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Content feed Reading mode Block pop-ups Change the text size of web pages Automatic download of videos and images Reader view Privacy and security settings Set start page Reduce data usage Swiping from the edge

Content feed

After starting the browser-app of the Xiaomi smartphone, we immediately receive suggestions from YouTube, Facebook and possible subscriptions, and anyone who finds this too cluttered can deactivate the content feed at anytime.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Content feed
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Enable or disable Content feed

Reading mode

If we activate the reading mode on the Xiaomi smartphone, backgrounds and colors will be displayed warmer to protect the eyes and provide an eye-friendly browsing.

Note: In this guide we activate the reading mode and adjust the color value immediately.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Reading mode
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Reading mode
Step 6:  Swipe  left  or  right  to adjust the intensity
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Reading mode
  5. Enable or disable Reading mode
  6. Swipe left or right to adjust the intensity

Block pop-ups

When browsing the Internet on our Xiaomi smartphone, various pop-ups of different categories open up, the most annoying of them are banner ads.
We can disable pop-ups, but we should keep in mind that some websites and services use them.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Block pop-ups
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Advanced
  5. Enable or disable Block pop-ups

Change the text size of web pages

We can change the text size of the visited web pages on the Xiaomi smartphone. The device offers the following five different levels of text size:

  • Tiny
  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large
  • Huge
Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Webpage text size
Step 5:  Choose  Tiny ,  Small ,  Normal ,  Large  or  Huge
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Webpage text size
  5. Choose Tiny, Small, Normal, Large or Huge

Automatic download of videos and images

By default, videos and images are automatically downloaded on the Xiaomi smartphone for fast operation while browsing in the internet. However, this has a negative effect on data consumption. We can counteract this problem by disabling the automatic downloading of videos. Content is only downloaded after tapping it.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Download images and videos
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Enable or disable Download images and videos

Reader view

If we visit websites with the Xiaomi smartphone that offer a lot of content and textes, such as an online encyclopedia, we can activate the reader view to get a simplified view of the entire website.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Reader view
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Reader view

Privacy and security settings

The Xiaomi smartphone's browser offers many privacy and security settings and the following features can be turned on/off as desired:

  • Remember passwords
  • Remember form data
  • Accept cookies
  • Show security warnings
  • Personalised services
  • Autocomplete searches and URLs
  • Authorization

Note: In this manual we only deactivate the "Remember Passwords" function, other options are given and can be accessed in the same way.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Privacy & security
Step 5:  Enable or disable the desired  option
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Privacy & security
  5. Enable or disable the desired option

Set start page

When opening the browser-app on the Xiaomi smartphone, the default home page with various shortcuts and services appears, which we can change and add a search engine like Google or Bing, for example.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 5:  Tap on  Set start page
Step 6:  Tap on  Custom
Step 7:  Enter the  web address/URL  and tap  OK
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Advanced
  5. Tap on Set start page
  6. Tap on Custom
  7. Enter the web address/URL and tap OK

Reduce data usage

This feature of the Xiaomi smartphone limits data consumption while browsing the internet.
Content such as videos are sometimes no longer played automatically, but only after being tapped, in order to keep consumption as low as possible, although this also depends on the websites visited.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Reduce data usage
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Enable or disable Reduce data usage

Swiping from the edge

When we swipe from the right or left edge to the center of the Xiaomi smartphone's screen, by default we go back or forward one page, and we can set and change this feature to switch between tabs or disable it altogether.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Mi Browser app
Step 2:  Tap on  Profile
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Swiping from the edge
Step 5:  Choose  Go back/forward ,  Switch tabs  or  None
  1. Open the Mi Browser app
  2. Tap on Profile
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Swiping from the edge
  5. Choose Go back/forward, Switch tabs or None

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