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Quick Ball Set up Quick Ball Shortcuts Set Quick Ball Shortcuts

Quick Ball

The Quick Ball is a virtual button placed on the edge of the Xiaomi screen, which we can use to call up quick links, such as the app toggle, take screenshots, or lock the display. The Quick Ball can be positioned anywhere on the edge of the screen, has five shortcut fields, and can be assigned numerous functions. We can also set whether it should respond to tapping or wiping.

Note: On Xiaomi smartphones running MIUI on Android 9, this function is called Quick Ball, on devices running Android 10, this function is called Access Help.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Quick ball
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Turn on Quick ball
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Quick ball
  4. Enable or disable Turn on Quick ball

Set up Quick Ball Shortcuts

We can customize the Xiaomi smartphone's Quick Ball or Access Tool as we like. We have five assignable fields, each of which has a different function. If we
want to add a function or shortcut, it replaces another, previously selected one. The following shortcuts can be selected:

  • WLAN
  • Mobile data
  • Bluetooth
  • Silent
  • Locking rotation
  • Lock
  • Screenshot
  • Lamp/Torch
  • Press and hold the on/off button
  • Clear Cache
  • Back to
  • Start
  • Menu
  • Single-handed mode
  • Apps (direct access)

Note: In this manual we will only change one shortcut, others can be set up or defined in the same way.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Quick ball
Step 4:  Tap on  Select shortcuts
Step 5:  Choose a  shortcut  to replace
Step 6:  Choose a new  shortcut
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Quick ball
  4. Tap on Select shortcuts
  5. Choose a shortcut to replace
  6. Choose a new shortcut

Set Quick Ball Shortcuts

In addition to the selection of links, we have further setting options to adapt the Quick Ball or the access help to your own needs. We have summarized the following settings:

  • Preferred gesture (tap/wipe)
  • Hide automatically (individual apps)
  • Hide in full screen mode
  • Apply to the edge of the screen after 3 seconds
  • Show on lock screen
  • Reset default settings

Note: In this guide, we will activate the "Apply to the edge of the screen after 3 seconds" function, which will position the Quick Ball, easily visible, at the edge of the Xiaomi screen. Other options can be accessed the same way.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Quick ball
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Quick ball

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