If you’re like me and accumulated Xiaomi products over the years, you would have experienced the issue of having to set up different devices on the global China server and then having to switch to your local country server for devices that are only compatible within your country. Changing the region all the time is a pain.

Here’s what I had to do each time. I start the Xiaomi Home and it’s normally logged in to the Global China server since I have more Global Xiaomi devices. If I needed to manage a device that was not connected to the Global China server I then would log out and switch the region to Australia. This requires me to log in again and then I would be able to see all my devices connected to the Australian server. So if I then needed to control one of the devices on the Global server I would need to switch again. Oh yes, this was annoying.

For some reason, there was no way to manage devices on both regions from the same app, but I did manage to find a workaround. This involved duplicating the Xiaomi Home app so that each instance of the app would already be logged to the corresponding region.

In order to duplicate the Xiaomi app, you need to use an app on Google Play called Dual Space. Follow these steps if you want to duplicate the Xiaomi Home app.

  • Go to the Google Play app
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play
  • Search for Dual Space
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space
  • Press Install
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Install
  • Open Dual Space
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Open
  • Accept the Terms
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Agree Terms
  • Press Allow DualSpace to access photos, media and files on your devices
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Allow

Pree the + (plus) button

HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Add App Here

Search for the app you want to duplicate. In my case, it’s Xiaomi Home. Select it and then press the clone button

HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Xiaomi Home 1

To start the duplicate copy of the Xiaomi Home app in Dual Space press on the icon

HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Xiaomi Home start

You can then start the app and configure the second copy of the Xiaomi Home app. Select the second region where you devices are located.

HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Agree
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Country and Region
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Xiaomi Home Agree
HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Sign In

Once you sign in, you will be able to see and control all your devices in that region.

HOW TO USE XIAOMI HOME GLOBAL AND LOCAL SERVER ON ANDROID Google Play Dual Space Add Sign In Devices

Here’s also my list of Xiaomi products (click on the links to buy one) and their corresponding region:

Australia

China

I also have a Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Smart Digital Weight Scales (XMTZC01HM).

Here’s a video of how to use the Dual Space Android app with the Xiaomi Home app:

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