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How to disable ads on Xiaomi smartphones?



Do some cleaning up on your Xiaomi smartphone by turning off the display of unwanted ads.

The smartphones of the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi have a rather good reputation. With a quality / price ratio that is often unbeatable with regard to the configuration they offer, they have been able to meet their audience and seduce as many people as possible. But to offer these devices at such attractive prices, some concessions had to be made.


The Chinese manufacturer has thus chosen to integrate advertising within these devices, in particular in its MIUI overlay, but also in its preinstalled applications. Fortunately, after a few fairly simple but tedious manipulations, it is possible to deactivate certain parameters to limit the unexpected display of ads when using your smartphone.


To write these lines, the operations were carried out on a Redmi Note 8T running MIUI 11. They should however work on all Xiaomi terminals, with perhaps in some cases, some differences in finding the menus. Here's how to do it.


1. Disable MIUI System Ads

Open Settings, enter the Passwords & Security menu, scroll through the options and go to Authorization and Revocation.


Locate the msa application (MIUI System Ads), uncheck the option and wait a few moments for the second count displayed on the Revoke button to finish.


Then press the Revoke button to prevent the application from collecting data.


After disabling this application, which is integrated in all Xiaomi smartphones, Restart your device. The majority of advertisements should then be gone.


2. Disable personalized advertising recommendations

By default, Xiaomi makes sure in MIUI that it collects certain data, including individual usage habits, to deliver more targeted advertising. If disabling personalized recommendations does not remove the ad, it will at least prevent you from being spied on in your usage.


To do this, go to Settings, then in Passwords & Security where you should find a menu dedicated to Privacy.


Scroll down to the User Experience Program section, and access the Ad Services menu. Turn off the Personalized Ad Recommendation option.


3. Disable ads in Xiaomi apps

If you're not using any of the Xiaomi apps preinstalled on your smartphone, you've probably missed out on a lot of the display advertising on your smartphone.


Several applications installed natively on the Chinese manufacturer's smartphones display an advertising page before being able to access the content. If there is a "Skip" button to skip the ad, you will have to go to the settings of each application by displaying to disable the option.


Navigator


There is little chance that you will use it, but if you do, open the Browser (Mi browser), installed natively on your smartphone. Tap the hamburger menu at the top right and enter Settings by tapping on the cogwheel icon. Then enter Privacy & Security and deactivate Personalized Services. Then go back to Settings and enter the Advanced menu. Disable the Add Ads option.


security


Open the app and go to Settings by tapping on the star wheel icon. Find the Recommendations section and turn it off.


Music


Open the app and go to Settings by tapping on the icon at the top right. Then enter Advanced settings and turn off the Receive recommendations option.


Downloads

Launch the Downloads manager, open the main menu and enter Settings. Uncheck the Show recommended content option and confirm by pressing OK


Themes

The Themes app also carries some ads. To deactivate them, open the application and go to a login page represented by a silhouette. Then enter Settings and deactivate the Recommendations option.

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