The new Xiaomi Mi 10i is a high performing affordable Android smartphone with a 1080 x 2400 6.67-inch screen powered by Snapdragon 750G 5G. It is as good in reality as it is on paper. But just like with all the manufacturer “flavored” versions of Android, the Mi 10i also suffers from excessive bloatware that is seldom used by the users. These useless bloat wares do nothing but clutter the home screen and app drawer. You can hide them using some 3rd party app launcher but they are still there running in the background using your precious memory. It is better if you remove these apps altogether. Here’s how to remove unnecessary apps on Xiaomi Mi 10i.
Remove Unnecessary Apps on Xiaomi Mi 10i
Unlike the 3rd party apps that you install from the play store or sideload them manually, these bloat wares are not that straight forward to uninstall. While some of these bloat wares are just like the app you install from the play store, most of these are system apps that cannot be uninstalled using conventional methods. Fortunately, there is a way they can be removed on the Xiaomi Mi 10i.
Before we begin with the steps to do so, let’s look at the apps that can be removed without any side effects on the smartphone.
- App Vault
- Catch Log
- Get Apps
- Google Chrome
- Hybrid Accessory
- Market Feedback Agent
- Mi Credit
- Mi Pay
- MIUI Daemon
- Partner Bookmarks
- Services & Feedback
- Soter Service
- WM Service
Now let’s see how to remove unnecessary apps on Xiaomi Mi 10i:
Step 1: Xiaomi ADB / Fastboot Tools
First and foremost, you will need the tool that makes this possible – Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools. you will need to download and install it on your computer. Apart from safely removing bloatware, this tool also offers additional functionalities such as file explorer, changing screen resolution, changing pixel density, and more.
Step 2: Java
For the above tool to work, you will need to have java installed on your PC. The ADB/Fastboot Tools is a JAR executable file so it requires java to run. You can get java from Oracle’s official website. Choose the version that is compatible with your PC.
Step 3: Install Drivers
For your PC to recognize your Android on fast boot, you will need related drivers. The drivers we’re talking about is the ADB driver and USB driver. Follow the links below to download the drivers:
Step 4: USB Debugging
Now the final step before removing the unnecessary apps is enabling USB Debugging on your Android. To do so:
- Open Settings.
- Go to About Phone.
- Scroll down and find the MIUI Number. Tap it 7 times. You will get a notification if you do it correctly. This will add a new entry on the Settings screen.
- Go back to Settings.
- Find Developer Options and tap on it.
- When inside, find Enable USB Debugging and tap on the toggle to enable it.
Step 5: Remove Bloatware
Now for the reason why you’re here – removing unnecessary apps on Xiaomi Mi 10i. Follow the steps below:
- Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB cable that came with the phone.
- Open Xiaomi ADB / Fastboot Tools on the computer.
- Tap Allow on your Android when prompted. This will make your device recognizable by the tool.
- On your PC, select all the bloatware you want to remove.
- Click on the Uninstall button and wait.
This is it. After the procedure complete, all the apps that you’ve selected will be removed.