You might recently got yourself a Xiaomi phone, only to discover that the handset does not have Google Mobile services. In this article, you are going to learn how to avoid repeating such mistake as well as know how to install Google apps and services on any Xiaomi phones.

Normally, most people don’t know the difference between Chinese ROM with Global version. Chinese Phones with the home country ROM made for the China market and are more affordable compared to the phone made for the Global market.

Chinese Xiaomi Phone

Chinese Xiaomi phones don’t have Google apps and services, but the Global version has. If you are in such situation, here are the three options you have to fix the unwanted situation.

How To Fix This

>>Option 1: Return the phone and re-order for a Global version

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>>Option 2: Unlock the Bootloader and install Global version

>>Option 3: Install Google Play Store, services and customize it the ROM to look like global version.

In case the first option is out of it, then let move on with the two other ones.

How To Install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Chinese Phones

For this purpose of this tutorial, we are making use of Redmi Note 8T running on MIUI 11. Same procedures are applied to all Xiaomi phones.

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>>Launch the Mi App Store

>>Search for Google

>>Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select this option;

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

Though the result will be in Chinese but you should be able to identify Google installer app via the logo

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

>>Select Install, then when it has downloaded tap Open

>>Select the big blue circular button to begin installing the various components

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

You will be prompted to allow the phone to install apps from unknown sources – select Settings, toggle on the slider, then proceed with the installation

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

>>Allow any prompts for permissions that pop up

>>You will first be prompted to install the Google Services Framework. Click Install, then Done

>>Second is the Google Account Manager app. Click Install, then Done

>>Third is Google Play Services. Click Install, then Done

Though, at this point, installation begins to hang but don’t tamper with it, just proceed with the next installation of Google Calendar by hitting the “Big Blue Button”.
How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

Do the same for “Google Contact Sync”, and “Google Play” itself

Setting Up Your Google Account

Enter your gmail ID and password and hit the login button

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

Upon success login in, navigate to your newly installed Google Play Store and search for “Gboard”, hit the install button once and for all for the new keyboard to install

Setting Gboard as Default Keyboard

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

Click Enable in Settings, then toggle on Gboard (and off everything else). Click Ok to the security prompt, then click Done.

Grant Permission and Synchronize Your Contacts

To display all of your contacts, you need to grant MIUI permission by doing the below

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Go to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps

Scroll down to and select Google Contacts Sync

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

>>Turn on the slider next to Autostart

>>Open Permissions

>>Allow the following permissions: Modify and delete contacts; Read your contacts; Access accounts on device; Start in background

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

Exit the Permissions menu and open Battery Saver. Choose No Restrictions

How to install Google Play Services On Chinese Phones

Syncing Your Google Calendar

Go to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps > Google Calendar Sync

Again, allow it to Autostart and turn off the Battery Saver, then allow the following permissions: Read Calendar Events; Start in background

Finally, open Settings > Apps > Manage Apps > Google Account Manager

Toggle on Autostart and remove any Battery Saver options, then allow all permissions under the Privacy section

Remove All Chinese Apps on Your Home Screen

This is the final step, uninstall all Chinese apps on your home screen. Press down and drag it up to an uninstall option. If you notice any of the app refusing to uninstall, just create a folder on your home screen and hide them all there.

You should also remove “Chinese search bar” from your home screen by using the Search option to find Home screen search bar, then toggle it off from your settings.

And that is all. You can now enjoy your new device.

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