Are popup ads giving you a hard time? There’s no reason for you to
suffer anymore. You can easily get rid of these intrusive adverts by
following three easy steps. This works for both Android smartphones
and tablets. Most times, just enabling a pop-up blocker makes things
a whole lot better. But if you’re looking to create a strong, unbreakable
defense against pop-up adverts, the following tips will get you sorted
Block Pop-Up Ads on your Browser
One of the easiest things you can do to combat pop-up ads is to block
them on your browser. Simply launch your browser app and navigate
to ‘Settings’. If you’re using Opera Browser, you should go on to
‘Advanced’ section and enable the ‘Block pop-ups’ option. The
procedure is not so different on Chrome. Any good Smartphone
browser should include the provision to disable pop-up ads.
Install Adblock Browser
Available on the Google Play Store, Adblock is an immensely useful
tool that allows you to cut down on pop-up ads. There are no specific
settings that you need to configure here, just install the app and you
should be good to go.
Install Adblock Plus (ABP)
This is the ultimate method to block ads on your android Smartphone
or tablet. ABP uses ad-blockers (apps) to stonewall all types of
adverts on your device. It’s an open source project that also provides
users with the option to allow non-intrusive ads. And the beauty of it
is that it works on both rooted and non-rooted devices. However, keep
in mind that installed ad-blockers require that your device is set up to
allow installations from unknown sources. It’s not surprising that
Google decided to remove all ad-block apps from the Play Store, so you have to sideload
Launch the Settings app on your device and tap on the ‘Security’
Turn on ‘Unknown sources’ by tapping on the checkbox, then
confirm by hitting ‘Ok’ in the popup that ensues.
Your Android device should be all set up to install ad-blockers.
Configuring Adblock Plus
Once you download Adblock Plus for Android and install it on your
device, you’ll need a few more configurations to make it work
Note: If your device is rooted, you’ll be prompted to allow super user
permissions to this app and then you should be good to go.
On non-rooted Android handsets, manual proxy configurations
are needed. The procedure varies depending on the version of
Android that you’re running. Click here to find the right match for
Once you’ve keyed in the proxy configurations, Adblock Plus
should be ready to start blocking ads. You can also specify more
options and filters such as non-intrusive ads in the app’s
If you’re using Firefox as a browser on your Android device, Adblock
Plus is also available as a firefox browser extension!
Blocking pop-ups on your android browser apps facilitates a faster
browsing experience. However, allowing non-intrusive ads to get
through using an app like Adblock plus allows you to find new things
and other great apps. The combination of tactics highlighted in this
article should help you keep aggressive ads in check, while also
allowing in non-intrusive adverts.
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