Background applications: how to configure your Xiaomi smartphone to slow down less

Xiaomi smartphones have long had a setting that distinguishes MIUI from other “Android shells”. If you go to the main “Settings” of the smartphone, go to “Battery” and click on “Settings”, you will see the section “Activity Monitoring” with a brief explanation of the principle of its operation.

When you get to the menu, turn on the display of system programs and see that the list is much less than there are on your smartphone, why?

The fact is that MIUI does not have the ability to influence Android applications and services, moreover, due to incorrect settings “Activity Monitor” the phone can discharge faster and run slower than usual, because limited MIUI services will be restarted.

In activity control, there are four configuration options for each program, two of which limit the allocated resource (CPU, memory, etc.), preferring the program without restrictions.

To make you understand how to configure your smartphone (because our list of programs is different), we will show an algorithm of actions on the example of our “Redmi”, and for this we will divide all applications into four categories:

Messengers, email clients and navigators
System services
Programs with Internet access
Programs that do not require a connection

Let’s note at once that for any mobile games, regardless of whether you run them through game mode or not, you should always set the settings “Unlimited”.

Let’s go directly to the settings. For all programs in the first category, we chose Smart mode or Unrestricted mode (helps if there is a delay in messages), because MIUI should not limit their background activity.

For system programs (MIUI and Google) setup is a bit more complicated. For example, if you restrict the weather program, until you open the entire screen, MIUI may prohibit it from updating data, which means that you need to configure system services according to the following principle:

If the program is never used in parallel with others, select “Soft Restriction”
If it can work without being on the screen – “Smart Mode”

For programs without Internet access (except Windows Explorer), we always choose the latest setup option so that the system does not waste smartphone resources to support their background activity.

As a result, the priorities are set, helping the smartphone to understand which programs you need, which in turn increases their speed and reduces battery drain.

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