Tired of seeing different ads popping up on your browser from time to time? If you feel that way when browsing the Internet on your new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone using Google Chrome, this post is for you. Here’s an easy guide on how to block ads on Galaxy S20 Chrome app browser.
Online advertising is now becoming a trend as more and more people are already using smartphones. With mobile app platforms, it becomes easier for developers to integrate in-app ads. While this sounds good and beneficial to business owners, to end-users it could be the opposite. The more ads popping up on the screen, the more interference they cause. Eventually, you’ll find these ads annoying that you would wish not to see them ever again.
To address this concern, Google embeds a functionality that’s dedicated to blocking unwanted ads from known or anonymous sites. And to give some input on how to make use of this feature, I have prepared a simple walkthrough for you to refer to. Read on for more detailed instructions.
Easy steps to Block Ads on Galaxy S20 Chrome
Time Needed : 7 minutes
The following steps demonstrate the standard process of blocking ads from popping up while using Chrome on the Galaxy S20 smartphone. Individual screenshots depicting each step are also provided to serve as visual representations to those who aren’t yet familiar with the Android platform. And here’s how it works.
- Open Chrome app from the Apps screen.
The Chrome icon is usually stored in the Google folder.
- From the Chrome app's main screen, tap the quick Menu icon.
Just look for the triple-dot figure located on the top-right corner of the screen.
Tapping this icon will launch the quick menu items.
- Scroll down and tap Settings.
Chrome app settings will then be displayed.
- Select Site settings to continue.
This will open another set of site options.
- Scroll down and tap Pop-ups and redirects.
Make sure that the switch is turned off.
- From the Pop-ups and redirects menu, go back to Site settings then select Ads.
A new screen where you can activate ad blocking features will appear.
Make sure that the switch is turned off or disabled.
- Android 10, One UI 2.0
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra
Third-party apps are known to have a lot of pop-up ads. But on the positive note, there are many options to make this stop. Aside from configuring the browser settings, you can also use some ad blocker software to limit or completely hinder ads from popping up on your device. Ad blockers can also be used to filter contents.
Among the widely used tools that serve this purpose would include Adclear, AdGuard for Android, Adaway, Free Adblocker Browser and DNS66 to name a few.
You can download any of these apps on your galaxy s20, if making adjustments to your browser settings doesn’t stop annoying and unwanted apps from popping up on your display.
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