How to Turn Off Glance Lock Screen on MIUI?

MI phones have revolutionised the Android Phone industry by providing the user base with an option of a cheap yet reliable phone with flagship-level specs. Mi has been slowly and steadily expanding its operations globally.

One of the major USPs for MI phones is their customisation options.

One of the major customisation options from the MIUI is the glance option from the lock screen. This is available for MI phones only and even though most people find this feature to be useful and fun, a lot of them find it annoying as well.

A lot of the Mi Phone users do not know how to remove the feature of glance from the lock screen in Mi phones and hence they will not be able to disable the feature even if they want to.

In order to keep the users of the Mi phone engaged and well informed, the glance app comes pre-installed with Glance for Mi phones. 

What is Glance Lock Screen in Mi phones?

This app is dedicated to displaying a new wallpaper along with an article about the news every time the user presses the lock button or the power button provided that an active internet connection is running on the phone. This feature is also known as the wallpaper carousel.

While the users are able to see some of the most amazing wallpapers coupled with important information about a plethora of topics such as music, sports, movies, tech and so on.

This feature may not be suitable for everyone and can be distracting and annoying for a lot of users. 

How to Remove the Glance from Lock Screen in Mi Phones?

If you own a Mi Phone and do not want the Wallpaper Carousel or the Glance feature to operate actively on the phone then you can easily disable the feature by following certain steps.

Below mentioned is an easy method that would work on most of the Redmi and Xiaomi phones. 

  • Open the settings panel on your phone. You can either drag down the notification panel and open the settings app or navigate the app drawer to open the settings app. 
  • Once you are in the Settings menu, find the ‘Lock Screen’ option and tap on it. It is generally located below users and above the display settings. 

Mi settings

  • Once you are in the ‘Lock Screen’ settings, you will now be able to see the Wallpaper Carousel or Glance for Mi option, tap on it.

Removing Glance from Lock Screen on MI Phones

  • Inside the Wallpaper Carousel option, you need to disable the “Turn On” button on the left-hand side of the screen. Once the options panel has been slid towards the left it will turn to grey and deactivate itself. 

These are the simple steps through which you can disable the glance and the wallpaper carousel option.

After following all these steps the wallpaper will remain static and unchanged. All the news articles will also stop appearing on your lock screen.

If a user has changed their mind and has decided to turn the feature back on, simply need to follow the same steps as mentioned below and then tap on the Turn Off button and slide it towards the right which would make the glance option available yet again. 

Uninstalling the Glance Application on Mi Phones

If you are a user who does not want to use the Wallpaper Carousel, you can also delete the Glance app entirely from Mi Phones. All you need to do is go to Google Play Store then once you open the app, search for ‘Glance for Mi’ and then click on it.

uninstall glance for mi

Then finally click on the Uninstall button followed by OK on being prompted. 

Should you Disable the Glance option?

It is entirely safe to disable the Wallpaper Carousel option since it is just an extra feature and would not affect the performance and functioning of your Mi phone in any manner whatsoever.

Disabling your Glance feature in Mi is good for a lot of purposes since, it consumes a lot of data, causes and phone to lag, displays irrelevant content a lot of times, Interferes with your choice of wallpaper, and finally also frees up space in your device.    


A Mi user can easily customise the wallpapers as per the user’s preference. You can easily choose images from their website as per your preference from the Mi Store or use photos from your gallery as well.

By setting customised wallpapers, every time you press the button, the wallpaper will change and display another one of the images that you have set yourself. By following this guide you can remove the glance from the lock screen in MI.   


MIUI is infamous for all the bloatware and the ads that it offers to the users. And most of the users surely consider Glance annoying since this feature is just another way for Mi to earn money by displaying irritating ads which invade the personal space of the users.

Hence taking all of these into consideration it is strongly advisable that you turn off the glance feature. However, a lot of people have also found the feature quite interesting and educative as well because of the informative articles that came in the glance app.

Dhruv Thakker is an aspiring lawyer. He is a sports enthusiast and likes watching F1, Football and Reading in his free time.


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