How To Debloat MIUI 12 And MIUI 12.5

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In this guide we will show you how to debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5. Xiaomi is a Chinese smartphone brand that is popular all around the world. The brand is known to offer competitive smartphones and Android devices in all segments of the market and has well earned it’s name among the top smartphone OEMs across the globe.

A particular reason why many Android users prefer to use Xiaomi phones instead of devices from other brands is that Xiaomi has a great performance to price ratio for their phones. They offer great hardware at a comparatively lesser price than what other brands ask for. But Xiaomi’s Android skin, MIUI has a lot of bloatware. Here in this guide, we have shared with you the Xiaomi bloatware list and will show you how to debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5.

Like any other Android skin, MIUI also comes with a bunch of pre-loaded apps. It is now the norm for Android OEMs to include these apps in their Android skin. These apps occupy a lot of space in the device. Although some of these apps are useful according to some users, the majority of the users do not find these apps useful and want them removed from their device as they find them unnecessary.

It is possible to uninstall some of these apps but the others can’t be uninstalled in the normal way. The apps which can not be removed in the traditional can be removed through a debloating method.

As well as causing storage issues, these apps can also be a security or a privacy problem. This can become quite a nuisance. The better option in this case is to use the adb shell commands according to the app package name on a computer and remove these annoying bloatware apps. Below you can take a look at the MIUI bloatware list.

Debloat MIUI 12

MIUI Bloatware list

  • com.mfashiongallery.emag
  • com.mi.android.globalFileexplorer| Mi File Manager
  • com.mi.android.globallauncher | Mi Launcher
  • com.mi.android.globalpersonalassistant
  • com.mi.globalTrendNews
  • com.mi.health | Mi Health
  • com.mi.webkit.core | Mi Webkit
  • com.milink.service
  • com.mipay.wallet.id | Mi Wallet
  • com.mipay.wallet.in | Mi Wallet (India)
  • com.miui.accessibility
  • com.miui.analytics | MIUI Analytics (spyware)
  • com.miui.android.fashiongallery | Wallpaper Carousel
  • com.miui.aod | MIUI Always-on Display
  • com.miui.backup | Backup app
  • com.miui.bugreport | Bug reporting app
  • com.miui.calculator | Mi Calculator
  • com.miui.cit
  • com.miui.cleanmaster | System Cleaner
  • com.miui.cloudservice | Cloud service
  • com.miui.cloudbackup | Cloud Backup service
  • com.miui.cloudservice.sysbase | Cloud service
  • com.miui.compass | MIUI Compass
  • com.miui.contentcatcher
  • com.miui.enbbs
  • com.miui.extraphoto | Camera Bokeh effect
  • com.miui.face | MIUI Biometric
  • com.miui.fm | MIUI FM
  • com.miui.fmservice| MIUI FM
  • com.miui.freeform | MIUI PiP service
  • com.miui.gallery | MIUI Gallery
  • com.miui.greenguard
  • com.miui.huanji
  • com.miui.hybrid | Quick Apps (data mining app)
  • com.miui.hybrid.accessory | Quick Apps (data mining app)
  • com.miui.micloudsync | Cloud Sync
  • com.miui.miservice
  • com.miui.mishare.connectivity | Mi Share
  • com.miui.misound | Music app & sound enhancer
  • com.miui.miwallpaper | Wallpaper app
  • com.miui.miwallpaper.earth
  • com.miui.miwallpaper.mars
  • com.miui.msa.global | MSA or MIUI Ad Services
  • com.miui.newmidrive
  • com.miui.nextpay
  • com.miui.notes | Notes
  • com.miui.phrase | Frequent phrases
  • com.miui.player | Music Player
  • com.miui.qr
  • com.miui.screenrecorder | Screen Recorder
  • com.miui.smsextra | Text Message features
  • com.miui.system | MIUI System Launcher
  • com.miui.systemui.carriers.overlay | Carrier name chaging service
  • com.miui.touchassistant | Quick Ball feature
  • com.miui.translation.kingsoft
  • com.miui.userguide | User Guide app
  • com.miui.videoplayer | MIUI Video player
  • com.miui.virtualsim
  • com.miui.vsimcore
  • com.miui.weather2 | Weather app
  • com.miui.wmsvc
  • com.miui.yellowpage | Yellow Page app
  • com.miui.zman

Xiaomi Bloatware list

  • com.sohu.inputmethod.sogou.xiaomi
  • com.xiaomi.account | Mi Account (sensitive)
  • com.xiaomi.calendar | Mi Calendar
  • com.xiaomi.cameratools | Camera Tools
  • com.xiaomi.channel
  • com.xiaomi.discover | Xiaomi System apps updater
  • com.xiaomi.glgm | Games
  • com.xiaomi.joyose | Junk and safe to remove
  • com.xiaomi.location.fused
  • com.xiaomi.mi_connect_service
  • com.xiaomi.micloud.sdk | Cloud App
  • com.xiaomi.midrop | Mi Drop
  • com.xiaomi.mipicks | GetApps(Xiaomi app store)
  • com.xiaomi.miplay_client
  • com.xiaomi.mircs | MIUI to MIUI Message
  • com.xiaomi.mirecycle | Mi Security (sensitive)
  • com.xiaomi.mirror
  • com.xiaomi.misettings | Mi Settings
  • com.xiaomi.payment | Mi Pay
  • com.xiaomi.scanner | Scanner app
  • com.xiaomi.simactivate.service
  • com.xiaomi.xmsf | Xiaomi Service Framework
  • com.xiaomi.xmsfkeeper | Xiaomi Service Framework

Google Bloatware list on Xiaomi devices

  • com.sohu.inputmethod.sogou.xiaomi
  • com.xiaomi.account | Mi Account (sensitive)
  • com.xiaomi.calendar | Mi Calendar
  • com.xiaomi.cameratools | Camera Tools
  • com.xiaomi.channel
  • com.xiaomi.discover | Xiaomi System apps updater
  • com.xiaomi.glgm | Games
  • com.xiaomi.joyose | Junk and safe to remove
  • com.xiaomi.location.fused
  • com.xiaomi.mi_connect_service
  • com.xiaomi.micloud.sdk | Cloud App
  • com.xiaomi.midrop | Mi Drop
  • com.xiaomi.mipicks | GetApps(Xiaomi app store)
  • com.xiaomi.miplay_client
  • com.xiaomi.mircs | MIUI to MIUI Message
  • com.xiaomi.mirecycle | Mi Security (sensitive)
  • com.xiaomi.mirror
  • com.xiaomi.misettings | Mi Settings
  • com.xiaomi.payment | Mi Pay
  • com.xiaomi.scanner | Scanner app
  • com.xiaomi.simactivate.service
  • com.xiaomi.xmsf | Xiaomi Service Framework
  • com.xiaomi.xmsfkeeper | Xiaomi Service Framework

Android Bloatware

  • com.android.bips | Default Printing Service
  • com.android.bookmarkprovider | Bookmark Provider
  • com.android.browser | Web Browser
  • com.android.calendar | Calendar app
  • com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver
  • com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver.overlay.common
  • com.android.chrome | Chrome Browser
  • com.android.deskclock | Stock Clock app
  • com.android.dreams.basic | Screensaver app
  • com.android.dreams.phototable | Screensaver app
  • com.android.egg z| Android Easter Egg
  • com.android.emergency | SOS Calling
  • com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle | OK Google
  • com.android.mms | MMS app
  • com.android.mms.service | MMS
  • com.android.printspooler | Printing service
  • com.android.statementservice | Checks APK files
  • com.android.stk | SIM Tool-kit
  • com.android.thememanager
  • com.android.thememanager.module
  • com.android.wallpaper.livepicker | Live wallpaper
  • com.android.wallpaperbackup | Wallpaper backup feature
  • com.android.wallpapercropper | Wallpaper cropping feature

Third-party Bloatware list

  • cn.wps.xiaomi.abroad.lite
  • com.autonavi.minimap
  • com.caf.fmradio
  • com.duokan.phone.remotecontroller
  • com.samsung.aasaservice
  • org.simalliance.openmobileapi.service
  • com.duokan.phone.remotecontroller.peel.plugin
  • in.amazon.mShop.android.shopping | Amazon
  • com.bsp.catchlog
  • com.netflix.partner.activation | Netflix
  • com.netflix.mediaclient | Netflix
  • com.opera.app.news | Opera
  • com.opera.branding | Opera
  • com.opera.branding.news | Opera News
  • com.opera.mini.native | Opera Mini
  • com.opera.preinstall | Opera
  • com.tencent.soter.soterserver | Chinese Payment service
  • com.facebook.katana | Facebook
  • com.facebook.appmanager | Facebook
  • com.facebook.services | Facebook
  • com.facebook.system | Facebook
  • pl.zdunex25.updater | Xiaomi.eu
  • ros.ota.updater | RevolutionOS
  • com.syberia.ota | SyberiaOS
  • com.syberia.SyberiaPapers | SyberiaOS
  • org.lineageos.recorder | LineageOS
  • org.lineageos.snap | LineageOS
  • com.hampusolsson.abstruct | Paranoid Android
  • code.name.monkey.retromusic | Paranoid Android

Note: We recommend that you disable individual apps and check if your device is working properly or not. If your device works properly, only then you should proceed to uninstall or remove these apps permanently. Keep in mind that while you debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5, you should not uninstall important apps. These include com.miui.securitycenter | com.miui.securityadd | com.xiaomi.finddevice. Uninstalling these apps or services may result in device bricking or bootloop issues.

How to Debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5

Below we have shared two methods on how you can debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5. Following these methods, you can remove pre-installed apps and services from your phone that you do not want. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

1. Using ADB shell commands

  • First of all, you have to enable USB Debugging on your Xiaomi device.
  • Now download and configure ADB and Fastboot tools on your computer by downloading Android SDK Platform tools.
  • Now extract the platform tools folder to a convenient location on your PC and then open the folder that you just extracted.
  • Now you have to launch the command prompt on your PC by typing in cmd in the search bar and then hitting Enter.
  • Then connect your Xiaomi device to your PC via a USB cable.
  • If you get a USB debugging prompt on your screen, make sure that you accept it.
  • Now check to see if the ADB connections has been successful or not. You can do this by entering the command below:

adb devices

  • If the connection is good, you will be able to see the alphanumeric id and the device keyword alongside the id.
  • After that, enter the following command in the command prompt window:

adb shell

  • Then to remove any bloatware from your device and debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5, enter the following command. Make sure that you replace the <package name> in the command with the actual package name from the list given to you above.

pm uninstall –user 0 <package name>

  • Now uninstall the apps that you want to uninstall one by one.
  • When you are finished, remove your device from your computer and then reboot your device for the changes to take effect.

2. Using Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Tools

  • Enable USB debugging on your Xiaomi device.
  • Now you are required to download the XiaomiADBFastbootTools.jar.
  • Once done, also download and install the latest version of Java Development Kit (JDK) on your computer.
  • Then double-click the XiaomiADBFastbootTools.jar file to launch it.
  • Make sure that your device is connected to your PC via a USB cable.
  • You will be able to see a Xiaomi bloatware list after your device is connected.
  • Click on any particular app or service that you want to uninstall and then select uninstall. Confirm your action by clicking ‘Yes’.
  • Once you are through, reboot your device.

Note: If removing some of these apps cause problems with the device’s stability, you can reinstall your removed apps by heading over to the ‘reinstaller’. From there, you can install the removed apps using the Xiaomi ADB Fastboot tools again.

How to Reinstall uninstalled bloatware

If you have removed any app by mistake or if you want an uninstalled app back on your device, you can easily reinstall it on your device by following the steps given below:

  • Firstly, download the Xiaomi Bloatware File on your device and then extract the file on your PC.
  • You will be able to see a file called MIUI bloatware file.
  • Now you need to change the file’s extension from ‘.txt’ to ‘.bat’ and then save it.

So that was it from our side on how to debloat MIUI 12 and 12.5. We hope that you found this guide helpful. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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