MIUI 13 update, India features, rollout schedule, list of compatible devices, and more


  • Xiaomi has announced the latest version of its custom Android skin MIUI 13
  • The new custom skin brings some significant improvements over last year’s MIUI 12.5
  • MIUI 13 India features include Optimised File Storage system, RAM optimisation, Processor Priority Optimisation, and more

MIUI 13 has officially been announced by Xiaomi in India. It’s the same as the global version, which means the custom ROM is missing a few features that are there in MIUI 13 China version. Xiaomi claims that the MIUI 13 Global version has been designed to offer an enhanced user experience while also improving efficiency and personalisation. Key MIUI 13 features include faster storage, higher background process efficiency, smarter processing, and longer battery life. Here’s a quick look at MIUI 13 update features, rollout schedule, and compatible device list, among other things.

MIUI 13 update release date in India and rollout schedule

Xiaomi launched the MIUI 13 in India on February 3rd. The update has started rolling out to several compatible Redmi, Xiaomi, and POCO smartphones in the country.

MIUI 13 update download

The MIUI 13 update will be available for download to compatible devices via the OTA update. You can check your notification panel or your phone’s Settings –> Software update to download MIUI 13 on your device.

MIUI 13 features

The list of MIUI 13 update India version features are as follows:

1. Optimised File Storage system

Liquid Storage

This new feature reduces the fragmentation of the device’s read and write storage speed, which can slow down over time. The Optimised File Storage system (dubbed globally as Liquid Storage) on MIUI 13 offers a new system-level method of managing the ways files are stored on devices. It actively manages the stored data and improves defragmentation efficiency by up to 60 percent. Additionally, with Liquid Storage, MIUI 13 helps devices retain up to 95 percent of the read and write speeds even after 36 months compared to other Android OS.

2. RAM Optimisation

RAM Optimisation or Atomized Memory is an ultra-fine memory management method that brings RAM efficiency to a new level. The feature is rated to analyse how apps use memory and divide a single app’s RAM usage processes into important and unimportant tasks. The unimportant tasks are then closed, thereby improving the overall device’s performance.

3. Focused Algorithms

Focused Algorithms drives CPU performance to important tasks for faster speeds and higher performance. In Xiaomi’s words, this MIUI 13 feature “dynamically allocates system resources based on usage scenarios, making the system more fluid and responsive. Without Focused Algorithms, smartphone processors distribute resources across all of your apps relatively equally.”

4. Smart Balance

Smart Balance is a nifty little feature on MIUI 13 that is said to improve your device’s overall battery life by up to 10 percent. The feature achieves this by automatically finding the balance between performance and power consumption.

5. Sidebar and Widgets

Much like Samsung devices, you can now access your favourite apps in floating windows on Xiaomi devices running MIUI 13 with just a swipe. This is perfect for multitaskers that want an easier way to pull up multiple apps at once, or quickly swap between them,” claims the company. The Sidebar feature is customizable and supports up to 10 apps.


Widgets on Android mobile phones aren’t anything new, but MIUI 13 allows you to adjust their sizes in various formats. With 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 4×2, and 4×4 options at hand, users can fit more important information on a single widget and place widgets where they may not have fit before.

MIUI 13 features (China)

As for the Chinese version of MIUI 13, here are its core features

1. Faster performance


The MIUI 13 is said to be significantly faster than the previous-gen MIUI 12.5. There are better app fluency with 15 percent fewer drop frames in third-party apps and 23 percent fewer drop frames in native apps when compared to the previous release. The MIUI 13 has been rated to be the best in Master Lu’s fluency test, beating Android skin from other OEMs. The MIUI 13 also brings improved multitasking capabilities. Xiaomi claims that the Android skin lets you have up to 14 apps open in the background on a flagship device at any given time.

2. Enhanced privacy protection

Xiaomi has added new privacy-focused features, like face verification protection, privacy watermarking, and electronic fraud protection, on MIUI 13 as well. While the details of these features remain vague at the moment, going by their names it looks like the privacy watermarking will let you add a watermark to your images or scanned documents to prevent misuse. Electronic fraud detection, meanwhile, will identify websites and devices that might bring malware. Additionally, the MIUI 13 has a full phonebook of numbers that will be saved as nefarious, and the user of the phone will be informed before he accepts the call.

3. MiSans, new system font


The new system font is another key highlight of Xiaomi’s latest custom skin. The MIUI 13 offers MiSans font that simplifies letters, signs, and numbers, as well as automatically adjusts the height of hyphens to uppercase and lowercase letters, among other things. The font is commercially free to download.

4. New widgets

The all-new MIUI 13 also includes support for widgets such as “Super Countdown Day” and “Water Measuring Cup” that offers an iOS 15-like experience. These widgets can be added to the home screen and customised in different sizes.

    5. Support for Mi Pad


    Xiaomi has also announced MIUI 13 for its large screen Android devices. Dubbed as MIUI 13 Pad, it comes with some additional features such as app optimisation, a new shortcut to quickly switch between full screen and windowed modes, window scaling, a global taskbar with drag and drops support for multitasking, and more. There are a bunch of keyboard shortcuts to enhance productivity as well.

    The MIUI update for Xiaomi smartwatches, smart home devices, and smart TVs have also been introduced. This is said to bring a “seamless and natural flow of content between devices,” the company said.

    In addition to this, the all-new MIUI 13 also brings Customizable Xiao AI Virtual Assistant (exclusive to China) and Mi Magic centre. The latter will help users manage their multiple Xiaomi products from a single place.

    MIUI 13 wallpaper

    MIUI 13 also comes with a 43 static and a bunch of new live wallpapers as well. The live ones showcase crystal formation, which Xiaomi claims were captured using a polarisation microscope via 8K time-lapse photography. While these wallpapers come pre-loaded with MIUI 13, you can sideload them (at least the static wallpapers) on your device right now. XDA Developers have extracted MIUI 13 wallpapers from the Android skin firmware, most of which come in at a 2,400×1,230 resolution.

    You can head over to the following link to download MIUI 13 wallpapers on your device. The wallpapers are divided into five categories: Molten Glass, Crystallisation, Concerto, Natural Texture, and the Black Gobi, added the XDA’s report.

    MIUI 13 update device list: eligible devices in India

    In India, the MIUI 13 update device list includes

    • Mi 11 Ultra
    • Mi 11X Pro
    • Xiaomi 11T Pro
    • Mi 11X
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
    • Mi 11 Lite
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10
    • Redmi 10 Prime

    These smartphones will get the update in the first wave. The rollout timeline of other devices will be announced later, per Xiaomi.

    MIUI 13 update eligible devices – First batch (International markets)

    • Mi 11 Ultra
    • Mi 11
    • Mi 11i
    • Mi 11 Lite 5G
    • Mi 11 Lite
    • Xiaomi 11T Pro
    • Xiaomi 11T
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro
    • Redmi Note 11S
    • Redmi Note 11
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10
    • Redmi Note 10 JE
    • Redmi Note 8 (2021)
    • Redmi 10
    • Mi Pad 5

    The following modes will receive MIUI 13 in Q1 2022, with the release schedule for the devices to be gradually revealed later.

    MIUI 13 news

    Xiaomi’s Android 13 custom skin MIUI 13.5 is reportedly in development (April 27th)

    Xiaomi seems to be working on a new custom skin that will be based on Android 13. The custom skin will reportedly be called MIUI 13.5 and its logo will be slightly different from the current-gen MIUI 13. The MIUI 13.5 logo has been found in Xiaomi’s official code, and according to a report by ITHomes, the main difference is the slash in the number “3”. The MIUI 13.5 logo will not have a slash in the number “3”, thereby, making it look both like “3” and a “5”.

    MIUI 13 update hits Mi 10T Pro (April 13th)

    Xiaomi has started rolling Android 12-based MIUI 13 to the Mi 10T Pro smartphone in Europe and other areas. The update package is 3.3 GB in size and includes a bunch of changes and fixes.

    POCO X3 Pro is receiving MIUI 13 update in India (March 23rd)

    After POCO F3 GT, Xiaomi has started updating the POCO X3 Pro smartphone in India with Android 12-based MIUI 13. The update has version number and a download size of 3.1GB.

    MIUI 13 update has started rolling out to POCO F3 GT, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE in India (March 17th)

    MIUI 13 based on Android 12 firmware rollout for POCO F3 GT and Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has begun in India. The update is available in batches, which means it is not available for everyone at the moment but it should reach all users in the coming days. To check if your phone has received the update, you check your notification panel or go to the Software Update section in the Settings menu.

    Xiaomi 11X Pro receives MIUI 13 based on Android 12 in India (March 7th)

    Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 13 update to its mid-range offering 11X Pro in India. It is currently limited to Mi Pilot testers, but a stable rollout should be available for all soon. The MIUI 13 update for Xiaomi 11X Pro is based on Android 12.

    Xiaomi 11T and POCO X3 GT are all set to get MIUI 13 update (February 22nd)

    Xiaomi 11T and POCO X3 GT seem all set to get MIUI 13 update. The company has two builds for the 11T in the work “V13.0.2.0.SKWMIXM” and V13.0.1.0.SKWEUXM for the global and European variants of the phone, respectively. The POCO X3 GT build carries the designation “V13.0.1.0.SKPMIXM” for the global variant.

    MIUI 13 global testing has begun (January 24th)

    Xiaomi is expected to launch MIUI 13 globally on January 26th. Ahead of that, the pilot testing of the custom Android skin has begun for Redmi Note 10, Note 10 Pro, and Mi 11 Lite smartphones outside China. This is being done to iron out all the major issues before rolling out MIUI 13 stable version.

    Xiaomi 11T Pro will be one of the first devices to get MIUI 13 in India (January 15th)

    Xiaomi 11T Pro will come with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced version out-of-the-box and it will be one of the first phones in India to receive MIUI 13. Along with these, the device will get 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security updates.

    MIUI 13 stable beta version available for Xiaomi Mi 10S (January 12th)

    Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 13 stable beta version for Xiaomi Mi 10S in China. The update is available only for users who signed up for the beta program and the update size is 4.7 GB. Xiaomi is expected to announce the stable update for other users soon.

    MIUI 13 stable version released for Mi 11 Lite 5G (January 8th)

    The Mi 11 Lite 5G in China has been updated to the MIUI 13 stable version. The update is only available for testers part of the beta program. Xiaomi is expected to release a stable update for the general public from late January.

    MIUI 13 stable update out for Mi 11 and Xiaomi Pad 5 (January 4th)

    Xiaomi has kicked off the rollout of its latest custom Android skin MIUI 13. The update is now available for download on Mi 11 and Xiaomi Pad 5 series in China. It’s said to be a stable update for testers in the closed beta channel.

    MIUI 13 global update roadmap revealed (January 1st)

    Xiaomi has revealed its initial update roadmap for the global MIUI 13 rollout. The company has plans to roll out its latest custom skin to as many as 19 smartphones outside China, reports Xiaomiui. This first batch will reportedly get MIUI 13 based on Android 12 starting January. The list includes

    • Mi 11
    • Mi 11 Ultra
    • Mi 11i
    • Mi 11X Pro
    • Mi 11X
    • Xiaomi Pad 5
    • Redmi 10
    • Redmi 10 Prime
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE
    • Redmi Note 8 (2021)
    • Xiaomi 11T Pro
    • Xiaomi 11T
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    • Redmi Note 10
    • Mi 11 Lite 5G
    • Mi 11 Lite
    • Redmi Note 10 JE

    MIUI 13 launch on December 28th

    Xiaomi has officially announced that its upcoming MIUI 13 will be launched on December 28th alongside the flagship Xiaomi 12. The custom skin will be introduced in China first. The MIUI 13, as you may know, will also be based on the latest Android 12 software.

    List of the first batch of devices eligible for MIUI 13 update leaked (December 20th)

    Ahead of the rumoured MIUI 13 launch on December 28th, a list of the first batch of smartphones that will be receiving the new update has been leaked. The list includes handsets from both Xiaomi and Redmi. The Xiaomi 11 Ultra and Xiaomi 11, along with Redmi K40 and K40 Pro+, could be the first phones to get the latest MIUI 13 update. The update will be released for phones in the Chinese market first, followed by other regions.

    MIUI 13 supported devices (December 6th)

    Xiaomi’s new custom skin is expected to arrive in as many as 118 smartphones. That said, smartphones, launched in 2019, will be getting the MIUI 13 version based on Android 11, while the rest will get the Android 12-based custom skin.

    MIUI 13 update in on track (November 15th)

    The MIUI 13 has been teased by Redmi GM, Lu Weibing. He claims that the upcoming custom Android skin from Xiaomi is on track. This suggests that the MIUI 13 launch could launch in the coming weeks. The Chinese version is likely to be released first, followed by the global version in the coming months.

    MIUI 13 launch by the end of this year (November 4th)

    Earlier this month, Xiaomi’s founder, Lei Jun confirmed that MIUI 13 will be released by the end of this year. He added that the new skin would bring a lot of changes to further enhance the user experience.

    Mi 11 and Redmi K40 series to get MIUI 13 update first (October 5th)

    MIUI 13 update will roll out to a long list of devices. Among them, the Redmi K40 series and Mi 11 series are rumoured to be the first. The handsets are expected to get the MIUI 13 update based on Android 12. The series comprises Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11, Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro+.

    MIUI 13 will bring 3GB additional RAM to Xiaomi phones (July 24th)

    MIUI 13 update will reportedly have memory expansion technology, which is said to allow phones with limited RAM to utilise a portion of the storage as RAM for better performance and multitasking. The software is said to add an additional 3GB of RAM on top of the physical RAM on Xiaomi devices.

    MIUI 13 features leaked (July 21st)

    Back in July, key MIUI 13 features were leaked by the Chinese tipster Bald Panda. The tipster claimed that have multiple new features, the most significant change over the MIUI 12 being the design and look. The MIUI 13 is also said to bring new animations and fonts, redesigned app icons, and fresh wallpapers. The custom skin will include a floating window for games and a virtual RAM feature as well.