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How to Stop Pop-Ups on Android [3 Different Methods]

Block annoying pop-ups on your Android with these simple methods.

Pop up ads are online advertisements that appear on a website you visited. These Pop-up ads are quite annoying and it worsens your browsing experience. While you are browsing on your phone, an ad suddenly pops out which might disturb you. You can click on the “X” button on the top of the ad to close it. Sometimes you might get plenty of pop up ads which are really irritating. During such times, you can easily stop pop up ads from appearing on your Android phone. This article deals on how to stop pop-ups on Android.

How to Stop Pop-Ups on Android?

You can easily block pop-ups with the browsers on Android. Among these, the most common way to block ads on android are,

  • Block or stop pop-ups Using Google Chrome.
  • Stop pop-ups Using Mozilla Firefox.
  • Stop pop-ups Using Samsung Internet.

How Block/Stop Pop-Ups on Android Using Google Chrome Browser?

In this method, you can block the pop-up Ads on chrome directly from Chrome Settings.

(1) Open the Google Chrome App on your android device.

(2) Tap the Menu icon (three dots) from the top right corner and click on the “Settings” option.

Stop Pop-Up Ads on android Using Google Chrome

(3) Scroll down and select Site Settings option under Advanced Settings.

 select Site Settings option

(4) Now select Pop-ups and redirects option.

Select Pop-ups and redirects option

(5) Click on Pop-Ups and redirects toggle button to enable it.

 Pop-Ups and redirects toggle

By changing the above settings, pop-ups will be blocked while browsing on your Chrome browser.

Note: Browsing incognito mode in the Google Chrome will block the pop-up ads as well.

How Block/Stop Pop-Up Ads on Android Using Mozilla Firefox?

If you are a Firefox user, then you can also block pop-ups easily with the below settings:

(1) Open the Firefox browser on your Android phone. If you don’t have the app, install it from Google Play Store.

Stop  Pop-Up Ads on android Using Mozilla Firefox

(2) In the address bar, type about:config. It will show a list of options.

Stop  Pop-Up Ads on Android

(3) Scroll down and choose dom.disable_open_during_load. If it is set as false, Firefox on android will show all pop-ups.

Select the command line

(4) Click on the Toggle button to turn it True. Now your Firefox browser on android will never show any pop-ups.

Enable True option to block ads

By following the above method, you can easily turn off/block pop-ups while browsing on Firefox on Android.

How to Stop Pop-Up Ads on Android Using Samsung Internet Browser

Samsung Internet Browser is very much similar to Google Chrome. It is an alternative way to get rid of pop-up ads on your android.

(1) Open the Google Play Store on Android.

(2) Search for and install the Samsung Internet Browser app.

Stop Pop-Up Ads on android Using Samsung Internet Browser

(3) Open the app and click on the Menu icon (three-line) in the bottom right corner of the app screen.

Click on Menu option

(4) Now select settings option.

Open Settings

(5) Then select Sites and Downloads option under Advanced settings.

choose Sites and downloads

(6) Now click on Block pop-ups toggle to enable it.

Turn on Block pop-ups option

Now if you are browsing on Samsung Internet Browser, you won’t face any annoying pop-ups.

Alternative: How to Stop Pop-Ups Using Opera Browser on Android

Opera is a familiar browsing app like Chrome and Firefox. Unlike these browsers, there is no need to change any setting to block the pop-up ads. Because the Opera browser is built-in with ad-blocker. By default, it never shows any pop-up ads.

Our Opinion

Above all are widely used browsers to block pop-ups on Android smartphone or tablet. In addition to these, there are a number of official ad-blocker on Android to block annoying ads. You can use the ad-blockers to block the ads displaying away from the browser. But the best solution is to stop pop-ups within the browser itself as it is the inbuilt option available.

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