One of the negative points that we can find in MIUI is its high content in ads, advertising and recommendations. To achieve the great value for money that Xiaomi devices represent, the firm has to find a way to obtain some extra income with its mobiles.

Even so, many users complain about the high advertising content displayed by their Xiaomi phones, resorting in most cases to disable ads, recommendations and any trace of advertising.

In view of this, we are going to explain how remove advertising of a Xiaomi smartphone, not only disabling ads, but also removing recommendations of MIUI applications, whether in MIUI 10, MIUI 11 or even MIUI 12.

How to remove advertising on a Xiaomi mobile with MIUI

Ultimately, if you want remove advertising from your Xiaomi, or simply disable advertising, its ads and recommendations, do not miss this guide where we explain in a simple way how to remove all advertising on any smartphone with MIUI.

First of all, for remove advertising from our Xiaomi we must deactivate the application in charge of displaying the ads in MIUI (MSA). Therefore, to deactivate or eliminate advertising in MIUI we must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Passwords and security > Authorization and revocation
  2. Disable “msa” service. To do this we will have to wait 10 seconds and click on “Revoke”.
    • It is possible that this process will fail, that is, the msa service will be active again after it has been deactivated. To do this, we will repeat the process as many times as necessary.
    • Depending on your version of MIUI, this option may be in another section of the Settings application. If you cannot find it, we recommend you to use the search engine adding “Authorization and revocation”.

In addition to deactivating the service in charge of advertising and announcements in MIUI, we must remove recommendations and the advertising of each of the native applications. To do this, although the process is somewhat cumbersome, we must do it in each application separately.

1. Remove MIUI Browser Ads

To remove advertising, advertisements and recommendations from the xiaomi browser we must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Xiaomi Browser
  2. Click on the top right menu with three lines and then access the settings (cogwheel).
  3. Once inside, we go to Privacy and security and deactivate Personalized Services.

2. Remove ads from Downloads app

To remove advertising, ads and recommendations from the application downloads that we find in all Xiaomi mobiles with MIUI we must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Downloads, click on the three points in the upper right and go to Settings.
  2. Once inside we deactivate “Show recommended content”.

3. Remove Ads from App Security

To remove advertising, ads and recommendations from the application Security that we find in all Xiaomi mobiles with MIUI we must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Security app and enter Settings.
  2. Then we deactivate the option “Receive recommendations”.

4. Remove ads from Music app

To remove advertising, ads and recommendations from the application Music that we find in all Xiaomi mobiles with MIUI we must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the My Music app and then go to Settings > Advanced Settings.
  2. Turn off the “Receive Recommendations” option.

5. Remove ads from Xiaomi File Manager

To remove advertising and recommendations from the File manager From Xiaomi we only have to carry out the following steps (Xiaomi only adds advertising in the File Manager of the MIUI Global ROM, in the European one no recommendations are added):

  • Go to File Manager and access the top left menu.
  • Then go to Settings> About
  • Disable the “Recommendations” option.

6. Remove ads from Themes app

To remove advertising, ads and recommendations from the application Topics that we find in all Xiaomi mobiles with MIUI we must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Themes application and then access your profile from the bottom button.
  2. Then go to Settings and disable the “Recommendations” option.

6. Remove ads from My Video app

To remove advertising, ads and recommendations from the application My video that we find in all Xiaomi mobiles with MIUI, we must carry out the following steps (Xiaomi only adds advertising in the Mi Video app of the MIUI Global ROM, in the European no recommendations are added)

  1. Go to the My Video application and access the Settings menu on the top right.
  2. Then disable the option “Push notifications.

7. Remove ads from MIUI folders

Finally, Xiaomi also adds advertising and recommendations in the MIUI folders. To deactivate the advertising of these we will only have to carry out the following steps:

  1. Enter any folder that we have created on the home screen.
  2. Proceed to change its name and then disable the option that appears just below “Promoted applications”.