If you are an Infinix smartphone owner, you probably notice a strange app that shows on the favorite apps list. That’s not a new bloatware or app that you have been accidentally installed, it’s an advertisement by Infinix XOS launcher. To be honest, it wasn’t fair for me. I have purchased the phone and still got an ad from the official launcher? Well, I prefer to remove Application Recommendation in Infinix launcher.
Although it really sucks, the developer has been deployed some updates regarding the protests of this unfair ad. They add an option to hide the Application Recommendation and not steal the bandwidth stealthy.
How to Remove Application Recommendation in Infinix Launcher
Go to the Home screen. Tap and hold on the blank area till this four icons appear. Then select the Menu.
Now, scroll down and turn off Application Recommendation.
Once it turned off, the favorite/most used apps will no longer present an ad. The place that previously occupied by ad will be going replaced by another app soon.
Does turning off ad is fair for the developer?
It can be fair or unfair depending on your view. In my opinion, I don’t think the Infinix company lack money so they engage awful decision and expose their customer with an ad that runs by the official launcher. Infinix also available in about 30 countries and so far is a well-recognized brand. I was laying off a complaint of the ad existence and this is they responses:
“Dear, many thanks for your support. We are looking for a new way, hoping to raise part of the funds to give back to the fans who have contributed to our Launcher, which will last for some time, and hope to get your understand which means a lot to us, wish you a happy day!”
Nonetheless, that’s absolutely your choice whether to keep the ad or turn it off.