Xiaomi could let you tap the back of your phone to launch features

Xiaomi could let you tap the back of your phone to launch features

  • Xiaomi is engaged on so-called Back Tap gestures in MIUI 12.
  • This would assist you to faucet the again of your telephone to activate options.
  • There’s no phrase on a launch timeline for the function or gadget availability.

Earlier this 12 months, it emerged that Google was engaged on a function dubbed Columbus. This would permit customers to faucet the again of their telephone to activate numerous features. We then noticed Apple announce the same function for iOS 14 final month, nevertheless it now appears to be like like Xiaomi has joined the celebration as effectively.

XDA member kacskrz uncovered references to so-called Back Tap gestures within the newest Xiaomi MIUI 12 beta builds (h/t: XDA-Developers), they usually have been additionally in a position to exhibit screenshots of the function within the MIUI settings menu. Unfortunately, they weren’t in a position to activate the function on their Redmi Note 7.

MIUI 12 back tap gesture XDA 1
MIUI 12 back tap gesture XDA 2
MIUI 12 back tap gesture XDA 3

The screenshots do present us what to anticipate from the function although, confirming double faucet and triple faucet gesture choices. It additionally exhibits that these gestures can be utilized to show off the display screen, toggle the torch, shut apps, allow split-screen view, take screenshots, launch the digicam, and activate the notification shade.

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There’s no phrase on a timeline for again faucet gestures on Xiaomi telephones proper now. It additionally stays to be seen whether or not this shall be restricted to sure gadgets or obtainable for all/most telephones operating MIUI 12.

It however looks as if different to Google’s Active Edge squeezes and devoted {hardware} keys. So hopefully we see this implementation and Google’s take come to Android telephones quickly.

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