[Update: Dec. 02] Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) MIUI 12 update: List of reported bugs & issues

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on October 16, 2020) follows:

The Pocophone F1, sold in India as the Poco F1, has had a pretty decent run since its debut back in 2018. The first device from Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Poco, has recently bagged the much-awaited MIUI 12 update.

Pocophone F1

The journey to this build has not been smooth. Users have been subjected to long waits, conflicting reports from the company among many other twists and turns. Check out our detailed coverage of this.

Mark you, the current build MIUI 12.0.2 is a re-release over the initial rollout, MIUI 12.0.1. That build was scrapped over a couple of bugs and issues, some that we’ve covered here.

We know that no piece of software is perfect. And unfortunately, the same applies to Xiaomi and this new build of MIUI 12 for the Poco F1. A few issues have continued to crop up, even after this bug-fix update.

This post is set to highlight some of the issues that users of MIUI 12 on Poco F1/Pocophone F1 have been facing.

Users of the Poco F1 running MIUI 12 are reporting being unable to record slow-motion videos on their devices.

miui 12 poco f1 no slow motion video

This issue has since been reported to Xiaomi and we’re awaiting official acknowledgment and a way forward.

Another bug being reported has to do with the overheating when recording 4K video that reportedly caused the MIUI 12 update to be delayed.

poco f1 miui 12 still overheating

We’ve talked about this persistent issue here and at the time of writing, we hadn’t received any communication from Xiaomi on the same.

The number of affected users continues to rise (1,2,3) and this could indeed be a resurgence of the same old issue.

Some other problems reported include rapid battery drains, laggy animations, issues with touch responsiveness among others.

Below are some other bug reports we came across:

But there is a bug while registering contact, space bar doesn’t work in the field of name

We’ve looked at the issue reported above and there is a workaround for this bug. You can learn more in our coverage here.

miui 12 poco bug

MIUI 12’s system wallpapers also seem to be missing for a number of users on the Poco F1.

miui 12 poco no wallpapers

We shall continue to keep an eye on the feedback from these users and update in case any other bugs surface.

You might also want to keep an eye on our MIUI 12 Global update bug tracker and the Poco F1 super thread for more info.

Update 1 (November 10)

IST 02:52 pm: The missing YouTube option from the MIUI 12 App Vault on the Poco F1 seems to be the result of some bugs which forced Xiaomi to remove it from the App Vault. Head here to know more.

Update 2 (November 16)

IST 10:47 am: Many Poco F1 users who have the MIUI 12 update installed on their devices with Airtel SIM cards are encountering bootloop issues. The problem, however, seems to be affecting other Xiaomi and Poco phones too. Head here for the full story.

Update 3 (December 02)

IST 02:30 pm: Fresh reports from Poco F1 users suggest that many are facing issues while trying to stream content on Amazon Prime after installing the MIUI 12 update. To know more about the problem, head here.

NOTE: We have these and many more Xiaomi stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section.

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