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Hide or Show Notch Carrier name in status bar Notch in individual Apps Battery Indicator Connection speed in status bar Carrier name on lock screen Notification shade shortcut Icons for incoming notifications

Hide or Show Notch

Today's displays have a notch or recess called the Notch to accommodate the front camera, and we can adjust the display on the Xiaomi device so that content is not cut off by the Notch.

Android 10 (MIUI 11.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Notch & status bar
Step 4:  Tap on  Hide notch
Step 5:  Choose between  Don´s hide ,  Hide without moving the status bar  and  Hide and move status bar
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Notch & status bar
  4. Tap on Hide notch
  5. Choose between Don´s hide, Hide without moving the status bar and Hide and move status bar

Carrier name in status bar

We may change the displayed name of the vendor or provider to further customize the Xiaomi smartphone to our personal use or preferences.

Note: If we use two SIM cards (Dual SIM) from different network operators, we can change the names individually.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Status bar
Step 4:  Tap on  Edit carrier name
Step 5:  Choose a  SIM card   (Dual SIM)
Step 6:  Enter a  name  and tap  Back
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Status bar
  4. Tap on Edit carrier name
  5. Choose a SIM card (Dual SIM)
  6. Enter a name and tap Back

Notch in individual Apps

We can also set the display of the notch for individual apps, choosing whether the notch is always displayed or automatically adjusted to the Xiaomi device.

Android 10 (MIUI 11.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Notch & status bar
Step 4:  Tap on Notch in  individual apps
Step 5:  Choose  app  you want
Step 6:  Choose between  Auto  and  Always show notch
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Notch & status bar
  4. Tap on Notch in individual apps
  5. Choose app you want
  6. Choose between Auto and Always show notch

Battery Indicator

In the status bar of the Xiaomi smartphone and in some apps, depending on the settings, one can see the status of the battery charge in the upper right corner. But those who do not want to estimate between 2/3 and 1/4 can easily activate the battery percentage. From now on, we can see exactly how high the remaining battery status is. On the Xiaomi device, we have the following three display types to choose from

  • Graphic
  • Percent (in symbol)
  • Percent (next to the symbol)

Note: Depending on the model and system, the device has the additional option "Top bar", which displays a narrow bar at the top of the display, which is shortened depending on the charge level.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Status bar
Step 4:  Tap on  Battery indicator
Step 5:  Choose  Graphical ,  Percentage (in the icon) ,  Percentage (next to the icon)  or  Top bar
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Status bar
  4. Tap on Battery indicator
  5. Choose Graphical, Percentage (in the icon), Percentage (next to the icon) or Top bar

Connection speed in status bar

If we enable this feature, the top left corner of the status bar will show the current connection speed, which will not change until pages are opened on the Internet or apps are downloaded to the Xiaomi device.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Status bar
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Show connection speed
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Status bar
  4. Enable or disable Show connection speed

Carrier name on lock screen

If this feature is enabled on the Xiaomi device, the provider name of the SIM card is displayed in the lock screen.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Status bar
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Show carrier when device is locked
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Status bar
  4. Enable or disable Show carrier when device is locked

Notification shade shortcut

When we open the Xiaomi smartphone's notification bar, by default we find the shortcut to the settings in the upper right corner, but if we'd rather have the Search feature there, we can change that.

Android 10 (MIUI 11.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Notch & status bar
Step 4:  Tap on  Notification shade shortcut
Step 5:  Choose between  Search  and  Settings
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Notch & status bar
  4. Tap on Notification shade shortcut
  5. Choose between Search and Settings

Icons for incoming notifications

We can enable and disable the icons of the received notifications on the Xiaomi smartphone, and if this feature is enabled, we will receive a small notification if the respective app has news or updates.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Status bar
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Show notification icons
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Status bar
  4. Enable or disable Show notification icons

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