How to Configure the MIUI 11 App Drawer on Xiaomi

xiaomi-app-drawerThe app drawer seems to have been a “taboo” topic in Xiaomi’s offices for a long time. The brand has been a scandalous time trying a function as basic and simple as this on MIUI devices for quite some time but, without knowing why, in MIUI 11 many users lost the option to make use of this convenient way to organize installed apps.

After the criticisms expressed on the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, soon the thinking minds of the brand announced that devices that already have the latest version of their operating system installed could soon make use of this application drawer. Said and done, users of the Chinese version of MIUI 1 1 can now enjoy this drawer of apps that made it appear in the Pocophone F1 and we teach you how to use it on your mobile.

The trick of the Xiaomi launcher

All those who do not yet have this tool hosted between the terminal settings, can install it manually by downloading the APK of the MIUI launcher. And is that the latest version of this Xiaomi system app also allows you to use the application drawer on devices running the MIUI 11 Global ROM. All you have to do is download this APK and install it on your device.

Once hosted in the memory of your phone, access the mobile security settings to allow the installation of applications of unknown origin that prevents us from installing the app manually. Click on the update icon and wait for the process to finish. Once finished, leave the security settings again as it was previously.

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Once we have installed the app, we can enable the application drawer to clear the screen of shortcut icons from the mobile settings themselves.

  1. Open the phone settings
  2. Access the “Start screen” menu.
  3. Once inside, select the layout of the home screen with “App drawer”

How do you access the app drawer?

Easy and simple. To deploy the panel with the app drawer in MIUI 11 that houses all the programs and games installed on the mobile, all you have to do is, from the home screen, swipe up. Once inside you can move apps, delete them, organize them by categories and even change the design of this drawer by altering the background color.