How To Block Ads on Android Phone or Tablet without Root

In this vicious circle of Ads and making money there of, we are still in a fix to find the right balance between the amount of advertisements displayed on everything that comes over to Internet and heed paid to nurture the overall user experience. The basic methodology that implies in this ad-stuffed content providing World is the contrasting nature of use of ads as we ‘as Users’ try and find content with the most nominal ads put-up at while we, ‘as Publishers’ try to fix in ads trying to maximize the revenue earned thereon. While most of us ‘as Publishers’ do try and should try to do so by not hampering the overall user experience, but, more often than not, we ‘as Users’ find ads playing a spoilsport in the experience offered. And sadly enough, all of this actually implies when you see ads on your Android Phone or Tablet.

So, if you’ve had this intrusive Ads experience while surfing a webpage or playing one of your favorite games with a pop-up taking wind out of your sails more often than not, you are here to find a fix to your problem. What we are taking about here is the fact that these kind of Ads on Android Phone or Tablet not only leads to a compromised user experience but also eat up a lot of your cellular data for no good use. While the choice to display these pop-ups and adverts aren’t in our hands as Users, what we surely can take care of is the way to get rid of them by disabling them. In order to do the same, today, here at GeekViz, bring to your a step-by-step tutorial on How-to block Ads on Android Phone or Tablet without Root with the help of an Android App named Adblock Plus(ABP) for Android. Take a look!

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Note : ABP has been the most favorite and reliable add blockers that are available for various browser on desktop. In order to provide users with the same advert-free experience on Android Devices, ABP was earlier also available on Google Play store. But in a rather surprising move, Google removed ABP from its Play store quoting “interference with another service or product in an unauthorized manner” as the reason for the same. But, in order to make it work and thus, block Ads on android Phone or Tablet, you need to sideload this app to your Android device. For all those who aren’t well aware of that side-loading an app means and how it is actually done, you can jump forward by clicking here to get a step-by-step tutorial of what sideloading is and how is it performed.

How To Block Ads on Android Phone or Tablet without Root

Step 1 : In order to stop those malicious and rather intrusive adverts, first up, you need to make sure that you have the USB Debugging option activated on your Android phone or tablet on which you are to install Android app APK. To do this, navigate to Settings>About Phone and scroll down to Build number. Now tap this Build number 6-7 times and you would then be prompted with a message that ‘You’re now a developer’.

Step 2 : After this, navigate to Settings>Developer Options and check the USB Debugging option. On being prompted to allow the same, click Ok. Also, navigate to Settings>Security>Applications and enable the “unknown sources’ option.

Step 3 : That being done, now download the Adblocker Plus App APK file by clicking here and choose to sideload the same by either porting this APK file on your device’s internal storage and installing it manually by accessing it from file manager or you can choose to install this APK file with the help of Pure APK installer by downloading the setup for the same from here. (click here to know How-to Install any Android App APK on Phone or Tablet from Desktop)

Step 4 : Finally, enable ‘Filtering’ and you are good to let go of any ads being displayed on your Android device. In order to get this done, ABP sets up various proxy settings on its own on most of the Android devices in order to block ads but if in case, your device isn’t supported to get proxy settings tweaked on their own, you can simple follow a tutorial by clicking here to set up the proxies manually.

Alternatively, you can select to download the Adblock Browser for your Android device by clicking here and following the steps mentioned there-in.

That’s it mates! You can now go and have a ad-less web experience.

Specifications – Adblock Plus

About : Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to – among other things – block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware. Available for Android, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Safari and Yandex, Adblock Plus uses filters that you choose to block all unwanted elements.

Price : Free

Features : 

  • Block Ads
  • Allow Acceptable Ads
  • Disable Tracking
  • Disable Malware Domains
  • Disable Social Media Buttons
  • Typo Protection

Usability : Straightforward.

Download : Click here.


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