How to activate the secret menu of Xiaomi's MIUI 13

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Each time a new update such as that of the MIUI 13, one wonders what smartphone software is hiding Xiaomi. Just look at the amount of tips and tricks that you can put in place on them as I recommend you in this comprehensive guide. And given that to more and more people (also in Italy) the update to MIUI 13, I decided to take the opportunity to reveal another trick that could prove to be particularly useful.

Inside the MIUI 13 there is a secret menu to test Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO

If you are a particularly geek Xiaomi user, you may have heard of a secret menu: know that it is also present within MIUI 13. I refer to a special feature that Xiaomi has implemented to allow users and repairers to test the hardware of devices. A useful feature if you have a Xiaomi, Redmi and smartphone or tablet POCO which is having malfunctions. Before sending it for assistance, in some cases it may be useful to use it. Here's how to access it:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on "System info"And select the item"All specifications"
  • Click repeatedly on the item "Kernel version"
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There is also another method, which is to type the number into the telephone dialer * # * # * # * # 6484. Either way, you will have access to the so-called CIT menu that Xiaomi has also included within the MIUI 13. An acronym that stands for Control and Identification Toolbox and which indicates the menu from which you can test all (or almost) the hardware components of the phone.

xiaomi secret menu hardware menu cit miui 13

Here is the complete complete list of tests that you can run on your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO:

  • Software and IMEI information
  • SIM card
  • MicroSD support
  • Vibration test
  • Keyboard test
  • Notification LED
  • Touch sensor
  • Display
  • Receiver
  • Lower speaker
  • Top speaker
  • Main microphone
  • Top microphone
  • Ear capsule
  • FM radio
  • Wi-Fi AP Scan
  • Wi-Fi address
  • Bluetooth scan
  • Bluetooth address
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Brightness sensor
  • Rear camera
  • Front camera
  • Macro camera
  • Depth camera
  • Camera for bokeh
  • Battery indicator
  • Charging test
  • OTG
  • NFC test
  • GPS
  • SAR values
  • Fingerprint reader test
  • Fingerprint reader input test

In addition, if you click on the 3 dots at the top right and select "Additional tools"You will have the following additional entries:

  • Bluetooth test
  • Wi-Fi test
  • Wi-Fi sniffer test
  • Accelerometer calibration
  • Gyroscope calibration
  • Camera calibration
  • Touch sensor
  • Speaker calibration
  • SAR sensor calibration
  • SAR authentication
  • Modem test
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