While many sites depend on ad banner and click revenue, it is a fact that some of these ads are very annoying and in some cases even malicious. Some ads are created by unwanted pop-up pages, others automatically start playing video or audio clips. Many others are responsible for using too much of your phone's resources with overloaded animations.
So, if you want to block ads on Android? Fortunately, there are several ways you can do this. For some, all you need to do is make a few settings in your Chrome web browser. In fact, Google has been tackling this problem for some time. For example, all versions since Chrome 66 are muted automatically.
Blocking pop-up pages and ads in Chrome
If you're using Chrome as the default browser for your Android phone, most of you do. Note that Google 2018 announced that Chrome would block all ads on websites, when full-page interstitials are used. Websites would also block ads in Chrome if they unexpectedly play sounds or if they use a lot of flashing animations.
However, some websites still use pop-to generate ads, there's a way to fight them in Chrome. Just open the browser, tap the top right menu, and then tap Settings. Scroll down to Site Settings, tap and scroll down until the Popups option appears. Tap it, then tap the slide to turn off pop-ups on the site. There is also a section that opens under pop-ups called Ads. Tap and tap the slider so Chrome can disable some ads that are considered intrusive.
Use Data Saver Mode in Chrome
There's another, lesser-known method that could keep you from seeing annoying or malicious things websites and ads when using Chrome. Just go back to the main menu, tap Settings, scroll to Lite mode, and turn it on. The primary purpose of Data Saver is to minimize downloads while using the browser by accessing Google servers that compress the site pages before Chrome actually downloads them. Servers are also used by Data Saver to add web pages detect that may contain harmful or harmful ads. Although the Data Saver sites may not look the same, they are safer for downloading and browsing than viewing the Web sites without enabling this mode.
Install ad blocking extensions or use browsers with ad blocking features.
While Chrome has some features to block ads, it's not perfect. Another solution is to download extensions for blocking ads for Chrome. These include AdBlock and Adblock Plus (no relationship), and they should eliminate annoying ads more effectively than using Chrome alone. Another method is to use another web browser with its own built-in blocking features. Some of the options available on Android are Opera, and even Adblock has its own web browser.
Block ads from Android – Conclusion
You now know how to block ads from Android. While annoying or harmful banners and pop-ups do not disappear, there are many ways you can protect yourself from their impact for a better browsing experience. Do you have any other ad blocking ideas that could help Android phone owners? Let us know in the comments.