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[Tips & Tutorials] [MIUI Tips & Tricks #14 ] How to Use One-Handed Mode on Your Mi Phone?

2019-10-20 22:33:12
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Hello Mi Fans,

We’ve all been in a situation for at least once or often, where one hand or the other simply isn’t available for responding to a text message or doing something else on our phones and with the ever-increasing size of Android phones, that’s starting to become more of an issue. One-handed-operation mode can be a solution to such problem. It's actually a useful software solution that shrinks the display of the phone and forces it over to one side or the other, for easier access to the interface. It can be set to use with either the left hand or the right hand.

How to enable One-handed mode on our Xiaomi phones?

  • Go to Settings
  • tap on Additional settings  
  • Choose One-handed mode

  • Swipe the One-handed mode switch to the right, and then select the screen size that you prefer.
  • To have a smaller screen on the left side, swipe finger from home button to menu button in the bottom.
  • To have a smaller screen on the right side, swipe finger from home button to back button in the bottom.


To go back to the normal mode, i.e. full-screen mode, you just need to swipe the same way using which you had entered the one-handed mode. Or, an easier way is by just tapping anywhere on the empty area in the screen.

So if you want to get the most of it at times using the same hand, do use One-handed mode. All you need to check is which size fits your reach easily.

Do You Use the One-Handed-Mode on your phone?


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2019-10-20 22:33:12
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BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE


Thanks for the guide!
2019-10-20 22:38:43

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ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ | from Redmi Note 4X


Amazing 😍
2019-10-20 22:46:55
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Scrumptious | from Redmi Note 7 Pro


It is a cool feature indeed
2019-10-20 23:09:05

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andsea13 | from Redmi Note 7


2019-10-20 23:25:54

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GroetJess | from Redmi Note 7


Did try the one-hand-mode but it's not my thing, I just like to keep both of my hands on my Xiaomi's
2019-10-20 23:26:14
It is a cool feature indeed
2019-10-20 23:32:35

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pijes | from Mi MIX 2S


Is it possible to enable this on full screen gesture without the need to use quick ball?
2019-10-20 23:46:49

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Ervin Lew | from Mi 9T


how to activate one hand mode if I'm using full screen mode?
2019-10-20 23:54:40


przybort | from app


2019-10-21 00:00:34

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Sampath madurai | from Redmi Note 7


Thanks for your information
2019-10-21 00:02:56
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