How to block pop up ads on your android smartphone

Pop ups on your android device sometimes may seem like a necessary evil you can not do away with which is not a true fact

While no pop-up blocking method is 100 percent foolproof, with the right security practices, you can keep most of the digital gnats away from you the next time you’re browsing the web on your Android phone. The method outlined below was tested on a few Android device and it atleast reduce the number of pop-ups in most cases while it totally set pop-ups off in some other devices. Anyways, you can follow the following steps below;

1. Open the Chrome, the default browser on Android.

2. Tap More (the three vertical dots) at the top-right of the screen.

3. Touch Settings.

4. Scroll down to Site settings.

5. Touch Pop-Ups to get to the slider that turns off pop-ups.

6. Touch the slider button again to disable the feature.

If you want more aggressive pop-up or advertisement blocking, then you’ll need to go with a third-party browser. Unlike Chrome for the desktop, the mobile version of Chrome for Android currently does not work with any plugins. However, alternatives like Firefox and Samsung Internet do. One of the best offering for this is Ghoster, which is a popular blocker and privacy-focused extension. On Android, it comes in the form of a full-blown browser that gives you visibility of the types of trackers that are on websites. How do you use the app?

1. Go to app store, download and install on your android

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2. Touch Block Popups in the settings

Additionally, you can go to Ghostery > Tracker Blocking Options and then select Block Everything for the most aggressive blocking option.

This will reduce the chance that you’ll see any pesky pop-ups that will ruin your mobile browsing experience.

Competing browsers offer a similar function, but Ghostery has the most aggressive reputation at blocking nuisances like pop-ups.

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