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How to Disable Ads in MIUI

Ads can be very annoying when shown on our smartphones. Users who are using custom UI phones must have experienced this. Here we are talking about Xiaomi device and we ourselves have faced the ads in MIUI. Though MIUI is a lightweight and user-friendly UI which has several features. However, it shows ads in its several apps.

So, how to disable these annoying ads in MIUI. In this article, we will tell you step-by-step process to disable ads from several apps in MIUI including Mi Music, Cleaner, Mi Browser, Mi File Explorer etc.

MIUI System Ads

Source: Mi Forum

To disable the MIUI system ads:

  • Open “Settings”
  • Go to “Additional settings”
  • Look for “Authorization & revocation”
  • Now, scroll down and disable “MSA”
  • A pop-up will appear and tap Revoke.

You will then see an error “Couldn’t revoke authorization” for the first time. So, disable MSA and tap revoke until you’ll see a message that says it’s been revoked.

App Lock Ads

Credit: MIUI Forum

To disable ads from App Lock:

  • Open Settings
  • Go to App lock
  • Now, tap on the gear icon as shown in the above screenshot
  • Find ‘Receive recommendations’ and disable it.

Mi File Manager Ads

Credit: MIUI Forum

To disable ads from Mi File Manager App:

  • Open Mi File Manager
  • Tap on 3 dots at the top corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Find ‘Recommendations’ and disable it.

Cleaner and Mi Browser Ads

Credit: MIUI Forum

To disable ads from Cleaner:

  • Open Privacy and Security
  • Go to Security settings
  • Tap on Cleaner
  • Find ‘Receive recommendations’ and disable it.

To disable ads from Mi Browser:

  • Open Mi Browser
  • Go to its Settings
  • Then find Advanced and tap on Card Setting
  • Here find ‘Recommend for you’ and disable it.

Mi Music Ads

To disable ads from Mi Music:

  • Open Mi Music
  • Go to Settings and then Advanced settings
  • Now find ‘Recommendations’ and disable it.

Disable ads from Installed Apps

Credit: MIUI Forum

To disable ads from installed apps in MIUI:

  • Open the Security app
  • Now, go to Manage apps
  • Tap on 3 dots in the top right corner and go to settings
  • Find ‘Recommendations’ and disable it.

If you have any question regarding ads in your Xiaomi phone, you can ask us in the comments below.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.