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Stable MIUI 12 update arrives for the Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro

The Redmi K30 5G is one of the first devices to receive MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K30 5G is one of the first devices to receive MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The MIUI 12 update has landed on the Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro. The OS upgrade includes numerous changes from MIUI 11 and follows the release of MIUI 12 to the Mi 9, Mi 9T and the Redmi K20.
Alex Alderson,

Xiaomi has released stable versions of MIUI 12 to the Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro. Both updates are based on Android 10, with Android 11 versions inevitably arriving later this year. The arrival of MIUI 12 on the Redmi K30 5GRedmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro follows the release of the OS upgrade for the Mi 9, Mi 9T and Redmi K20.

The update for the Redmi K30 5G carries the build number V12.0.1.0.QGICNXM and is a 759 MB download. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has released V12.0.1.0.QFKCNXM to the Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro. Both builds have been released to the China Stable branch of MIUI, but other branches should soon receive the MIUI 12 update too.

MIUI 12 will also reach a host of devices in Round 2 of Xiaomi's release schedule. Seemingly, Round 2 will commence when Xiaomi has finished upgrading the Mi 9Mi 9T/Redmi K20 and the Mi 9T Pro/Redmi K20 Pro.

We have included the changelog for MIUI 12 below. Please be aware that Xiaomi has included a comprehensive changelog, meaning that it is rather long. Both updates will arrive over-the-air (OTA). Xiaomi may be issuing the update in batches, but you can download the builds manually from MIUI11_Updates and Xiaomi Firmware Updater.

(Image source: Reddit)

Highlights

  • MIUI 12. Yours alone.

System animations

  • New: All-new physically-based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device's look.
  • New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.

System visuals

  • Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
  • Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.

Privacy protection

  • New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
  • New: Reset your device ID and control how it's used based on virtual ID technology.
  • New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you're using an app.
  • New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
  • New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
  • New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
  • New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
  • New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
  • New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
  • New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
  • Optimization: Apps aren't allowed to launch other apps in the background now.

Floating windows

  • New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
  • New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
  • New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
  • New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
  • Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.

AI Call Assistant

  • New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
  • New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
  • New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.

Xiaomi Health

  • New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
  • New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
  • New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
  • New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you've been sitting down for too long.
  • New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
  • New: Our new low-power consumption AI algorithm allows you to count steps and track workouts whenever your device is with you.

Control center

  • New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
  • New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
  • Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
  • Optimization: Press and hold redirection options
  • Fix: Brightness adjustment bar couldn't be used when the Control Center was opened for the first time
  • Fix: Toggle order wasn't correct on the old toggle panel
  • Fix: Switching SIM cards crashed the app in some cases
  • Fix: Accessibility features weren't available in the editing mode

Accessibility

  • New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.

Dark mode

  • New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
  • New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
  • New: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
  • New: Wallpapers can be displayed in a darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.

Trips

  • New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
  • New: You can track your previous trips now.
  • New: Checklists for trips.
  • New: Alarms for train arrivals.

Mi Carrier Services

  • New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
  • New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
  • New: Buy SIM cards and services.

System

  • Updated Android Security Patch to May 2020. Increased system security.

Messaging

  • New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.

Status bar, Notification shade

  • New: All-new design.

Home screen

  • New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
  • New: We've added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
  • New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.

Camera

  • New: A new mode for scanning documents
  • Screen Time
  • New: Dashboard with the stats that cover 4 weeks is available now.
  • Optimization: New design makes your Screen time stats more comprehensible.
  • Weather
  • New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.

Settings

  • New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
  • New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
  • New: New full-screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
  • File Manager
  • New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.

Calendar

  • New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
  • New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
  • New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.

Notes

  • New: You can create folders with notes now.
  • New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
  • New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
  • New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.

Security

  • New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
  • New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
  • New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.

Xiaomi Cloud

  • New: Shared family storage plan is available now.

Other

  • Some features might not be available on this device. Visit www.miui.com to learn more about MIUI 12.
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Alex Alderson, 2020-06-17 (Update: 2020-06-24)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.