How to uninstall wallpaper carousel on your Xiaomi smartphone


Xiaomi’s Wallpaper Carousel feature in MIUI isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Here is how you can completely remove it from your phone.

Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra smartphone

Xiaomi’s custom MIUI skin is one of the most feature-rich on the Android market. While additional features on Android can be handy, you may not always want to use these features.

One of the additional features of the MIUI 12.5 update is Wallpaper Carousel, a feature that displays dynamic wallpapers on the lock screen of your Xiaomi device.

If you want to disable Wallpaper Carousel, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out how.

Wallpaper Carousel is convenient, but the feature also shows ads, which may be why you want to disable it altogether.

If ads are annoying you, here is a handy guide on how to turn off ads on your Xiaomi smartphone.

Follow these simple instructions to disable Xiaomi’s Wallpaper Carousel feature:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. To select Always-on display and lock screen.
  3. Faucet Wallpaper carousel.
  4. On the next page, disable Light up. This will disable the Wallpaper Carousel feature.

Remember that while you can turn off the wallpaper carousel through settings, the icon will still live on your lock screen. To get rid of it, follow these steps to uninstall the app:

  1. Open Settings > About phone.
  2. To select Storage and press Apps and data.
  3. Find Wallpaper Carousel on the app details page and select it.
  4. Faucet Uninstall the app basically. Faucet Okay in the pop-up window to confirm your choice. This will uninstall the app.


With Wallpaper Carousel uninstalled, the lock screen icon will disappear. If you want to use the feature in the future, you can download the Mi Wallpaper Carousel app from the Google Play Store.

If the app is not available, you can change your region first in the Google Play Store to download it.

Related: Why can’t I download some apps from Google Play Store?

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