After the Exciting News of upcoming MIUI 11 Beta Testing every Xiaomi and Redmi devices, users are waiting to experience the New MIUI 11 before its Launch, since Xiaomi teased about the Beta testing of MIUI 11. Since a long time, MIUI has traditionally lacked an app drawer, forcing users to rely on third-party launchers. That’s about to change soon with Xiaomi actually testing an app drawer in stock MIUI launcher alongside app shortcuts.
With the Latest Leaked MIUI alpha build Launcher version 188.8.131.525-06141703, is finally getting an app drawer. Users should be able to tap on the middle button in the app bar at the bottom of the home screen to open the app drawer. For now, a swipe from the bottom does not appear to open the app drawer.
When the app drawer is expanded, the recently used apps are placed on the top while other apps are listed, as usual, in alphabetical order. There’s a downward-facing arrow on the top which users can tap on the button to collapse the app drawer. You can’t swipe down on the app drawer to close it for now but you can use the back button. It is Probably because it is still in Alpha Stage of testing, it will be fixed and Improved with the Newer Versions.
The MIUI launcher alpha also gets 3D Touch. These are sets of quick actions which show up when the app icon is long-pressed. Released with iOS, 3D allows users to launch any specific part of the app directly to perform certain key tasks.
The MIUI launcher is in the alpha stage of development which means we can expect it to get refined over time. For now, the launcher may not be very stable or might crash during usage, so we’d not recommend you to use it as your default launcher. If you still want to give it a try, you can download it using the link below. Do note that unlike the POCO Launcher, this launcher is limited only to smartphones running MIUI.
This launcher can be soon Implemented on MIUI 10 or the Latest Upcoming MIUI 11. We have no idea as to when Xiaomi intends to launch this formally but we hope it is soon.