Ads are a necessary evil when you expect online access to free content. However, some ads are more reasonable than others. We can probably all agree that the most damaging ads are the ads that pop up unexpectedly and block your view of anything you're trying to read. Few things are more frustrating than an ad that pops up in your browser when you tap the screen to scroll down. Luckily, there's no need to suffer these ads because it's easy to block them. Here is our simple guide on how to stop pop-up ads in Android.
We will focus on browser pop-ups here. If you are having problems with the appearance of notifications on your Android device, read our instructions for disabling notifications in Android.
How to Stop Pop-Up Ads in Chrome
Chrome is Best The Best Browser for Android. It has a number of built-in options that allow you to stop unwanted ads. You should find that Chrome blocks popup ads by default. However, make sure that you have made the setting correctly. First, open Chrome.
You need to open the settings menu More by tapping the three vertical dots in the top right corner. In the drop-down menu that appears, tap Settings and then tap Site Settings .
There are two options here, but let's start with . Pop-ups and Redirects . Make sure to switch to to prevent pop-ups and redirects from being displayed. .
You should also look at Ads to make sure they are also blocked on sites that display intrusive or misleading ads .
That's all Chrome has to offer. You should no longer have annoying pop-up ads when you surf the Internet with your Android device.
How to Check Permissions for a Website in Chrome
It is possible that you already have some notification permissions granted to a website and now you want to revoke them. If so, open Chrome and navigate to the website in question.
Open the Settings menu More by tapping the top three vertical dots in the top right corner. This time, you would like to tap the information icon "i " above and then tap Site Settings . If Notifications is listed under Permissions you can tap and turn it off.
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If you're using a different browser, there's probably a similar option to stop popups there. For example, to stop pop-ups in Samsung's Internet browser:
Open the More settings menu by tapping the top three vertical dots in the top right corner. Tap Settings then Advanced and activate the popup blocker .
. Some other browsers offer special plug-ins or add-ons that can handle pop-up ads for you. If so, you should see an option to browse plug-ins somewhere in the Preferences.