How to disable ads on Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10

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How to disable ads on Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10

“How do I remove ads on Xiaomi?” or “How do I disable ads on Xiaomi phones?” these are questions that I believe bothers every Xiaomi user on the MIUI 9 or 10 skin. In this article, you would learn how to disable ads on Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10.

Long time Xiaomi users will agree with me that Xiaomi’s business plan isn’t built around making a profit from its hardware sales. Xiaomi sells arguably the best mid-range phones at affordable prices, such as the new Redmi 7, solely with the aim of getting more people to have a feel of their smartphones and also use its services. In that context, Xiaomi’s approach towards advertising and making it an essential part of its operations so far makes sense.

The MIUI interface is amazing and multi functional but as always nothing can be 100% perfect and in this case is the amount of ads Xiaomi serves its users with smartphones running on MIUI 9/10.

So you just bought a new Xiaomi phone and it’s running MIUI 9 or MIUI 10 and you’re disturbed by how frequently ads pop up on your Xiaomi phone, in this article, I will be showing you in details how to disable ads on Xiaomi phones. These steps have been tested on MIUI 10.3.6.

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There about nine(9) effective procedures to disable ads on Xiaomi phones but the amount of ads served to you more often than not depend on your set region. You’re more likely to receive lots of ads if your region is set to India as opposed to when your region is set to Nigeria or countries where Xiaomi doesn’t offer flash sales. Let’s get started with the procedures.

Procedure 1 – Disable msa

  1. Go to Settings > Additional settings > Authorization & revocation.
  2. Now scroll down and disable MSA.
  3. Tap Revoke in the pop-up.
  4. You will see an error that reads “Couldn’t revoke authorization” when you do this for the first time. Try step 2 and 3 once more, and you’ll see a message saying that it’s been revoked.

Procedure 2 – Disable Personalized ad recommendations

Another thing you must do is disable personalized ad recommendations. This will stop system-wide data tracking for ads, even if it doesn’t disable any ads.

  1. Open Settings > Additional settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Ad services.
  3. Disable Personalized ad recommendation

This Process gets rid of system-level ads and tracking.

Procedure 3 – Disable ads in Xiaomi browser

The Mi Browser shows a lot of ads on the start page. You can get rid of these via the following steps.

  1. Open Mi Browser.
  2. Tap the three vertical lines aka hamburger icon on the bottom-right.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Notifications. Turn it off.
  5. Go back to the previous page. Tap Privacy & security.
  6. Now disable Personalized services.
  7. Go back to the previous page and tap Advanced.
  8. Tap Set start page.
  9. Choose Custom.
  10. Enter the URL of any website such as www.mihubng.com

This Process gets rid of system-level ads and tracking.

Procedure 4 – Remove promoted apps from MIUI folders 

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If you must have noticed, many app folders have promoted apps that are waiting to be downloaded. These annoying ads can be removed by the following steps:

  1. Open any app folder on your Xiaomi smartphone.
  2. Tap the name of the folder.
  3. Disable Promoted apps.

Procedure 5 – Disable ads from the Mi Video app

Here’s how to clear the ad clutter from the Mi Video app:

  1. Open the Mi Video app.
  2. Tap the three vertical lines on the top-left.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Turn off Online recommendation.
  5. Turn off Push message. This will disable recommended videos showing up in the app along with notifications.

Procedure 6 – Remove ads from Mi Music app

I think this is that app that has the most obtrusive ads and this in turn slows down opening of the Mi Music app. Here’s how to get rid of invasive ads from the Mi Music app:

  1. Open Mi Music.
  2. Tap the three vertical lines aka hamburger icon on the top-left.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Advanced settings.
  5. Disable Receive recommendations.

Procedure 7 – Disable ads from MIUI Downloads app

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This might sound funny but even the Downloads app shows ads in MIUI. Here’s how to remove these ads:

  1. Open MIUI’s Downloads app.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots icon on the top-right.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Disable Show recommended content.
  5. You will see a pop-up saying you won’t be able to view recommended sources if you do this. Go ahead and tap OK.

Procedure 8 – Remove ads from Cleaner

The Cleaner app comes pre-loaded on MIUI, here’s how to stop ads from showing in the cleaner app:

  1. Open the MIUI Security app.
  2. Tap Settings icon on the top-right.
  3. Tap Cleaner.
  4. Scroll down and disable Receive recommendations.

Procedure 9 – Remove ads from MIUI Security

To get rid of ads from MIUI Security app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the MIUI Security app.
  2. Tap Settings icon on the top-right.
  3. Scroll down and disable Receive recommendations.

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