MIUI 12 has been no less than a buggy mess. And while MIUI 12.5 sure has brought a bunch of improvements, our overflowing bug tracker is a testament to the fact that there is still plenty that Xiaomi needs to fix.

There are still plenty of reports of poor RAM management, stutters, delayed notifications, and many more problems.

Some devices like the Poco X3 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro have even suffered performance downgrades following the update.


Thus, all eyes are currently on the upcoming MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update that implements a slew of fixes for some of the most commonly faced problems on MIUI 12.5.

The update has already been rolled out for every eligible device in China. But the eligibility list is only comprised of flagship devices at the moment and Xiaomi is yet to reveal any plans for a global rollout.

Anyway, the latest problem bothering those on MIUI 12.5 is the disappearing home screen icons issue. The exact trigger for it is unknown but it seems to occur randomly or after tapping on the icon.


Hello i have been facing issue since i have updated into version MIUI 12.5.20. The issue is when i click an icon, in order i want to open it, then that app disappears. The square boundary is visible but icon is invisible.

My Redmi note 10 icons disappear most of the time. What is the issue?

A couple of users also reported that it happens when dragging/moving any icon. Affected devices are multiple with most of them running MIUI 12.5.

When the bug strikes, the home screen icon may disappear completely along with its text underneath or may leave an outline. To restore it, one has to reboot their device or perhaps force close the launcher app via Settings.

Nevertheless, the disappearing home screen icons issue of MIUI 12 and MIUI 12.5 shouldn’t stick for long now considering that it has now been acknowledged.


MIUI User Experience Optimization Announcement Vol. 4 on the Mi Community reports that the bug has been reported to the concerned teams and that there will be “continuous optimization.”

Of course, the investigation is still in its early stages so an ETA for a fix hasn’t been provided. Thus, we recommend keeping an eye on our dedicated MIUI 12.5 bug tracker.

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