How to Remove Ads from Lock Screen in Xiaomi, POCO, Redmi Devices?

Lock screen ads are one of the main issues faced by Xiaomi users. These ads are a permanent part of every Xiaomi mobile and are connected to the company’s business policy. However, the good news is that you can get rid of this annoying ad display on your lock screen.

Remove Lock Screen Ads
Remove lock screen ads in Xiaomi

Xiaomi cell phones feature more than one type of ad. Some appear on the lock screen, some in the folders, and others in the file manager. Ads that pop up on the lock screen are the most annoying ones. Thus, our guide post focuses on providing different methods to remove ads from the Xiaomi lock screen.

In this article, we will guide you through some simple settings that you can adjust to make your Xiaomi user experience seamless and ad-free. The troubleshooting may vary depending on the MIUI version you are using. Therefore, we have mentioned the exact steps for all versions.

1. Turn off the Wallpaper Carousel.

Xiaomi and many other phones offer wallpaper carousels nowadays. This carousel allows mobile devices to display various blog posts on the lock screen for reading. Users can manage their interests or turn off the carousel as well.

Wallpaper carousels are not exactly ads; however, you may find them annoying on the lock screen. Follow the steps below to turn them off:

  1. Tap on the wallpaper carousel icon in the bottom left corner of your lock screen.
    Tapping on the traditional wallpaper carousel icon
    Tap on the traditional wallpaper carousel icon
  2. Now, tap the settings icon, usually located in the top right corner.
    Tapping on the settings icon at the top right corner
    Tap on the settings icon at the top right corner
  3. Here, select ‘More Settings‘ from the drop-down menu.
    Choosing the More Settings option
    Choose More Settings
  4. Finally, turn off the toggle for the wallpaper carousel.

2. Disable MSA in the Password and Security settings.

If your Xiaomi phone is running MIUI version 12.5 or earlier, follow the steps below to permanently remove lock screen ads and enjoy a smooth user experience.

  1. Go to Settings and scroll down to select Passwords and security.
    Tapping on Passwords and security options
    Tap on Passwords and security
  2. At the new window for passwords and security, you will find an option named “Authorization and Revocation.” Tap on it.
    Tapping on Authorisation and Revocation options
    Go to Authorisation and Revocation
  3. Now turn off the toggle for MSA.
    Turning off the toggle for MSA
    Turn off the toggle for MSA
  4. A new pop-up window will appear, asking you to wait for 10 seconds. After that, you can tap the Revoke option.
    Tapping on the Revoke option
    Tap on the Revoke

These settings do not apply immediately. The system might reject the request to revoke. If this happens, try it two to three times until it works. Afterward, reboot your device to apply these changes.

3. Disable personalized ads from settings.

If you are using MIUI 13 or later, you can still stop the ads on the lock screen. Simply follow the steps below, and you will be good to go.

  1. Go to Settings and scroll down to select the Wallpaper option.
  2. Now, look for the profile icon available at the bottom right corner of the screen and tap it.
  3. Then tap the traditional settings icon at the top right corner of your screen.
Look for the traditional settings icon at the top right corner
Go for the traditional settings icon at the top right corner

4. Now, turn off the toggle for “Show Ads” and “Personalized Recommendations.

Turning off the toggles
Turn off the toggle for Show Ads and Personalised recommendations

When you are done disabling the options, reboot your device to give it a fresh start.


Maryam Gilani

Maryam is a tech enthusiast with a passion for all things digital. She has a deep understanding of the latest technological trends and advancements. With her strong problem-solving abilities and exceptional attention to detail, she can quickly identify and fix any IT-related problem that comes their way. But what sets Maryam apart is her proficiency in mobile troubleshooting. Be it a problematic app, slow device, or frustrating software update, Maryam is skilled in tackling any mobile issue with ease.