How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones

How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones

In this article, you will learn how to remove ads on Xiaomi phones, both system apps, Xiaomi apps and other third-party apps. 

Nothing is more annoying than seeing a bunch of ads on your Xiaomi phone and their apps, like Mi Music, Mi Video and others. 

If you’re a big fan of Xiaomi phones and you’re getting tired of the unnecessary non-stop showing while using your phone, this article is for you.  

In this article, you will learn how to remove ads on Xiaomi phones, both system apps, Xiaomi apps using MIUI 14. 

Why Do Xiaomi Phones Show Ads? 

According to CounterPoint Research, Xiaomi is the 3rd largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.

Xiaomi has some of the best low-price mid-range phones but for some reason people are turned off by the fact that they show ads on MIUI. 

Xiaomi is an internet company, as they offer services by showing ads in its phones through data collected from their user’s interests or preferences. 

And by showing ads, Xiaomi can generate additional revenue to offset the lower price point.

Xiaomi generates 5% in hardware revenue by selling its smartphones. So, they offer extra services by relying on data to target and show ads to its users.

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How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones

If you’re tired of the unnecessary ads that are showing on your Xiaomi phone, here’s how to remove ads on your Xiaomi phone.

  • Open the Settings app on your phone
  • Scroll down and tap Privacy & Security
  • Tap Authorization & revocation
  • Toggle off MSA 
  • Wait for a few seconds and tap Revoke to remove data collecting and ads authorization on your phone. 

When you turn off Mi System Ads (MSA), you’re revoking authorization access of Xiaomi and third-party apps from collecting personal data on your phone. 

Remove Ads In Mi Music

Open the Mi Music app »»» Tap the Slider icon »»» Settings »»» Advanced Settings »»» Scroll down and toggle Show Ads.

Remove Ads In Mi Security

  • Open the Mi Security app on your phone
  • Tap Settings, gear icon at the top right corner of the screen
  • Scroll down to recommendations and toggle off Receive Recommendations.
  • Go back to the security app home and tap Cleaner. Tap the Settings icon and toggle off Receive Recommendations.

Remove Ads In Mi Themes

  • Open the Themes app on your phone
  • Tap Profile
  • Tap Settings icon
  • Toggle off Show Ads

Remove Ads In Mi Browser

  • Tap to open Mi Browser
  • Tap the Profile Icon on the start page
  • Tap the Gear icon (Settings)
  • Scroll down to other and tap Advanced
  • Toggle off Show Ads

Remove Ads In Download

  • Open Download app
  • Tap More Options (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen
  • Tap Settings
  • Toggle off Show Recommended Content

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If you don’t want to remove the ads totally from your phone, you can also restrict internet access for the app. To restrict internet access to Mi Video. 

Swipe up on your home screen to open the app drawer »»» Press and hold Mi Video app »»» App info »»» Restrict Data usage »»» Turn mobile data usage for sim 1 and 2. 

When you restrict internet access for Mi Video, you can use the app without having to turn off your mobile data.

How to Turn Off Personalized Ads Recommendations On Xiaomi Phones

Xiaomi shows ads based on users’ personalizing interests and uses Google Advertising ID to enhance the relevance of the ads they show and define the audiences for the specific types of ads.

When you turn off personalized ads, Xiaomi will still show ads on your phone, but the ads won’t be personalized based on your interests. They will start showing your random ads.

  • Go to Settings on your phone
  • Scroll down and tap Password & Security
How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones
  • Tap Privacy 
How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones
  • Scroll down to the user experience programme, and tap Ads Services
How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones
  • Toggle off Personalize MIUI Ads
How To Remove Ads On Xiaomi Phones

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If you want to enjoy your Xiaomi phone to the fullest then you need to remove the ads. 

Disabling ads will not affect your phone’s performance when you toggle off MSA. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Xiaomi phones have ads?

Xiaomi considers itself as an internet company so they offer extra services like displaying ads to make money for the company through ads. 

Does MIUI 14 Have Ads Too?

As long as it Xiaomi phone, you will see ads on your phone. In 2022 Xiaomi allegedly announced that the latest MIUI 14 version based on Android 13 will eliminate ads and bloatware in all their devices. 

My Xiaomi phone with MIUI 14 is still showing ads. As of now, the only way you can disable ads on Xiaomi phones is to do it yourself. 

Can I Disable Ads On My Xiaomi Phone?

Yes, you can remove ads on your Xiaomi phone. Go to Settings app »»» Password and security »»» Authorization & revocation »»» Toggle off MSA. 

What Does MSA Stands For?

MSA means “MIUI System Ads”. And it’s responsible for showing ads on your Xiaomi phone.

What Happens If I MSA?

When you revoke and remove MSA on Mi phones, ads will no longer show on systems apps, Xiaomi apps, and other third-party apps that have integrated with MSA. 

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