If you are sick of those annoying ads taking up the space on your Smartphone’s Screen, then I am sure you have navigated yourself in a right page. Remember, how you Android Smartphone used to be an ad-free device- a gadget where you could check emails, browse the internet and play games (Of course, we still do all that); all without any sort of disturbances or being bothered.
But with Android’s growing popularity, that ad-free paradise is no longer the platform we used to know. The popularity of Android has attracted a huge number of advertisers throwing their stuffs on each and every apps or games you download.
Since then, the Android users have always been annoyed with such unwanted and useless ads that come as a free gift on most of the downloaded Android apps, games and even browsers. And these annoyed users, simply want to get rid of such unwanted extras from their smartphone’s screen. There are number of methods to ban such ads; here’s How to Block Unwanted Ads on Android Smartphones.
You can select any Convenient App to block the ads:
Block Ads with Adblock Plus for Android
This method doesn’t require rooting your Android device. First of all, you need to Enable Unknown Sources. For this, you need to go to Settings >> Security >> Applications. Now download Adblock Plus APK file and install it. After the installation process is completed, you need to run the Adblock Plus App on your Android phone and enable filtering. This will automatically opt for proxy setting on your device. In case, if it doesn’t accept the automatic proxy setting, then you can manually through this official guide.
Once the proxy setting has been set up, the app will start doing its work and block all the useless and unwanted ads on from the browser and Android apps. Remember, once you have enabled the Adblock Plus, it will keep blocking those annoyed ads unless and until you don’t disable it.
Note: Adblock Plus for Android can be availed for Rs. 271.17 from Google Play. Free sample can also be downloaded.
Block Ads on Browsers using Adblock Plus Firefox Extension
You can also make use of Firefox extension to block ads on browsers only. For this, you need to download AdBlock Plus for Firefox thorough this link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/adblock-plus/.
After installing the extension, you need to just restart the browser and check if ads are still running or not. If you want to configure more options to block the ads then go to Adblock Plus extension from menu and access other options/
Block Ads with AdAway App
Another method or just say an app which can help you block the unwanted ads on your Android phone is called AdAway App. But to enjoy the benefit from this app, you need to root your Android phone.
Once you have rooted the handset, enable the Unknown Sources through Settings >> Security >> Applications. Now the download and install the AdAway App on your Android phone. Once the installation is done, the application will scan the device compatibility. It will ask for root access grant permission. Now click the Download Files and Apply Ad Blocking; and wait to let the app modify the Ads settings. After you have applied the Ad Blocking, restart you Android phone. Now the ads on Apps and game along with browsers will get blocked. This will automatically block all the ads; though you can disable the Ad Blocker manually when you don’t require it.
Make sure to use Google Chrome as browser to access internet
If you are not using Google Chrome, then it is recommended download it now; as it is one of the most trusted browsers for Android phones. You need to go through little activity to stop those unwanted ads and pop ups on your phone via Google Chrome.
- Open Google chrome
- Access Settings
- Go to Bandwidth Management
- Turn Reduce Data Usage > On
This will help the Android users to avoid most of the ads appearing while accessing certain websites. Also, it will prevent and stop the downloading of unwanted viruses and other useless free apps.
Moreover, other apps like NetSpector Sniffer/Ad Blocker and AdFree Android can also be used to block the ads. These apps also require a rooted phone. Additionally, if you have some other Ad Block Apps to share or methods then do not forget to post on the comment section below.