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, 7 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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Mic Won’t Work with Front Panel – Noise Instead of Voice [AORUS Pro]

Headphones and mic jacks

The Question

Question: Hi! I have a problem with the mic and sound recording on my PC. I recently bought a new computer based on Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro and Core i7 9700k CPU. I installed Windows 10 x64 Pro and all updates. Everything works fine: I can listen to music, I can use my headphones and mic when connected to the rear panel. But the mic doesn’t work when I plug my headset in the 3.5 jack on the front panel. The sound plays fine but the mic produces the strange noise.

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Telegram Displays Deleted Contacts and Adds Them to Google Contacts – How to Fix The Sync Problem on Android

fix Contact Sync in Telegram

From time to time I here such questions from my friends:

  • Why does my Telegram app display people that I deleted from contacts a very long time ago?
  • When I installed Telegram and allowed it to restore from its server backup it added old contacts to my Google Contacts app and now there is a mess there! How can I fix that?
  • How can I delete a contact from my Telegram messenger? I removed that person from the Contacts app on my Android phone but it is still on my contact list in Telegram!

In this article I will explain why you can see deleted contacts in Telegram (or vice versa – why you don’t see people who you recently added to Google Contacts in Telegram) and how to fix the problem.

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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