Redmi 9 receives MIUI 12 in China!

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Xiaomi launched its MIUI 12 in China in April & Globally in May and announced the list of the devices which are eligible for receiving the same. The brand has scheduled the updates in two schedules. The brand has almost finished its first phase and is about to start the second phase in August. The brand has started rolling out the MIUI 12 update for its Redmi 9 in China. While the MI 9T Pro is receiving the new MIUI 12 update in Russia.

The brand has yet to push the MIUI 12 of Redmi 9 for the Global units. The new update also comes with a lot of changes over the current version. The changelog is too long, which we will add it here. The manual download link is also available for updating your Chinese unit.

Changelog of MIUI 12 of Redmi 9!

[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 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.
[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!
[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 darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
[Always-on display] -New: You can use custom images with Always-on display now.
-New: Usage history saves all your choices and allows you to come back to them.
[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] -Fix: Noise could be heard when the screen was turned off in some cases
[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.
[Themes] -New: More than 2000 new Always-on display themes.
[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 to learn more about MIUI 12.

Download MIUI 12 from here!

  • Redmi 9 (lancelot)
  • MIUI 12 Stable (
  • Download now by clicking here!

As most of you know, the update is rolling out as OTA and will take some time to reach your device. In order to avoid that long wait, download and install the update from the above link. Do let us know if you have updated your device into the latest MIUI 12.

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