The tall 18:9 aspect ratio screen has been the thing when it comes to smartphones as of late, and it seems like there is no stopping it. While it is certainly beneficial because of having more content seen on the screen at the same time, not everyone has huge hands to maneuver around a large phone.

In its latest MIUI 9.5 software update, Xiaomi gave its users an option to navigate around their big smartphones using their full-screen gestures. This new feature saves Xiaomi users from doing hand and finger acrobatics just to reach the sides, top, and bottom of the screen. Considering how things are evolving into the 19:9 aspect ratio in more recent smartphones, it looks like we are never going back to the old 16:9 standard again.

Xiaomi is one of the most active mobile manufacturers when it comes to software and they are showing their strength by looking after their consumers. The new MIUI 9.5 full-screen gestures can be used to replace the on-screen buttons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5 Plus, Mi Mix 2S, and Redmi 5. We also expect this feature to show up on future Xiaomi smartphones as well.


For smartphones running on MIUI 9.5, here are the steps to do to enable the full-screen gestures functionality.

Step 1: Unlock the phone and find the ‘Settings’ icon and click it.

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Step 2: Scroll to and enter the ‘Full-screen Display’ option.

Step 3: Toggle on the ‘Full-screen Gestures’ setting.

Step 4: Finish the tutorial. Voila! You now have navigation gestures enabled on your Xiaomi smartphone.

Xiaomi Full-screen Gestures Navigation Commands

Go to Home: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Go to Recent Apps: Swipe up and pause in the middle of the screen for a couple of seconds.

Go to the Previous Screen: Swipe from the right edge all the way to the left, swipe from the left edge all the way to the right.

That’s it. Let us know if you’re having any problems, or if you have tried this new feature already. Feel free to drop a comment down below.

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