Redmi Note 3

[Tips] [Redmi Note 3] Full Guide and Frequently Asked Questions

2016-10-29 02:36:44
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Hi, Mi fans

1. From where can I buy the  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?
Redmi Note 3 is available across all online platforms, it can be bought from Mi Store, Flipkart, Amazon.in, Snapdeal, Tata Cliq and paytm

2.Is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 available offline?
No, the phone is available online only.

3.What are the Specifications of this phone?
You can know all about the specifications on the phone by clicking here: Specifications

4. I need to insure my phone and I did not purchase the Mi Protect while buying
You can buy the Mi protect while purchasing or by buying from the Nearest service center.

5.What is the warranty period for the phone?
The phone has a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.

6. How many Variants of Redmi Note 3 are available?
There are 2 variants of Redmi Note 3 available

  • Redmi Note 3 with 2GB Ram and 16GB Internal Storage
  • Redmi Note 3 with 3GB Ram and 32GB Internal Storage

7. What are the contents available in the box
Redmi Note 3, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, Warranty card, Sim Ejection tool and User guide.

8.What are the colors available to choose from?
Redmi Note 3 is available in 3 different colors, Gold, Silver and Dark Gray. All the phones have the same color face.

9.What is the Price of Redmi Note 3
  • Redmi Note 3 with 2+16GB costs Rs 9999
  • Redmi Note 3 with 3+32GB costs Rs 11,999


Q: I am getting some poor Quality Images. How to Improve Them?

A: Go to Camera - Modes - Press the top gear Icon and switch the Camera quality to High
     Go to Settings - System Apps - Camera - Change the camera Quality to High.

Q: I want to use the camera in Fullscreen mode. How to use it?
A: Follow the steps from above answer and you can find an option as Camera frame and switch it
     Here is a Detailed guide on it by a Fellow Device member: Camera Frames Explained

Q: There is a Bit of yellowishness in the pictures I captured
A: Redmi Note 3 has Dual LED Flashlight where the yellow color flash helps in making the Images more natural

1) Open camera setting-scroll down the search for saturation and set to ''low'' or lower''.
2) Choose manual mode-white balance choose any options except ''auto'' and ''cloudy''.
3) Turn on the torch from notification dropdown/drawer then take the picture in any desired mode. Just choose any of them methods

Q: I want to more features in Manual mode in my camera
A: Unfortunately this is not available, You can try some Third-party apps or try the Camera tweak: Click Here (Credits to @aditya)

Q: I want to try the 4K videos in my Redmi Note 3
A: You can download the Snapdragon Camera or Google Camera which are able to Shoot 4K videos in Redmi Note 3

Q: I don't want my camera to show my age and Gender
A: Go to Camera - Modes - Settings - Turn off Show age & Gender

Q: How to switch on Beautify in camera?
A: Press the symbol on the bottom right and select how much the image is to be beautified.

Display & Sensors

Q: I have problem with my sensors and they are not working
A: Make a sensor check by using this app: Download app from here (Credits to @Venky619)
    Go to Settings - About Phone - Press on Kernel Version for 6-7 times and calibrate your sensors

Q: The colors on the screen are not cool. Can I change it?
A: Go to Settings - Display - Colours & saturation and select according to your need

Q: How to use the Infrared sensor? Can it work with other apps?
A: Mi Remote can be used for pairing with your Tv, Camera, Set top box etc.
    Yes the IR Blaster can work with other apps like Peel, Smart Remote or Sensy

Q: Sometimes the Finger Print Does not Respond. What is the Reason?
A: The fingerprint used in Redmi Note 3 is a Conventional Fingerprint. Please make sure there is no water or dust on the finger or the sensor.
    Try adding your fingerprint again.

Q: Can I use the Fingerprint for 3rd Party apps like Applock?
A: Yes the fingerprint will work with 3rd party apps

Q: Can I use the fingerprint to hide Files & Folders?
A: Yes you can, Slide down the file explorer and set a pattern/PIN and enable fingerprint to hide apps.

Battery & Charging

Q: I am facing a battery drain in my Redmi Note 3
A: Follow all the steps from this thread: Click Here (Credits to @Rouser)

Q: There are issues while Charging my Phone. What is the problem?
A: Here is a One stop solution for all the issues: Solution For Charging Related Issues

Q: I am not getting a good battery backup
A: Calibrate your Battery
    Calibration: First Charge to 100%, then drain till it switches off and then charges in switch off Mode.

Q: I want to Check my battery usage
A: Go to Settings - Battery - Battery use and tap on the top right graph button
    Go to Security App - Battery - Battery use - and same as above

Q: How to display the Battery Percentage on status Bar?
A: Go to Settings - Notifications & Status bar - Battery Indicator and change to Percentage

Q: How to stop an app from using battery?
A: Go to Security app - battery - app battery use and select the desired apps

Q: How to reduce or analyze the battery use?
A: MIUI has this feature in Security app - Battery and analyze the battery

Q: My Phone becomes hot while charging. Any solutions?
A: Redmi Note 3 is made of Metal body and has Quick Charge 1.0 due to which phone might become hot during charging

Q: What is the time taken to full charge Redmi Note 3?
A: It takes about 1 hour to charge up to 50% and takes about 2.5 - 3 hours for a full charge.


Q: Why I cannot use VoLTE on my phone?
A: The issue is resolved in the latest update. If you still cannot then follow the steps from here (Credits to Sir Lavnidhi) or Try swapping the sim.

Q: Can I use 2 Sim cards and a Memory card in my Redmi Note 3?
A: Yes, you can. At your own risk, there are many guides available to make it happen, but you might damage the SIM or SD card. Or You can try the Hybrid Sim Adapter

Q: I am facing a 'No Sim Error' in my phone. What to do?
A: This error has been reported, and follow this link for a solution - Link (Credits to @Timelord)

Q: Mobile Data is Not working in the latest update. What is wrong?
A: Check the network signal, APN and also set your preferred type of connectivity and Reboot.

Q: Wifi is getting disconnected, Help Me.
A: Check if you are in range and disable Scanning always available. Set your wifi Band and then Connect.

Q: Not getting VoLTE in your phone running MIUI or Custom Rom?
A: MIUI: Go to Setting - About Device - Tap 6-7 times on internal memory - Phone information and set the preferred network to LTE.
Custom ROM: Go to Settings - Sim Cards - Set Sim card for cellular data

Bootloader, Flashing & Rooting

Q: What is the wait time for bootloader approval?
A: You will get the bootloader permissions within 7-10 days.

Q: I am facing a 50% error while unlocking the bootloader, or my Bootloader is not Getting Unlocked?
A: Follow this tutorial Carefully:Bootloader Unlocking Tutorial

Q: How to Download the latest Unlocking tool?
A: Go to http://en.miui.com/unlock/download_en.html and press on Download Mi Unlock tool

Q: Does Unlocking Bootloader Void Warranty?
A: No, Unlocking bootloader will not void warranty

Q: How to download the latest Stable/Developer Roms
A: Go to https://c.mi.com/in/download.php and select Redmi Note 3 and download the latest Stable/Dev Rom

Q: Where Can I find custom ROMs for Redmi Note 3?
A: Most of the Custom Roms can be found on Xda developers, Click here to go to xda

Q: How can I switch between Stable and Beta Roms?
A: You can switch by following this thread - Link of the Thread

Q: How to flash TWRP in Redmi Note 3?
A: To Flash TWRP Recovery easily, use the flasher toolkit Click here (Credits to @ansarifauwaz)

Q: How to root my Redmi Note 3?
A: Flash TWRP using the above Toolkit. Download the SuperSU file from here and flash it from twrp

Q: Does Rooting void Warranty?
A: Xiaomi has blessed us, and Rooting does not void warranty

Q: I have bricked my phone and I have a locked Bootloader
A: Follow all the steps from the given guide - Click here

Q: I need the latest Mi Flash tool to Unbrick my Phone, where is it?
A: Here is the link to it: Xiaomi Flashing Tool Miflash v7.4.25


Q: When will Nougat update arrives in Redmi Note 3
A: There is No Info on Nougat Update for Redmi Note 3 as of Now

Q: Screen turns black during call how to disable that?
A: Go to Settings - system apps - Call settings - Incoming call settings - and enable/disable the option 'proximity sensor'

Q: I have a notification 'Female for English' how to remove that?
A: To remove this Notification, follow the steps in here: Remove Female for English

Q: I need to Know all about MIUI, where to start from?
A: This is a Perfect Compilation of All about MIUI: New to MIUI - Start Here!

Q: I get a lot of notification for apps getting stopped, any solution?
A: It is clearly explained in the following guide: Fix 'Unfortunately App Has Stopped Working' Error

Q: I am facing this error 'Don't Cover the orange Area of the screen' help me?
A: This is due to enabling the prevent pocket dials, this tutorial might help you.

Q: I need to reset my forgotten pattern, how to do it
A: Following this tutorial will help you recover the phone: Forgot Your Mi Device Screen Lock?

Q: The Cloned/Dual Whatsapp is giving me Media error. What is the solution?
A: This problem as already been reported and here is the solution for it - Click Here

Q: Can I install Cleaners like Clean master or 360 Security?
A: Yes, you can use it but it is recommended to use the Security app to avoid the space being used.
     Please read this to know about clean master & its affects - Read Here

Q: I am not able to delete the videos from MX Player?
A: You will need to enable the documents app from Settings - Installed apps - All Apps

Q: I cannot share files via Share it or Xender. Why?
A: Please update the apps to the latest version and give the permissions. Also, update your phone to the latest version as it is solved in that version. If it does not work, go to Security - Data Usage - Restrict Data usage and allow the app to use Mobile Data.

Q: Can the Google Assistant work in Redmi Note 3?
A: Follow the steps in here for Getting the Assistant: Get Google Assistant

Q: I want to have On-Screen keys like in Mi Mix. Can I have that?
A: This is possible by editing build.prop, follow the guide - Click Here (Credits to @aditya)

Thanks to Sadiq, Gagandeep, Karthik and all who have been mentioned in the thread


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Nice one bro, keep going. Helpful for many users.
2016-10-29 02:40:28
all at one place good thread thank you k
2016-10-29 05:06:39
Very useful man keep it up
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very much needed thanks alot for this thread
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really nice one
2016-10-29 09:29:26
useful post
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Excellent FAQ thread.. This should definitely benefit all users! Keep up the good work bro.. Thanks for the share! :)
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Very nice and useful information thanks.
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