Easy Ways to Block Ads on Xiaomi and Redmi Smartphones


One of the interesting advantages of smartphones under Xiaomi is the presence of MIUI, a custom UI that has caught a lot of attention and is liked by its users, including me. For both the Xiaomi brand and the Redmi brand, this MIUI has become part or a package as the superiority of Xiaomi and Redmi.

It's just that, there is one important problem behind the privileges of MIUI that users often experience, namely the presence of advertisements. The presence of ads on MIUI raises pros and cons. The presence of this advertisement is one of the reasons why Xiaomi or Redmi smartphones can be priced cheaply.

Xiaomi and Redmi smartphone products are generally priced at low prices. Xiaomi, as a company, only gets a small margin from every sale of its cellphone products. Benefits are also obtained in another way, namely by presenting advertisements on MIUI.

As a user of Xiaomi Smartphone products, of course I feel disturbed by the presence of these advertisements. The reason is that these ads often appear when using various services or applications that are brought by MIUI, for example Mi Video, Music, Mi Browser, and so on.

Even so, if you are a Xiaomi and Redmi user who is annoyed by advertisements, in fact these advertisements can be removed easily. You can get rid of it by installing a Custom ROM or changing settings manually or without a Custom ROM. Well, roughly how?

As additional information, I use Xiaomi Smartphone with MIUI 13. The following are the steps or methods used to remove ads either without installing a Custom ROM or with a Custom ROM.

If the MIUI version you have is different, please adjust it because the steps are quite similar, only the placement of the menu or the options are slightly different. Without lingering, please read this article to the end, OK?

1. Remove Ads by Disabling MSA

The first way to get rid of ads on Xiaomi or Redmi Smartphones is to disable MSA. All you have to do is enter the "settings" section, then enter "Password & security", then select "authorization & revocation", and select "MSA". Do these steps correctly so that MSA is completely deactivated so that ads on your Xiaomi Smartphone don't appear anymore.

2. Disabling Ad Services

Another way to get rid of ads on Xiaomi smartphones is to disable ad services. To do this, please go to the "settings" section, then go to "Password & security", select "privacy", then select "ad services".

After entering the "ad services" menu, please turn off the ad recommendation personalization option. This option is useful for turning off advertisements on Xiaomi Smartphones.

3. Removing Ads by Changing Location/Region

Another way to prevent your Xiaomi Smartphone from showing ads is to change the location. You can simply change this location. How to? Here's how to change the location or region on the Xiaomi Smartphone. You can follow these steps easily.

  • Go to the "settings" section
  • Go to the "additional settings" section
  • After that select the option "Location" or "Region"
  • Change "Location" to Spain or France. Or you can try another European location.
  • After that, please "restart" your Xiaomi Smartphone.

4. Eliminate Ads Through File Manager

Another way to prevent your Xiaomi Smartphone from showing ads is to remove ad recommendations in the "File Manager". You can follow the steps below.

  • Please open the built-in "File Manager" application.
  • Then tap the "menu icon" in the upper left corner.
  • Then select "settings" or "settings", then select "About" or "about".
  • Then select turn off recommendations.

5. Remove Ads in Download Apps

Another way to get rid of ads is to remove ads via download or "download" applications. To do this, you just need to log in or open the "download" application. After that, select click the menu point at the top right of the screen. After that select "settings" and select disable showing recommended content.

6. Remove Ads in the Mi Video App

Another way to get rid of ads on Xiaomi smartphones is to remove ads on the Mi Video application. The method is quite easy, all you have to do is open Mi Video. After that, click on the profile section at the bottom right of the screen. After that select "settings" in the form of a bolt or gear in the upper right corner, after that please turn off the "online recommendations" and "Personalized recommendations" options.

7. Remove Ads in Music Apps

Another way to get rid of ads is to disable ad recommendations in the Music app. The reason is, in the Music application, Xiaomi also embeds advertisements that are classified as disturbing the user experience. So, how does turning off ads in music apps look like? Here's how.

  • Open the Music application, then click the menu at the top left of the screen
  • Click "settings", then select "advanced settings"
  • After that, please scroll the screen to the bottom to turn off the "Show ads" and "Show online recommendations on the start page" options.

8. Eliminate Ads in Security

You can remove ads on Xiaomi Smartphones by visiting the Security or security application. The method is enough to open the "security" application, then enter the "settings" section at the top right, after that, just select the disable option "accept recommendations".

9. Remove Ads in Mi Browser

Ads also often appear in the default browser application on Xiaomi Smartphones, namely the Mi Browser. The easiest way not to appear in this application is in the following way.

  • Open Mi Browser, then click the menu at the bottom right of the screen
  • Select the bolt- or gear-shaped "settings" in the upper right
  • Select "privacy and security" or "privacy and security"
  • Next turn off the “Personalized services” option at the bottom.

Apart from these methods, the easiest way to avoid ads in the default browser is to not use the default browser. You just need to use another browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and others.

10. How to Remove Ads by Installing a Custom ROM

Apart from how to remove ads on Xiaomi Smartphones in the way previously mentioned, you can also remove ads on Xiaomi Smartphones by changing the custom ROM. For information, MIUI is a UI that allows users to create custom ROMs.

Interestingly, there are quite a lot of custom ROMs on the internet and you can choose which one you like. One of the most famous is the Xiaomi EU Custom ROM. This custom ROM is presented for users in the European continent on a build basis from MIUI China stable ROMs and China Developers.

If you are curious about the EU custom ROM and want to use it, you can visit the MI forum to find out more about this EU custom ROM. Oh, yes, also make sure you understand the risks of using this custom ROM.

So, these are the steps to get rid of ads on Xiaomi Smartphones. I have tried these methods directly and succeeded.

As additional information, not all Xiaomi Smartphones present advertisements. Xiaomi smartphones that offer pure Android OS have no ads. In addition, some high-end Xiaomi Smartphones, ads appear less. Generally, these ads appear on affordable Xiaomi Smartphones such as the Redmi series and Redmi Note series.

Xiaomi's brother, POCO, also has some advertisements in its user interface. Of course advertising can still be tolerated. However, if you are annoyed by advertisements on Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO Smartphones, please take these steps.

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