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How Can Disable Ads in MIUI of Xiaomi Phones?

As cited in the title, this article describes how we can stop or disable Ads in MIUI.

Xiaomi is one of India’s leading smartphone makers and sellers. They are very famous for their excellent technical specifications in their budget range smartphones.

As they provide comparatively good smartphones with quality standards in a budget-friendly manner, they are trying to get revenue in some other way such as advertisements.

Certain premium manufacturers charge massive amounts for their phones which have the same Mi / Redmi series phone specifications.

Xiaomi achieves this aim by getting revenue through its MIUI (Mi User Interface). They use MIUI to show their users Ad notifications and popups.

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However several Xiaomi smartphone users are annoyed by the confusing and distracting Mi advertisement.

We explain some quick and efficient measures to stop Ads in MIUI here. While the new version of MIUI is MIUI 13, most Mi / Redmi phones still run on MIUI 12 and 11.

Identify the MIUI Version in Your Mi Phone

So that we could begin on MIUI 11. If you don’t know the MIUI version please go through the steps below.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap About phone (Here itself you can see the MIUI version)
  • In the MIUI version row, you will get complete MIUI details

Note that if the MIUI version of your phone is before 10 then try to update to the latest version available.

Remove Ads from MIUI 12,11 & 10

If you have MIUI 11 or 12 please follow the steps below to disable Ads from your Mi or Redmi phone.

Disable MSA App

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Passwords & security
  • Tap Authorisation & revocation
  • In this step, you will get a list of apps with a toggle option. Here select the msa app having an Android logo and toggle it off. Here msa is the expansion of MIUI system ads.
  • Also, disable Get apps.

In MIUI 10 Authorisation & revocation options are available in Additional settings.

ie,Settings > Additional settings > Authorisation and revocation

Disable Personalized Ad Recommendations

Then in the next step, you should disable the personalized ad service option in the privacy settings.

Settings > Passwords & security>Privacy > Ad services.

Here you should disable the Personalised Ad recommendations toggle switch.

How to Disable Ads in MIUI System Apps?

We did 80 percent of the work here. Now we need to disable MIUI Ads or Ads recommendations in individual system apps such as Settings, Mi Video, Mi Music, Mi Browser, Mi Security, Folders, Themes, Downloads, Mi File Manager, etc.

This can be fulfilled by going to settings or advanced settings of the individual app and toggling off the Recommendations.

Also, it’s a good idea to disable the wallpaper carousel options in the lock screen settings.

If you need more help with this process, please feel free to comment below.

Why Is Xiaomi Putting Ads on MIUI?

Xiaomi’s inexpensive price structure for its comparably superior products is well-known.

Companies such as Apple and Microsoft have taken a similar strategy with their business plans to some extent, but they also offer variants of their products without advertisements for a greater price.

As part of its competition with big companies, Xiaomi has committed to limiting hardware profit margins to 5% in perpetuity. This implies that, like other tech behemoths, Xiaomi is pushed to generate revenue in other ways.

One of them is selling add-ons and supplementary services and making money through advertisements.

Meanwhile, even if you spend more, there is no way to buy a Xiaomi phone without adverts.

Fortunately, you can do something to reduce the appearance of ads by following the procedures mentioned in this article, although it is not possible to completely eradicate them.

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