In this post, we will be discussing how to remove bloatware from Xiaomi Mi 10i. Xiaomi devices are manufactured with the infamous MIUI Android skin lying underneath. MIUI has a known reputation for being one of the most easily customized Android skin available. There is no limit to what you can try with the tweaks and features that are available. But if you look at the other side of things, MIUI is also known for having a lot of bloatware that take up a lot of space on your device. Several pre installed applications such as Ad Analytics Tracker, Market Feedback Agent, MIUI Daemon and HybridAccessory are rarely used by users.
If this was the case with third party apps, you could have easily uninstalled them and that would have been the end of the problem. But in this case, we are talking about system apps so they can not be uninstalled unless you have your device rooted. Without root, you could at best just disable them. But thanks to some developers, there is a solution for this issue. You can now easily remove bloatware from Xiaomi Mi 10i and get rid of the useless system installed apps on your device. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Remove Unnecessary System Bloatware Apps on Xiaomi Mi 10i
Before we get into the instructions to remove bloatware from Xiaomi Mi 10i, you should first take a look at the list of system apps that you can remove from your Xiaomi Mi 10i without halting any integral function of your device. Credit for this list goes to XDA developer saifsuse.
Apps that Could be Safely Removed
- Analytics (This gathers data about your phone usage and send it back to Xiaomi for analysis.)
- App Vault (This is the local backup feature of MIUI. Don’t uninstall it if you plan to do local backups.)
- Google Chrome
- Joyose (Ad Analytics Tracker)
- MSA (Stands for MIUI System Ads, this is the core app that feeds your device with MIUI Ads.)
- Market Feedback Agent (Google Feedback module to Play Store Apps)
- Mi Credit
- Mi Pay
- MIUI Daemon (Data collector)
- PartnerBookmarks (Shows unwanted bookmarks on your stock and Google Chrome browsers)
- Services & Feedback
- SoterService (Useful only in China. This is a module for WeChat Pay.)
- WMService (Another data collecting app)
How to Remove System Bloatware Apps on Mi 10i
These were all the apps that you can safely remove from your Mi 10i. Now that you are familiar with the applications, let’s discuss the method of how it can be achieved:
STEP 1: Download Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools
First of all, you need to download the Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools on your PC, credit for this tool goes to Szaki. This tool also features some other handy features that you can use. Apart from bloatware removal, this tool can also carry out some other tasks, which you can know more about from the link provided above.
STEP 2: Install JAVA
You also need to have a newer version of Java installed on your PC as the Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools is a JAR Executable file. The links for all three versions, for Windows, MacOS and Linux systems are provided to you below:
- Windows: Oracle Java from here or OpenJDK from here.
- macOS: Oracle Java from here
- Linux: Oracle Java from here
STEP 3: Install ADB and USB Drivers
Once you have completed the above two steps, then you will have to download drivers for the tool to work. First up, you will have to install Android SDK Platform tools for your PC which will provide you with the appropriate drivers, tools and custom binaries. After that, you will have to install appropriate drivers for your Xiaomi device so that it can successfully communicate with your PC. Once you are through with these two installations, proceed to the next step.
STEP 4: Enable USB Debugging
After that, you will have to enable USB debugging mode on your device. This will help your PC recognize your device while it is in ADB mode. SO for that, head over to your device’s Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
STEP 5: Remove Bloatware via Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools
The previous steps were all pre requisites. Now that we are completely ready, let’s take a look at the steps to remove bloatware from Xiaomi Mi 10i:
STEP 1: First of all, you have to connect your device to your PC using a USB cable. You should use the one that came out of the box with your device for better connection.
STEP 2: Now launch the Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot tools on your computer.
STEP 3: Now you should get the message on your device for USB authorization, tap on Allow.
STEP 4: With this, your device will now be recognized by the Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot tools and the name of your device should appear on the top left of the screen.
STEP 5: Now select any bloatware that you want to remove from your device.
STEP 6: Finally, just hit the uninstall button and wait until all of those applications are deleted.
So that was it from our side on how to remove bloatware from Xiaomi Mi 10i. We hope that you found our guide helpful. If you have any queries, feel free to reach us in the comment section below.