Like most smartphones sold in China, the Xiaomi Mi 6 doesn’t come with the Google apps installed, so users can’t access services like Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Play and many others. However, you can install Google apps on Xiaomi Mi 6 manually, even if the handset is not rooted.
The process is very easy and it doesn’t take that much time at all. Also, it’s essential if you want to enjoy Google services, which come pre-installed on devices from other regions. Below you can find a guide on how to download and install Google apps on Mi 6, so make sure you follow all the steps correctly!
Before starting the updating process, make sure you consider the following aspects, in order to avoid any complications:
- This method is just for the Xiaomi Mi 6. Don’t use it on other phones, since you can damage them.
- The process won’t erase the data on your phone, but it’s strongly recommended to take a full backup of your data, just in case.
- Make sure your phone’s battery is charged to around 50-60%, so you can avoid an eventual shutdown, in the middle of the process.
- Once again, follow the steps in this guide carefully, making sure you don’t skip anything!
Download Google Apps For Mi 6
Install Google Apps on Xiaomi Mi 6
Step 1: Download Xiaomi Mi 6 Google apps from above, then extract the .zip file on your PC.
Step 2: Move the AllBackup folder in the phone’s internal memory, to Internal storage/MIUI/backup. If this folder doesn’t exist, create it.
Step 3: Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Reset. Select Local backups.
Step 4: Look for the backup folder copied earlier, select it and press Restore.
Step 5: Wait for a few minutes, until the process is over.
Step 6: Reboot your phone. You should see the Play Store on your phone’s home-screen.
In some cases, you may deal with some issues, like the “Waiting for WiFi” error, while opening the Play Store. In order to get rid of it, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Settings > Installed apps and press on Google Play Store.
Step 2: Uninstall the app.
Step 3: Download Google Play Store v126.96.36.199 for Mi 6. This version will automatically disable the update version.
Step 4: Install the new version, using the instructions above.
Step 5: Restart your phone.
This is how you can install Google apps on Xiaomi Mi 6. If you have any other questions, please contact us, using the comments section below.