Recently I updated my phone from MIUI 10 to MIUI 11. I was really happy with the battery backup in MIUI 10. But after upgrading to MIUI 11, I noticed, the battery is draining really fast which made me frustrated. Previously I used to get almost 9+ hours of SOT(screen on time). But after the update, the SOT that I was getting was nearly 6 hours.
I tried several steps to increase the SOT. Most of the users are also suffering from this problem. I hope these steps will help you
MIUI has introduced many features by default which decrease the battery life. If you turn off a few of them, you will notice a dramatic increase in battery backup
System Printing Service – Turn off
Turn off System Printing Service if you are not using it. It continuously searches for printers.
Auto Backups: Turn off
From about phone > Backup & reset > Auto Backup > Turn OFF
Turn Off Location Access
This feature always gives access to your location which drains a lot of battery health. I will suggest to turn it off.
Intelligent WiFi assistant: Turn Off
Wifi > Additional Settings >Wifi Assistant>Turn Off
User experience Program: Turn Off
Passwords & Security > Privacy > User Experience Program > Turn OFF
Turn Off These Features
You can turn off these features based on your own preferences. I turned them off and it helps to extend the battery life.
Settings > Sound & Vibration > Additional Settings
Vibration on TAP
Screen Locking Sound
Dial Pad Tones
Settings > Password & Security > Privacy > User Experience Program > Send Diagnostic Data Automatically > Turn OFF
Few additional Settings
- Reduced sleep time to 30 seconds
- Cleared cache from Storage
- Use the Default Theme
- Notifications Icons from Status Bar
- Show carrier when Device is locked
- App vault
Personalized Ad Recommendations: Turn Off
Settings > Password & Security > Privacy > Ad Services > Personalized Ad Recommendations > Turn Off
Following these few steps, you can get 9+ hours of SOT. I’m getting 9 hours of SOT in MIUI 11.