MIUI introduces 2-factor authentication for Xiaomi user accounts
XDA contributors have observed that a new option to set up 2-factor authentication (2FA) has appeared on some Xiaomi devices. These phones run MIUI 10, one of the newest versions of this Android skin. This form of 2FA, which is also available within ecosystems such as Google's, is apparently directed at logins to Mi Accounts.
These user accounts are offered to Xiaomi phone, tablet or notebook users who want to use services such as cloud storage from this OEM. Therefore, the introduction of 2FA may be a relief to many of these individuals. It may, for example, be particularly helpful for those with more than 1 such devices connected to the same Mi Account.
On the other hand, the XDA has reported that this form of authentication lacks an SMS-based option, as opposed to many other 2FA systems in common use today. Nevertheless, there is nothing to say that this feature is not on the way. The implementation of 2FA of any kind may be a positive step in any case, particularly as Xiaomi requires that a user hold a Mi Account in order to unlock their device's bootloader.