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How To Stop Pop-Up Ads on an Android Phone


Blocking ads on a desktop operating system is easy because there are plenty of adblocking software and extensions available out there. However, on Android, blocking ads becomes a challenging task because we can’t add extensions or add-ons to our browser. Until and unless you have a rooted device, you can’t block ads on Android.

Well, there are few Android web browsers available on the Google Play Store that comes with ad-blocking features, but convincing users to ditch their favorite browser, of course, Google Chrome, is again not an easy task. But, what if I tell you that you can block pop-up ads without installing any third-party app?

Stop Pop-Up Ads on an Android Phone

You can easily block Pop-up ads on Chrome for Android without using any other app. Below, we have shared a step-by-step guide on how to enable the hidden ad-blocker of Chrome.

Step 1. First of all, open the Google Chrome browser on your Android smartphone.

open the Google Chrome browser

 

Step 2. In the next step, click on the three-dotted menus and then tap on ‘Settings’

Tap on 'Settings'

 

Step 3. Now under the Settings page, you need to find and tap on the ‘Site Settings’

Tap on the 'Site Settings'

 

Step 4. Under the Site Settings option, tap on ‘Pop-ups and redirects’

ap on 'Pop-ups and redirects'

 

Step 5. Now turn off the ‘Pop-ups and redirects’

Turn off the 'Pop-ups and redirects'

 

That’s it, you are done! From now Google Chrome web browser will block all pop-ups and redirects from any webpage.

Turn On the Data Saver

Well, we understand Data Saver has no link with the Pop-Up ads, but still, it minimizes the number of pop-up ads that show up. So, turning on the Data saver is a win-win situation either way since you will be saving a few extra data while blocking pop-up ads. Here’s how you can turn on the Data Saver on Android.

Step 1. First of all, open the Google Chrome browser on your Android smartphone.

open the Google Chrome browser

 

Step 2. In the next step, tap on the three-dotted menus and tap on ‘Settings’

Tap on 'Settings'

 

Step 3. Under the Settings Page, find and tap on the ‘Data Saver‘ option.

Tap on the 'Data Saver' option

 

Step 4. Now turn on the ‘Data Saver’ option.

Enable Data Saver

 

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can turn on the Data Saver on Google Chrome for Android to block pop-up ads.

Using AdGuard DNS

To block pop-up ads, you can use AdGuard DNS. It’s a private DNS that blocks ads system-wide. Here’s how to set up and use AdGuard DNS on Android.

Step 1. Open Settings on Android.

Open Settings

Step 2. Now tap on the ‘Network & Internet’

Step 3. On the next page, tap on the ‘Private DNS’ option.

Tap on the 'Private DNS'

Step 4. Now select configure private DNS, and under the hostname enter – ‘dns.adguard.com’. Once done, save the settings.

Configure Private DNS

Step 5. Now open the Chrome browser, and head to the ‘Chrome://flags’

Open 'Chrome://flags'

Step 6. Search for ‘DNS’ and disable the ‘Async DNS’ flag.

Disable the 'Async DNS' flag

Step 7. Now enter ‘chrome://net-internals’ on the address bar and hit enter.

Open 'chrome://net-internals'

Step 8. From the DNS tab, tap on the ‘Clear Cache’ option.Tap on the 'Clear Cache'

Once done, restart your Chrome browser. You will no longer see ads.

Conclusion

So, these are the three best methods to stop pop-up Ads on an Android smartphone. If you know any other method to block pop-up ads on Android, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.

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