[Off-Topic] [Device Team][POLL] - Turning off system animations saves battery?

2017-10-28 08:09:46
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Hello Mi Fans,

I am come back with new poll about "Are System animation is helpful/worth in battery saving ?",Let's get started.

What is System animations ?
system animations are the visual animation which occurs while navigating from one screen to another.

This will affect your battery life, turning animations off will bit increase the performance of your device as CPU is free for calculating such effects and rendering those effects.

Turn off animation, navigate to

Settings – Additional settings – Developer options – Window animation scale – Animation off

How to Enable Developer options?
Step 1: Open Settings app on your Mi device.

Step 2:Scroll down and tap on About Phone.

Step 3: Tap on MIUI version for about 7-10 times.

Step 4: You should see a message saying “You are now a developer”. Now for access developer option go to settings -- Additional settings -- Developer options.


Are System animation is really helpful in battery saving ?

Single Poll thread Total 323 Users Voted
55.42% (179)
18.27% (59)
26.32% (85)


Number of participants 3 Experience +30 Pack Reason

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2017-10-28 08:09:46
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Bunny Avanzado

Chikku686 | from MI MAX 2


You should have added a 3rd option "don't know". I personally don't know whether it is useful in battery saving, but it is useful if you have a device with low RAM. Too bad I can't see the results of this poll. Next time add a "don't know" option so people like us can see the results
2017-10-30 07:21:45

Device team

FF8 Author | from Redmi Note 3


Thanks for your feedback i really appreciate it!

2017-10-30 14:03:52

Bunny Novato

1608088627 | from Mi A1



I'm a professional Android developer and would like to add that even though disabling animations might have a small impact on performance or battery, it is something you should not do. A lot of apps that are not written well rely on animation duration to perform certain actions (e.g. when a button is clicked, show an animation for 5 seconds then do a task) but disabling or speeding up animations will cause these actions to be executed faster than intended since the animation complete callback comes faster, and this can lead to undesirable effects. You will notice the same when you turn on battery saver mode too. An example of one such app is Uber (don't know if they've fixed it in the latest update)

So my answer is, definitely not worth it.
2017-10-30 15:33:54

Device team

FF8 Author | from Redmi Note 3



I'm a professional Android developer and would like to add that even though disabling animation ...

Thanks for your reply!

2017-10-30 20:37:22

Bunny Novato

1644388768 | from Mi A1


Hi team MI
2017-10-30 21:07:07

Bunny Novato

1644388768 | from Mi A1


can I share some functional issue with my brand new Mi 1a
2017-10-30 21:07:51

Bunny Novato

1748807945 | from Redmi Note 4


hey why it is showing only 2gb out of 4gb of Ram somebody to find solution ....
2017-10-30 22:46:25

Mi Community Helper

MridulSharma | from Redmi 3S


Great explanation, and I do agree with you :)
2017-10-31 02:17:15
Have a nice day ahead ;)

Device team

FF8 Author | from app


Great explanation, and I do agree with you :)

Thanks foe your reply!
2017-10-31 07:21:41

Bunny Pro

Aqeel Ghouse | from Redmi Note 4


Yes its helpful
2017-11-01 16:43:21
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