Uninstall Cleaner App from MIUI, Realme UI and ColorOS

Recently, we published our first impressions of it. Poco M2 Pro and discovered that Xiaomi had integrated the dangerous Clean Master app into MIUI even after the app was banned by the Indian government. That’s not all, the Cleaner app also uploads the filename and location information to Clean Master’s servers. It doesn’t stop there. Cleaner app has all sensitive permissions and there is no way to revoke them. Obviously, such shady behavior isn’t just limited to MIUI, but extends to Realme UI and Color OS as well. And even brands like Samsung are integrating Chinese services like Qihoo 360 into their Device Care app. So, if you want to remove Cleaner app from MIUI, RealmeUI and ColorOS, follow our simple guide.

Uninstall Cleaner/Clean Master from MIUI, Realme UI and ColorOS

1. First of all, install ADB on your computer. We’ve written a detailed guide for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS. So no matter what computer you are using, you can easily install ADB by following our tutorial.

2. Now, connect your Android smartphone to the computer and run the command below to verify the connection. If the terminal gives a serial number, you are good to go.

adb devices

3. Next, run the following command.

adb shell

Uninstall Cleaner/Clean Master from MIUI, Realme UI and ColorOS

4. Enter the following command to uninstall the Cleaner app from MIUI and press enter. Terminal will read “Success”; that means Cleaner app has been successfully uninstalled from your device.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.cleanmaster

Uninstall Cleaner/Clean Master from MIUI, Realme UI and ColorOS

5. If you are using an Android device running Realme UI or ColorOS, execute the command below. It will instantly remove Clean Master from your Realme device.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.coloros.phonemanager

Uninstall Cleaner/Clean Master from MIUI, Realme UI and ColorOS

6. If you are using another Android skin, you can find the package name of the Cleaner application by installing the Package Viewer application (Free). This is how you can execute the command to uninstall a Cleaner app.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 <package name>

Uninstall Cleaner App and Restore Your Privacy

So you can uninstall Cleaner app from MIUI, Realme UI and ColorOS. If the Cleaner app is known by another name in your Android skin, you can follow step 6 to uninstall it. Apart from that, if you are using MIUI, you can check out our article on the best MIUI Settings to change right now. You can also learn about the best Chinese app alternatives and increase your privacy. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you run into any issues, comment below and let us know. We will definitely try to help you.

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