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How to block pop-ups on my Android smartphone?

Learn how to block pop-ups easily on your smartphone with our selection of applications.

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Can pop-ups be more than irritating while browsing? Do not panic, here are some applications to help you block them and continue to surf quietly on your favorite sites. A pop-up is a window or tab, most often advertising, which opens “over” the page you are currently viewing. To neutralize it, here are the parameters to apply on your browser.

Stop pop-ups on my Android smartphone with Opera Mini

On the Opera Mini application, an ad blocker is integrated by default. If activated, pop-ups will be automatically blocked. You can check this setting by going to the menu at the bottom right. A shield icon indicates whether the blocker is active or not.

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>> Download Opera Mini for Android

Stop a pop-up on my smartphone with Google Chrome

See you in Menu > Settings > Site settings then in Pop-ups and redirects. Then drag the button to “Blocked”.

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Note: this functionality must be activated for each site on which you navigate.

>> Download Google Chrome for Android

Use Adblock Plus to navigate without pop-ups

Do you know the Adblock plugin on your desktop browsers? Discover Adblock Plus… a specific mobile browser that automatically blocks your pop-ups. Just launch the application and navigate as in Chrome. Spurious ads are filtered and, each time the application is closed, your browsing traces are erased. Provided you have enabled this feature in the settings.

>> Download Adblock Plus Browser for Android

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