Most Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones have the MIUI software extension in the system. It offers a user-friendly environment and many specific functions that we will not find in phones of other brands.
An integral part of MIUI is also My Account user interface, which offers several interesting features.
Do you know and take advantage of the Mi Account?
Mi Konto is basically a kind of online account set up for the needs of full functionality of smartphones and devices that use the MIUI software extension or belong to the Xiaomi series of smart home products.
If you don't have a My Account yet, you can create one at this page or directly on your smartphone, under settings / My Account.
You will need a functional e-mail address (e-mail) and an active telephone number to register. Upon registration, the system will assign you an identification number - My Account ID - which is unique for each account.
This is a multi-digit number that will accompany you throughout the use of a specific account in all devices. You can then log in to all new Mi devices with the Mi Konto application by e-mail, telephone number, or even with your Mi Account ID.
To use all the functions of My Account, you must confirm all permissions and account verification. Then you can enjoy its benefits. You log in with this account, for example, in applications for wearable devices such as We Fit or Amazfit, but also in the application We Homewhich synchronizes and controls the elements of a smart home.
Other benefits of the Mi Account include the use of online storage space Xiaomi Cloud, backup and sync files in facilities, but also the possibility search for your device.
One of the primary functions of the Mi Account is online storage - the so-called cloud. Each user has 5 GB of storage available for free. It's not much, but it is fully sufficient for basic backups.
If you need a storage with a larger volume, you can buy the space in the form of a three-month, half-yearly or annual fee. Payment is in Hong Kong Dollars and can be made through PayPal.
A package with 50 GB, 200 GB and 1 TB is available. With Xiaomi Cloud, you can back up files and photos from your smartphone, save various settings, and sync multiple devices.
Sync and backup
An important feature of Xiaomi Cloud is the ability to back up your files or synchronize various items and settings. Of course, the possibility of synchronization and backup also works when using several Xiaomi devices at the same time.
- Home screen backup - If the service is active, the Home screen layout, applications, and system settings are backed up. Sync is once a dayOr once every 7 days.
- Sync application data - the user can choose from which applications he wants to back up - synchronize data. You can choose from Contacts, SMS, Gallery, Answering machine, Notes, WiFi settings, Calendar, Browser, Frequently used
Search for a device
As the name of this service suggests, the user has the option to use Mi Account search for your devicethat he forgot, lost or somehow came.
To search for a device, it needs to be Search for device active. Then all you have to do is log in to the site with the same Mi Account https://i.mi.com/ and run a search.
In addition to locating the device, which by the way works very quickly and relatively accurately, the user also has the option control the device remotely. You must have activated GPS and internet connection via WiFi / mobile network for the device location to work properly.
It is possible to run on the searched device via the website sound signal from the phone, activate lost mode and possibly also erase device contents.
In addition to searching for the device, you can also work with the entire Xiaomi Cloud via the website https://i.mi.com/.
You may say that we have not discovered anything new and all these services have been here for a long time. Yes, some Mi Account services, which, by the way, have been around since the beginning of the MIUI extension, may resemble the features of a Google Account, an Apple ID, or other providers.
The advantage of the Mi Account is that it is a part of Xiaomi devices right at the first switch-on, and in addition to data synchronization in the smartphone, it also works with other Xiaomi wearable devices and the entire Xiaomi smart home product portfolio.
The big advantage is also the fact that when you switch from your old Xiaomi smartphone to your new one, after logging in to your Mi Account, all your contacts, photos, settings, WiFi networks and much more will be automatically downloaded to your new phone. Simply sync everything on your old smartphone.