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Download Update using Mobile data Auto Update-Download Auto-Update Get Updates earlier Manage Updates for System-Apps Update-Shortcut on Home screen

Download Update using Mobile data

If automatic downloading of updates is enabled on the Xiaomi device, we can turn on/off whether or not to use mobile data for this purpose. If this
feature is disabled, updates are downloaded exclusively over a wireless network. If downloading over mobile data is enabled, we can set a schedule for the auto updates.

Note: We recommend disabling this feature and downloading updates over a wireless network only to maintain control over the data volume.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  MIUI version
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Update settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Download using mobile data
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on MIUI version
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Update settings
  6. Enable or disable Download using mobile data

Auto Update-Download

If we enable this feature on the Xiaomi smartphone, available updates are automatically downloaded and deployed.

Note: Another setting itemThe only thing we can turn on or off is mobile data downloading to prevent the mobile data volume from being exceeded or used up.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  MIUI version
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Update settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Download automatically
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on MIUI version
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Update settings
  6. Enable or disable Download automatically

Auto-Update

We can choose to have a downloaded update automatically installed on the Xiaomi smartphone, and if so desired, updates will be installed during the night when the device is not in use.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  MIUI version
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Update settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Install automatically
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on MIUI version
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Update settings
  6. Enable or disable Install automatically

Get Updates earlier

A still rather obscure feature on the Xiaomi smartphone is the activation of "Get updates sooner", and it is strongly believed that a finished version will be made available for download that resembles a beta and may not have been tested sufficiently.

Note: Enabling this feature is not highly recommended as it may cause damage or malfunction to the phone, and may not work properly and destabilize the system.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  MIUI version
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Update settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Receive updates early
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on MIUI version
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Update settings
  6. Enable or disable Receive updates early

Manage Updates for System-Apps

Here we will find updates to the System-Apps on the Xiaomi smartphone. We can set whether we want to receive notifications, have the updates installed automatically, and whether we want to use the Wi-Fi only, or the mobile network for downloading as well.

Note: In this tutorial we will enable update notifications and select the network setting for updates, but the steps are for illustrative purposes only and can be skipped.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System apps updater
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Show update notifications
Step 5:  Tap on  Auto updates
Step 6:  Choose  Don´t update ,  Update using Wi-Fi  or  Update using Wi-Fi and mobile data
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System apps updater
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Enable or disable Show update notifications
  5. Tap on Auto updates
  6. Choose Don´t update, Update using Wi-Fi or Update using Wi-Fi and mobile data

Update-Shortcut on Home screen

We can place an update link on the Xiaomi smartphone's start screen, the so-called updater saves us from having to navigate through the menu when we want to check our device for updates.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  MIUI version
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Update settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Add Home screen shortcut
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on MIUI version
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Update settings
  6. Enable or disable Add Home screen shortcut

More Xiaomi Guides

  1. Basics

  2. Network

  3. Connection

  4. Display

  5. Home screen

  6. Sound & Vibration

  7. Apps & Notifications

  8. Security & Privacy

  9. Storage

  10. Battery

  11. Accessibility

  12. Keyboard

  13. System

  14. Features

  15. Functions

  16. Dial-App

  17. Messages (SMS)

  18. Camera

  19. Contacts

  20. Gallery

  21. Calendar

  22. Browser

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