How to Disable Pop-ups in Chrome Browser on Android
The current state of the Web experience is worse than ever before. Pop-ups are one of the biggest culprits, and they’re much more annoying on mobile, as opposed to the desktop. Who isn’t annoyed by pop-up ads and use third party plugins to stop pop-ups on their Android device? Please, raise your hand! I thought so… we all are disturbed by the situation.
Few things are more annoying than when you settle in to read that great article you’ve found while surfing on your Android device, only to have that huge pop-up flying around the screen to distract your attention or even totally block your view. So, if you are really tired of adverts ruining your browsing experience on Android, you must take action. Thankfully, Chrome offers a built-in pop-up blocker and things will go smoothly.
You don’t need to do anything special – just access your handset’s Chrome browser and follow a few simple steps. You probably know that no pop-up blocking method is 100 percent foolproof, but this one brings pretty good results and most (if not all) ads will indeed be gone. And even if websites are constantly developing new ways around these systems, which the developers then have to figure new methods for, you must do your best given the circumstances.
How to Disable Pop-ups in Chrome Browser on Android:
- Open Chrome, the default browser on your Android;
- Tap on the 3-dots menu icon which s normally found at the top-right corner of your screen;
- Then, from the drop-down menu, tap on Settings;
- On the Settings screen, scroll down as you have to tap on Site Settings;
- Then, tap on Pop-Ups on Site Settings screen;
- Now, on the next screen, you can easily disable the annoying pop-ups by moving the slider to OFF position.
This is by far the simplest way to avoid pop-ups in the Chrome Browser on Android. Has it worked for you too? If you want more aggressive pop-up blocking, then you’ll need to go with a third-party browser. Since the mobile version of Chrome for Android currently does not work with any plugins, Firefox could be an alternative to take in consideration.