6 Essential Xiaomi Redmi 5A Tips and Tricks You Must Know

Launched with the tagline of “The smartphone for everyone, the Redmi 5A is the latest offering from the house of Xiaomi. Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset and a 3,000-mAh battery unit, the Redmi 5A is one of the budget offerings from Xiaomi, which features a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

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However, as we all know, a phone means more than just hardware specs. It’s the software that matters more. The Redmi 5A experience can be further enhanced with a few changes and tweaks just like any other smartphone.

So, today, we will check out the top 5 tip and tricks of the Redmi 5A that will certainly take your experience a notch higher.

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1. Customize the Color and Contrast

The Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display and, though the display is bright and sharp, the default screen appears a bit yellowish.

Thankfully, this Android phone gives you the option to choose from three different hues of color — Warm, Standard, and Cool.

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All you have to do is go to Settings > Display > Contrast & colors and have your pick.

What’s more? You can also have your pick from the two different contrast levels. While the contrast levels remain the same throughout the standard option, the increased contrast option yields a sharper display.

2. Tweak the Notification Panel

The MIUI 9 and Android Nougat together bring the very best of customization to the Redmi 5A. From channelling the left and right audio channels equally on both the ear pods to the ability to multitask using the split-screen feature — the options are vast and varied.

You can also customize the incoming notifications as per your choice.

Another tweak is to customize the incoming notifications as per your choice. So, if you’d like the notifications from a particular app to be at the top, assign the app the highest priority.

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To do this, head over to the Notifications & status bar settings > App Notifications and tap on that particular app name, which will take you to the settings page for that app.

Once there, toggle the Priority switch to On. To add to it, you can also enable the App icon badge option, which will show a tiny dot on top of the app whenever it has any unread notification.

3. Skip Swipe Screen

If you’d like to escape from the drama of swiping up on the swipe screen of your Android phone to unlock it, the Redmi 5A gives you a nifty option.

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If you toggle the Skip Swipe Screen in the Screen lock settings, it will take you to the lock screen when you press the power button. Sweet and simple, if you ask me.

4. Switch to Reading Mode

We are at the end of 2017 and our phones have become our outboard brains. From keeping a check on our bank details to keeping a track of our friend’s activities (thanks, Facebook), it’s no secret that most of us depend greatly on our smartphones.

Reading mode will reduce the blue-light emission of your phone.

If the above drill sounds familiar to you, now would be perfect the time to enable the Reading mode on your phone. This mode will reduce the blue-light emission of your Android phone and will add a yellowish hue to the display.

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What’s more? You can also have the Reading Mode scheduled for a particular time. It will automatically activate at a certain time when you wish to use your phone as an ebook reader.

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5. Use it as an IR Remote

Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A ships with an Infrared sensor, which means that you can use it as a universal remote. In most scenarios, it spares you from hunting for the remote under the sofa cushions or the sofa itself.

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One good thing about this is that the remote app comes with a number of profiles of Indian companies.

All you have to do is set the Mi Remote app up, tap on the Add remote button and choose the components as required.

6. Lock’em All

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A also comes with an App Lock feature, which, as the name suggests, locks your apps with a pattern. A very handy feature, this stops your friends from snooping around your phone.

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To enable this, go to the Security App and tap on App Lock. Select the apps of your choice and set the pattern. You can also link your Mi Account as a backup measure.

Get the Most Out of Your Xiaomi Redmi 5A

These were some tips and tricks on how you can get the most out of your Redmi 5A. However, before you set out to explore your new phone, do remember that MIUI is in itself a RAM-hogging OS, due to which you may want to think twice before enabling the Second Space feature. Also, don’t forget to try out the Dual Apps feature.

Is there any other favorite trick of yours that we missed? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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