Annoying Ads Showing On TECNO Smart Phone

How To Disable Annoying Ads Showing On TECNO SmartPhone

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TECNO unarguably has grown to become one of the leading Smartphone brands in Africa. This is owing largely to its competitive and cheaper price compared to its functionalities. This means that it is safe to say that there are hundreds of millions of TECNO smartphone users.

However, if you own a TECNO phone, you would have noticed some annoying ads showing on TECNO Smart Phone. I have seen this and I am sure I am not alone in this as it also affects INFINIX smartphone users too. It is seriously annoying. This is mainly a result of the highly bloated TECNO’s own customized version of Android OS, the HiOS launcher.

Read: Which is Better? TECNO or Infinix!

The HiOS has a good reputation for its stability and attractive blend of colours, giving it a nice appearance. However, this reputation is somewhat dented with its recent update giving way to different ads showing on TECNO smartphone application lists.

Description Of The Ads And Why They Are Annoying

You might have noticed that the ads show up in three (3) variants;

Ads showing on the footer

First, at the footer of your app folder. These ads are majorly about some sort of games, although other apps also do appear. They have a title that says “Guess You Like”. You can close the ad bar by simply clicking the close (X) at the bottom right corner, but like a virus, it would still come back. The ad is really distracting and this makes it totally annoying.

Ads Showing at the footer of the App folder
Ads Showing at the footer of the App folder

Ads showing at the Top

Second, at the top of your app list. The update that caused this mess also added a feature called Instant apps (play without installation). This is actually a feature that was added by Google to Android that allows you to use an app without installing it. However, TECNO is exploiting this for ads display on its smartphones. The ads here are also mostly games.

  • To hide this, tap the more (:) button at the top right of the page,
  • Then tap “Hide Instant App”.
Ads Showing as the instant app
Ads Showing as the instant app

Ads Showing at the favourite Group

Third, right there at the group of your favorite apps.

Ads Showing at the favorite Group
Ads Showing at the favourite Group

It’s quite annoying that these ads showing on TECNO smartphones are here to stay even as its customers fully paid for their devices, without there consent. It seems it is not going to stop any time soon.

If you want to totally remove the HiOs launcher, follow this guide instead

How to Disable All the Annoying  Ads Showing On TECNO Smart Phone

Thankfully, there is an easy way to disable all these annoying ads. Follow these steps to disable these annoying ads showing on TECNO Smartphones

  • Long press on the home screen (tap on it without releasing for 2 sec) and tap on the desktop settings
Tap the desktop menu
Tap the desktop menu
  • Scroll down and tap other settings
Tap other settings
Tap other settings
  • Tap the Application Recommendation to switch it off.
Tap application recommendation to switch it off
Tap application recommendation to switch it off

There you go, the annoying ads showing on your TECNO smartphone are gone and won’t come back.

How to Disable other Data consuming ads and news headlines

More recently TECNO improved and updated its native HiOs launcher. The look may be more appealing but it also comes loaded with different ads, trending searches, news headlines and so on, these can be seen when you swipe to the extreme left from the home screen. All these consume your internet data and your phone full of ads. The hot searches or trending topic shows at the top search bar of the home screen as shown below.

Hot searches on tecno

How to Disable Hot Search on TECNO HiOs

  • Long press on the home screen (tap on it without releasing for 2 sec)
  • Tap on the desktop settings
  • Tap other settings
  • Tap on the toggle in front of hot Searches to put it off
Switch off hot searches

How to Disable News Headlines and other Ads in TECNO HiOs

Method 1

  • Swipe to the extreme left from the home screen, here’s where the news headlines and other ads are.
  • Scroll the page up to show the last item at the bottom of the page
  • Tap on the settings icon at the bottom of the page
  • Tap on cancel (the red x button) on each tile to switch them off

Method 2

  • Long press on the home screen (tap on it without releasing for 2 sec)
  • Tap on the desktop settings
  • Tap other settings
  • Tap on the toggle in front of Zero Screen to disable that left most screen. With this, the page where all the news headlines once appeared will not be there again.
Switch off zero screen

If you want to totally remove the HiOs launcher, follow this guide instead

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59 thoughts on “How To Disable Annoying Ads Showing On TECNO SmartPhone”

  1. I am not seeing the hot search option. Though I found zero screen, which I did. And hopefully that will help. Those ads are really pissing me off. Uggh! Thanks to this info man. You the best!

  2. Thank you very much. I desperately wanted to remove the nude & fake news & useless-news, which they falsely term as HOTNEWS. I am really deeply thank ful to you

  3. This worked perfectly! Thanks a whole lot! Finally free from all those nasty ads and inappropriate feeds.

    Thank you!

  4. kablaila@gmail.com

    I have failed to disable this annoying help voice / Hios. I tap and Desktop settings come but no indication of Other settings indicated.
    Its Techno Spark 5

  5. Wooow!! Thank you so much, the ads have been annoying, popping up right where you are typing or watching something ?.This has worked perfectly.God bless you meen..Thank you ?

  6. Muturi End Word

    You are a big blessing. Those headlines and adverts were driving me crazy. Thanky very much master

  7. wow finally this has been my greatest help, I was so annoyed since these Instant Apps showed up on my screen! Thanks to you Amoo Simeon. Appreciated

  8. For mine, it can’t work once I click on more, it shows more instant apps and at the bottom of them it shows end of results

    1. Hi, Koko, chances are that you are using an updated version of HiOs, kindly follow this steps to disable the instant apps,
      long press on your home screen,
      tap the Desktop settings
      Select other settings and scroll down
      Toggle off the instant app menu tab.

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