I want to try the 4K videos in my Redmi Note 4?
A: You can download the Snapdragon Camera or Google Camera which are able to Shoot 4K videos in Redmi Note 4?

Q: The colours on the screen are not according to my like.. Can I change it?
A: Yes you can change it. Go to Settings - Display - Colours & saturation and select according to your need.

Q: How can i check the battery stats?
A: Go to Settings > Batter> Battery use and tap on the top right graph button
    Go to Security App > Battery> Battery use > and same as above.

Q: Not getting VoLTE in your phone on MIUI?
A: MIUI : Go to Setting and make sure you have set preffered network to LTE.

Q: I want to have On-Screen keys like in Mi Mix. Can I have that?
A: This is possible by editing build.prop, follow the guide -
Click Here

Q: How do I take a screenshot?
A: Screenshot can be captured by following means:
  • Click volume down button and menu button at the same time.
  • Or click power button and volume down button at the same time.
  • Or tap on screenshot option present in the notification toggle.

Q: Does the capacitive buttons on Redmi Note 4 have backlight?
A: Yes, capacitive buttons have backlight. You can navigate easily in darker environment.

Q: Does Redmi Note 4 have notification LED light ?
A: Yes, this device have notification LED light!

Q: Why can't I get notifications when I quit a Communication or a social media app?
A: If you aren't receiving notifications, Go to “Security” >“Permission” > “Auto-start Management” > add auto-start apps.
And then Security >Permission>display pop-up> turn on for app you want.

Q: How to turn torch directly from home screen?
A: Hold the home button for 3-4 seconds for temporary torch turn on and hold the home button and power button simultaneously for permanent torch turn on.

Q: How can I lock apps?
A: Go to settings>go to top right shield symbol > enter password> turn on app lock for desirable app.

Q: How to turn on battery saver?
A: Go to settings> battery> battery saver> turn on.

Q: Will MIUI 8 get multi window support in future?
A: Yes it's official now, MIUI 8 will sure get the long awaited multi window feature. But it might take a while. You will have to wait for the device to get android nougat update. Get on to this thread for more info.

Q: What can I do with the quick ball?
A: Get on to this thread for more info .

Q: Can Redmi Note 4 works with MI Band / Mi Band 2?
A: Yes, it works with Mi Band/ Mi Band 2. You Will have to downlaod Mi Fit app for it to work. You Can download it from here.

Q: Does Redmi Note 4 support cool feature like DTWP ?
A: Yes, infact Redmi Note 4 is the first Redmi device to get natice double tap to wake up support.

Q: Does Redmi Note 4 support NFC?
A: No, It doesnt support NFC!

Q: I want to see the insiders of Redmi Note 4! Is there a Teardown of this Redmi Flagship?
A: Yes, there is also a thread on teardown of Redmi Note 4. You can find it here.

Q: How can I generate jio barcode on Redmi Note 4?
A: This tutorial will help you to generate jio barcode in Redmi Note 4.

Q: Does Redmi Note 4 comes with any kind of screen protection?
A: Yes, it has screen protection and it is provided by multiple suppliers to Xiaomi. Hence the name is not mentioned.

Q: What is the SAR Information of this device?
A: SAR 1g limit: 1.6W/kg. SAR Value: 0.375W/Kg (Max 15mm distance).

Q: Dos this device have the IR blaster ?
A: Yes, Redmi Note 4 have the IR Blaster from which you can control the tv, AC, fan, amplifier, Mi Box, IPTV, set top box, projector and other home appliances.

Q: Does Redmi Note 4 support Quick charging ?
A: No this device doesn't support quick charging.

Q: How much time does it take to charge the battery?
A: Usually it takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to charge the device fully.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this Redmi Note 4?
A. Bluetooth v4.1 is available on this device.

Q: How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A: Go to Settings> About Phone> Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q: Can I backup my DATA?
A: You can do this by going into settings> Additional Settings > Backup & Reset > Local Backups  > Backup [Here you can select what you want to back up].

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to backup your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q: Generally for how much days can this mammoth battery last ?
A: It gives 2 days of battery backup under normal usage. That is why it is known as the King Of Battery.

Q: How do I switch from beta ROM to stable ROM ?
A: This can be done by flashing the stable ROM using Mi flash tool.

Q: Why My phone doesn't vibrate when it rings ?
A: Please ensure you have enabled vibrate on silent & vibrate on call. Also you can customize the vibration from settings >sound & vibration.

Q: Why is my device heating?
A: Generally every smartphone heats because of some intensive tasks.Reason for heating could be anything, like wakelocks, low network reception, using device while charging, playing high graphic games.

Q: Why is the device unable to charge?
A: If your device is not charging , make sure that:
  • It's charging with other cables.
  • Your cable is damaged or not.
  • Also retry to charge after reboot.
If it's not charging then go to nearest service center for repair.

Q: Why music stops working when I clean the ram in MIUI 8?
A: In MIUI 8 Music player is no more a system app, so when you clear the RAM, it gets stopped.
  • Solution - go to recents tray

Q: When on call,  the people I'm speaking with can't hear me though they are loud and clear to me. Why is this happening?
A: This could be due to many reasons.
Weak signal strength at the receiver’s and the caller’s ends generally affect the clarity of sound.   
  • To check if there’s a problem with the microphone (Mic), you may try using the “Recorder” app. The quality of recording will indicate if the Mic is okay.

Q: What are the Connectivity options available on Redmi Note 4?
A: Redmi Note 4 supports Bluetooth HID, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz , Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct and USB OTG.

Q: What are the sensors available on Redmi Note 4?
A: It has Proximity sensor, Electronic Compass, Gravity sensor, Light sensor, Infrared sensor, Gyro sensor and Hall sensor.

Q: Does this phone have Compass and GPS for Navigation?
A: Yes, Redmi Note 4 has Compass and GPS, AGPS, GLONASS and Beidou support for navigation.

Q: How to record a phone conversation?
A: There is an inbuilt feature in calls to record the conversation. When you accept the call, tap on the 6th option "record" and it will start it's job.

Q: Why there is less RAM available on my Redmi Note 4, instead of the stated 2/3/4 GB RAM?
A: Of the 2/3/4 GB RAM provided, some RAM space is used up by System. So, that's why it show's less available RAM.

Q: When I clear background apps then RAM availability is less RAM available than provided on Redmi Note 4? Why does this happen?
A: Generally all the smartphones have less availability of RAM because of processing, system and apps running in background.

Q: Does rooting my device void warrenty?
A: No, This is Xiaomi.. Rooting your device doesnt void warrenty.

Q: What to do if my contacts are not displayed in WhatsApp ?
A: It might happen because security is denying WhatsApp from accessing Contacts.
  • Open security app.
  • Tap permissions
  • Go to manage app permissions
  • Allow whats to access contacts.
  • Reopen the WhatsApp.

Q: Why the device isn't unlocking after pressing power button couple of times?
A: There can be 2 possible reasons for this.
  • It can be a hardware issue. If you power button is damaged kindly go to a nearby service centre for repair.
  • It is because of a software issue. Kindly keep you phone updates to latest Rom for fixing this issue.

Q: Where can i find the IMEI info of the device?
A: It is mentioned on the box. Also you can dial *#06# to get the info.

Q. How to connect Redmi Note 4 to PC?
A. It can be connected to a PC/Laptop using USB cable.

Q: Can i change fonts on my Redmi Note 4?
A: Yes, you can. You can change your font by going in the themes app.

Q: How to  add/view images in hidden album in gallery?
A: Below are the methods to add/view images in hidden album in gallery.
  • To hide images /album/ videos to the hidden folder, long press on that particular image/video/album and press on the hide option below.
  • To view hidden albums, pull down from albums section and enter your password to view hidden albums/images/videos.

Q: What to do if something goes wrong in my Redmi Note 4?
A: You can always post your query on Mi Community and we moderators will help you in resolving your issue. You can also visit your nearest servicce centre for your issue.

That's it for now folks.
Signing off, Pawan


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amazing damaging
2017-02-02 02:46:43

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ShaikHussainShaik | from Redmi 3S


Great Thread Thanks For Sharing!
2017-02-02 02:55:31

Happy To Help :-)

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RENJITHB | from Redmi Note 3


thanks for sharing
2017-02-02 02:56:54
Nice thread. Thanks for sharing
2017-02-02 03:10:58
good information
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nice Thread...& question Answer
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awesome thread pawan
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awesome thread
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but where is black when it will be available
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Informative  thread
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