There are many handy settings in the settings menu of a Xiaomi device. of various camera modes and effectsuntil gestures to make your daily life easier. When it comes to Android mobile, there is always something new to learn about its components. For example, the USB connection of your Xiaomi hides cool features you might not know about.
Did you know that you can turn your mobile into a modem to share the Internet? It is only one of three things you can do with your Xiaomi’s USB connection. Are you interested in knowing the other two? So read on.
Three things to do with your Xiaomi’s USB connection
Your Xiaomi’s USB port is the gateway to various basic and advanced functions beyond simple file transfer. Therefore, today we are going to show you three things that you can do using the USB connection of your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO mobile.
1. Change default USB settings
Usually, when you connect your Xiaomi to your computer or laptop, the system asks you what action you want to perform. If you want to save a few seconds, the developers menu allows you to change default usb settings. That way, when you plug the device back in, it immediately takes the action you want.
Changing the default USB settings is a fairly simple procedure. Moreover, it is reversible. Just follow these steps:
- Go inside Settings.
- Come into Additional Settings > Developer Options.
- Go to ‘Networks’.
- Click “Change default USB settings”.
- Then choose the option you prefer.
Each option has a specific function. MIDDAY is a standard for working with musical equipment and PTP it is for transferring photos only. Here we leave you a link to learn more about it.
2. Turn your Xiaomi into a modem
Thanks to the USB connection, you can turn your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO into a modem for compare Internet of your data 3G, 4G or 5G. The function is quite similar to the mobile hotspot, but designed for computers that do not have a network card or cannot connect to a WiFi network. Here’s what you need to activate it:
- Connect the mobile to the USB port of your computer or laptop. Otherwise, the switch will output as disabled.
- Go inside Settings > Mobile hotspot.
- Enable the ‘USB connection’ switch.
In this way, the mobile will start sharing its data plan and the computer will identify it as if it were a modem. You can also change the default USB settings so that the device share internet every time you connect to it.
3. Enable USB debugging of your Xiaomi
USB debugging is a feature intended only for advanced users or application developers. The parameter allows data to be exchanged between an Android mobile and the computer in order to debug developed applications.
A developer can use his Xiaomi’s USB debugging to interact with the mobile in real time and receive information that the screen does not usually display. Additionally, debug mode allows developers to test your work without needing an emulator using ADB commands.
If you’re into app development, you probably already know how to enable this mode, but if you’re just a curious reader, here are the steps:
- open Settings.
- Access in Additional Settings > Developer Options.
- Go to the ‘Debugging’ section.
- Enable the switch ‘USB debugging’.
It should be noted that this function does not should be used by advanced users. Note that the option is ideal for installing custom ROMs, modifying pre-installed applications, controlling the device from your computer and many other things.
Activating the USB debugging of your Xiaomi in itself does not carry any risk because you can deactivate it at any time and it only works when connected to a computer. However, if you don’t need to use it, you can leave it as it is.
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