The MIUI! Also known as a heavily modified software skin based on Google’s Android operating system and developed by Chinese phone maker Xiaomi. Starting with the Android 2.1-based MIUI 1 to the latest Android 10/11-based MIUI 12, Xiaomi made countless remarkable and iconic changes in its custom software system.
If you don’t know, the first version of MIUI was released over a decade ago. The Chinese tech giant continuously introduced new iterations of MIUI following the new generations of Google’s mobile operating system. Although Xiaomi became a global smartphone vendor it installs the full-fledged version of MIUI only in the Chinese variants.
Discussion on the development of the MIUI is a talk of another day as here we are talking about the very new and surprising generation of MIUI, got it? Yes, I’m talking about the “MIUI 12.5”, an unexpected version of MIUI that came to light late last year alongside the launch of the Mi 11 flagship in China.
MIUI 12.5 Features
With its MIUI, Xiaomi one-sided wins the race among all the OEMs when it comes to incredible feature offerings. Although the MIUI 12 already has multiple iconic features, the 12.5 version of the MIUI comes with countless new and user-friendly features with the most up-to-date UX.
- Power Menu
Starting with the boot screen, the latest MIUI 12.5 highlights a redesigned power menu, which lets users Power or and Reboot by swiping up or down.
- Launcher Animations
By acknowledging the feedback of Mi fans, Xiaomi made significant improvements in the MIUI Launcher’s animations for the Home Screen. The company notably enhanced the animation while using a folder or extracting the app.
- System Volume Controller
The volume controller is a feature that has used by smartphone owners multiple times in a single day. In order to offer an improved user experience, Xiaomi made the volume controller function more attractive compared to the boring volume controller UI of MIUI 12.
- Notification Center
Following Android 11, Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5 comes with an improved notification panel, which shows notifications more prominent than the current MIUI 12 and organized as per the user’s activities.
- MIUI 9-like Recent Apps
With the 10th generation of MIUI, Xiaomi switched the horizontal placements of the recent apps to vertical, which shows around 4 apps on a single screen. While the MIUI 12.5 brings both MIUI 9-inspired horizontal and vertical arrangements for the recent apps.
- Attractive Camera Interface
As MIUI 12.5 comes with several changes in the system UI, Xiaomi has not forgotten to modify the stock Camera’s appearance. We can see several remarkable novelties in the Camera application alongside attractive features layout.
- Array of additional features
- Approximate Location
- Create a PDF of any image in Gallery
- New Cleaner Interface
- Bubble Notification (Android 11)
- Added Fingerprint Animations
- Dynamic Icon Animations
- More attractive Super Wallpapers
- Improved Notes
- And more will be added soon!
Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 Release Date India – May 13 [Released]
Aside from China, On April 30, Xiaomi India CEO Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the launch of MIUI 12.5 for the Indian Mi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones. However, the official has not yet revealed the exact release date, but it will happen anytime. At the same time, the stable version of the MIUI 12.5 update is already releasing from April 30 to the premium Xiaomi phones.
Update 1: Xiaomi confirmed to launch the MIUI 12.5 alongside the Redmi Note 10S smartphone in India on May 13, 2021.
Update 2: The Chinese tech giant has officially launched the MIUI 12.5 in India alongside the Redmi Note 10S smartphone on May 13, 2021.
Will my Mi, Redmi, or POCO smartphone get the MIUI 12.5 update?
As always, the latest version of the MIUI is still limited to the Chinese market while Xiaomi introduced it back in December 2020. The company is running the closed stable/beta activity in its home ground for multiple Mi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones. At the same time, we’ve prepared a list of devices that are confirmed to receive the MIUI 12.5 version through a software update.
MIUI 12.5 Device List
Xiaomi Mi Phones
- Xiaomi CiVi – Pre-installed
- Xiaomi 11T – Pre-installed
- Xiaomi 11T Pro – Pre-installed
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE – Pre-installed
- Mi Mix 4 – Pre-installed
- Mi 11 Ultra
- Mi 11 Pro
- Mi 11
- Mi 11 Lite 4G
- Mi 9 SE
- Mi 10T Lite
- Mi 9
- Mi CC9
- Mi CC9 Meitu
- Mi 10 Lite
- Mi 10 Zoom
- Mi 10 Youth
- Mi 10T
- Mi 10T Pro
- Mi 10
- Mi 10 Pro
- Mi 10 Ultra
- Mi 10i 5G
- Mi Note 10
- Mi Note 10 Pro
- Mi Note 10 Lite
- Mi CC9 Pro
- Mi 9 Pro 5G
- Mi 9T Pro
- Mi 9T
- Mi 9 Lite
- Mi CC 9e
- Mi 8
- Mi 8 SE
- Mi 8 Pro
- Mi 8 UD
- Mi 8 EE
- Mi Mix 3
- Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Redmi Phones
- Redmi 9 Activ – Pre-installed
- Redmi 9 Sport – Pre-installed
- Redmi 9i Sport – Pre-installed
- Redmi 10 – Pre-installed
- Redmi 10 Prime – Pre-installed
- Redmi K40 Gaming
- Redmi K40 Pro
- Redmi K40 Pro+
- Redmi K40
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K30 5G
- Redmi K30i 5G
- Redmi K30 Ultra
- Redmi K30S Ultra
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Redmi K20
- Redmi Note 9 5G
- Redmi Note 10S
- Redmi Note 10
- Redmi Note 10 5G
- Redmi Note 10 Pro
- Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
- Redmi Note 10S – Pre-installed in India
- Redmi Note 10T – Pre-installed
- Redmi 10X
- Redmi 10X Pro
- Redmi 10X 5G
- Redmi 10X Pro
- Redmi Note 9
- Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
- Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
- Redmi Note 9T
- Redmi Note 8
- Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Redmi Note 7
- Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Redmi Note 11 5G – Pre-installed
- Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G – Pre-installed
- Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G – Pre-installed
- Redmi Note 11T 5G – Pre-installed
- POCO X2
- POCO X3
- POCO X3 NFC
- POCO F3
- POCO M2
- POCO M2 Pro
- POCO M3
- POCO M3 Pro 5G – New
- POCO F3 GT – Pre-installed
- POCO X3 GT – Pre-installed
- Poco C31 – Pre-installed
- Poco M4 Pro 5G – Pre-installed
Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 Latest News [Updated on December 24, 2021]
- December 10, 2021
Xiaomi suspends MIUI 12.5 beta builds, MIUI 13 to announce soon. Source
- December 8, 2021
Xiaomi solves animation freezing issue via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- December 7, 2021
MIUI 13 Gallery app will come with several improvements over MIUI 12.5. Source
- December 6, 2021
Xiaomi is testing MIUI 13 Gallery via latest MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- December 2, 2021
MIUI 12.5 logo switched to building logo, MIUI 13 launch imminent. Source
- November 29, 2021
New MIUI 13 File Manager changes spotted in latest MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
Xiaomi will hold MIUI 12.5 beta update for Redmi Note 10 series from December 3. Source
First Redmi Note 11 MIUI 12.5 beta update released, Note 10 to suspend soon. Source
- November 25, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update improves Xiaomi’s screencasting feature. Source
- November 24, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update gets key function navigation, improved XiaoAi, and more. Source
- November 30, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 Beta update brings new tools to Xiaomi Notes. Source
- September 27, 2021
Xiaomi solves sleep mode, volume issues of XiaoAi via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- September 23, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update brings new features and optimizations for Mi Gallery. Source
- September 16, 2021
Xiaomi improves Mi Video app via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- September 15, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes abnormal display of lock screen time. Source
- September 14, 2021
Xiaomi solves slow contact and SMS loading problem via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- September 13, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update brings Mi Magic support in Mi Music. Source
- September 9, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes function button lost problem. Source
- September 6, 2021
Xiaomi fixes notification, weather app issues via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- September 1, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds personalized advertising switch. Source
- August 31, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update comes with some bug fixes. Source
- August 30, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes display overlap problem. Source
- August 26, 2021
Xiaomi improves Mi Music via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- August 24, 2021
Xiaomi adds better video playback function with new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- August 23, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update improves screencasting and fixes several bugs. Source
- August 19, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 Beta update improves Game Turbo. Source
- August 11, 2021
Xiaomi adds Ai translation function, fixes Memory Expansion feature via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- August 10, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes floating notification, media control panel issues. Source
- August 9, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update brings new filters for photo editing. Source
- August 5, 2021
Xiaomi fixes slow pop-up window with new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- August 2, 2021
Xiaomi releases new MIUI 12.5 beta update with some fixes and optimizations. Source
- July 29, 2021
Xiaomi enhances MIUI 12.5 for Olympics 2021 via new beta update. Source
- July 27, 2021
Xiaomi improves system wallpaper via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- July 22, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update improves game services. Source
- July 21, 2021
Xiaomi adds new features to MIUI 12.5 via new beta update. Source
- July 20, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds Xiao Ai support for multiple smart homes. Source
- July 19, 2021
Xiaomi improves Calendar and Calculator app via latest MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- July 15, 2021
Xiaomi adds new movies and shows in Mi Video via new MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- July 14, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update improves status bar and notification shade. Source
- July 13, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds balanced and performance modes in the Battery Saver layout. Source
- July 12, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes blur in the notification center. Source
- July 8, 2021
Xiaomi improves Mi Music app via the latest MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- July 7, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update comes with the fix for wireless charging failure. Source
- July 6, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes some status bar and notification shade issues. Source
- July 5, 2021
Xiaomi adds ‘incognito mode’ in the latest MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- July 5, 2021
Xiaomi adds ‘incognito mode’ in the latest MIUI 12.5 beta update. Source
- July 1, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds support for voice wake-up and more. Source
- June 30, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update optimizes Mi Wallet and improves XiaoAi. Source
- June 29, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update improves Xiao Ai and fixes some bugs. Source
- June 28, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update adds new feature and fixes crashing problem. Source
- June 24, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update brings Game service optimizations. Source
- June 23, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update improves application stability. Source
- June 22, 201
New MIUI 12.5 beta update optimizes dark mode display. Source
- June 21, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update focuses on notification bar issues. Source
- June 16, 201
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update adds Security layout to Settings. Source
- June 15, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds desktop widgets and more. Source
- June 14, 2021
MIUI+ beta update brings support for Redmi AirDots 3 Pro and laptop. Source
- June 10, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update adds new stickers and support for multi-view browsing in gallery. Source
- June 09, 2021
Xiaomi releases new MIUI 12.5 beta update with video playback optimizations. Source
- June 08, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update comes with fix for Setting page. Source
- June 07, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update improves gallery. Source
- June 04, 2021
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE gets MIUI 12.5 update globally. Source
- June 03, 2021
MIUI 12.5 for Xiaomi Mi 11i brings a bunch of new features. Source
- June 02, 2021
Xiaomi is releasing new MIUI 12.5 beta update with stability improvements. Source
- June 01, 2021
Redmi Note 10S gets MIUI 12.5 update globally. Source
- May 31, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds network disk function. Source
- May 30, 2021
Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro pick up MIUI 12.5 update along with May 2021 security patch. Source
- May 28, 2021
Download the latest MIUI 12.5 beta builds for your Xiaomi smartphone. Source
- May 26, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update solves several issues and optimizes memory usage of Mi Music. Source
- May 24, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes crashing problems, UI issues and others. Source
- May 20, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update adds network disk function to Mi Browser. Source
- May 19, 2021
Latest MIUI 12.5 beta update brings improved accessibility mode. Source
- May 18, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update fixes lock screen face recognition issue. Source
- May 18, 2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, Note 10 Pro Max stable MIUI 12.5 update now live in India. Source
- May 17, 2021
Xiaomi releases a new MIUI 12.5 beta update with some bug fixes. Source
- May 14, 2021
The Latest Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 beta update focuses on Gallery improvements. Source
- May 13, 2021
Xiaomi has officially launched the MIUI 12.5 in India alongside the Redmi Note 10S smartphone on May 13, 2021. Source
- May 12, 2021
Ahead of launching the Redmi Note 10S, Xiaomi released the MIUI 12.5 update to the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro Max Pilot Testers in India. Source
- May 11, 2021
The latest MIUI 12.5 beta update adds support for the home class. Source
- May 10, 2021
New MIUI 12.5 beta update comes with search experience optimization, bug fixes, and more. Source
- May 09, 2021
Xiaomi released the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 update to the Redmi K30S Ultra smartphones. Source
- May 08, 2021
By taking a disappointing decision, Xiaomi is reportedly killing the new/second Control Center of the MIUI 12 for cheaper devices in order to enhance the user experience. However, we’ve found a way to take back this impressive Control Center until the company does some. Source
- May 05, 2021
Multiple reports revealed that Xiaomi is preparing to introduce the MIUI 13 on June 25 in China. Source
- May 03, 2021
After teasing the box of the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI 12.5, Redmi officially confirmed that the Redmi Note 10S will launch in India on May 13, which will come with MIUI version 12.5 out of the box. Source
Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 Changelog [China ROM]
MIUI 12.5. Yours alone.
- New: Response to gestures is now instant.
- New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits 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.
- 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.
- 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: Mount Siguniang super wallpaper.
- 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.
- 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 text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
- New: Dynamic layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
- 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.
- 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”.
- New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
- New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
- New: New design for app folders.
- New: A vertical layout for Recents.
- New: Convert images to PDF.
- 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: 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
- This article will be updated regularly!
- Article first published on May 01, 2021.