The Xiaomi Vault app an organizer created by the Chinese manufacturer. The application takes shortcuts to the most used functions of favorite apps, calendar, note field and advanced system tools, allowing the user to find useful resources quickly and in one place. Despite the similar name, it does not do the job of The Vault app, software that creates a virtual safe for sensitive files.
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The Vault app is already installed on phones with MIUI 9. To access it, just slide your finger from left to right on the device's home screen. See how to use the functions and find out what the Xiaomi Vault app is for. The application brings useful functions, such as clearing WhatsApp cache and scanning the smartphone to detect any problems.
What Xiaomi Vault app? Check out the tutorial and learn how to use the manufacturer's native application Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
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Customizing Vault app shortcuts
Step 1. On the MIUI home screen, slide your finger from left to right. You will see four sections: Shortcuts, Advanced Tools, Quick Note and Calendar Events. To customize the shortcuts, first touch the gear icon at the top right of the screen and then enter "Shortcuts";
Way to customize shortcuts in the Xiaomi Vault app Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 2. Tap the "+" sign next to the app features you want to include in the shortcuts. The field has eight positions. If you want to delete one to include another, just tap the "-" sign next to the selected shortcuts. When everything is as desired, tap on the arrow next to "Shortcuts" to return to the previous screen.
Adding more shortcuts to the main functions of favorite apps in the Vault Xiaomi Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
How to clear cache of WhatsApp and other apps with the Vault app
Step 1. The "Advanced tools" offer numerous options for cleaning and optimizing the phone. One of the most interesting is "Clear WhatsApp cache", which allows you to delete messenger trash without having to install other apps, saving space in storage. To use it, tap the function on the home screen of the Vault app and wait for the files to count. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will demonstrate the exclusion of audio files;
WhatsApp cleaning tool native to the Vault Xiaomi app Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 2. You can select one audio at a time or all at once. Press the "Delete selected items" button and grant authorization for Xiaomi to collect the data as needed to use any of the "Advanced tools" features. Once this is done, the data will be deleted automatically;
Xiaomi permission grant required to use advanced Vault tools Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 3. Still in the advanced tools, go to "Find and fix problems on your device" to make a complete assessment of the system. Wait a few moments for the vault to check for any possible failures. At the end, it will display a list of the problems found and their corrections, which can be performed by pressing the respective buttons.
Advanced Xiaomi Vault tools include a function to assess the health of the device as a whole Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
How to put a reminder on your phone screen with the Vault app
Step 1. Tap the "Quick note" field on the Vault home screen to include a plain text note. Type what you want and, at the end, tap "Done". The annotation will now be displayed on the main screen of the Vault application;
Quick note on the Xiaomi Vault app Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 2. Go to "Calendar Events" to view your schedule or add an event. To perform this last task, press "Add event";
Included event on the agenda from the Xiaomi Vault app Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 3. Title the event and add important information, such as duration, reminder time, whether a single event or repeats etc. When you're done, tap the check icon to save the event. When entering "All events" on the Vault home screen, you will see the event you just created with the others;
All user calendar events shown in the Xiaomi Vault app Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 4. In addition to these four main features, the Vault Xiaomi still allows you to include stock exchange stocks, popular games and app recommendations on the home screen. To do this, enter the Vault settings (gear icon described in the first step of this tutorial) and tap the "+" button next to one of these tools.
Included stock exchange tool in Xiaomi's Vault app Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
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