HTC Desire 616

HTC Blinkfeed app is undoubtedly one of the best apps that come pre-installed with any HTC device. Because of its super smooth UI, it has been the apple of eye for HTC users.

However, HTC left millions of hearts broken when they announced the introduction of ads in Blinkfeed. A new Blinkfeed update that rolled out recently added the ability to show ads in between the feeds.

In the blog post HTC mentioned that the advertisements will be limited in number and will blend in between the feeds. For now, the advertisements will be shown in a few markets only and will expand to other markets in the future.

Ads in BlinkFeed will be clearly marked with a Sponsored label or a Buy Now button and will look something like this.


blink feed

Just like us, are you also annoyed with this step of HTC? Well, worry not. Today we are here with a way by which you can turn off Blinkfeed ads on your HTC and live tension free.

How To Disable BlinkFeed ads

To Turn off BlinkFeed ads you just need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. Swipe to the left from Home screen to access BlinkFeed.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu present in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Now a new side panel will launch. Press the three dots here to display the menu.
  4. Now Select Settings > Manage Adsturn off blinkfeed ads
  5. Select “Turn off internet-based ads” option.

Though introducing ads in BlinkFeed is not a good idea at all, yet by providing an option to turn off the ads, HTC has tried to play safe.

Do you agree with this decision of HTC? We would love to hear your views on this. Let us know in the comments section below.


HTC Desire 616 is undoubtedly one of the most budget friendly Android phone out there. Despite of its low price, HTC made sure that the device features a solid configuration and it might also be planning to unveil desire 816 lollipop update as soon as possible.

Desire 816 features a 5 inch Capacitive touchscreen having a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, giving the user an ultimate touchscreen experience. With HTC Sense UI pre-loaded on it, the device performs butter smooth and shows no lags whatsoever.

desire 616 lollipop

However one question that every desire 816 owner has is whether their HTC Desire 816 will get lollipop update or not. Even though the device performs pretty well with the current android version, yet the lollipop update would bring lots of new features and enhancements to the phone, thereby enhancing the over all experience of the users.

But as it seems, Desire 816 might not get official lollipop update from HTC. Actually HTC hasn’t even rolled out desire 616 kitkat update yet, so expecting them to release two android updates that too back to back is very impractical.

Though there might not be an official kitkat or lollipop update, the developer community of this device might soon come up with custom rom for desire 616 so that the users can taste the lollipop experience on their desire 616.

In the mean time, you can subscribe to our newsletter and like us on Facebook so that we can inform you as soon as any update comes out or a custom ROM is released for desire 616.

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