How to Show Notification Badges as Numbers Instead of Circles on Xiaomi Phone

notification badges as numbers on Xiaomi POCO Launcher

In this guide we will explain how to display notification badges as numbers instead of non-informative circles (dots) on Xiaomi MI and Redmi devices.

By default you will see notification circles (dots) when the app has updates. In this case you won’t be able to know exactly how many unread notifications you have. But you can allow MIUI display the counters with numbers to see a little bit more details.

Thus, you will be able to know how many unread messages you have in WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger by just looking at the corresponding app icon on your Android home screen. My personal point of view is that this feature is informative and very cool. And here is how to switch from circles to numbers on Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 and 10.

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How to Make Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6 Record Video in 4K Resolution

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6 shoots 4K video

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro, Note 5 AI Dual Camera) as well as its follower model Redmi Note 6 record video in FullHD 1080p at maximum using its native Camera app. But since the phone has a rather powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU it can shoot video at higher resolutions without problems.

In this guide I will explain how you can force your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 phone record 4K 30 FPS. Besides that, you will learn how to fix app crashes during the video recording and how to improve your video quality.

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View Full Desktop Version of Facebook Site on Android

facebook.com desktop full site

Sometimes you need to access the full version of Facebook site – the same web page as you open on your desktop computer. And here is how. I will show you how to view the full site of Facebook.com on my Google Pixel running Android 9 Pie.

Many people especially those who use Facebook for work prefer working with the full version of their website, even from mobile. They say, it is much more handy and besides that the Facebook app and the mobile version of the official website don’t provide all the features of the desktop variant.  Continue reading

Huawei EMUI: Display Counters Instead of Notification Dots on App Icons

Notification counters Huawei

Do you remember how happy we were when Google rolled out those dots for apps? It seemed so exciting to see dots right on the icons on new message, discussion reply or other event. Some time later the badges appeared and began to compete with dots. There is no doubt that the notification with counters look more informative because they can tell you the exact number of notifications the apps has for you. Personally I prefer to know how many calls I missed or how many messages I received when I gaze at my Huawei phone’s screen. Otherwise, I will need to open each app to find that out. Today I will explain how to display badges with counters instead of dots on Huawei phones running EMUI 8.2. All screenshots taken on my Nova 3i. But the guide is also applicable to other models, such as P20, P20 Pro/Lite, Honor 8X, etc. I will add extra steps as soon as new EMUI version comes out with changes. Continue reading

How to Activate Power Button Ends Call on Huawei EMUI

end call with power button Huawei

You can configure your Huawei phone to end the phone call by pressing the Power button. However, this option is deactivated by default because the manufacturer wants its phone to be as predictable and as intuitively easy to use for the customer as possible. The thing is that the majority of people who are not geeks won’t be happy if their gadget would do something different than turning the screen on and off when they press the power button.  In this guide we will explain how to configure your Huawei phone to end call by pressing the Power button. This option works on P20 Pro, P20 lite, Nova 3i, P9 and any other phone running EMUI.  Continue reading