App recommendations are those annoying notifications that you get to install one app or the other on your phone. I am yet to meet one user who does not find those notifications annoying. Your user experience with a Redmi phone improves drastically once you remove those app recommendations.
I have owned, used, and reviewed a handful of Redmi smartphones, and I have experienced these app recommendations with each and every one of them. In this article, I walk you through how to remove or turn off app recommendations in Redmi phones.
MIUI 12 is the latest version of Xiaomi’s custom software that I have on my Redmi phone. As such, this guide is based on that version. The steps may differ slightly with newer versions of MIUI.
How to turn off app recommendations in Redmi phones
The promoted apps are displayed inside folders in the phone’s interface. To stop or remove those app recommendations, go to each folder where the promoted apps are showing. Open the folder and tap on the name. Right below the name will appear a “Promoted Apps” slider (as seen in the screenshot below). Toggle the slider to disable promoted apps and that’s it.
Be sure to repeat this process in every folder where those app recommendations are displayed. It is tedious doing it, but once you are done doing it, you will enjoy your Redmi smartphone much more.
As already mentioned, if your Redmi phone runs an older version of MIUI, the steps will vary mildly, but it should not be difficult to figure it out and remove promoted apps. Let me have your feedback and/or questions in the comments section below. I will be happy to help you out in whatever way I can.
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.