Redmi2 Prime Tips , Tricks and FAQ

Xiaomi Redmi2 Prime smartphone with 4.70-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.2GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera.

Redmi2 prime tips and tricks

Q: How do I enable the Lite Mode in Redmi2 Prime?
A: The Lite Mode is a new feature of the Redmi 2, which offers aged people a better experience with bigger font size, a simplified UI, and easier settings.
To activate this feature:
Go to “Settings” >> “General Settings” >> (System) >>“Lite Mode Settings” >> switch it on. The phone will reboot automatically.


Q: How do I access Mi-Recovery in Redmi2 Prime?
A: The Redmi 2 comes with Mi-Recovery, which lets you do things such as resetting your phone to the factory settings and rebooting your phone using either the latest or original firmware.
To access Mi-Recovery on your phone:
1. Power off your phone.
2. Press the Power and Volume Up buttons at the same time. Then release the Power button first when you see the white Mi logo. Don’t release the Volume Up button until you’ve entered the Mi-Recovery mode.
3. You will see a menu to choose a language. In this mode, you can use the Volume +/- keys to select up/down and the Power key to confirm your selection.
4. After the language menu, you’ll see the main menu that lets you execute all the functions. Again, use the Volume +/- keys to select up/down and the Power key to confirm your selection.

Note: Do not use the “Wipe All Data” option casually. It may delete all your photos, videos and other data from the virtual SD card. We recommend that you save a backup of all your data on your PC first, if you wish to use the “Wipe All Data” option.


Q: How do I back up my phone in Redmi2 Prime ?
A: Backing up your phone is important because it allows you to recover all your personal data, apps and settings, if you ever need to restore your phone. Xiaomi makes it easy by featuring the built-in Backup app on your phone. Here is how to use the Backup app to do a backup and restore.

To back up your phone’s data and settings:
1. Launch the Backup app.
2. Select the items you want to backup. By default, all items arHow to “unhide” a hidden album?e selected.
3. Tap “Back up”.
4. When the backup completes, tap “Done”.
The backup files/folders generated are saved in the MIUI/Backup/AllBackup/folder. If your phone is connected to your PC, you can copy the data to your computer.

To restore a backup:
1. Launch the Backup app.
2. Tap the backup files you want to restore.
3. Select the items you want to restore.
4. Tap “Restore”.

What else you can do with the Backup app:
1. You can tap the Lock button to encrypt your backup. But please note that in order to encrypt the backups, you need to sign in with your Xiaomi account.
2. You can also automate the backups. To do this, on the Backup app, tap the Menu button >> Automatic Backup Settings and slide the Automatic Backup switch to the right. Here you can customize a few things: Backup Frequency, Backup Time and Backup Items.


Q: How can I do a screen capture in Redmi2 Prime ?
A: There are three ways to do a screen capture.

Method 1 : Press the Power button and Volume Down button
Press the Power button and Volume Down button at the same time for one or two seconds. The screen will flash, and if your phone is not on Silent or Vibration mode, you’ll hear the shutter sound.

Method 2 : Press the Menu button and Volume Down button
The process and the result are the same as in Method 1.

Method 3 : Use the Screenshot shortcut
Slide the notification panel open from the top of the screen. Tap “Toggles” >>“Screenshot”

Note: The image that’s created is saved as a .PNG file in the DCIM/Screenshots folder.


Q: How do I hide an album from appearing in my phone’s Gallery in Redmi2 Prime?
A: To prevent unwanted albums from showing up in the Gallery:
1. Tap “Gallery” >> “Local Images”
2. Long-tap to select the album you want to hide, then press “Hidden Album”

How to “unhide” a hidden album?
1. Tap “Gallery” >> “Local images”
2. Tap the Menu button and select“Show Hidden Albums”
3. Long-tap to select the hidden album you want to “unhide”, then press “Unhide Album”.


Q: How do I set up my Redmi2 Prime  as a portable Wi-Fi router?
A: You can use the Portable Hotspot feature to share your phone’s Internet connection with several devices via Wi-Fi.
1. Tap “Settings” >> “General Settings” >> “More” >> “Tethering & Portable Hotspot” >>tap “Portable Hotspot” to turn it on.
2. Next, you can tap “Set up Portable Hotspot” to configure the Wi-Fi network ID, security type and password.
What else you can do with the Backup app:
1. You can tap the Lock button to encrypt your backup. But please note that in order to encrypt the backups, you need to sign in with your Xiaomi account.
2. You can also automate the backups. To do this, on the Backup app, tap the Menu button >> Automatic Backup Settings and slide the Automatic Backup switch to the right. Here you can customize a few things: Backup Frequency, Backup Time and Backup Items.

Q: How do I ‘factory reset’ my Redmi2 Prime?
A: You may do a factory reset in the following manner.

Using factory data reset option:
1. Tap “Settings” >> “General settings” >> “Backup & Reset” >> “Factory Data Reset”
2. Here, you can decide if you want to delete the downloaded apps and stored content

Using Mi-Recovery:
If you are unable to access the Settings app, you may do a factory reset using Mi-Recovery: Wipe & Reset>> Wipe All Data.

Redmi2 Prime Tips , Tricks and FAQ
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5 Responses

  1. Ajay Kumar says:

    I have recently updated my phone to 7.1.1.0 MIUI version. And It have the feature to hide folder/file, so I did, but it wasn’t album, it was a single folder containing some PDF files and other documents and now I am unable to get that folder event after switching to “Show hidden folder”. So help me to get that folder.
    Please……

  2. Jayakumar says:

    How do I deactivate DND on Redmi 2

  3. shibu says:

    On redmi 2 prime, while downloading anything, the downloading status bar is not displayed, it use to display earlier…. any solution?

    If possible, please email the solution to shibu28@gmail.com

  4. SURYA says:

    How can I record the system sound,or voices,audios while on browsing directly online

  5. Paridhi says:

    Should I update my Redmi 2 prime to miui 8?

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