Xiaomi Redmi Y2/S2 MIUI plagued with bugs - apps force-closing, poor network, battery drain & more

Lately, Xiaomi Redmi Y2 software updates haven’t been the best ones for owners of this device. Sure, Xiaomi did well to unveil the device, also known as Redmi S2 in China, running the then-new Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

As tradition dictates, the Redmi Y2 was expected to receive at least one major Android OS upgrade. While this update has since been pushed to the device, it came with quite a number of issues.


In fact, Xiaomi had to terminate the initial Pie rollout in China after it emerged that it was rolled out accidentally, but the stable rollout later resumed as MIUI While this was happening, the global Redmi Y2 was in limbo.

Owners of the Redmi Y2 had to wait until early last month to receive their update to Android Pie as MIUI The OTA came with a bunch of Pie-inspired features, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

Redmi Y2 stable Pie update arrived as MIUI

A few days ago, the global/Indian variant of the device started receiving a new MIUI update.

MIUI 10.3.4 update for Redmi Y2 (Source)

Rather than bring improvements and much-wanted optimizations, early adopters of this firmware are reporting quite a myriad of issues after the update.

so much bugs after updating MIUI 10.3.4. Please fix tha bugs.

System launcher force closes every time while closing an app Or minimizing an app.


One annoying issue is about the system launcher that constantly force-closes/restarts every time one closes an app or even when minimizing an app. Some users say this issue is related to 3rd-party launchers and can be fixed by reverting to the system launcher.

Now.. it’s working fine.. that force close issue… It was with Poco launcher I switched back to simple launcher and a restart..and its working fine now..but network problem still there.

But there are even more issues being raised by various users ranging from excessive battery drain, poor network connectivity/slow internet speed, background apps force-closing, poor RAM management, and so on.

This update has many bugs…!!
1. Ram management is very poor. We can’t switch one app to another app. It crashes every time. This is the main problem for multitasking.
2. Battery is draining very quickly.
3. Clock widget has an issue of loading sometimes.

After updating my mobile to I’m suffering From network issues I don’t get networks in my mobile..any solution for this please help me with this issues I’m unable to call or use my net.


As of this writing, Xiaomi has yet to push an updated bug-fixing MIUI 10 update to the Redmi Y2. While restarting the phone fixes some of these issues, it only does so on a temporary basis. Our hope is that Xiaomi is working on a bug-fixer and it will roll out soon.

Are you experiencing any of these issues after the update to MIUI on your Redmi Y2 handset? Share your experiences in your comments below.

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