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MIUI 13 is here: requirements, compatible phones, news and how to update

We bring you all the information about the new MIUI 13, the new version of the Android customization layer that Xiaomi has on its devices. With it, the Chinese manufacturer gives its equipment a unique and differentiating appearance with respect to other Android devices, and today they have presented their novelties.

We’re going to start by reminding you of the minimum requirements for this system, and then we’ll move on to the list with the summary of its main novelties. Afterwards, we will give you a complete list with all the mobiles that are going to receive an update to MIUI 13 and their approximate dates, and we will finish by briefly indicating how you can update.

What minimum requirements does MIUI 13 have

Unfortunately, the requirements of mobile operating systems and their customization layers have nothing to do with your mobile hardware. This means that it does not matter if your mobile is powerful or not, what matters is that Xiaomi include the model in the list of devices to be updated, and for those who are adapting the new version of MIUI.

The models that are going to update depend on each manufacturer, and in the case of Xiaomi it is the same. Later we will tell you the list of confirmed devices to receive this update, although over time the list may expand a bit with some new devices that will be updated later.

What’s new in MIUI 13


Now, we are going to tell you in summary what the main news of MIUI 13 are, so that you know what you are going to find when the update arrives. We are going to focus on the general news of the operating system, because specific models of mobile phones may have specific news depending on their hardware.

  • Performance improvements: The main protagonist in MIUI 13 is the performance and the optimization of the system, and Xiaomi has worked a lot in that direction. They claim to have managed to increase up to 26% the optimization of the system in relation to MIUI 12, and to have increased up to 52% the performance of the execution of third-party applications. Therefore, everything will be faster.
  • New control center: MIUI 13 is also going to have a new control center called Mi Magic Center, in which they focus on ease of interaction with other devices in the Xiaomi ecosystem. This will allow you, for example, to be able to transfer files, copy notes, and this type of interaction between devices in a very simple way.
  • Widgets renewed: Xiaomi has also paid special attention to the Widgets system, which have been renewed to be more aesthetic and offer more functionalities for the day to day. Also, many of them are animated.
  • New font for your mobiles: Xiaomi is also going to give a distinctive touch to the aesthetics of its mobiles with a new font in MIUI 13. It is called MiSans, with its own exclusive design.
  • New wallpapers: As always when a manufacturer renews the version of its customization layer, it also changes the wallpapers. Those of MIUI 13 carry out better color management to take advantage of each type of panel, and change their tonality depending on the brightness. They are also animated.

  • Caller ID: Xiaomi has also implemented a batch of options to improve privacy and security. One of them is a caller ID, which will detect those that are spam before picking up.
  • Dangerous app detection improvements: A system is also implemented with which to detect potentially dangerous applications, both those you have on your mobile and those that you are going to install before doing so.
  • More security in My Pay: Xiaomi’s payment system will be able to detect the most sensitive information in the documents you have added, and will improve its security against any oversight.
  • App access details: Information on what data the applications you have installed have access to is improved, improving your privacy. Facial recognition is also improved on mobiles that do not have proprietary sensors through artificial intelligence.
  • Customizable virtual assistant. Xiao AI, the virtual assistant that together with Mi Pay is only available in China, will now be customizable. We can put a face on it and even choose its clothes.

There will be new MIUI 13 Pad

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One of the main novelties of MIUI 13 is that there will be a specific version created for tablets, like the Xiaomi Pad 5, called MIUI 13 Pad of the brand, like the Xiaomi Pad 5. It is a similar move to the one that Apple made when it launched iPadOS, and in fact, MIUI 13 Pad has design lines clearly inspired by Apple’s system.

What this version does is tailor the customization layer to the specific needs of a tablet, resizing menus and with specific options. One of these options will be multitasking, with which you can work with several applications at the same time as long as they support the function. At the moment there are 3,000 apps adapted to it.

Which mobiles will be compatible with MIUI 13


At the moment, Xiaomi has not yet confirmed all the mobiles that will receive MIUI 13, but yes we already know that the first to do so will be the Xiaomi 12. In addition, there have already been a leak of the update schedule that allows us to know the complete list of mobiles, and that the updates will be divided into three phases temporary. Here you have it all:

First phase (From its presentation until February)
* Xiaomi Mix 4
* Xiaomi Mi 11
* Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
* Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
* Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
* Xiaomi Mi 11i
* Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
* Xiaomi Mi 11X
* Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
* Xiaomi 11T
* Xiaomi 11T Pro
* Xiaomi CIVI
* Xiaomi Mi 10S
* Xiaomi Mi 10
* Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
* Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
* Xiaomi Mi 10T
* Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
* Redmi K40
* Redmi K40 Pro
* Redmi K40 Pro+
* Redmi K40 Gaming
* Redmi K30S Ultra
* Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G
* Redmi K30 Pro
* Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
* Redmi K30 4G
* Redmi K30 5G
* Redmi K30i 5G
* Redmi K30 5G Speed ??Edition
* Redmi K30S Ultra
* POCO F2 Pro
* POCO X3 Pro
Second phase (between the months of March and April)
* Xiaomi Pad 5
* Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
* Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
* Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
* Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
* Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom
* Xiaomi Mi 10i
* Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
* Redmi Note 11 (China)
* Redmi Note 11T (India)
* Redmi Note 11 JE (Japón)
* Redmi Note 11 Pro (China)
* Redmi Note 11 Pro + (China)
* Redmi Note 10
* Redmi Note 10S
* Redmi Note 10 (China)
* Redmi Note 10 5G (versión global)
* Redmi Note 10T (India)
* Redmi Note 10T (Rusia)
* Redmi 10
* Redmi 10 Prime
* POCO M4 Pro 5G
Final phase of deployment (will begin after the second phase is finished)
* Xiaomi MIX FOLD
* Xiaomi Mi 9
* Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
* Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
* Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
* Xiaomi Mi 9T
* Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
* Xiaomi Mi CC 9
* Xiaomi Mi CC 9 Pro
* Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / Pro
* Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Android 12)
* Redmi K30 Ultra
* Redmi K20
* Redmi K20 (India)
* Redmi K20 Pro
* Redmi K20 Pro (India)
* Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition
* Redmi Note 8 2021
* Redmi Note 9 4G
* Redmi Note 9 5G
* Redmi Note 9T 5G
* Redmi Note 9S
* Redmi Note 9 Pro (India)
* Redmi Note 9 Pro (versión global)
* Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G (China)
* Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
* Redmi Note 10 JE (Japón)
* Redmi Note 10 Lite (India)
* Redmi Note 10 Pro (India)
* Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (India)
* Redmi Note 10 Pro (versión global)
* Redmi 10X 4G
* Redmi 9A
* Redmi 9AT
* Redmi 9i
* Redmi 9A Sport
* Redmi 9i Sport
* Redmi 9C
* Redmi 9C NFC
* Redmi 9 (India)
* Redmi 9 Activ (India)
* Redmi 9 Prime
* Redmi 9
* Redmi 9T
* Redmi 9 Power
* Redmi 10X 5G
* Redmi 10X Pro
* Redmi Note 8
* Redmi Note 8T
* Redmi Note 8 Pro
* Redmi Note 9
* POCO X3 (India)
* POCO M2 Pro
* POCO M3 Pro 5G
* POCO C31

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How to update to MIUI 13

To update your mobile to MIUI 13, first you have to wait for the turn to come and receive the update. Once it does, if you don’t get a notification to click to update, open the settings of your mobile and enter the section About the phone. In it you can see all the information related to your mobile, and before entering it will show you the version of MIUI you are using.

When you enter, you have to click on the option Upgrade system that you have on top of everything. You will go to a screen where you will be informed of the updates you have available. In the event that none appears, you can always press the button Check for updates to search for them on Xiaomi’s internal servers. When it is time to update to MIUI 13, you can force the check if you do not want to wait for the mobile to do it every certain time.

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