How to Change Lock Screen Xiaomi?

change the lock screen image

Updated: July 17, 2023

This article contains instructions for changing the background image and style of the lock screen. This will allow you to add some variety to the design, as well as expand the functionality of the lock screen.

How do I change the Xiaomi background?

Replacing the background image only allows you to change the image on the lock screen. This action does not affect the style or preset effects. To change the background, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Themes” app.
  2. Go to the Custom Settings tab.
  3. Click the “Wallpaper” button.
  4. Choose one of the suggested standard backgrounds.
  5. To install another picture, click the “+” button. In the new window, select the application where the picture is located: Gallery, Explorer, Gogole Photo, etc.
Xiaomi lock screen customization menu.
Xiaomi lock screen customization menu.

It is also available to download images from the built-in store. To view and download pictures, go to the middle tab with pictures. Select the background you like and click the download button. At the bottom of the selected picture, click on the “Install” button.

In the pop-up panel, select the “Install on lock screen” option. If you want to install the picture on the desktop as well, then click the “Install everywhere” button.

If you want to “add” a shortcut to your desktop or refuse by clicking “No, thanks”.

Now when you unlock the screen, the picture you selected will be displayed.

How can I change Xiaomi Theme?

Replacing a theme allows you to change the desktop, lock screen, system icons, and installed applications. You can selectively replace elements or completely replace them. This allows you to apply only the elements you like from the theme, for example, the image of the downloaded theme without changing icons. To change theme follow next steps:

  1. Launch the Themes app.
  2. Click the user settings tab.
  3. Click the “Themes” button.
  4. Select a topic available from the list.

On the preview page, specify what you want to apply: the lock screen background, desktop background, system icons, and application icons. Press the “apply” button to save the selected settings. Wait for the installation process to complete, which usually takes 3-5 seconds. This completes the installation step.

To use themes from other users and developers, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Themes app.
  2. On the first tab with topics, click on the “categories” button.
  3. Select the category you are interested in.
  4. Pick a theme.
  5. On the preview page, take a look at the elements within the theme and the images.
  6. Click the “Free Download” button to download.
  7. Wait for the download to complete.
  8. To apply a theme, go back to the “Themes” application’s main menu. Go to the last tab where you click on the “Themes” button.

Changing the style of Xiaomi lock screen

Changing the style allows you to change the location and number of items on the lock screen. For example, add more app icons for quick access from the lock screen. Follow next steps:

  • Launch the Themes app.
  • Click the user settings tab.
  • Click on the “Lock Style” button.

Only 1 style is available by default. To get new styles, you need to download more design themes. If there is more than one style, choose any style you prefer. On the preview page, familiarize yourself with the style. Click the Apply button to set the style. Go back to the Lock Style page to customize the style. Click the “Settings” button. On the settings page, set the applications that will be displayed when the screen unlocks.

Changing the Xiaomi lock screen

If the standard lock screen does not suit you, then third-party apps are a good alternative. To do this, just write in the Google Play store search – lock screen, and then select and install the application. The first time you run the app, it will prompt you to configure and install the default program. In the future, the selected program will be used instead of the standard lock screen. To return to the default screen locker, simply delete the previously downloaded lock screen application.

When you buy a new Xiaomi, Redmi, or POCO smartphone, you might inadvertently enable the Glance lock screen option during the setup process. Unfortunately, the option is selected by default. Unless you manually disable it, you’ll continue to see ads on the lock screen.



This article describes in detail how to change xiaomi lock screen. The standard MIUI lock screen app allows you to set your own image, change the design theme or style. If you’re not satisfied with the standard lock screen features, there are plenty of alternatives with customizable effects in the Google Play store.

What questions do you have? Leave messages in the comments at the bottom of the article.


About the author

Alex Gustman

My name is Alexander.
I am the author of articles, reviews and videos on the YouTube channel of I have been testing various electronic devices, mobile games and Android applications since 2012.

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