Xiaomi MIUI Gets Android 10 Gestures Control Feature, Here’s What is It and How to Enable the Feature

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MIUI has always been known for its active community and its penchant for adding features that are not usually available on stock Android. One area where MIUI sort of lagged behind was support for the updated Android 10 gestures for navigation. While Xiaomi had promised that these gestures where on its way for devices already running MIUI, it is only now that they have started rolling out this feature for select handsets as a beta test. To reiterate, this is not a public release and is currently available on select MIUI China ROM for a few devices. The introduction of the Android 10 gestures control feature was officially announced in a blog post made on the MIUI forum. The thread has clear instructions on how to enable the feature and subsequently use them.

How to enable the Android 10 gestures control feature on MIUI

First of all, you need to make sure you are on a Chinese Beta ROM to use this feature. Xiaomi is yet to roll out this feature on the Global MIUI ROM version. After making sure you are on the Chinese Beta ROM follow these steps:

  • Open the ‘Settings’ app and then tap on “Display.”
  • Scroll down, and there you will find “Full-Screen Display.”
  • Tap on “Full-Screen” to enable gestures.

Currently, the following gestures have been added.

Home Screen: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen

  1. Open Recents: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause
  2. Switch Between Apps: Swipe left or right from the full-screen indicator or bottom of the screen
  3. Go Back: Swipe left or right from the edge of the screen

In case you are coming from a device running stock Android, you might not find getting used to these gestures too difficult. However, if you happen to be a long time MIUI user, it might take a while for you to get used to the changes.

Do let us know what you think of the new Android 10 gestures control on MIUI.


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