Are there recurring pop-up ads on your android device?
Some Android apps can allow ads on your home screen even when the app is not running.
Although there is little we can do about in-app advertisements, Ads on the home screen without your permission is considered unethical
But you don’t have to worry.
Let us introduce to you some effective methods to get rid of these irritating ads.
How to Remove Pop-up Ads from Chrome on Android
The majority of android users use Chrome as their default browser. Although the mobile version does not allow using extensions, you can get rid of pop-up ads quickly by following these steps.
1. Go to Chrome
2. Tap on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner
3. Go to Settings
4. Go to Site settings
5. Tap on Pop-ups and redirects
6. Use the toggle switch to disable the option
7. Go back to Site settings
8. Click on Ads
9. Use the toggle switch to disable the option
By doing so, you can restrict Chrome from opening any pop-up add inside the browser, and it also blocks intrusive and misleading ads. We suggest you enable the lite mode in Chrome for better results.
Enabling Lite Mode on Chrome
1. Open Chrome
2. Tap on the Menu (three vertical dots)
3. Go to Settings
4. Tap on the Lite mode
5. Enable the option
When we enable lite mode, Google servers compress pages before showing us. Therefore it saves you from malicious and intrusive sites. It also decreases the data usage.
Note: The steps mentioned above does not work if you are using incognito mode.
How to Remove Ads from Android apps without Rooting
Most of the unwanted ads on your Android screen is due to malicious apps. These apps are categorized as adware. They are not just responsible for displaying ads on your device, but it also tracks your personal data and usage information. These details are used to display targeted ads on your device. Also, they sell it to third-party clients. So, it is more severe than you think.
To cope with the adware you should install MalwareFox antimalware app for Android. It’s advanced anti-adware mechanism blocks apps that try to display advertisements on your device. It also provides you security against other malware like spyware, ransomware, trojans, rootkits, etc.
Another approach to removing ads from apps and browsers at the same time is by using DNS66.
DNS66 is an open-source VPN system that filters the traffic at the DNS level. Unlike other ad blockers for android, it does not require root permission or manual proxy setting.
It only allows queries for the host that is not blacklisted. You can configure a host manually as allow, deny, or ignore. A later entry in the list overrides a previous entry. Watch the below video to understand the steps included.
It also uses a minimal battery. Therefore it is very efficient to use in the long run.
Remember, this technique applies to apps using third-party advertisers. Apps like Youtube and Instagram have their ingenious advertising platform. Ads from these apps can not be blocked using this method.
Why am I getting ads on my phone screen?
With the increase in smartphone usage, advertising companies take benefit of these gadgets to cover a larger audience to see their ads. Some manufacturers from china created low budget smartphones with default space for ads on the home screen.
Another way to encounter such a problem is by installing a malicious app on your device. Considering you weren’t getting such ads before that. A particular app may have special permission to show notifications over other apps. You can easily change or remove that permission from ‘settings’ in your device.
1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Apps
3. Click on Permissions
4. Look for Other permissions/Advanced permissions
5. Select Display pop-up window/draw over other apps
6. Click on the suspicious app and set the permission to Deny
Note: These steps can vary from device to device
If the app is not that useful, consider uninstalling it to eliminate security risks. Some apps provide you with high definition wallpapers or soothing music for free. It may brag about performance boost, most of the times, these type of apps are responsible for the trouble.
Developers specifically create adware to show ads to more people. Adware like these let the developer make money from showing you ads. You can find such type of apps promoted with a good agenda. Free ram cleaner or trash cleaners are such examples. Adware is easy to bundle with other apps, and therefore you might accidentally download it from the Play Store.
One benefit when dealing with adware is you can remove the app to get rid of the problem. Adware doesn’t affect your device in a harmful way. It does not delete or corrupt your data. However, it can steal your personal and confidential data. So it is better to remove it.
Overview: Ads on Android phone
Like we discussed, seeing ads on the home screen without your permission is not acceptable. Although developers intentionally put ads inside the app to generate revenue. It’s a small price you have to pay for using the app for free. If you like an app and can’t stand the interfering ads, we recommend buying the premium or an ad-free version of the app.