MIUI 11 How To Install, Features, Update (2020)

Xiaomi is one of the most famous and popular android smartphone and tablet manufacturers in the world. It is noted for its unique user interface called MIUI. MIUI being the stock firmware for android smartphones powered by android includes a number of features like theme support. The MIUI versions are updated almost every year and with the release of new versions, a user can available of new amazing features.

MIUI 11 Features

What is MIUI 11?

The latest version of MIUI is the MIUI 11 which got released on 22nd October 2019.  You can get some new awesome options like new font, animated AOD and Horizon Light for supported devices, Monochrome ultra power saving mode, MI calculator, dynamic sound system, Mi Work and Mi-Go app suites, etc.

Features of MIUI 11

Updated New Font and Dark Mode

Compared to the immediate previous version (MIUI 10), MIUI 11 has got several changes. For example, Xiaomi has introduced a new font called ‘Milan Pro’ in MIUI 11. The updated skin also features dynamic font scaling.  Users will get dynamic sound effects that will give them a feeling of ambient nature. The long-awaited dark mode will also be available in MIUI 11. Besides, new animations, wallpapers, themes, etc have been added in MIUI 11.

New Suits of Office Apps

Now users can avail of two new suites of office apps and they are Mi Work and Mi-Go. Mi Work suite will come in handy for doing tasks like large document transfer between multiple devices, cross-platform file sharing, wireless printing, and smart screencast.

If a Mi user is looking for a suite that is helpful for traveling purposes, then the new MI Go suit would be effective for him. Furthermore, the “extreme power saving mode” of Mi-Go gives up to 24 hours of battery back-up.

Screen and Display

In MIUI 11, users will get a customizable lock screen and thus can write their personality attitude on the screen. It also introduces a dynamic screen that brings a kaleidoscope effect with different patterns. In addition to this, users can get a breathe-like experience on the display as the skin brings an effect called “breathing light effect”.

Time Management Option

Many smartphone users spend a lot of time on their phone which kills their valuable time. For those who are cautious of time management on smartphones, the MIUI 11 comes with a “screen time management” option by which a user can see how much time he has spent on his device. Moreover, he can also check how many times he has unlocked the phone.

Other Important Features

Other important and interesting features of MIUI 11 are a document viewer, an updated reminder feature, upgraded kids mode, woman’s health app, and early earthquake warning alert, etc. The earthquake warning alert would really be efficient for users living in earthquake-prone areas. An early earthquake warning is given through a prompt pop-up window and an alarm sound.

How to Install MIUI 11

The question ‘how to download MIUI 11 on your Xiaomi phone manually’ may often arouse in your mind if you are a Xiaomi user. However, by following some simple steps, you can easily download and install MIUI 11 on your Mi device.


  • MIUI can be installed only in some particular android devices like Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi Mix, and many others. Before you install MIUI 11, make sure that your device is in the list of MIUI 11 compatible devices.
  • Visit the official website of Mi to download MIUI 11 ROM or you can also download it from the Downmi android app.
  • Browse the file manager and copy the downloaded file to the folder named “downoladed_rom folder”.
  • Having downloaded and installed the updated app, you can see a three-dot menu in the upper right corner. Tap on that menu and select the “Choose Update Package”. If you do not get this option in the three-dot menu, keep on tapping the MIUI 10 logo numerous times which you will find in Settings > About phone > System update.
  • Now select the MIUI 11 update file. Once you do it, the installation will begin causing your device to reboot automatically. Then have the patience for some time (around 10-30 minutes) until the process comes to an end.

Things to Remember Before Downloading and Installing MIUI 11

By installing MIUI 11 in your MI device, you can definitely get a lot of amazing features and functionalities. But you should keep some important points in mind before installing them. First of all, make sure that your device has enough charge (At least 60-70%) because you will have to go through a lengthy process to install MIUI 11. After that, you must keep the full backup of your device lest you might lose your important data and files. Prior to installing MIUI 11, you should enable USB debugging and OEM unlocks. Do not forget to install TWRP as it is the prerequisite software to install MIUI 11 in your device.

List of the Devices That Support MIUI 11

The list of MIUI 11 compatible devices is as follows:

Phase 1 (mid-October)Phase 2 (late October)Phase-3 (Early November)
·         Mi 9

·         Mi 9 Explorer

·         Mi 9 SE

·         Mi Mix 3

·         Mi Mix 2S

·         Mi 8

·         Mi 8 Youth

·         Mi 8 Explorer Edition

·         Mi 8 In-display Fingerprint Edition

·         Mi 8 SE

·         Mi Max 3

·         Redmi K20 Pro

·         Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition

·         Redmi K20

·         Redmi Note 7

·         Redmi Note 7 Pro

·         Redmi 7

·         Mi 9 Pro 5G

·         Mi CC 9

·         Mi CC 9 Meitu Custom Edition

·         Mi CC 9e

·         Mi MIX 2

·         Mi Note3

·         Mi 6

·         Mi 6X

·         Redmi 7A

·         Redmi 6 Pro

·         Redmi Note 5 and Pro

·         Redmi 6A

·         Redmi 6

·         Redmi S2

  • Mi Mix
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi 5X
  • Mi 5C
  • Mi Note2
  • Mi Play
  • Mi Max 2
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi Note 5A



Final Words

MIUI 11 has come up with great features and updates to give Mi lovers a better smartphone experience. If you are a Mi lover but have not installed this brand new edition of MIUI, just hurry up and give it a try. Hopefully, you will not be disappointed.

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