Are you noticing an unusually high number of pop-up ads on your Samsung phone recently and wondering how to remove them? Advertisements are usually the lifeblood of many apps but some developers or websites may not play fair by designing their apps or sites to show high volume of pop-up ads. If you want to know how to deal with this problem, this tutorial should help.
In this post, we’ll show you the three methods that you can use to effectively block adverts whether they’re popping up on your Home screen, lock screen, homepage, or when running applications.
Three ways to get rid of Pop-up ads on Samsung
There are three methods that you can use to remove pop-up ads on your Samsung phone. Bothersome adverts can either be shown in web browsers or when a bad app is running actively. In order to block these pop-ups, you’ll have to disable the bad app or enable the ad and pop-up blocking feature in your browser.
- Prevent ads from showing in Google Chrome.
If you’re using Google Chrome as default browser and you’re getting pop-up ads on it all the time, there’s a setting that you can change to block them. You’ll have to go under your Chrome browser’s settings and ensure that its ads and pop-ups blocking feature are enabled. After that, those annoying ads are supposed to stop.
Keep in mind that websites can continue to show regular adverts even if the pop-up ads blocking feature is enabled. They’ll be displayed as static ads and should not pop-up like before.
If you want to know how to block ads in your Chrome browser, visit this post.
- Disable ads in Samsung Internet.
For those new to Samsung devices, the default web browser is usually the Samsung Internet app. If you haven’t installed any new web browsing app to your phone and you’re not sure, you can double check if it’s the Samsung Internet app indeed that you’re using. Just open the app and go to its Settings menu. If you see About Samsung Internet, then you’re using the Samsung browser.
Blocking adverts or pop-ups in Samsung Internet is similar to Google Chrome. All you have to do is open the app, go to Settings, and enable its ad blocking feature. Learn how to block pop-up ads in Samsung Internet by following this post.
- Identify and delete the most recent app.
Bad apps can also show pop-up ads. In order for ads to be displayed, these apps must be running actively on the device.
If it’s only recently that you noticed the pop-up ads, you can use the Google Play Store app to check the newest installed app and uninstall it if necessary. Using the Play Store, you can narrow down the apps that might be the reason for the pop-ups by deleting them individually.
To know how to identify possible bad apps, follow the steps in this article.
Use Safe Mode to manually remove virus
Some malicious apps can install other apps that are designed to hijack a system and eventually force adverts all the time. If you think that your phone has malware, be sure to scan your device with an antivirus device or use Safe Mode tool to manually remove a.virus.
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