Realme X2 tips, tricks, and hidden features to know


After the launch of its first flagship, Realme recently launched the Realme X2 in India. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset and comes with 6/8 GB of RAM. It runs on Android 9 Pie based on ColorOS 6.1 which comes with some cool additional features. Therefore, in this guide, we have compiled the best hidden tips, tricks, and features for Realme X2. Without waiting any longer, let’s begin.


1) Show battery percentage and network speed in real time in status bar

Like most available Android smartphones, Realme X2 does not display real-time battery rate and network speed in its status bar by default. However, you can change that by making a few changes to your Settings, and people who have used Realme smartphones in the past should be aware of this. To do that, all you have to do is:

For the battery percentage:

  • Go to the Settings -> Notification and status bar and enable the Battery percentage slider

To see your Network Speed ​​in your Status Bar, all you have to do is:

  • To go Settings -> Notification and status bar and touch the Real-time network speed slider just below the battery percentage.


2) Check your free RAM

Realme X2 comes with 6/8 GB of RAM and if you ever want to see how much RAM is free on your smartphone, you can do it. Like most Android smartphones with a custom operating system, ColorOS 6.1 on Realme X2 also allows you to check your free RAM. There are two methods to view your free RAM and they are listed below:

Method 1 – To go Settings -> Additional Settings -> Show RAM / Memory information for recent tasks and enable the slider.

Method 2

  • Go to the Configurations and search ‘RAM’ in the search box.
  • Play the ‘Show RAM / memory information for recent tasks “ slider to enable RAM usage in the recent apps menu.

Once you have activated the slider, just open the Recents menu on your Realme X2 and you will be able to see its free RAM. You can take a look at the screenshots below to see how it’s done.



3) Customize your UI using the Theme Store

Theme Store features a collection of over 100 themes and each theme comes with its own Icon Pack, Wallpaper, and Lockscreen Style. ColorOS recently started charging for themes and customization, but as of now, the Theme Store is free on Realme X2. So if you’re bored with your default theme, we recommend that you get some new themes from the Theme Store before they start charging for it.


4) Record screen activity with screen recording

Screen recording is something that has drawn a lot of attention since PUBG Mobile appeared. People record their game videos and share them on various social media platforms. In addition to this, Screen Recorder is also used to record Facebook / YouTube videos, Snapchat stories and much more.

Realme X2 comes with a built-in screen recording feature and to use it on your device, all you have to do is open the Notifications panel and tap on the icon ‘Start screen recording‘To start recording your screen, that’s it.

Screen recording

5) Take quick screenshots with three finger screenshots

If you are someone who is tired of pressing the volume down + power button simultaneously, then this method is for you. Pressing the volume down + power button simultaneously affects the life of your smartphone’s button and also takes a while to take the screenshot. Therefore, the Realme X2 brings us a three-finger screenshot mode that allows users to take screenshots by sliding three fingers down on the screen. To activate three finger screenshots on your Realme X2 Pro, all you have to do is:

  • To go Settings -> Practical help -> Gesture and movement -> Activate screenshot with 3 fingers.


6) smart sidebar

If you like opening your apps quickly, then the smart sidebar on the Realme X2 Pro will come in handy. mart Sidebar can quickly open apps, record screen, silent notifications, and comes with a shortcut to camera and apps. To use the smart sidebar, all you have to do is:

  • To go Settings -> Practical help -> Smart sidebar -> Tap the slider to enable the smart sidebar.



7) Run dual apps with App Cloner feature

While many people install third-party apps to create a dual app, the Realme X2 already comes with a built-in App Cloner feature that allows you to create two apps of the same type. This feature can be useful for those users who have two or more accounts on a website or an application. To use App Cloner in Realme X2 all you have to do is:

  • Activate this function in Settings -> Application Cloner and see if the apps support this feature.


8) Night shield

If you are a person who uses a smartphone until late at night, I am sure you occasionally have eye strains. Well, you can say goodbye to those eye strain, as The Night shield feature on the Realme X2 Pro eliminates the blue light emitting from your screen, which means you can use your phone without eye strain.

Night Shield mode can be enabled from your notification panel or alternatively you can go to Settings -> Display and brightness -> Night shield.

Night shield

9) Use split screen mode to multitask

With Realme X2 split screen mode, you can use two apps together and easily multitask by splitting two apps into two half screens and allowing users to use them at the same time. This feature can be useful for students who want to take notes and watch videos at the same time. It should be noted that a limited number of applications support this feature and you cannot use this feature to play games on your device.

To activate split screen mode, simply go to Settings -> Split screen app.


10) Use the screen off gestures

If you like to get your job done quickly, the screen shutdown gestures in Realme X2 are made for you. Screen shutdown gestures on the Realme X2 Pro allow you to do small tasks without unlocking your smartphone. All you have to do is draw some letters to get things done. For example:

  • Double tap to turn on the screen
  • Draw O to start the camera
  • Draw V to open the torch
  • Music control: Draw || to pause / play a track, draw < or > to change track

Not only this, but you can also configure your own custom gestures from which you can make a call, unlock your smartphone or launch any application you want. Sounds good right? Here’s how you can enable screen-off gestures on your Realme X2 Pro:

  • To go Settings -> Practical help -> Gesture and movement -> Enable screen-off gestures by touching the slider.

Take a look at the screenshots below to see how it’s done.



That’s it for this guide. Before you go, be sure to check out our Realme X2 Review by clicking here.