Xiaomi is known for supporting its devices for a long period of time. They roll out several MIUI version updates even to their old devices. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 was launched back in 2019. The brand has now started rolling out the MIUI 12.5 update to the device. This update is currently being rolled out in China. The MIUI 12.5 update for Xiaomi Redmi 7 comes as firmware version V18.104.22.168.QFLCNXM.
This update brings various new features to the Redmi 7. MIUI 12.5 for Xiaomi Redmi 7 brings a galore of changes to the system animations, the Notes application as well as the Browser. With MIUI 12.5 Xiaomi claims that they have reduced the number of preloaded bloatware on Xiaomi devices. You can read other new features of MIUI 12.5, here. Xiaomi has already released this version of MIUI for several other devices such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite, Redmi K30 4G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.
MIUI 12.5. Yours alone.
New: Response to gestures is now instant.
New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.
New: Nature mix is a new exciting way of creating your own notification sound system.
New: Hundreds of system sounds that represent animals from all around the world.
New: Stereo system sounds.
New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.
New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
New: Privacy risk scanner.
New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.
New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
New: Dynamic layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
New: Convert images to PDF.
New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.
New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
New: Custom themes for keyboards.
New: Font weight adjustment options for third-party fonts.
Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.
New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
Optimization: Pages load much faster now.
The update is currently being rolled out in batches in China. Xiaomi Redmi 7 owners in CHina can manually check for the update by navigating to Settings > About Phone > System Updates. Users who can’t wait for the OTA can manually flash the update using the recovery ROM (Download Link).