How to Remove Ads in Xiaomi/Redmi Device [Easy Guide]

Xiaomi – the popular Smartphone maker in the world and leads the smartphone industry in India is mainly due to low-cost Smartphone offering with impressive features & specifications by the company. However, hardware is not only source of income of Xiaomi but targeted advertising also contributes a huge profit as revenue.

According to report, “Ads in MIUI” is one of the biggest complaints of Xiaomi-Redmi Smartphone users. Since, the company doesn’t seem to think that it is necessary to give its customers an ad-free experience even after they paid for Smartphone.

In 2019, Xiaomi – Chinese Smartphone maker said that serving ads in MIUI is not an unfair practice. When we talk about MIUI 12 update – the latest MIUI has already released by Xiaomi’s Redmi brand for its support Smartphone’s variant, the “Ads in MIUI” are not going anywhere. If you are Xiaomi/Redmi Smartphone users and looking for steps/methods to remove ads from your Mi Phone or Xiaomi/Redmi Smartphone, then you can read & follow our instructions below.

How to Remove Ads in Xiaomi/Redmi Device [MIUI 11/ MIUI 12]?

Method 1: Revoke Authorization for ‘MSA’ App

“Revoking Authorization for MSA (MIUI System Ads)” is System app that is building block for your journey in disabling ads on MIUI devices.

Step 1: Open “Settings” App in your Xiaomi/Redmi Smartphone

Step 2: In the opened “Settings” App, go to “Password and Security > Authorization and Revocation”

Step 3: Scroll down and toggle OFF the button adjacent to the “MSA” option.

This way (By disabling “MSA”), Xiaomi/Redmi won’t have permission to show MIUI System ads (MSA) on any default apps like browser, security, etc.

Method 2: Disable “GetApps” toggle button

Step 1: Follow ‘step 1 and step 2’ of ‘method 1’ to enter into “Authorization and Revocation” section

Step 2: Disable the “GetApps” toggle button. This will stop all the ads and annoying notifications from MIUI app store

Method 3: Stop Targeted Ads

This will remove ads based on your personal information.

Step 1: Go to “Settings > Password and Security > Privacy > Ad Services”

Step 2: Now, toggle OFF “Personalized and recommendations”

Method 4: How to Remove Ads in Xiaomi/Redmi Device in Xiaomi Default Apps?

The above methods/steps help you to remove ads by disabling “MSA”, stop ads based of personal information, and disabling GetApps. Now, this method will help you to remove ads in several Mi Apps.

Remove Ads from ‘Mi Security Scan’:

Note that Xiaomi devices perform a security scan before allowing users to run Google Play store apps. So, to remove ads from Mi security scan, you need to tap on “Cogheel” in top-right corner during the scan, and toggle OFF recommendations.

Disable Ads in “Mi Browser”

Step 1: Open “Settings” App in your Android phone

Step 2: Go to “Privacy & Security”

Step 3: Disable the personalized services

Remove Ads from ‘Mi Downloads’

Step 1: Go to “Settings App” in your phone

Step 2: Disable “Show Recommended Content” to turn OFF ads in Mi Downloads App

Stop Ads in ‘Mi Security App’

Step 1: Open the “Mi Security App” in your Android phone

Step 2: Tap on “Cogwheel” in top-right corner

Step 3: Disable “Ad Recommendations”

Step 4: Before leaving the app, turn OFF the same toggle in “Cleaner and Boost Speed Settings”

Remove Ads from ‘Mi File Manager’

Step 1: Open “Mi File Manager” App in your Xiaomi device

Step 2: Go to “File Manager settings”

Step 3: Tap “About” and toggle OFF the MIUI Ad Recommendations

Remove Ads from Mi Themes App

Step 1: Open “Mi Themes App”

Step 2: Tap on the profile in the bottom right corner

Step 3: Tap on “settings > Disable Recommendations”

Remove Ads from ‘Mi Video App’

Step 1: Open “Mi Video App”

Step 2: Tap on profile

Step 3: Go to “settings” and toggle OFF “Online recommendations”

Remove Ads from ‘Mi Music App’

Step 1: Open “Mi Music App”

Step 2: Tap on menu icon in the top-left corner

Step 3: Tap “settings > Advanced settings ” and toggle OFF recommendations


I am sure this article helped you on “How to Remove Ads in Xiaomi/Redmi Device” with various easy steps/methods. You can disable “MSA (MIUI System Ads)” to remove ads in MIUI or stop them from delivering showcase ads. Similarly, you can remove ads from several Mi Apps. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. If this article really helped you, then you can share this article with others to help them. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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