miui 13

Xiaomi last month officially introduced its next-generation operating system, MIUI 13, to international markets during the global Redmi Note 11 Series launch.

As of Q4 2021, MIUI monthly active users surpassed 500 million. This latest generation operating system offers an all-around upgrade with a focus on improving core experience—including faster storage, higher background process efficiency, smarter processing, and longer battery life—alongside useful features such as sidebar and widgets.

Elevating the core experience to a new level

MIUI 13 introduces Liquid Storage, a new system-level method of managing the way files are stored on devices. On traditional devices, as we constantly write and rewrite the data on our devices, over time the device’s storage ends up being fragmented. After just 36 months, this slows to read and write speeds by as much as 50%*. This also affects how quickly you can access apps, and how quickly those apps can access their necessary resources — slowing down everything. Liquid Storage on MIUI 13 reduces fragmentation and actively manages stored data, improving defragmentation efficiency by up to 60%**. Long term, some other Android OS read and write speeds drop by as much as 50% after 36 months, while MIUI 13 retains up to 95%**—giving users a “new” experience longer, and prolonging device lifespan.

To further boost performance, MIUI 13’s Atomized Memory, an ultra-fine memory management method, brings RAM efficiency to a new level. This feature analyzes how apps use memory and divide a single app’s RAM usage processes into important and unimportant tasks. Then it closes all unimportant tasks, allowing apps to use memory only for what’s important to you right now, enabling you to run more apps without sacrificing performance.

MIUI 13 also comes with Focused Algorithms, which dynamically allocates system resources based on usage scenarios, making MIUI more fluid and responsive. Without Focused Algorithms, smartphone processors distribute resources across all of your apps relatively equally. Focused Algorithms prioritizes the active app above all others, allowing the CPU to focus on important tasks, giving you faster speeds and higher performance where and when you need it.

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Smart Balance is another powerful experience upgrade in MIUI 13. It’s designed to automatically find the balance between performance and power consumption, so you can get the power and speed you need to stay on the go. With Smart Balance, overall battery life can be extended by up to 10% in MIUI 13***.

All-new features to improve efficiency and personalize experience

In addition to core experience improvements, MIUI 13 also introduces cool new features that let you customize and personalize your experience.

With all-new widgets****, users are able to personalize their smartphones with convenient modules and notifications in the App Vault or on the home screen. They make it a breeze to stay up to date with things like notifications, to-do lists, weather, and more. MIUI 13 supports widgets of different sizes. With 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 4×2, and 4×4 options at hand, users can fit more important information on a single widget and place widgets where they may not have fit before.

Sidebar is another efficiency tool in MIUI 13, allowing you to access all your favorite apps in floating windows with just a swipe—without leaving your current app. This is perfect for multitaskers that want an easier way to pull up multiple apps at once, or quickly swap between them. Users can also customize the feature with up to 10 apps in the sidebar.


The following models will roll out MIUI 13 first wave in Q1 2022, with the release schedule for other devices to be gradually published on the MIUI website.

  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • Mi 11
  • Mi 11i
  • Mi 11 Lite 5G
  • Mi 11 Lite
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi 11T
  • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro
  • Redmi Note 11S
  • Redmi Note 11
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10
  • Redmi Note 10 JE
  • Redmi Note 8 (2021)
  • Redmi 10
  • Xiaomi Pad 5

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