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How to Enable and Use Shortcut Sidebar in MIUI (Instructions)


The software MIUI of Xiaomi also has one sidebar (SideBar), which contains the apps and settings you use most often

You can access this sidebar by swiping right from the home screen on your device, and it contains a list of various apps like calendar, clock, flashlight, settings and more.

This way, you can quickly access any app installed on your smartphone by swiping right on the MIUI sidebar through a menu from which you can launch your chosen apps.

This is a very useful feature that makes your smartphone much more user-friendly, and in this article we will give you a detailed guide on how to enable and use this useful feature in MIUI.

How to enable sidebar

Activating it is quite easy. Just follow the steps below.

Open the application of settings. Then scroll down to the “Special functions". And then find the “Side bar” (may be different for some other MIUI versions). And from there, enable the feature.

There is also the official video from Xiaomi on how to activate the feature, you can watch it below.


As you can see, it has quite a few features. It allows the user to quickly launch an application from the sidebar in a floating window state and in fact, if you use MIUI 13 based on Android 12 or later, you can also enable more than one app at once, along with the ability to minimize them.

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