We explain, step by step, how you can activate, in both MIUI and HyperOS, the HEIF format for your photos and thus ensure that they take up less space on your Xiaomi mobile without losing quality.
Although Xiaomi has gone progressively increasing the internal memory of your mobile terminals and the most recent smartphones from the Chinese firm already start at 256 GB, there are still many users who have devices with 64 and 128 GB of memory, which can be insufficient, especially due to the size that both photos and videos currently occupy.
If you are one of them, don’t worry, because today we are going to reveal a simple trick for your Xiaomi mobile thanks to which you will be able to continue taking photos and save storage space on your device at the same time.
How to activate the HEIF format so that your photos take up less storage space
You may not know it, but with the latest Android versions it also came a new image file format called HEIFan acronym that corresponds to High Efficiency Image File Format.
What this new digital image format does is compress their size quite a bit, although without affecting their quality. In this way, thanks to the HEIF format you will be able take photos with HDR and other photo formats such as portrait mode, panorama mode or bokeh mode without this entailing an increase in the size of the photo, since the image will be compressed as much as possible so that take up the least space on your smartphone.
As you may have already guessed, the camera app on your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO mobile allows you activate this image format so that all the photographs you take are saved with the same and so you can continue taking photos without running out of internal memory on your terminal.
To enable the HEIF format on your Xiaomi mobile with MIUI or HyperOS You just have to follow these simple steps:
- Open the Camera app on your Xiaomi smartphone
- Tap on the three horizontal bars icon that appears in the upper right corner of said application
- Click on the button Settings
- Scroll down a little and activate the toggle to the right of the option HEIF format
The only difference between MIUI and HyperOS to activate the HEIF format is that in the new Xiaomi operating system you will have to Tap the arrow at the top of the camera app interface instead of the button with the three horizontal stripes to display its configuration menu.
Once this is done, all the photographs you take with your Xiaomi mobile They will maintain their quality, but will take up much less storage spacesomething that, without a doubt, is always a positive thing, since it will allow you gain memory to save other types of content such as podcasts or music.
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