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[Q & A] Redmi Note 4 App Lock screen showing unwanted ads icon at the top right corner

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11:48, Jul-04-2018 | From PC
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Hi guys!All right, first of all I will throw my phone specs on the table, and they are:
- Redmi Note 4 MTK (Helio X20)
- Android version 6.0 MRA58K
- Android security patch level 2018-05-01
- MIUI Global 9.5 Stable, 9.5.3.0 (MBFMIFA)


So, for the last few weeks I've been experiencing unwanted ads on my App Lock screen as attached below.

Unwanted ads icon

Unwanted ads icon


The ads appear as an icon at the top right corner of my App Lock screen (the one that i mark with red square). So everytime I need to open my protected apps, the App Lock would appear along with this annoying icon. The first time it appeared, I accidentally able to close the app by randomly touch around it (seems like the ads has a close button but hide it). But now, I can't close it by doing the same thing (randomly touch around the ads). If I touch the ads, it would bring me to MIUI own apps store.


Does anyone experience this also? I hope there is a solution to this annoying problem. It is not that big of a problem tho, since I can just ignore it. But I use App Lock a lot, and everytime I open an app this ads will apear along with the App Lock and it is very hard to completely ignore it.

I would very appreciate if there is a solid solution to this. And if there is any possibility, I would very much avoid doing root or change to another ROM, since I cannot unlock the bootloader of Redmi Note 4 MTK (it's another problem that I have to deal with later).

Thanks guys! Cheers!
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16:26, Jul-04-2018 | From Redmi Note 4X
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finally, someone with the same problem, i got this too, it is really annoying. bought xiaomi and they put in their first party apps  /  system apps, hope they will fix it soon

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19:25, Jul-04-2018 | From PC
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This post was edited by ollylopes at 19:26, Jul-04-2018

Have you both tried to disable the adds under "Settings > Additional settings > Privacy > Ads services" ?

Give feedback.

EDIT: Do not forget to reboot the device, to clear the old settings.
Please, help us help you. Always give feedback whether your issue is solved or not.

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07:23, Jul-05-2018 | From Redmi Note 4X
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ollylopes replied at 2018-7-4 19:25
Have you both tried to disable the adds under "Settings > Additional settings > Privacy > Ads servic ...

i have, nothing changed

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ollylopes replied at 2018-7-4 19:25
Have you both tried to disable the adds under "Settings > Additional settings > Privacy > Ads servic ...

so am i

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10:49, Jul-05-2018 | From Redmi Note 4X
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same here, annoying icon from gambling store

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ollylopes replied at 2018-7-4 18:25
Have you both tried to disable the adds under "Settings > Additional settings > Privacy > Ads servic ...

I have, but nothing changed. I believe disabling this setting only makes the ads will be a non specific ads based on our browsing history, but it won't disable the ads itself.

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Bia_Gunderson replied at 2018-7-4 15:26
finally, someone with the same problem, i got this too, it is really annoying. bought xiaomi and the ...

I have searched this problem in this forum and nothing came up. The most common problem is just on how to disable ads on security app, browser, etc. So, I feel the urge to address this problem to the forum myself. It's very annoying and could lead us to a dangerous app installation.

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dwntara replied at 2018-7-5 11:40
I have searched this problem in this forum and nothing came up. The most common problem is just on ...

Are you using any third party app (like battery saver or UC browser) that can do that?
Please, help us help you. Always give feedback whether your issue is solved or not.

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22:14, Jul-05-2018 | From PC
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ollylopes replied at 2018-7-5 18:12
Are you using any third party app (like battery saver or UC browser) that can do that?

I have this issue too, I am using Mi 5 with official MIUI Global 9.5 and googling this issue led me to this discussion. I believe this is from the MIUI itself not from 3rd party apps.

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