Xiaomi releases Android 11 based MIUI 12.5 update for Mi 9 SE

by Sheetal

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE was launched in February 2019 with powerful new features. Its display screen can provide a refreshed visual experience while reading and browsing the web. The set camera can click beautiful images. In addition, the powerful configuration enables users to perform smooth multitasking.


In terms of software, this phone entered the smartphone market with a pre-installed Android 9 (Pie) operating system and later received Android 10. Now, it has received an Android 11 update with MIUI 12.5.

The official changelog of the update mentions some changes, new features, improvements, and more that you’ll notice after updating your phone. Apart from all these features, this phone also installs the Android Security patch released in March 2021.

Some changes have been made to the user interface and settings page in the latest update. The new settings page has a dedicated wallpaper and personalization page that brings all customization options in one place.

In addition to the wallpaper page, MIUI 12.5 also features a volume panel with a new appearance. The camera application now has cards like UI that can visually display other functions.

Now, the new update enables many system applications to be uninstalled and moved. Talking about privacy, with this new update, you do not need to provide your exact location to any application.

The updated gallery app allows you to create PDFs through the gallery itself, and it also provides you with more filters for image and video editing. In addition, the updated notes application provides a more intuitive ID for your notes, and it also provides drawing tools to make your notes more interesting.

The most interesting feature of the MIUI 12.5 is MIUI +. This allows you to combine your mobile phone and computer into a workstation. Well, this does not only include the MIUI 12.5 update, you can see the full changelog below.

Updated Software Version 

  • Version  V12.5.1.0.RFBCNXM
  • Size – 2.6GB

Download Link

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (China) – Download Link



  • MIUI 12.5. Yours alone.


  • New: Response to gestures is now instant.
  • New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
  • New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
  • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable
  • Updated Android Security Patch to March 2021. Increased system security.
  • Stable MIUI based on Android 11

System animations

  • New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
  • New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.

Privacy protection

  • New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
  • New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
  • New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
  • New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.
  • New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
  • New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
  • New: Privacy risk scanner.
  • New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
  • New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
  • New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
  • Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.


  • New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
  • New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
  • New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
  • New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
  • New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
  • New: Dynamic layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
    All-new Notes.

Floating windows

  • New: Instant messengers now support floating windows.
  • New: Floating windows can be quickly replaced with fullscreen versions of the apps.
  • New: App flashcards Show key info when apps are displayed as floating windows.
  • *Learn more about new features in “Special features”.

Xiaomi Health

  • New: You can measure your heart rate using the camera now.
  • New: Start recording running, walking, and cycling workouts manually, and enjoy lots of online workout classes.

Home screen

  • New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
  • New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
  • New: New design for app folders.
  • New: A vertical layout for Recents.

Xiaomi Cloud

  • New: Convert images to PDF.
  • New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
  • New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
  • New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.

Mi Carrier Services

  • New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.


  • New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
  • New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
  • New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
  • New: Custom themes for keyboards.


  • New: Font weight adjustment options for third-party fonts.
  • Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.


  • New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
  • Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
  • Optimization: Pages load much faster now.


  • Optimization: Local search results are sorted automatically

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