Xiaomi has become one of the top players in the smartphone space over the past few years. Their phones are best in features, top in specifications, beautiful in design, and best in price. But the MIUI, the custom version of Android that the phones run on, comes packed with bloatware and ads in the native apps. Ads that show up when running system apps are one of the most annoying features of Xiaomi’s phones.

Fortunately, there is a way to disable ads from Mi, Redmi, and Poco phones. The main culprit behind ads in the stock MIUI 12.5 apps is the MSA app (MIUI System Ads). Since it is a system app, you cannot uninstall it from your phone, but there is an option to disable it.


The current version of Xiaomi’s Android skin is MIUI 12.5, and it also packs bloatware and ads. Below is a step-by-step guide to disable system ads from Xiaomi phones running MIUI 12/12.5.

Steps to Disable Ads from Xiaomi phones

1. Open the Settings app on your Xiaomi phone, go to the Passwords and Security option, and select it.

2. Next, tap on the Authorization and revocation option.

Disable ads from Xiaomi phones

3. In Authorization and revocation, scroll down, and you will see the msa and GetApps listed.

4. Tap on msa and GetApps to disable them.

5. You will get a 10-second warning message confirming if you want to revoke authorization.
After the countdown, press Revoke.

Disable ads from MIUi 12 and 12.5

You have now disabled MIUI system ads from your Mi, Redmi, and Poco phones. Even if you reboot your phone, msa should remain disabled. But I’ve noticed that installing a system update enables msa on the phone. So after performing a system update, you need to verify the setting again to continue block ads on Xiaomi phone.

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