How to Remove Advertisement in MI Phones (MIUI)

Xiaomi is a brand that sells premium smartphones with great specifications at a cheap rate. However, the way they make money is completely different. As you can see, Xiaomi phones running Xiaomi’s custom user interface MIUI shows occasional ads and other promotional contents on the go. It is their way of making money. However, it can become irritating for the users. Here is how to Remove Advertisement in MI Phones. It includes Redmi, Mi and other series as well.

Xiaomi shows ads based on your smartphone activity and internet browsing profile. Most of these ads are not harmful. But still, some people find it as a burden and wants to get rid of them. MIUI is a deeply customized custom UI and it has the solution for almost all possible problems. Here we have two methods to disable ads in MIUI for Xiaomi devices. One of them is turning off ads for each app individually. The second option is using the unofficial method to completely disable the ads.

Official method to disable ads in MIUI

You can either disable it globally or manually for the individual app. To turn off globally, Open Settings > Additional Settings > Authorization and Revocation and disable ‘msa’. If this doesn’t stop showing advertisement, try disabling on individual app level.

Disable MSA in Xiaomi Phones

But this method is really irritating and time consuming for many people. But if you are worried about unofficial methods, you can try this.

Remove Advertisement in MI Phones

Steps to disable ads in Mi File Explorer app:

  1. Open Mi File Explorer
  2. Tap on 3 Dash Symbol at the top corner of the Mi File Explorer.
  3. Go to Settings and find an option named Recommendations.
  4. In recommendations, tap on Turn it OFF.

Steps to disable ads in the Security app:

  1. Open Security app in your smartphone.
  2. Goto Security settings option.
  3. Find the option named Recieve recommendations, then turn it off.

Steps to disable ads in the Cleaner app:

  1. Open Security app in your device.
  2. Go to Security app’s settings.
  3. Find and tap on Cleaner.
  4. Find the option named Recieve recommendations, then turn it off.

Steps to disable ads in the Mi Browser app:

  1. Open Mi Browser app in your device.
  2. Go to settings and tap on advanced settings.
  3. Find and tap on Card settings.
  4. Find an option named Recommend for you, then turn it off.

In this way, you can disable ads from any Mi app you want. You can find the option to turn off receiving recommended content from all Mi apps and settings. However, we have a more easiest way to do that.

Unofficial method to disable ads in MIUI

Warning: This method is very safe for your device and it won’t cause any serious damage to your device. However, The Geeks Club is not responsible for any harm to you or your device during this process. Do it at your own risk. 

Follow the steps carefully.

  1. Go to Settings → About phone → System updates.
  2. Here tap on three dots in the top right corner and choose “Update package”.
  3. Download Ad Blocker.zip file to your device and navigate to the file and tap on it.
  4. Your phone will reboot and all ads will be blocked on your Redmi device.

flash ad blocker

That’s it. Your Xiaomi phone is now free of advertisements and unwanted content recommendations. However, you can roll back to the previous state at any time by flashing this file: Ad Restore.zip

Let us know if this helped you to Remove Advertisement in MI Phones. In case disabling the MSA is not working for you, individual methods work just great.

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