Here are a few tips to ensure a smooth start with the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Although there are plenty of top-end handsets available on the market from the likes of LG and Samsung, there is something special about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 that one can't quite put their finger on. While the predecessor's design was a key factor in wooing the world, its successor looks in line with its competition and can no longer consider its design as having an edge. Despite this and its limited availability, the Mi MIX 2 is still an alluring purchase.

Like other manufacturers, Xiaomi has its own customized OS that runs on top of Android. MIUI does not have an app drawer and although the settings menu looks quite well laid out, there are some areas where you will find settings that you might not expect. In order to help you navigate these waters, here are some tips to help you transition into a Mi MIX 2.

  1. If you want to adjust the timeout settings for your display, the setting isn't found where you might think. While most handsets have this option in the Display settings, on the Mi MIX 2, you'll want to head to the 'lock screen and password' area, where you will find the option to change the sleep time. This can be calibrated from as little as 15 seconds or never having the screen turn off.
  2. When you first start using your handset, you'll most likely notice that the navigation keys are inverted from what you might be used to on other Android handsets. This can be changed by heading into Settings > Additional Setting > Button and gesture shortcuts > Mirror Buttons.
  3. If you are messing about with the phone for the first time, there is a high chance that you will have it connected to Wi-Fi. Before you venture out, be sure to check that your internet is also working through your wireless carrier. The Mi MIX 2 does have some settings for cellular internet, which can be found by navigating to: SIM cards & mobile networks > SIM card settings > Access Point Names. If these options don't work, you can also create a new APN in the same menu.
  4. Make sure to check that your MMS is working, while SMS is fairly straightforward, MMS might not work, due to improper settings. You can adjust the settings by creating a custom APN, which was detailed in step 3. But before you do that, try another messaging app. While Google's Messenger was able to send SMS, it was unable to send an MMS, but Xiaomi's messaging app was able to do both.

Again, these tips might be basic but are some of the things experienced when personally using the Mi MIX 2. If you have any questions about the handset, be sure to comment down below.

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