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How to Remove Ads in Any Xiaomi/Redmi Phone


Xiaomi in recent years has grabbed a big piece of the market with almost 30% of market share in India. It is the most popular smartphone brand in budget and mid-range segment with devices like the Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 9 pro.

Sub-brands like MI, Redmi, Poco, and Black Shark fall under Xiaomi and for the success of its brands, all credit goes to their aggressive pricing method. Though this aggressive pricing method doesn’t help in generating a good amount of revenue. That’s where MIUI ads and bloatware come into play which helps in generating more income.

These ads are shown through notifications, system apps or even appearing on the lock screen. This can get very annoying and the worst part is that these ads can sometimes contain malicious or inappropriate content.

MIUI ads in system apps

So, this guide will help you in stopping these ads from popping up every now and then on your Xiaomi device.

The steps will be same for any Xiaomi device as all of them run on MIUI.

How to disable ads in MIUI

Disable MSA (MIUI System Ads)

The first step to remove ads is to revoke MSA authorization from settings. Follow these simple steps to remove ads from MIUI.

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet. MSA permission cannot be revoked offline.
  2. Open the Settings app on your device.
  3. Go to Passwords & security > Authorization & revocation
  4. Now disable the MSA option.
  5. Wait for 10 seconds and tap on the Revoke button.
Disable MSA (MIUI System Ads)

Disable Personalized ad recommendations

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Passwords & security > Privacy > Ad services
  3. Disable the Personalised ad recommendations option.
Disable Personalized ad recommendations

Disable ads in MIUI system apps

Remove ads from File Manager

  1. Open File Manager app.
  2. Tap on hamburger menu and go to Settings > About
  3. Turn off Recommendations option.

Remove ads from Mi Browser

  1. Open the Mi Browser app on your device.
  2. Tap on the Profile icon and go to Settings > Privacy & security
  3. Disable Personalized services.
  4. You can also set a different start page and disable the default start page which contains loads of promotional content.

Remove ads from Downloads

  1. Open Downloads app.
  2. Go to Settings and disable Show recommended content.

Remove ads from Mi Music

  1. Open Mi Music app.
  2. Go to Settings > Advanced settings
  3. Disable Receive recommendations option.

Remove ads from Mi Video

  1. Open Mi Video app.
  2. Go to Settings and disable Online recommendations and Personalized recommendations.

Remove ads from MIUI Cleaner

  1. Open Security app.
  2. Go to Cleaner and disable the Receive recommendations option.

Disable spam notifications in MIUI

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications
  2. Now disable those apps from which you don’t want to receive notifications. Keep in mind that this will block all the notifications from those apps, not just the spammy or promotional ones

Consider removing pre-installed apps like Dailyhunt, WPS Office, Opera Mini, and Wallpaper carousel. This will further improve your experience on your Xiaomi phone.

Now you have successfully removed ads from your Xiaomi device. Furthermore, if you want to remove system apps/bloatware from your device then follow this guide – How to remove bloatware from any Xiaomi or Redmi phone without rooting.

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