How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone

Rindi Putra
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How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone
How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone

Does your Xiaomi Smartphone feel so heavy or slow? maybe you have activated the Second space feature but rarely used it? Or do you not even know how to use it? Instead of slowing down your phone and memory space, it's better to remove (delete) that Second space feature, when the time comes and when you really - really need a new space on your Xiaomi smartphone, you can re-activate the feature anytime.

As we know, the second feature space is one of the great features offered by Xiaomi smartphones in MIUI 8. This feature is included in the advanced features because generally, this feature is only available in high-end smartphones (on other smartphone brands).

The second space feature allows smartphone owners to have 2 different smartphones virtually in one smartphone physically. For some users, this feature is very useful and much needed, but for most users, the Second space feature is not that needed because one space is enough for daily usage.

Also read: What is and How to activate Second space Feature in Xiaomi How to Set Xiaomi Smartphone as Remote TV 

How to Remove Second Space in Smartphone Xiaomi MIUI 8

It can be done from both the Second space and the First space. After disabling or deleting the second space in your Xiaomi smartphone, all data like files, images, video, applications, and everything in the Second space will be removed permanently.

During the removal process, there will be a choice to move data from the Second space to the First space, there is no harm if we perform a backup manually into the external memory or flash disk (OTG).

Also read: How to Use FACE ID Recognition on Xiaomi Phone (Face Unlock)

To deactivate or delete the second space feature follow the steps below.

Open >Settings >Second space >Delete Second space

Go to the settings page from the second space windows, then select Delete second space on the page. To enter from the second space feature you are on the main page of the second space that says Manage and may then select Delete Second space.

How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone

> Continue

A pop-up warning will appear informing you that we will no longer be able to sign in or access the Second feature space and all the data available in the Second space will be permanently erased.

How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone

> Enter Your Second space Password

Enter the password used to log into the Second space.

How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone


>Select the files you want to move to the First Space

Select any file type that wants to be moved from the Second space to the First Space (the moved files will be saved in different folders named "second space". Files that are not selected will be deleted permanently and can not be restored again after the Second space feature is disabled.

>Continue >Move

After selecting files to be moved the other files (unselected) will be removed after this step.

How to Delete Second space Feature on Your Xiaomi Smartphone

> Wait for the removal process to finish. Done!

After the removal process is completed, the Second feature space is no longer accessible and all files in the form of images, systems, or applications installed in the second space will be permanently deleted.

An Alternative Way to Delete a Second Space

Before you delete the Second space, make sure you backup all the data on the Second space since with this tutorial there will be no option to move or migrate any data that stored on Second space.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Open "About Phone"
  3. Tap on the "MIUI Version" information 7-12 times until the developer option activated
  4. Back to Settings
  5. Find and open "Additional settings"
  6. Open the "Developer options" menu
  7. Find and click on the "Delete Second space" option. You will be asked to confirm the action on a pop-up confirmation, just click the "delete" option to continue. Done!

Check the phone storage before and after the deletion process. If it's still no change, try to restart your phone and check again.

After the second feature is disabled space then you will get more memory space (same as before activating the second feature space). But if you want to re-enable this feature, you just need to re-activate it in the Settings section with the new settings, such as setting this feature for the first time.

If you have a problem with deleting the second space feature or there are obstacles or to inquire about the second space in your Xiaomi smartphone, do not hesitate to post your question in the comments box below. Good luck!

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra


  1. Lura
    Saturday, August 19, 2023
    I wanted to delete the second space and i've followed everything but it said you have to write your phone, I've done it and after that it showed me some pictures to verify me , I've done it again but it didn't work at all...
    My phone is (note 11 pro)
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Saturday, September 02, 2023
      Hi! Have you try the deletion process from the developer options? It's an alternative way, hope it work for your case. Good luck!
  2. Unknown
    Saturday, July 03, 2021
    Second space option can't show jn the settings nowwhat can i do for delete the second spcace please tell me
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Sunday, July 04, 2021
      have you try the search bar option to find the second space settings?
    2. Imperf Consulting
      Imperf Consulting
      Sunday, February 20, 2022
      Hello, go to settings -- Explore new features -- second space and delete.
  3. Unknown
    Friday, June 11, 2021
    I haven't created a password for the second space .. but I want to delete the second space ..what shall I do? Please suggest.

    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Friday, June 11, 2021
      Try to put your phone password or your Mi Account password
  4. parna
    Friday, April 23, 2021
    When I am trying to delete the 2nd space ... after entering the password it is telling that 'can't connect to the network'. What to do? How to delete? Password is correct and I have restarted my phone too.
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Tuesday, April 27, 2021
      Make sure you logged in to your Mi Account before the action
  5. Kim_shimin04
    Sunday, April 18, 2021
    I want to delete my second space and I follow all the procedures asked by the system but when it sends me verification code and copy paste it. It says the code is incorrect.. What shall I do to delete it?
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Tuesday, April 20, 2021
      have you check the phone number? maybe you type it wrong. Or it just server problem, try it few hours later or next day. Avoid requesting code too many time
  6. amit1ada
    Monday, December 28, 2020
    in MIUI 11 , second space setting has the option to hide the second space option from first space, now I am left with only one option to enter in second space which is PIN, now suppose if I forgot second space PIN then how will I access the second space or create a new one since its not available in first space settings as it got disabled from second space setting.
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Tuesday, December 29, 2020
      If you forgot then you need to use the 'forgot password' option to reset the PIN or password you've made. But before that make sure your email or phone that connected to MiAccount are still accessible to make the verification
  7. readme user
    readme user
    Monday, August 17, 2020
    I forgot password of Gmail id which is created in second space. Now I deleted that second space. When I tried to open that email account it send an verification code which my note 4 account didn't get. What to do
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Sunday, August 23, 2020
      the verification code for email normally send to phone number, not to the phone system. Just make sure the number that connected to the email is active
  8. Bedemdang
    Friday, December 08, 2017
    i have changed my password using "forgot password", after that, i've try again to input my password. But they said, my password or username was invalid again. how i have suppose to do?
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Friday, December 08, 2017
      sometimes it happens when you do the steps too fast with frequently.. wait for some minutes and try it back with gently (don't hurry). make sure all the step finished with proper.. good luck!
    2. Unknown
      Friday, June 08, 2018
      you have to set password on second scape in setting
      then you set password ( cannot be the same with the first space password phone )

      then you can delete the second space in second space setting (in second space mode)

  9. Mukesh Raj
    Mukesh Raj
    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Forgot my second space password and my Redmi Note 4 phone is locked. What to do?
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Friday, May 19, 2017
      You need to solve that locked phone first my friend, try to use the 'forgot password' option or unlock it from your MIUI account by accessing it from PC or other phone with your registered ID that connected to your xiaomi phone, hope it will help.