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[Feature Review] MIUI 9: All New Home Screen Customization

2017-11-02 04:11:56
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Hello, Mi Fans!
Smartphone homescreens have always been an evolutionary evidence of smartness, a trajectory of smartphone world, ever changing on a path filled with physical keyboards to touchscreen UI ! Every MIUI iteration came with a better home screen for more easy visual conversation between the user and system. MIUI 9 also comes with changes in homescreen, for a better management of homescreen proliferated with many app installs, for a more better visual conversation start between the user and an android system!

How to set new default home screen
  • Pinch in with two fingers (or long press menu button)
  • Click settings - set default screen
  • Select the one you prefer
  • Press Home button to go to default home screen

How to move apps to different home screen
  • Pinch in with two fingers (or long press menu button)
  • Press and hold the app you want to move
  • Hover it over the desired home screen you see below
  • To move more app simultaneously, mark all of them in first step and all will be moved at once.

How to change the order of the whole homes screens
  • Pinch in with two fingers (or long press menu button)
  • Press and hold the app you want to move
  • Once the home screens shows up, press and hold home screen and move it around
  • Place and change the order as per your wish

Wallpapers will be listed out on the main home screen - wallpaper, sorted by different categories which includes local photos, pre-installed, and some other categories. If you want more wallpapers then click ‘find more’, which will lead you to the theme app directly.

In order to have the unified option under one roof, MIUI 9 also lists out all widgets at one place, accessible directly from the home screen, with a preview more or less like stock android.

Transition effects, fill empty cells, lock Home screen layout, show memory info and default launcher choice settings has been moved under settings tab.

Liked this change? Suggest us more in the comments below


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Karthi_22 | from Redmi Note 4


alphabetical order arrangement?
2017-11-02 04:17:33

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1610492956 | from Redmi Note 4


Menu bar?
2017-11-02 05:01:45

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shinoy mp | from Redmi 4A


File manager bugg
2017-11-02 06:12:34

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REDMI Gowtham | from Redmi Note 4


notification bar should be different
2017-11-02 06:14:48

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drajax | from Redmi Note 4


This is just WOW! I've been wanting this for so long!
2017-11-02 06:35:50

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1738958002 | from Redmi Note 4


do we need to backup our data before we update to miui9 through updater?
2017-11-02 08:09:09

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Saswat Sumantra Rath | from Redmi Note 4


Thanks for the info..
2017-11-02 08:46:07

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meetgour | from app


2017-11-02 09:32:46
app sorting and app search missing..
2017-11-02 13:04:16
I did not find the home screen layout (4x6 and 5x6) option in my MIUI 9
2017-11-02 13:11:50
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