MIUI is on its way to 10 years old. The Xiaomi compatibility layer has been running on Android since August 16, 2010, and since then has kept other features intact. One of them is that all apps are deployed, distributed on desks, in the purest iOS style he imitated at his birth.
But now it looks like everything is about to change. The latest beta versions of the Xiaomi launcher have shown how the Chinese company is launching that it might work, if we wish, in the app drawer which is already traditional on Android. The official update hasn't arrived yet, but shows you how to get it early.
Looks like we have MIUI 11
The first, and probably only, requirement is that we must meet to work this app drawer in Xiaomi ahead of time MIUI 11, the latest version of the layer. The beta is installing a wardrobe in one of its latest models before the last one, and our phone will have to be updated to MIUI 11 to install the latest version.
If you need to Know what type of MIUI is included on your phone, it will be enough for you to turn on system settings and test them yourself. The way to access this information is as follows:
Settings> About Phone> MIUI Type
Any MIUI version number above 11.0.0 will be high enough to test the latest version of the program launcher, thus awaiting the official arrival of the program with an update provided by Xiaomi itself. So, if you already have MIUI 11, we go for the app drawer.
Activating the app drawer in Xiaomi before the official update
Waiting for the official Xiaomi update that will bring us a pre-installed app drawer to make go to APKMirror, a repository of well-known Android .apk files. There, we can find the latest released version, which only users referred to the MIUI beta program enjoy.
We'll need to download RELEASE-220.127.116.119-02041140 Xiaomi Launcher, available at the following link:
Once the .apk file has been downloaded to our Xiaomi phone with MIUI 11, we can install it directly. The application may ask for additional permissions, since Internet browsers (Chrome for us) are not authorized to install .apk files directly. We give you permission to install and when ready, our launcher will be renewed
With the featured version of the launcher installed, it's only left to navigate your Xiaomi settings and activate the app drawer
With everything installed, we need to go to system settings to activate our new working wardrobe. The procedure is as follows:
Settings> Home Screen> Home Screen> With App Drawer
(If at any time we want to go back, just repeat the path and select "Normal" and return multiple desktops).
Being a new project, MIUI doesn't have any configuration for our desktop icons, so once we've used it we'll have to put it on our own. Now, yes, we have to uninstall those apps we want to have. The rest will be stored in the app drawer and other apps installed in the system.