Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 : Quick Fix To Menu Buttons No Longer Working

Currently using the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the menu buttons no longer work? Here, I’d share a quick fix with you on how to quickly fix the Menu buttons no longer working on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 android phone.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is no doubt, a pretty awesome device for it’s price tag. Asides the specifications and features, I particularly love the UI (User Interface). The device runs MIUI (Xiaomi’s custom UI) which I find to be really interesting to play with.

The UI packs a handful of really cool features which could be really useful for day-to-day activities.

I understand you pretty much know all of these. Don’t mind me. I just though I’d give a little insight for those who don’t know.

Another feature on the device that I find fascinating, is the themes. Of course, this isn’t a first. It’s however, worth mentioning. Love the iPhone Interface? You can have a replica on the device. Love the Samsung Edge interface too? You can have that as well. What about the Google Pixels Interface? They’ve got you covered.

Should i go on?

OK, let’s come back to the main subject matter.

Fix Menu buttons no longer working on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

This is actually not the first time I’d be sharing tips on how to quickly fix menu buttons no longer working on Android. So, what exactly is new here? You may want to ask. Not to worry, you’d find out in a bit.


The first quick fix I shared was pertaining to a Tecno Camon C9 Android phone. Of course, same quick fix is valid on literally every android phone. However, that trick gave room for another android issue described as screen overlay detected error. Of course, I did share a fix for that too (See here).

A couple of days or weeks back, I shared another quick trick which seemed better than the first. Bear in mind, both quick fix can be implemented on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

So, exactly what’s new? **drum roll, please**

Quick Fix To Menu Buttons No Longer Working On Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Andoid Phone

The difference is being able to provide a quick fix on Xiaomi phones without the need for a third party app.

What this means is, a quick fix to menu buttons no longer working on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in the UI. No need for a third party app.

You see how cool MIUI can be? OK! Let’s not deviate, again.

  • To activate, go to Settings
  • Screen down and tap on Additional settings
  • Tap on Quick Ball
  • Toggle the Quick Ball option ON.
  • At this point, a small ball should display on the screen.

Small menu button ball displayed on android phone screen

You can move the ball to any edge of the screen by tapping and holding on the ball, then moving it to your preferred location.

To go Back, go to Recent Apps or Home, simply tap on the small ball and thereafter, tap on the shortcut you’d like to take.

You can also customize this by tapping on select shortcuts. There, you can rearrange the shortcuts, add or remove shortcuts. Really handy!

This is something I hope to see Infinix and Tecno incorporate in their custom UIs. Precisely on their android phones with capacitive touch menu buttons.

So, there you have it guys. That’s essentially how to quickly fix menu buttons not working on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. This tip should pretty much work on every Xiaomi android phone, I presume. Questions? Feel free to ask.

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