Mi PC Suite User’s Guide
The Mi PC Suite is the proprietary utility software for all Xiaomi smartphones. This can be used to backup or do some changes to your Xiaomi device.
Getting Started with Mi PC Suite
Step 1 (Download and install)
Download and install Mi PC Suite on your computer. The installation window will appear after running the installer, as shown below.
Step 2 (The Mi PC Suite main page)
After installing, run the application and you will see the main page. From here you can do a lot of things like managing files, apps, photos, videos, notes, music, messages, contacts and most importantly phone backups. You can also restore, system upgrade and flash the ROM.
Step 3 (Connecting your smartphone)
Connect your phone via your USB cable and it will auto-detect and use your PC’s internet connection.
You can turn this off by accessing the notification shade from your device. However, it will automatically turn on if you use Screencast.
Step 4 (Screencast for Mi3 and Mi4 only)
If you click on Screencast, it will cast your phone’s display to your PC. It is a sleek feature that even gives you control over your phone through your PC.
Step 5 (Backup interface)
Here you can backup your phone’s data and manage all previous backups.
Step 6 (Update interface)
Here you can perform a system update for your Xiaomi smartphone and check the changelog of the update.
Using Mi PC Suite Tools
At the homescreen, connecting your phone in Fastboot mode will automatically open the dialogue for fastboot flashing.
Stable and Beta fastboot ROMs
Pick between Stable and Beta let it run. It’ll first download the fastboot ROM then flash it in.
Note: This method only executes the flash_all script, meaning all data will be wiped from phone.
After a successful flashing, it’ll show another dialoge and your phone will then boot up.
Other Mi PC Suite Tools
Manage your files
You can manage all files on your phone and transfer data between your phone and PC with the File Explorer.
Manage your apps
Check, unintall, restrict network access and install new applications on your phone using your PC, just by using the App tab.
Manage your photos
Access the Photo tab to import or export and check your photos on your phone.
Enlarge photo by double clicking on it.
Manage your videos
Similar to the Photo manager, the Video manager offers functions to import/export as well as watching the videos by double clicking on it.
Manage your music
The Music manager allows mass managing of music files as well as playing the files through your PC.
Manage your messages and contacts
Messaging and Contacts allows users to manage messages and contacts on their phones besides the capability to send messages.
Manage your notes
At the Notes tab, you can edit and manage your notes, change the colour tag, reminder, add in graphics and check lists. All will be synced with your phone.
Give feedback or ask for help
If you encountered any problems or bugs while using the MI PC Suite, feel free to send some feedback.