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How to use MIUI 8 Recorder for Xiaomi devices

how to use MIUI 8.2 call recorder app

The Chinese Smartphone manufacturer-Xiaomi came with a bunch of surprises last week. For those who don’t know, Xiaomi released two 7.0 Nougat versions- the MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM and the China Stable ROM which added new features out of the box. The new Call Recorder App is one of those and can be used on your Xiaomi and Redmi series devices. Unfortunately, the app can only be used on Xiaomi and Redmi devices. Moreover, we will show you how to use the app with the detailed explanation given below.

Supported Devices:

As the app can only be installed or used on Xiaomi devices, here’s a list of Supported Devices on which you can use the recorder app. So check compatibility of your Phone:

Redmi devices:

  • Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3/Prime, Redmi 3S/Prime, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm.

Mi devices:

  • Mi 3, Mi 4,  Mi 4i,  Mi Max 32GB, Mi 2/2S, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Note.

It is important to note, to use the new features in MIUI Recorder app you need to have the latest MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM on your device. Some of you might not have installed or received the latest MIUI 8.2 OTA(over-the-air) update last week for some reasons. So to install it manually, you can find the direct download links from the MI Forums here-> Download.

Download and install the Apk via Updater on your phone, if you have a rooted phone or flashed a custom ROM then you may not be able to install the apk. So, head over to this detailed tutorial on how to install the ROM–> Download MIUI 8.2 for Xiaomi Devices Global Stable ROM. After installing the update you will get the new Recorder app on your device.

How to use MIUI 8 Recorder for Xiaomi devices?

Call Recording: Call recording is very useful tool in our day to day lives, so we never miss out any important things on call, especially for those people who take business notes on their phone. To activate call recording on your phone, open the Call recorder app> Go to the recorder settings> and turn on call recording. You will also get a bunch of options like, select the Call recording quality from High, Standard and Low, Lock screen notifications, mute ringer when recording. To get a better picture please refer the screenshots given below:

miui 8 recording quality settings

miui 8 call recorder settings

If you haven’t activated this feature on your phone yet, obviously for some reasons, you can also activate call recording while an ongoing call immediately using this method. Here’s how you can do it- enabling the call record option in the In Call UI when you are on a call and the call recording will be saved to your device.

activate call recorder in call


Audio Recording and File Storage Location:

The Mi Team has also added new audio recorder so you could record a quick audio, or capture your favorite songs. The most important feature that you get is, you can find the recordings according to the date and time to save your precious time as compared to the previous update. Also, the Recorded calls and voice recordings have been separated for the convenience of the users. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

normal recording miui 8

miui8 recording storage location

If you like the features or find any issues using it, please let us know through the comments section below.



















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