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Block Pop Ups on Google Chrome for Android

Here you can learn how to block pop-ups in Chrome Android or, also, how to enable them. Pop-ups are generally when you click on a link or anywhere on a website and a whole new tab opens — referred to as a pop-up. This easily becomes quite annoying as to get back to the previous browsing page, you now have to navigate within the browser app itself hence using extra, unnecessary taps. To remedy this, you can easily install Google Chrome on your Android device and configure it with following steps to have it block pop-ups.

Chrome supports a built-in system to stop all pop-ups and in this guide, we will explain how to utilize it. In efforts to make overall web browsing experience that much better, there is already a system in place on Chrome that automatically marks harmful pop-ups or ones that users might not find useful. Nonetheless, it doesn’t block all which leaves room for new websites to circumvent the check. If you find yourself experiencing unnecessary pop-ups most of the time, you can easily set Google Chrome to disable all pop-ups. Further, if you are looking to get pop-ups back, we have steps explained for that as well ahead.

Block Pop-ups, Google Chrome

Google, a brand known for indexing the web, agrees that if there are too many ads on a website, it hinders the user experience. That’s why Google warns websites against putting what it calls “Intrusive ads”. In fact, Google also gives users a native way to block intrusive ads in Chrome on Android, which as a bonus, we will explain here as well.

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Block Pop ups in Chrome Web Browser

It is clear that too many ads on a website page will make it offensive. People usually do not prefer to search for such types of websites. Also, if you are out of data, you can block pop ups to efficiently use your data. 

Follow these steps, after making sure Google Chrome is installed, to block pop ups.

Step 1 – Launch Google Chrome on your Android Device.

Step 2 – Tap on the three dots at the right corner of the screen.

Step 3 – Now tap on Settings.

Step 4 – In the Advanced section, you will get the “Site settings” option. Tap on it

Step 5 – Scroll down and you will get two options; “pop-ups and redirects” and “Ads”. Click on them one by one

Step 6 – If you want to enable the Pop Up bloker for Chrome Android, click on them one by one and toggle the button to make it gray.

You have now enabled pop-up blocking for Chrome on Android device.

Enable Pop Ups in Chrome

On the other hand, blocking pop-ups may also interfere with the natural loading of a website. This may lead to degraded user experience and possibly site showing errors. In such cases, you can disable the inbuilt Chrome pop-up blocker. Here is how you can disable pop-up blocker along with intrusive ads blocker in Chrome Android.

Step 1 – Go to settings of Android Chrome.

Step 2 – In the Advanced section, you will get the “Site settings” option. Tap on it

Step 3 – Scroll down and you will get two options; “pop-ups and redirects” and “Ads”. Click on them one by one

Step 4 – If you want to disable Ad-blocker in Chrome Android, you need to disable both the functions. based on your smartphone interface, uncheck the box or toggle the button to make it blue.

You have now learned to enable or disable built-in pop-up blocker on Android Chrome. Drop a comment below if you have any questions for us!

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