How to Disable Pop-Up Ads on Your Android Phone and iPhone

It can be inconvenient to be greeted by pop-ups and unnecessary notifications. While most apps on Android and iOS no longer display pop-ups, certain pre-installed or third-party apps and browsers may still display unwanted ads. Let’s look at how to disable pop-up ads and notifications from apps and browsers on Android phones and iPhones in this quick guide.

How to Disable Browser Pop-Ups on Android and iOS

Chrome by Google

This is how to disable browser pop-ups in Chrome. These steps are applicable to both Android and iPhone.

Step 1: Launch Chrome on your mobile device.

Step 2: Select ‘Settings’ from the ‘3-dots’ menu in the top right corner (bottom right corner on iPhone).

Step 3: Scroll down and choose ‘Site settings’ (Content settings on iPhone).

Step 4: Select ‘Pop-ups and redirects’ from the Content section.

Step 5: Turn off the option and you’re done.

Safari

Follow the steps below to disable Safari browser pop-ups on your iPhone:

First, open the Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down and choose ‘Safari’.

Step 3: Simply enable the ‘Block Pop-ups’ option.

This will prevent Safari from displaying random pop-ups.

On Android, how do you disable ad notifications and pop-ups from third-party apps?

Some Android phones may come pre-installed with apps that send out ad notifications and pop-ups on a regular basis. These can be annoying and may cause your phone’s notifications to stack.

Disable notifications and pop-ups from third-party app stores.

Many Android custom skins, including Realme UI, ColorOS, One UI, and Funtouch OS, include an app store that is notorious for sending out app recommendation notifications. Here’s how to disable them.

Step 1: Navigate to the app store.

Step 2: Now go to its Settings.

Step 3: Find and disable the notification option.

Disable notifications and pop-ups from third-party apps.

Aside from app stores, some Android skins include additional apps such as browsers that send out unnecessary notifications from time to time. Here’s how to turn off those notifications:

Step 1: Locate the app in the app drawer from which you want to stop receiving notifications.

Step 2: Long-press the app icon and select ‘App info’.

Step 3: Select ‘Notifications’.

Step 4: On the following screen, simply turn off notifications.

On Android, how do you disable ad pop-ups from third-party apps?

Although most third-party apps do not send out pop-up notifications, if they do, you can disable them through the app’s settings. Here’s how it’s done:

Step 1: Search for and locate the app in the app drawer from which you want to stop receiving notifications.

Step 2: Long-press the app icon and select ‘App info’.

Step 3: Select ‘Manage Notifications’.

Step 4: On the following screen, simply turn off notifications.

It may also be possible to explicitly disable certain notification kinds under the Notifications section, allowing the app to keep sending you necessary and significant alerts.

To disable push notifications that you do not want to receive, you can also access the in-app notification settings. Depending on the app, this will differ.

On an Android device, how do I prevent pop-up ads?

  • Exercise caution when installing apps from unaffiliated websites. When downloading an app from somewhere other than the Play Store, make sure it’s secure and doesn’t contain anything that could put your device or private information at danger by displaying dubious pop-ups or notifications.
  • Installing nameless APKs is discouraged. If the APK you’re attempting to sideload is nameless, don’t install it. You might find it challenging to find the app in the apps list if such apps begin to inundate your device with advertisements and notifications.
  • Avert granting websites permission to send notifications. When granting websites on browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and others notification permissions, proceed with extreme caution.

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