How to Enable Virtual Memory Extension on Xiaomi Phones

Xiaomi like any phone brand has been working on virtual memory extension, finally, it is at hand, we will teach how to enable this memory extension on a Xiaomi phone, remember that not all Xiaomi phones will get this feature, check the list below to see the phones with this feature, more phones will be added.

As the demand for RAM utilization by operating systems, games, and apps grows, OEMs are concentrating on features such as RAM expansion, read and write speed, and so on. Many OEMs have successfully implemented RAM or RAM Expansion options into their smartphones thus far. Xiaomi is one of these OEMs as well. So, if you have a Xiaomi phone, you may use this technique to activate the memory expansion on your Xiaomi phone.

What is Virtual Memory Extension?

Virtual Memory Extension is a feature available on Xiaomi devices running MIUI 12.5 or later. This new feature does exactly what it says on the tin. By taking up storage, it adds 1/2/3 GB of RAM. That is, you may use 1 GB, 2 GB, or 3 GB of RAM from your internal storage as extra RAM.

Because RAM memory and storage are distinct, the performance of additional RAM acquired from storage will not be identical to that of original RAM, but it will provide some speed improvement. As a result, it is preferable to utilize this function to improve gaming and multitasking performance on your Xiaomi phone.

How much you can increase RAM?

  • Phones with 256GB Storage or more – 3GB RAM
  • Phones with 128GB Storage – 2GB
  • Phones with 64GB Storage – 1GB

MIUI 12.5 Enhanced is an upgrade that prioritizes device performance above new features. Virtual Memory Extension, Atomized Memory, Swift Performance, Liquid Storage, and other performance modes are examples of these. The availability of these modes varies depending on the device. The Memory Extension, on the other hand, is accessible on all Xiaomi phones running MIUI 12.5 Enhanced.

List of Xiaomi Phones with Virtual Memory Extension

  • Mi 10/Pro/Ultra
  • Mi 10 Lite
  • Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Mi 10 Lite Zoom
  • Mi 11/Pro/Ultra
  • Mi 11i
  • Mi 11T
  • Mi 11T Pro
  • Mi CC9 Pro
  • Mi Mix 4
  • Mi Note 10
  • Redmi 10
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X Pro
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K30 Speed
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi K30i
  • Redmi K40 Gaming
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi Note 9T
  • Redmi Note 10 5G
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Poco F3
  • Poco F3 GT
  • Poco M3
  • Poco X3
  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Poco X3 GT
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Series
  • Snapdragon 888/870/865 devices (except Mi Mix Fold)
  • and more

How to Enable Virtual Memory Extension on Xiaomi Phones

  • Make sure your Xiaomi phone is running on the latest MIUI 12.5.
  • Clean your storage (at least 5GB free space recommended) as it will make use of your device’s Internal Storage.
  • Now open Settings on your Xiaomi phone
Virtual Memory Extension
Virtual Memory Extension
  • Navigate to Additional Settings > Memory Extension.
  • Virtual Memory ExtensionHere you can turn on the toggle to enable Memory Extension.

The same RAM Expansion feature is also available on other OEM phones but with different names. So we will be sharing separate guides for different OEMs. In case you have another device and want to increase the RAM of your phone.

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