Xiaomi Mi 6 gets Android Oreo update with optimizations and improvements

Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi launched the flagship smartphone from the company in the Xiaomi Mi series which has been named as the Xiaomi Mi 6. Now, it is known that the truest flagship smartphone from Xiaomi is launched in Mi series every year and we are waiting to see the launch of Xiaomi Mi 7 this year as well. Now, as far as the Xiaomi Mi 6 is concerned, the company did not launch this smartphone in India for some reason but the smartphone was available in the Chinese markets only. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 5 which was launched in India.

At the time of launch of Xiaomi Mi 6, the smartphone came with Android 7.0 Nougat which was the latest version of Android available along with Xiaomi’s custom Android skin MIUI on top. Now, as far as the flagship smartphones are concerned, it is expected that they get the latest version of Android very soon and same is the case with Xiaomi Mi 6’s users are well who were waiting for the Android Oreo update on their devices. Now, we have got some positive news for the Xiaomi Mi 6 users are the company has started to release the official Android Oreo update globally to its flagship smartphone.

Now, as far as the update is concerned, it upgrades the smartphone to Android Oreo. Apart from that, there are several improvements and bug fixes along with the latest update as well. The entire changelog of the latest update has been posted down below so that you can have a look. Also, make sure that you install the update on your Xiaomi Mi 6 as soon as the OTA arrives on your device.

Changelog of Android Oreo update for Xiaomi Mi 6


  • Optimization – Android 8.0 update (02-12)
  • Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (02-12)


  • Optimization – Android 8.0 update (02-12)
  • Fix – Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission (02-12)
  • Fix – Apps stopped working in the background (02-12)
  • Fix – WhatsApp force closed in Split screen (02-12)


  • Fix – DTMF issues after pausing VoLTE video calls (02-12)

App Lock

  • New – Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (02-12)


  • New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (02-12)
  • Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (02-12)
  • Fix – Contact search didn’t work properly for Russian and Ukranian (02-12)


  • Fix – OTP messages were grouped with notification SMS (02-12)
  • Fix – Time in Messaging didn’t change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (02-12)
  • Fix – Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (02-12)
  • Delete – Adjustments for Messaging: service and promo SMS, scheduled SMS, and group messages. (02-12)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

  • Optimization – Vibration for notifications during calls (02-12)
  • Optimization – Notification shade response (02-12)
  • Fix – Brightness bar wasn’t displayed in its position (02-12)
  • Fix – A white bar appeared in the Notification shade (02-12)
  • Fix – Lock screen wallpaper wasn’t shown in some cases (02-12)
  • Fix – Notification shade issues (02-12)
  • Fix – The search bar in the Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly (02-12)
  • Fix – Wallpaper Carousel couldn’t load online resources (a Play Store update was required) (02-12)

Home screen

  • New – Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (02-12)
  • Optimization – RAM info isn’t shown in Recents by default. Go to Settings > Home screen & Recents to turn it on. (02-12)
  • Optimization – Animation for clearing cache (02-12)
  • Optimization – Adjusted the button for clearing memory in Recents (02-12)
  • Optimization – Swipe response (02-12)
  • Optimization – Folders open faster (02-12)
  • Optimization – Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (02-12)
  • Optimization – New animation for launching and closing apps (02-12)
  • Fix – Couldn’t close Recents in some cases (02-12)
  • Fix – Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (02-12)
  • Fix – Home screen icons weren’t displayed properly (02-12)


  • Optimization – Redesigned home page (02-12)
  • Optimization – Updated Peach blossom and Asphalt themes (02-1)