Latest MIUI Launcher Alpha update (v4.22.0.2888) fixes split screen, icon transparency, overlapping buttons, & other Android 11 bugs


Every new software update brings a bunch of unexpected bugs and MIUI is no different. What matters more is how an OEM handles such issues. Several times, OEMs simply choose to ignore but Xiaomi definitely isn’t one of them.

The Chinese company has been constantly fine-tuning MIUI 12 since its very first releases back in May. However, they are also not completely done with adding new features to their Android skin.


As a result, with every fresh update, several existing bugs get fixed along with the introduction of some new ones. And this vicious cycle has been going out for a while now. If interested in more info about this, be sure to go through our dedicated MIUI 12 bug tracker.

With time, all this will of course get smoothed out, but for now, users will have to put up with the minor annoyances.

That said, a good example of all of the above-mentioned is MIUI Launcher which continually receives bug-fixing updates along with fresh feature additions.

The app recently bagged an update that brings about a ton of fixes and bumps up the APK version to and the full changelog for the same has been given below:

Fixed occasional crashes
Fixed the bug of overlapping buttons in edit mode;
Optimized the application explosion effect;
Fixed android R, there is no recommendation bar in desktop settings;
In the recent task layout in the horizontal version, click the most recent task from the app.

Near task virtual key to enter the most recent task when the card end position occasionally appears;
Fix the incorrect transparency of icons in drawer Fast Scroll;
Fixed the “Remove” icon in the ShortCut menu;
Fixed that pressing the menu button does not enter the recent task;
Fixed bugs related to split-screen.
(Translated from Chinese)

In brief, the launcher fixes occasional crashes, split-screen, icon transparency, and overlapping buttons, among other things.

Keep in mind though that these fixes have only been rolled out to the MIUI Launcher alpha branch. FYI, an alpha build is an early release for testing purposes and is meant to introduce new features.

Following this, the build makes it to the beta phase where there may be no feature additions. Rather, the existing stuff is given some nice polishing prior to the stable release.


A configured MIUI launcher homescreen

A similar software development process is followed by the MIUI Launcher and it shouldn’t take long for this release to make it to the stable branch.

If interested in downloading the MIUI Launcher Alpha build, then head over to this APKMirror link.

Do note that, at present, such alpha builds are only officially made available in China and the app may or may not install for you. There’s no harm in trying though.

With that being said, be sure to go through our dedicated MIUI 12.5 update tracker if you have already made it to Android 11.

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  1. Why Alpha launcher v4.0.22.288 was not working on redmi 7