MIUI is a custom Android-based operating system developed by Xiaomi. In this guide, I will show you how to enable gestures in MIUI. Note that the steps here may vary very slightly depending on the version of your MIUI.
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How to enable gestures in MIUI
MIUI 14 is the version used for this tutorial. If yours is older or newer, that won’t matter so much because the process is similar. Below are the steps to enable gestures in MIUI:
1. Open the “Settings” app on your Mi device
2. Scroll down and select Additional Settings
3. Select Full-screen display
4. Select Gestures
At this point, you should see options to enable gesture controls. Depending on your MIUI version of MIUI, you just have to select “Gesture” as seen in the screenshot above to enable the feature.
You can also toggle on or off the “Hide full screen indicator” option to disable gesture indicator on your screen. You can also toggle on or off the “Gesture confirmation” option to use gestures repeatedly before exiting games or videos. As in the screenshot above, I prefer to enable both features for convenience and to keep my screen empty.
How to use MIUI gestures
Once you’ve enabled gesture controls, below are the ways to use them:
a. Go to Home screen
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
b. Open Recents
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause.
c. Go back
Swipe left or right from the edge of the screen.
d. Trigger app’s action
Swipe left or right from the edge of the screen in top area.
e. Switch between apps
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then swipe left or right.
Some versions of MIUI may also allow you to customize the gestures or add additional gestures. That’s all on how to enable gestures in MIUI. Whenever you forget the specific gesture to use, just go back to the settings to see how to swipe for specific functions.