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How to disable the ads on POCO F5 (MIUI 12)

Poco F5 is a powerful smartphone that offers impressive performance, a stunning display, and a long-lasting battery. However, it also comes with a downside: ads. Ads are annoying and intrusive, and they can ruin your user experience. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of them and enjoy a cleaner and smoother MIUI 12 interface. In this review, I will show you how to disable ads in Poco F5 in a few simple steps.

Method 1:

The first step is to revoke the authorization for the MSA app. MSA stands for MIUI System Ads, and it is the main culprit behind the ads that pop up in many default apps and on the lock screen. To revoke its authorization, you need to go to Settings > Passwords and Security > Authorization and Revocation and toggle off the button next to msa. You may have to try a few times until it works. This will stop most of the ads from showing up on your device.

The second step is to disable personalized ad recommendations. This will prevent Xiaomi from collecting your data to show you relevant ads based on your preferences and behavior. To disable this, you need to go to Settings > Passwords and Security > Privacy > Ad Services and toggle off Personalized ad recommendations. This will make the ads less targeted and less frequent.

The third step is to disable ad recommendations in individual apps. Some apps like Downloads, Security, Themes, etc. have their own settings to show or hide ads. You need to open each app and go to their settings to disable ad recommendations. For example, in the Downloads app, you need to tap the hamburger menu > Settings and disable the toggle for Show recommended content. You need to do this for every app that shows ads.

By following these steps, you can effectively remove ads from your Poco F5 and enjoy a more pleasant and uninterrupted user experience. However, keep in mind that ads are one of the ways that Xiaomi generates revenue from its devices, so disabling them may affect the quality of some services or features. If you want to support Xiaomi and its products, you can choose to keep some ads on or whitelist some apps that you use frequently.

Method 2:

A DNS server is a service that translates domain names into IP addresses, which are used to access websites and online services. By default, your Xiaomi device uses the DNS server provided by your network operator or Wi-Fi router. However, you can also set up a private DNS server that may offer better speed, security, or privacy. Here are the steps to set up a private DNS server in MIUI 12:

Go to Settings > Connection & sharing > Private DNS.
Choose Private DNS provider hostname.
Enter the hostname of the DNS provider you want to use and tap Save.
For example, you can use dnsforge.de , nextdns.io , dns.adguard.com for ad blocking and privacy protection.

I hope this review was helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading!

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