Xiaomi's MIUI superstructure is one of the most sophisticated systems ever. Owners of Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO or Black Shark smartphones thus have a number of useful functions and tweaks at their disposal, which make our daily lives significantly more pleasant and easier.
Superstructure developers are working hard to constantly improve and eliminate bugs that occur in the superstructure. Recently, however, Xiaomi has pleasantly pleased us with a new feature in MIUI, which definitely has great potential. Misuse of data from stolen smartphones will be more difficult than ever before.
Stolen Xiaomi will be "useless"
More experienced owners of Xiaomi-powered smartphones have probably already encountered the "Lost Mode" feature. In the event of your phone being stolen, this feature can remotely lock your phone, completely erase it, or even mark it on a map. Find out more about remote control in this article.
The above functions work properly as long as you have an internet connection, most often probably mobile data. But what happens if a thief removes your SIM card from your smartphone? Will you lose the internet and therefore this protection? Not quite.
A new interesting feature has appeared in the latest Chinese beta version of MIUI 21.10.14. If you remove the SIM card from the smartphone, a vibration and a 30-second timer will start, during which you must enter the PIN or fingerprint. If you do not do so, the phone will be completely locked, you will not be able to turn it off and it will automatically switch to Lost Mode.
It will be much harder to access data from a smartphone thanks to this new functionality. However, the question remains how and whether the phone can be controlled remotely without a SIM card. We will get answers to these controversies together with the presentation of the MIUI 13 superstructure, which should include this function.
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