How to resolve push notification issues on Xiaomi or other MIUI devices

Xiaomi devices use the beautiful and powerful MIUI subversion of Android. Packed with tons of features and add-ons which automatically extend battery life by killing background apps, adjusting app performance and limit battery draining apps.

Nevertheless, one of the most common issues when it comes to MIUI powered phones (all Xiaomi devices come with a MIUI version installed), is that push notifications don’t get pushed to the device unless the application is running and hidden in the background. In general, Android OS runs apps with push notification support in the background; meaning that even if the app seems closed, the push notification engine still runs and will wake up the app once a new message arrives.

MIUI kills apps and processes that run in the background by default. So once a push notification arrives on the device, the system won’t start the respective app, thus won’t show the notification to the user.

The solution is simple: you only need to enable the autostart option for the Echofin app on your device. To do so, follow these easy steps:

  1. Open the  Security app
  2. Navigate to Permissions
  3. Tap Autostart
  4. Find Echofin from the list and tap the toggle next to the app.
  5. Reboot your device