MIUI is the firmware for most of the smartphones and tablet computers developed by Xiaomi. The firmware is based on Google’s Android operating system. On February 24, 2016, Xiaomi said that the MIUI ROM had over 170 million users worldwide, and was supported on over 340 handsets. Although the MIUI is built on the Android platform, the default user interface of its earlier iterations closely resembled iOS due to the absence of the app drawer with a grid of icons arrayed in the home panels. Other iOS similarities include the app icons being in a uniform shape, the dialer and in-call interface, the organization of the Settings app, and the visual appearance of toggles in the UI. However, several elements of the latest MIUI 10’s interface resembles or draws inspiration from the 9th iteration of Android- “Pie.” The way notifications are displayed on the notification panel, the lock screen, the quick settings panel and the volume slider is heavily inspired by the aesthetics of Android Pie. This move could be anticipated as Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s was a part of the Android P Beta testing program and ran the stock build of Android 9 Pie’s beta firmware.
Of the new design changes of the MIUI 10, I liked the implementation of the volume slider the best. Though it looks very similar to the one in Android Pie, I like it more than the way the volume slider looks in stock Android Pie. If you are someone who is fascinated by the Xiaomi’s take on the volume slider in MIUI 10, here is how you can get it on your android phone.
How To Get MIUI 10’s Volume Slider?
- Download and install VoluMIUI Pro by Alessio Cotardo on your Android phone.
- Once the installation is complete, open the app and grant all the required permissions. It asks for the following permissions:
- Draw over other apps.
- Access to do not disturb feature.
- Override hardware keys or accessibility service.
- Access to phone state.
And you are done. Congratulations! You just replaced your default volume slider with a volume slider that resembles the one present in MIUI 10.
Note: VoluMIUI Pro does not work on device running anything lower than Android 5.0 Lollipop. Some features like controlling “Do Not Disturb” from the slider does not work for devices running anything lower than Android 6.0 Marshmellow.
This article is based on my experiences with the VoluMIUI Pro running on my Honor View 10 which runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android Oreo.
Also note that I have experienced some inconsistencies while increasing and decreasing the media volumes. The app is in a early state and I hope that this issue gets solved in the upcoming updates.
This is the easiest way to get the MIUI 10’s Volume Slider on your Android Phone. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.