Xiaomi's custom MIUI skin is one of the most feature-packed on the Android market. While extra functionality on top of Android can be handy, you may not always want to use these features.
One of the additional features in the MIUI 12.5 update is Wallpaper Carousel, a feature that displays dynamic wallpapers on your Xiaomi device's lock screen.
If you want to disable Wallpaper Carousel, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn how.
Wallpaper Carousel comes in handy, but the feature also serves ads which may be why you want to turn it off completely.
If ads are getting on your nerves, here's a handy guide on how to disable ads on your Xiaomi smartphone.
Follow these simple instructions to turn off Xiaomi's Wallpaper Carousel functionality:
Remember, while you can turn off Wallpaper Carousel via Settings, the icon will still live on your lock screen. To get rid of it, follow these steps to uninstall the app:
With Wallpaper Carousel uninstalled, the lock screen icon will disappear. If you wish to use the functionality in the future, you can download the Mi Wallpaper Carousel app from the Google Play Store.
If the app is unavailable, you might want to first change your region in the Google Play Store to download it.
Related: Why Can't I Download Certain Apps on Google Play Store?
Custom Android skins come in handy when you want more features than what stock Android offers. However, they also have their downsides. Luckily, thanks to Android's customizability, you don't have to use certain functionalities baked into your device.
You can always disable what you don't want and keep the essentials. And yes, you can even shoot for the stock Android experience on any smartphone.
You can get the stock Android experience on almost any Android phone with these apps, including a stock Android launcher and more.
Alvin Wanjala has been writing about technology for over 2 years. He writes about different facets, including but not limited to mobile, PC, and social media. Alvin loves programming and gaming during downtimes.
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