How to Stop Pop-Up Ads on Android

Yeah, those annoying ads are everywhere

Need to know how to stop pop-up ads on Android? If you're using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Samsung Internet, or Opera, blocking pop-ups is a matter of only a few taps within the browser.

Blocking pop-up ads can do more than just save you from frustration, it can also keep you safe from malware and other viruses.

If you're trying to block pop-ups because your phone is performing slower than usual, you may want to also look into clearing your Android device's cache and uninstalling old apps.

How to Stop Pop-Up Ads on Android Using Google Chrome

If Chrome is your preferred browser, the solution to blocking pop-up ads is in your Chrome settings.

  1. Open the Chrome app.

  2. Tap the Menu icon to the right of the address bar.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Tap Site settings.

  5. Tap Pop-ups and redirects, then enable it to block the pop-ups

    Depending on the version of your Chrome browser, you may also have a separate option to block ads. Enable this setting if you will like to block these ads as well.

  6. Enjoy you Chrome browser free of pop-ups!

Block Pop-Up Ads on Android Using Mozilla Firefox

Firefox also offers a way to block ads from within the browser itself starting with Firefox version 42. In order to accomplish this, you need to use a feature called Private browsing, also known as Incognito mode in browsers like Google Chrome.

  1. Open the Firefox app and tap the Menu icon to the right of the address bar.

  2. Tap New private tab.

  3. Once the new private window launches, you can browse ad free.

Stopping Pop-Up Ads on Android Using Samsung Internet

The steps to get rid of the annoying pop-ups on Samsung Internet are very similar to Google Chrome.

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app and tap the Menu icon to the right of the address bar.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Advanced, found under Internet settings.

  4. Under the Advanced menu, ensure Pop-up blocker is enabled

  5. Enjoy your browser without pop-up ads.

How to Get Rid of Pop-Ups on Android Using Opera

Unlike the other browsers, Opera doesn't require you to enable any setting to block pop-ups. This browser has a built-in ad-blocker that constantly runs when the browser is being used, meaning there's no need for the user to modify any settings.

The only step needed is to Launch the browser and enjoy a pop-up free experience.