Xiaomi is by far the brand that launches the most mobiles on the market. That, and the low profit margin they use, has allowed them to gain a dominant position in the industry. However, they have also earned a huge responsibility: keeping hundreds of different smartphones up to date. Until now, the Chinese brand has managed to carry this responsibility very well, complying with the update schedule (although not always on time).
But if you are a Xiaomi user, you surely already know how exasperating it is to have to wait up to more than a year for a software update. Yes you do not want to wait so long and by the way you want to help Xiaomi update faster your devices, you should sign up for the MIUI Mi Pilot program. You have no idea what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, keep reading and you will understand all this and more.
What is My Pilot and what is it for?
Mi Pilot is the Xiaomi program that allows you to test the beta versions of MIUI and some brand apps. By being part of this program, you will be able to install MIUI Global beta updates on your Xiaomi before they reach all users.
If you detect bugs or failures, you can report them so that Xiaomi can correct them. If you or anyone else enrolled in My Pilot reports problems, beta update becomes stable update and all corresponding mobiles are sent.
Therefore, the objective of Mi Pilot is none other than to help Xiaomi polish and optimize MIUI updates. Equally, It is used to update your Xiaomi fasteralthough you must bear in mind that this way you will update to a development version that may have bugs or system errors.
How to join Mi Pilot to be MIUI beta tester
How can I become a MIUI beta tester with Mi Pilot? Very easy. You just have to join the program by following a series of steps. Of course, first you must comply with the requirements to be My Pilot:
- Have a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO mobile that still has official support.
- To be 18 years old or more.
- Learn about advanced Android (to repair your mobile in case something goes wrong).
- Have a Mi account and have signed in with it on your device.
- Understand that you will install a beta version of MIUI that may have bugs.
If you have everything it takes, then you can sign up to be My Pilot by clicking the following link:
sign up | Form to be My Pilot
The first thing you must do to fill out the registration form in My Pilot is Accept the terms and conditions. Then, you will have to answer some questions that, among other things, ask you to accept that Xiaomi will collect your Mi account and IMEI number. You will also be asked to enter your Xiaomi account ID, as well as the phone model you have and the version of MIUI you are currently using.
Once you fill out the entire form, all you have to do is wait for Xiaomi to approve or reject your request to join My Pilot.
How do I know if I am My Pilot?
Xiaomi must inform you by mail if you are already part of Mi Pilot or if you were not accepted into the program. In case Xiaomi has not informed you anything, you can enter the following link to verify if you are Mi Pilot or not:
Access | MIUIes app to check if you are in Mi Pilot
At the top right of that page, there is a box where you must write your My ID and press Enter to find out if you are already an active member of the My Pilot program. That’s it!