Spoilers are the worst.
You've been waiting months or even years to watch a highly anticipated movie or TV show finale, but due to circumstances that go far beyond your control, you can not catch it right away. You go to your phone for a fraction of a second and bam! Spoiler City.
Film spoilers, TV spoilers and video game spoilers, however, are all bad and may seem impossible to avoid. Although there are many ways to avoid spoilers on your PC or laptop thanks to various browser extensions and programs, blocking spoilers on your phone is much more difficult – which is almost certainly more frequent than usual on most days use a desktop.
With HBO's epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones coming to an end with Season Eight, we want to help you avoid GoT spoilers on your phone as the Internet is dark and full of evil spoilers.
In This Guide We'll share some of our expert tips and tricks on avoiding spoilers on your phone, be it an Android phone or an iPhone.
Most Android users have known Google Chrome for many years as a standard browser app for Android devices.
If you've used Chrome on your desktop, you may also be aware of Chrome extensions that you can use to add useful tools to Google's browser tools. What you may not know is that there are many enhancements to spoiler blocking.
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Judging by reviews and popularity, the title of the best spoiler blocker for Chrome is either Spoiler Protection 2.0 or Unspoiler. Unfortunately, both on our phones do not help us, because Chrome extensions are not supported on mobile devices by default.
Fortunately, we have some ways to work around the problem:
- Using Firefox – Mozilla's browser is a great alternative to Chrome on Android (and Safari on iOS), but above all it supports ons. Not all desktop add-ons are optimized for mobile devices, but thankfully for Spoiler Protection 2.0. Simply download the app from the Play Store, click the three-way menu > Add-ons> Browse All Firefox Add-ons and search for Spoiler Protection 2.0. Tap Add to Firefox> Add . The same three-point menu can now be found below Spoiler Protection 2.0. You can access them and set spoiler keywords that you want to avoid.
- Using a Chromium-Based Browser – There are some mobile browsers based on the Chromium open source project that support Chrome extensions. Our favorite is Kiwi Browser. Simply tap on the three-point menu in the extensions and open the webshop. Extensibility compatibility is a problem with both browsers, but Spoiler Protection 2.0 works just fine.
Spoiler Blocks Apps
There are more apps in the Play Store and the App Store that aim to expose spoilers instead of blocking them. With Spoiler Block and Spoilers Blocker on Android, you can add keywords to spoilers for those To avoid selected shows, movies or games. However, both apps have pretty bad ratings as users with login issues and spoilers sneak through the word filters.
iPhone users are also underserved, but they get the Shut Up app, which lets you disable comment sections on websites. While most sites endeavor to avoid spammers in news and test reports, comment areas are located in the Wild West, so complete removal is a safe option.
Shut Up is not available for Android, but there is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that can be activated with the steps in the first section of this article.
Do not go to YouTube
If you've ever seen anything YouTube video on what you do not want to spoil Thanks to YouTube's aggressive referral algorithms Each time, a video about this topic appears in your feed. These are usually accompanied by spoiler-tastic thumbnails with massive text and possibly even a large arrow that draws your attention directly to a massive spoiler.
Just do not go to YouTube.
Mute keywords on social media.
Spoilers can be found everywhere in social media. However, if you can not check Facebook or Twitter for a day or more, there are several ways to avoid spoilers.
Twitter is best when it comes to blocking spoilers an easy-to-use mute option. Just tap your profile icon> Settings and Privacy> Muted words and then add keywords.
Facebook seems to be testing a similar keyword snooze feature, but has not yet introduced it to the stable app. We encourage you to tinker with your newsfeed and snoop friends or groups that might reveal spoilers. This approach can also be applied to Instagram.
Disabling Browser Images
Spoilers do not just come to you in word form. Of course. When a Hypershow or a movie hits the market, it does not take long for Internet users to turn perishable scenes from any medium into a cheeky GIF or meme.
Your safest bet is to completely disable images until you can catch up. Unfortunately, once in Chrome for Android, there was a native option to disable images, which was removed in a later update.
Alternatively, Chrome's Images ON / OFF extension works fine, while Image Block X works well for Firefox. The only free option I could find for iPhone users is Image Blocker.
Disable Notifications for News Apps
Most good entertainment writers will try to ban spoilers from the headlines, but it's just a rogue notification from "MovieSpoilerNews24 / 7 "required to ruin your day.
You can delete news apps, such as Google News, or disable notifications for those apps. For the latter on Android, go to Settings> Apps & Notifications> [App name]> Notifications> and turn off Notifications . Go to iPhone Settings> Notifications> [App name]> Disable Notifications .
Do not use the Internet.
Even with all these tips, a spoiler can creep in the cracks if your phone has some kind of data connection. Switching off Wi-Fi and mobile data is of course an extreme measure, but people used to live without the Internet. You will survive.
Do not use your phone.
The nuclear option. Turn it off. Throw it in the ocean. Smash it into tiny pieces. This is the only way.
Do you have any secret tips to avoid spoilers on your phone? Please let us know in the comments and please do not post Game of Thrones spoilers. I have not caught up yet.