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How to Disable ads in Xiaomi MIUI

Xiaomi is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world and leads the smartphone industry in India, mainly due to its low-priced phones offering good specifications. But hardware is not the only source of its revenue; targeted advertising also contributes a huge share to its overall revenue. So here is how you can remove ads in any Xiaomi or Redmi device.

Why are there ads on Redmi/Xiaomi devices?

Back in 2019, the Chinese tech giant said it strongly believes that serving ads is not an unfair practice. The obnoxious and intrusive system ads on MIUI attest to that. Basically, the ads in MIUI 12 are not going anywhere. But in this article, we will tell you how you can manually remove ads from your Mi phone.

How To Disable Ads in Redmi/Xiaomi Devices [MIUI 11/ MIUI 12] –

While Xiaomi does not offer a standardized procedure to disable ads, there are a bunch of steps that users can follow to get rid of Xiaomi’s ad “recommendations.”

Note that the steps below do not require using the Mi Unlock tool or rooting the device. It’s one way to do things but is relatively more tedious and could bring along a bunch of problems.

So without any further ado, here is how you can disable ads in MIUI 12 without rooting your Xiaomi device –

Remove ads by revoking authorization for MSA app

remove ads in redmi/xiaomi by disabling msa

Revoking authorization for MSA (MIUI system ads) is the building block for our journey in disabling ads on MIUI devices. Since it’s a system app, you won’t find it on the home screen.

  • Go to Settings > Password and Security > Authorization and Revocation.
  • Scroll down and toggle off the button adjacent to the “msa” option. Xiaomi won’t let you at first attempt, so keep revoking the authorization until it finally let’s you do it.

By disabling MSA, Xiaomi won’t have permission to display MIUI system ads on the default apps such as Browser, security, etc. Mi fans have reported that the step alone isn’t enough to get rid of ads on MIUI devices.

Note- For whatever reason, disabling the MSA in the Xiaomi system settings isn’t enough to remove ads in several Mi apps. Hence, you need to manually toggle them off. You can find out how to can remove ads from Mi apps manually down below.

Remove targeted ads in Redmi/Xiaomi Devices

remove targeted ads in remi/xiaomi devices

This next step won’t remove the Xiaomi ads, but at least the ads won’t be based on your personal information.

In order to remove ad personalization in MIUI –

  • Go to Settings > Password and Security > Privacy > Ad Services
  • Toggle off Personalized ad recommendations.

Remove ads from “GetApps” in Redmi/Xiaomi Devices

Revoking MIUI ads Xiaomi
  • Go to Settings > Password and Security > Authorization and Revocation.
  • Now that you are in the “Authorization and Revocation” section, make sure you disable the GetApps toggle button.

This will stop all ads and annoying notifications from the MIUI app store. If you are fond of GetApps, note that you will still be able to use the app.

Remove ads in Mi Security Scan

Disable Xiaomi ads in Security Scan
  • Mi devices perform a security check on apps before allowing users to run Google Play Store apps.
  • During the scan, tap on the cogwheel in the top-right corner and toggle off recommendations.

Remove ads in Mi Security App

Disable Xiaomi ads in MIUI security app
  • Open the app > Tap on the cogwheel in the top-right corner > Disable ad recommendations.
  • Before leaving the app, also turn off the same toggle in Cleaner and Boost Speed settings.

Remove ads in Mi File Manager

Disable Xiaomi ads in File Manager
  • Go to the file manager settings
  • Tap on About and toggle off the MIUI ad recommendations.

Remove ads in Mi Browser

Disable adverts in Xiaomi MI Browser
  • Go to the browser settings > Privacy & security
  • Disable the personalized services.

Remove ads in Mi Downloads

Remove google advertisements from Mi downloads
  • If the downloads app is getting on your nerves, simply go to settings
  • Disable “Show Recommended Content” to turn off ads in the Mi Downloads app.

Remove ads in Mi Themes

Xiaomi ads in Mi Themes app
  • Simply go to the themes app > Tap on the profile in the bottom right corner > Go to Settings
  • Disable recommendations.

Remove ads in Mi Video and Mi Music

remove ads from Redmi music
  • To disable ads in the MIUI music app: Open the app > Tap on the menu icon in the top left corner > Settings > Advanced Settings.
  • Toggle off recommendations.


  • To disable ads in the Mi Video app: Open the app > Tap on Profile > Settings
  • Disable Online Recommendations.
Disable advertisement in MIUI Video app

Following all the steps would hopefully stop all the MIUI systems ads on your Xiaomi device.

If the Mi app you are looking for isn’t here, here is what you can do — Try to find a setting encompassing the word “Recommendations” or something related to ads and disable it.

Delete MIUI System Apps (Remove Bloatware)

Here is another way to remove ads from your Xiaomi/Redmi device; however, the catch is that this step would disable the app entirely.

If the steps for disabling ads in Xiaomi devices are too much to ask for, you can get rid of MIUI system apps by following the steps mentioned in our article — How To Remove Bloatware from Xiaomi Devices.

Before you become doubting Thomas, the process does not require rooting your device or unlocking the bootloader; however, know that it is a little technical.

Moreover, you can also check out our article on how you can get rid of windows bloatware easily and quickly.


What is msa in MIUI?

MSA stands for MIUI System Ads. It’s the process that enables Xiaomi devices to showcase ads. Once you revoke its authorization in the Xiaomi settings, it stops collecting user’s data.

How to disable ads in MIUI 12?

It’s the same as it was in MIUI 11. You can disable ads in MIUI 12 by revoking MSA in Xiaomi settings and shutting down ad recommendations in all MIUI system apps.

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