How to Stop Ads on Tecno and Infinix?

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Ads can be very annoying, and I’m sure this is a thought I share with thousands of people. If you are one of the many people using an Infinix or a Tecno device, then you probably will be looking for possible ways to avoid those ads that pop up when you’re using your device.

These ads show up as a result of TECNO’s new update to HiOS and Infinix’s latest update to XOS. In case, you are not aware, HiOS/XOS is a specially customized version of the Andriod Operating System on TECNO and Infinix smart devices. Every other ad comes from your installed apps.

Released in 2016, the XOS or the HiOS skin works well without issues, and looks have a very pleasing appearance. However, these operating systems come with unwanted features that eat up so much space on your device, putting you always in search of space for selfies and other things. One of the frustrating features is the display of unnecessary ads.

These irrelevant ads come in two different forms. The first form is the “Instant Apps,” which offer you different games you can play without installation. The second is a rotating icon that appears on the app screen that also shows pop up ads.

When TECNO was contacted about the issue of ads, the smartphone maker mentioned that it had plans to solve these ads’ problems. However, these changes would not be affected now or in the nearest future.

With many TECNO users repeatedly complaining about the ads and spam messages, there is no denying the need to find an alternative solution to this issue. However, there is good news. There are a few ways to stop these annoying ads on TECNO, and we will share it with you in this article.

Below are a few ways to hide or remove these recurrent frustrating messages from your TECNO device.

How to Stop pop up ads on Infinix and TECNO Phones using Launcher Update

Some pop-up ads on Infinix and TECNO devices some through the Hi-Launcher/XOS Launcher. It is easy for you to hide these ads by following the guidelines we have provided below.

First, you need to install an update of the XOS or HIOS Launcher on your device. You can quickly get the latest version of the launcher from the Google Store.

After you have updated your launcher, you can return to the home screen.

From your home screen, open the HiOS menu. You can do open the menu by pressing and holding down space on your home screen.

  • Scroll down to locate the “Other Setting” option.
  • You will find an “Application Recommendation” option. Switch off this option.

Once you are able to complete the above steps successfully, you won’t have to deal with the pop-up ads anymore.

Ad Block Browser for Android

Apart from doing a launcher update, there is another way you can stop ads on Infinix and TECNO phones via third-party apps.

One of such applications is the Ad Block Browser for Android devices. This browser, developed by eyeo GmbH, comes with an inbuilt ad blocker that stops ads from popping up on your screen when you are busy.

The application offers options that allow you to disable tracking and block all, if not most, ads. With this app, you can choose the type of search engine you want to use. You do not need to download this app with any money as they are available for free from the Google Store.

Air Push Detector or Addons Detector

This is yet another way that you can stop ads on your Infinix and TECNO phones from showing up on your phone. All that you need to do is to stop notifications that might show up on your smartphone. With AirPushDetector or AddonsDetector, you can stop such notifications from showing.

This app hides ads from your TECNO phone by blocking pop up notifications. Both apps help find add-ons from your installed applications. They also have all the features to detect annoying push notification, popup, and icon ads.

You can download the AirPushDetector or the AddonsDetector on the Google PlayStore. The apps are free and do not consume much space.

Stop Ads on TECNO and Infinix Phones via Google Chrome

Google Chrome is another app that also displays ads on Infimix and TECNO smartphones. However, you can disable this feature from the browser’s inbuilt settings.

  • To do this, search your device for the app
  • Tap and open the app.

When the app is open, navigate the browser to the right edge of the address area. Then click on “Settings.”

  • Scroll down and click on the “Site Setting” option
  • Scroll to where you will find a pop-up and turn it off.

How to prevent Ads on Infinix and TECNO Phones with Background Data

Some installed applications may make use of background data to display ads most especially when they are running. To prevent these ads from running, you need to restrict the apps use of this data. The steps are as listed below:

  • Look for the Settings or Gear icon.
  • Tap on mobile apps to show the apps on your TECNO phone.
  • Open your device settings and go to Apps to display the Apps on your phone.
  • Tap on the preferred mobile app that you would want to restrict its use of data.
  • Click on the “Mobile Data” option and select the “Background Data.”
  • Tap on the “Allow Background Data” option.

You can repeat these steps for all the applications that display ads on your device.

Conclusion

And that is just about everything you need to know. With the methods we have mentioned in this article, you can remove ads that trouble you when you use your Infinix or TECNO phone.

However, we want to remind you that you must apply caution whenever you want to download some third-party apps as they also include ads. These applications pop up immediately they start running.

Make use of any of the options we have mentioned in this article and tell us what your thoughts are. If you know any other way to stop ads from popping up on your device, please do not hesitate to share them in the comments section provided below.

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Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ella Romena is a content writer, sociologist and Anthropologist who lives in Benin-city.

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