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How To Remove Ads In Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro [Tutorial]

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If you are a Xiaomi handset user then you must have been looking for the answer to question “Ads keep popping up on my phone, how can I remove them?”

Xiaomi pop-up ads are becoming more and more infuriating. No matter which Xiaomi phone you are using if it has MiUi 10 then it’s most likely that you may have already noticed these pop-up ads. Most of these appear in the Xiaomi apps itself but this plague of ads is system-wide. You may have even seen those advertisements in the Settings and File Manager too.

How To Remove Ads In Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
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Xiaomi has faced a lot of backlash in the past few months but still, Xioami is not ready to remove these infuriating ads. Well, Xiaomi has been quite clear about their business model and ads are a crucial part of it. The Chinese manufacturer has released an official statement in the wake of this backlash from Xiaomi users:

“Advertising has been and will continue to be an integral part of Xiaomi’s Internet services, a key component of the company’s business model. At the same time, we will uphold user experience by offering options to turn off the ads and by constantly improving our approach towards advertising, including adjusting where and when ads appear. Our philosophy is that ads should be unobtrusive, and users always have the option of receiving fewer recommendations.”

– Xiaomi spokesperson


How To Remove Ads In Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro [Tutorial]

Well as the Xiaomi spokesperson said system-wide ads are there to stay so what are the ways to completely turn off the ads from your smartphone manually? Below you will learn how to remove pop-up ads in easy steps:

Revoking authorization of the MSA app

You stop systemwide ads you can start with “MIUI System Ads” which is generally known as the MSA. Now from privacy Settings select Authorization & Revocation >> revoke authorization for MSA and Security. You will need a data connection to disable these options, sometimes it may fail but try again it will work out eventually.

But this only stops ads when your device is using Mobile data but when it’s on a wifi network, the ads will show up again. If you don’t use wifi network then you are good to go or you can read the further trick at the end of the article.

 

Disable the advertising identifier

Go to Settings >> Additional settings >> Privacy >> Ad services and disable Personalized Recommendations. This will Xiaomi from tailoring the ads based on your interests so basically reduces the amount of monitoring done by these Xiaomi apps and improves your privacy.

 

Disable ads from the Downloads app

Now open Download app >> click on three dots and select Settings >> Now disable Show recommended content

 

Disable ads from the File Manager

Now open File Manager >> select Settings option >> Click on About and disable Recommendations

 

Disable ads from the Security app

Open Security app >>app will give popup message to grant authorization just click on Exit >> Select Settings and disable Receive recommendations

Go to Settings in the same app >> Cleaner as well as Settings >> Boost Speed and disable Receive recommendations

 

Disable ads from Mi Music

Open Music app >> Settings >> Advanced settings >> disable Receive recommendations

 

Disable ads from Mi Video

Mi Video >> Settings >>turn off Online recommendation; You can also disable Push Notifications from here.

 

Disable ads from Mi Browser

Go to Mi Browser >> Settings >> Privacy and security >> turn off Receive recommendation

 

Disable ads from App Lock

Go to Settings > App Lock and then click on the Settings icon and disable Receive Recommendations.

Disable ads from MIUI Themes

Open the Themes app, click on the profile button on the bottom right corner then go to Settings and disable Recommendations.

 

Doing all these seems a lot of work but these steps will get rid of all the system originated ads from the MiUi. Xiaomi has surely made these available to the user but hid them in the basement of each app so it takes to 2-3 steps at least to reach them and most of the users will miss them. You won’t have to unlock your bootloader for these steps and turn off all aads from Xiaomi smartphone.

Second Method

If you don’t want to do those steps then you can go with the second method. Second Best method to block system-wide ads from Xiaomi handset is by using an adblocker. Blokada and AdGuard have proved to be the best adblocker for Android smartphones. All the downloads and sync functions work fine while blocking the ads. You can even add user filters in AdGuard settings to block ads from App Vault and File Manager. Import below code to create blocks for ads:

Code:
||ad.mi.com^
||ad.xiaomi.com^
||ad1.xiaomi.com^
||encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com^
@@||sec.miui.com^
@@||data.mistat.xiaomi.com^
@@||security.xiaomi.com^

The last 3 are whitelisted because if you block it, the CPU usage of certain Mi apps will be high and stays high, like Mi Fit. Also, those 3 domains are not bringing ads to your phone. The adblocker won’t stop ads in Mi Browser & Mi Music (China version) can’t be blocked.

 

Trick to disable MSA on every type of network:

You can stop them completely you need to make MSA powerless using ADB (no root required). Connect your device with your PC via ADB then run following code through terminal.

Code:
adb shell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.msa.global

There will appear a “Success” message to indicate uninstallation. It will not harm your device in any way and it will make the MSA powerless until the next time you factory reset your device. You will have to repeat the process if you factory reset the device. After uninstalled, you will not see any fullscreen ads anymore in any MIUI app.

Note: This method is tested on Redmi Note 5 running MIUI 10.0.2.0, and will work for any Xiaomi devices in which MSA exists. Package name may vary in the older versions, some still use com.miui.msa (without “.global”).

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