[Update: Sept. 11] Xiaomi Android 11 update bugs & issues tracker: Here's the current status

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

Original story (published on December 19, 2020) follows:

Google began rolling out the stable Android 11 update in September after months of beta testing where other OEMs such as Xiaomi also participated.

The first phones to bag the Android 11 beta from Xiaomi were the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Not much later, the company rolled out the new Android version for the Redmi K30 Pro.

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Xiaomi Mi 10

And over the weeks and months, several other phones from Xiaomi got the update to Android 11 via the MIUI closed beta channel.

Cut to now, the stable update is available on a bunch of phones including the Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Poco F2 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro (IN).

To know more about the status of Android 11 for Xiaomi phones, you can check out our dedicated tracker.

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Xiaomi

At present, the Chinese OEM has rolled out the new Android version alongside its MIUI 12 skin. However, we can expect to see several phones get Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 or even MIUI 13 down the line.

Xiaomi is known for adding a host of new features and improvements with its MIUI updates rather than Android version upgrades.

Hence, there should be no significant changes after you get the new Android version on your Xiaomi phone since MIUI version updates and Android version updates aren’t tied together for Xiaomi phones in general.

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That being said, even though Xiaomi is yet to release Android 11 for many eligible phones from its portfolio, users who managed to score the update have come across a few bugs and issues after installing the update.

Of course, most software updates come with their fair share of bugs which are often ironed out with the following monthly patches or hotfixes. So there’s no reason to worry if you encounter a bug since the OEM is likely to fix it sooner rather than later.

For this very reason, we’ve created this article in order to help you keep track of the status of all reported bugs and issues on Xiaomi phones running on Android 11.

We’ll be regularly updating the post with all the latest developments and bugs that users come across after installing Android 11 on their Xiaomi devices so keep an eye on the tracker table below.

New updates will be added in the section below, Xiaomi Android 11 bug tracker follows after this section

Update 1 (December 19, 2020)

06:35 pm (IST): It seems that the swipe up gestures support in third-party launchers is not available on Xiaomi phones running on Android 11. It’s also unclear whether it will be added via subsequent updates or not. Check out more details here.

Update 2 (January 05, 2021)

01:15 pm (IST): Xiaomi recently rolled out Android 11 update to the Mi A3 and it turns out it is bricking devices. As a result, the rollout has been halted and a solution provided here.

05:36 pm (IST): It looks like Xiaomi has fixed the bug that was bricking Mi A3 devices with the update to Android 11 as users are now reporting success installing the re-released version. See details here.

Update 3 (January 28)

02:25 pm (IST): Multiple users of various Xiaomi devices currently on Android 11 are reporting that they are no longer able to use full screen gestures on third-party launchers, but there is a workaround. Details here.

Update 4 (February 10)

07:34 pm (IST): Many users report that video playback on their Mi A3 has started glitching following the Android 11 update. There are green flashes on video recordings, Instagram stories, TikToks, and the like. For more details, head here.

Update 5 (February 11)

01:30 pm (IST): As per a mod, Xiaomi is working on improving the Android 11 chat bubbles feature in latest MIUI beta ROMs and fixing the various bugs associated with it. You can read all about it through this link.

Update 6 (February 12)

06:48 pm (IST): Some Mi A3 users have reported that following the Android 11 update, they are facing performance issues like frequent app crashes, lags, & freezes. Read more here.

Update 7 (February 23)

07:19 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.1 update based on Android 11 reportedly leads to problems with WhatsApp notifications (grouping issues, bad layout) on many Xiaomi/Poco devices. For more details, head here.

Update 8 (March 02)

07:19 pm (IST): MIUI combined with Android 11 seems to be giving everyone a hard time due to a plethora of bugs and performance issues so much so that even a Xiaomi mod admits that they downgraded to Android 10. For more details, head here.

Update 9 (April 02)

06:39 pm (IST): Many users have reported a MIUI 12 Android 11 dual apps storage issue where media fails to load on WhatsApp, Messenger, & other apps. For more details, head here.

Update 10 (April 05)

01:39 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 stable update has apparently addressed some of the most commonly faced bugs and has also brought about increased fluidity. It has also reportedly fixed the notifications layout issue to some degree. Details here.

02:14 pm (IST): The Mi 10 is reportedly still stuck on the September 2020 security patch, at least for some users, and has issues with the camera. Thankfully, a Xiaomi executive has acknowledged the issue and has stated that a bug-fixing update will be released soon.

Update 11 (April 12)

01:44 pm (IST): Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite Widevine L1/L3 issue brought about with Android 11 has been officially acknowledged, forum mod says that fix is set to be rolled out soon. Details here.

Update 12 (May 06)

04:48 pm (IST): The dual apps storage issue has now been confirmed by a Xiaomi executive as being an Android 11 limitation. More details here.

Update 13 (June 04)

05:11 pm (IST): The Android 11 update has indeed done away with support for 3rd-party launchers by breaking gestures on Xiaomi devices, a mod has confirmed.

Update 14 (June 10)

12:16 pm (IST): Several users have complained of lag issues on the Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 following the Android 11 update but a fix is in the works.

Update 15 (June 12)

05:03 pm (IST): Users on MIUI 12/MIUI 12.5 complain about square Messenger chat bubbles issue on Xiaomi and Poco devices following Android 11 update but a fix is in the works.

Update 16 (June 14)

12:48 pm (IST): A forum moderator has now stated that a fix for the square Messenger chat bubbles issue has already been merged with an upcoming update.

01:23 pm (IST): The MIUI dual apps storage issue now has a new workaround. Head here to see it.

Update 17 (June 17)

04:07 pm (IST): The Poco X3 NFC reportedly suffers from lag issues following the Android 11 update and here’s all you need to know.

Update 18 (June 19)

11:16 pm (IST): The lag issues on the Poco X3 NFC following the Android 11 update have finally been acknowledged.

Update 19 (July 01)

05:24 pm (IST): A few Xiaomi and Poco users have complained about a glitchy Control Center that gets stuck occasionally. A fix for the same is in the works though.

Update 20 (July 05)

02:38 pm (IST): The Android 11 update has reportedly fixed network issues like slow internet and bad 4G connectivity on the Poco X3.

Update 21 (July 10)

10:45 am (IST): The dual app feature has gone missing on devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 9A on Android 11-based MIUI 12. Thankfully, a moderator has reported the issues as being known.

Update 22 (July 12)

05:55 pm (IST): Several Xiaomi and Poco device owners have complained that the 3-finger screenshot gesture has stopped working following Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 updates. Details here.

Update 23 (July 13)

02:17 pm (IST): 4K video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is limited to just 8 minutes and here’s what a moderator has to say on the matter:

Up to Android 10, video recording was limited to 4 GB. This restriction was only lifted by Google from Android 11 onwards. The manufacturers circumvented this restriction by simply recording several videos one after the other, unnoticed by the user. But everyone actually had a limitation. Bypassing is possible through alternative apps from the Play Store.
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Update 24 (July 14)

12:51 pm (IST): The Android 11 update for the Xiaomi Redmi 9 is said to bring along several bugs and issues including laggy performance and battery drain. A mod recommends resetting the device.

Update 25 (July 27)

01:24 pm (IST): Some users have complained that the Graphics Driver preferences are missing on their Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (and possibly other devices) within Developer options to which a mod has the following to say.

It is missing in many of the new budget series devices. Not sure why, but many users have found only subtle differences with various drivers. I can only assume that the devs removed this due to user feedback.
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Update 26 (July 28)

01:43 pm (IST): A community moderator has now shed some new light on the Messenger chat heads issue on Android 11 saying that it has been fixed on most flagship-level devices and a fix for the Redmi Note 9 series will be rolling out soon. Details here.

Update 27 (August 02)

12:10 pm (IST): In case you’re wondering where the option to lock apps into the recents disappeared on Android 11 on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 series or any other device, the option has been removed deliberately on some budget devices due to ‘performance issues’.

Update 28 (August 14)

05:45 pm (IST): Several Xiaomi and Poco users have complained about disappearing MIUI 12.5/12 updates but there is a rather simple explanation. Head here to know more.

Update 27 (August 26)

06:45 pm (IST): The audio stuttering issues on the Redmi Note 9 Pro that begun following Android 11 have now been acknowledged. They occur mostly while gaming. A fix for the problem is set to be released soon in the form of an update.

Update 28 (August 28)

02:37 pm (IST): The just released Android 11 update for the Poco M2 Pro reportedly does away with the split-screen feature. This has likely been done in an attempt to improve performance. Perhaps the upcoming MIUI 12.5 update will bring it back once more. There’s also the case of gestures not working on 3rd-party gestures.

Update 29 (September 01)

01:24 pm (IST): The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite suffers from screen flickering issues that began following a recent software update. The problem has been reported to the concerned team:

Thanks for reaching here in MIUI sub forum. Sorry for the inconvenience. This issue is already reported, wait for future updates.
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Update 175 (September 06)

12:28 pm (IST): The latest edition of the MIUI Weekly Bug Report is out and it highlights several issues like Mobile Legends no response issue on the Redmi Note 9, calendar not showing any events on the Redmi 8A Pro, reboot issue on the Redmi Note 10 5G, and screen blinking while playing video on the Redmi 9T.

Update 176 (September 11)

05:28 pm (IST): The Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 8 does away with app icon animations, and causes performance issues and battery drain for some. Head here for details.

Xiaomi Android 11 bug tracker table

NOTE: The table below will be updated continuously to reflect the latest developments.

Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
WearOS sync issues Stable Mi 10/Pro Unacknowledged
System lag/Apps crashing Stable All devices Improvements
Swipe up gestures on third-party launchers not functioning properly Stable All devices Acknowledged
Split-screen feature broken Stable Multiple devices Unacknowledged
Screen freezing issue Stable Mi 10/Pro Unacknowledged
Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
Floating window does not display information correctly Stable Mi 10/Pro Unacknowledged
Wallpaper and theme issues Stable Mi 10/Pro Unacknowledged
Mi Music app compatibility issue Beta All devices Fixed
Super Wallpapers stuck/freezing Beta All devices Fixed
Swipe up gestures not available in third-party launchers Beta/Stable All devices Intended behavior
Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
Bricking devices Stable Mi A3 Fixed
Broken full screen gestures in 3rd-party launchers Stable Mi 10, Poco F2 Pro, etc. Unacknowledged (workaround available)
Green flashes in video playback Stable Mi A3 Unacknowledged
Chat bubbles issues Stable All devices Acknowledged
Performance issues Stable Mi A3 Unacknowledged
Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
Problems with notifications (grouping issues, bad layout) Stable All devices Possibly fixed
Dual apps storage issue: media fails to load on WhatsApp & other apps Stable All devices Escalated
Dated security patch and camera quality issues Indonesian stable MIUI 12 Mi 10 Acknowledged
Widevine downgraded to L3 MIUI 12.1 Mi Note 10/10 Lite Acknowledged
Lag issues, app freezes, input delay 12.1.2.0 Xiaomi Redmi K20/Mi 9T Acknowledged
Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
Square chat bubbles on Messenger Android 11-based MIUI 12 and MIUI 12.5 All devices Fix in the works
Lag and stutter issues MIUI 12.0.8 Poco X3 NFC Acknowledged
Glitchy Control Center that gets stuck MIUI 12 Android 11 Multiple devices Acknowledged
Network issues Poco X3 Possibly fixed
Missing dual apps feature Redmi Note 9/Redmi 9A Acknowledged
Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
3-finger screenshot gesture not working Android 11-based MIUI 12 and MIUI 12.5 Multiple devices Acknowledged
4K video recording limited to 8 minutes Android 11 Redmi Note 9S Explained
Laggy performance and battery drain Android 11 Redmi 9 Workaround
Game driver preferences missing from developer options Android 11 Redmi Note 9S (possibly more devices) Explanation
Missing option to lock apps into recents Android 11 Redmi Note 9 series, others Explanation
Bug/Issue description Beta/Stable channel Device(s) affected Status
Disappearing updates Stable Multiple devices Explained
Audio stuttering Stable Redmi Note 9 Pro Acknowledged
Screen flickering Stable Mi Note 10 Lite Acknowledged
App icon animations gone, performance issues Stable Redmi Note 8 Unacknowledged

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