MIUI 12.5

Xiaomi alongside the new Mi 11 smartphone on Tuesday released the next version of its custom ROM the MIUI 12.5. The new version comes with several improvements and new features over the MIUI 12 version that was released earlier in May this year. The new features of the MIUI 12.5 include enhanced privacy with transparency and controls. There is not much to talk about the new features as the MIUI 12.5 doesn’t see any major changes in terms of new features. However, there is a couple of new addition which we can talk about below.

The new version of the MIUI brings includes MIUI+ that works similar to the Windows companion app that integrates with the PC and allows you to see mobile notifications, apps, or even clipboard data directly on their computer screen. The new MIUI 12.5 is also said to consume up to 32 percent less memory in system operations and provide a 17 percent decrease in power consumption.

You can also expect better-optimized system apps and better graphics rendering over the MIUI 12. The new version also includes two new Super Wallpapers including Snow Mountain and Geometry. According to Xiaomi Super Wallpapers with MIUI 12.5 update consumes 40 percent less power.

MIUI 12.5 also comes with new floating windows that lets you quickly respond to a message or look at maps without leaving your active screen. In terms of new privacy enhancements, MIUI 12.5 brings the ability to prompt you with a pop-up when an app attempts to access your clipboard data, and totally up to you whether you grant access or decline. You can now also see what apps access your clipboard and control access.

Below you can find the MIUI 12.5 complete changelog

MIUI 12.5:

  • System:
    • New: Response to gestures is now instant
    • New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limited to what you can see on your screen.
    • New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
    • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
  • System Animations:
    • New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
    • New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.
  • System Sounds:
    • New: Nature mix is a new exciting way of creating your own notification sound system.
    • New: Hundreds of system sounds that represent animals from all around the world.
    • New: Stereo system sounds.
  • Super Wallpapers:
    • New: Mount Siguniang super wallpaper.
  • Privacy Protection:
    • New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
    • New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
    • New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
    • New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.
    • New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
    • New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
    • New: Privacy risk scanner.
    • New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
    • New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
    • New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
    • Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.
  • Notes:
    • New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
    • New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
    • New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
    • New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
    • New: Excerpts save texts, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
    • New: Dynamix layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
    • All-new Notes.
  • MIUI+:
    • You can combine your phone and computer into a single working station.
    • You can view MIUI notifications and open phone apps on your computer.
    • Apps from your phone can be handed off to your computer.
    • The items copied on a phone can now be pasted on the computer and vice versa.
    • Photos and screenshots from a mobile device can be instantly used on a computer.
    • Web pages can be seamlessly handed over from one device to another.
    • You can transfer files to your mobile device using the “MIUI+” panel on your computer.
    • New “File Manager” and “Notes” for computers.
  • Floating Windows:
    • New: Instant messengers now support floating windows.
    • New: Floating windows can be quickly replaced with fullscreen versions of the apps.
    • New: App flashcards show key info when apps are displayed as floating windows.
    • Learn more about new features in “Special features”/
  • Xiaomi Health:
    • New: You can measure your heart rate using the camera now.
    • New: Start recording running, walking, and cycling workouts manually, and enjoy lots of online workout classes.
    • Optimization: Automatic workout recognition is much more accurate now.
  • Home screen:
    • New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
    • New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
    • New: New design for app folders.
    • New: A vertical layout for Recents.
  • Casting:
    • New: The aspect ratio is adjusted to the external monitor automatically during casting.
    • New: The audio of the app that’s being cast in a floating window is separated from other audio.
  • Xiaomi Cloud:
    • New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
    • New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
    • New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.
    • New: Convert images to PDF.
  • Mi Carrier Services:
    • New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.
  • IME:
    • New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
    • New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
    • New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
    • New: Custom themes for keyboards.
  • Themes:
    • New: Font weight adjustment options for third party fonts.
    • Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.
  • Browser:
    • New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
    • Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
    • Optimization: Pages load much faster now.
  • Mi Family:
    • New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.
    • Optimization: Revamped device control center.
  • Search:
    • Optimization: Local search results are sorted automatically now.
    • Optimization: All-new design.

MIUI 12.5 Rollout Schedule Date and Eligible Devices

According to the official forum post, the first batch of MIUI 12.5 update will be available via a stable channel starting in April 2021 for the below-listed Xiaomi devices.

  • MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta ROM:
    • 1st Batch (Released):
      • Mi 10 (umi)
      • Mi 10 Pro (cmi)
      • Mi 9 (cepheus)
      • Mi 9 SE (grus)
      • Redmi K20 / Mi 9T (davinci)
      • Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T Pro (raphael)
      • Mi CC9e (laurus)
      • Redmi Note 7 / Redmi Note 7S (lavender)
      • Redmi Note 7 Pro (violet)
      • Redmi K30 Pro / POCO F2 Pro (lmi)
      • Redmi K30 5G (picasso)
      • Mi 10 Youth Edition / Mi 10 Lite Zoom (vangogh)
      • Redmi K30 4G / POCO X2 (phoenix)
      • Mi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 (tucana)
      • Redmi K30S / Mi 10T (apollo)
      • Mi 10 Ultra (cas)
      • Redmi K30 Ultra (cezanne)
      • Redmi 10X (atom)
      • Redmi 10X Pro (bomb)
      • Redmi Note 9 5G (cannon)
      • Redmi K30i 5G (picasso48m)
    • 2nd batch (Starting from mid to late January 2021):
      • Mi 9 Pro 5G (crux)
      • Mi CC9 / Mi 9 Lite (pyxis)
      • Mi CC9 Meitu Edition (vela)
      • Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G / Mi 10T Lite (gauguin)
      • Redmi Note 8 Pro (begonia)
      • Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo)
      • Redmi Note 9 4G / Redmi 9T / Redmi 9 Power (lime)
        • Note: In order to provide a better experience, the underlying Android version of the above devices will be upgraded.
  • MIUI 12.5 Public Beta Update:
    • It will be released in batches from mid to late January 2021.
  • MIUI 12.5 Stable Release:
    • 1st batch (starting at the end of 4/2021):
      • Mi 11
      • Mi 10 Ultra
      • Mi 10 Pro
      • Mi 10


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