HOW TO STOP POP-UP ADS ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICES AND WEB BROWSERS


STOP ANNOYING POP-UP ADVERTS ON ANDROID DEVICES AND WEB BROWSERS

In digital advertising, pop-up ads are more effective than banner ads because they are highly visible, they are multipurpose and can accommodate most types of advertisements. The use of pop up ads is highly needed by advertisers because the ROI is very high and if well used brings about better branding but one cannot ignore the level of frustration pop up ads cause as they litter the desktop when we are surfing the net.
 Standalone websites, sponsored web pages, interactive games are embedded in Pop-up ads and they sometimes pop up even when you are just scrolling through a web page and before you know it, they will direct you to some very disruptive sites like porn sites, betting sites and even some fraudulent sites where your personal details can be compromised.
But all these can be brought to a stop. Follow me on this post as I’ll be teaching how to stop these annoying pop up ads on our browsers and our devices.   


ON YOUR WEB BROWSER (Mobile & Desktop)     

  • Start by opening your web browser 
  •   Beside the address bar, check for the three dot (if applicable to your browser) if otherwise, check for where you’ll see the ‘settings’ icon
  • Select ‘site settings’ ‘sites and downloads’ ‘Ads blocking’ or otherwise as applicable to your browser 
  • Select Pop-ups and Redirects 
  • Turn Pop-ups & redirects off

·         it’s advisable to check ‘Ads’ and ensure it’s turned off to Block ads from sites that show misleading ads.
·         Some browsers don’t provide you with the option of stopping ads manually by yourself. In that case, you’ll need one of these third party adblocker software.


ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

It gets worse for some people as they don’t even need to surf the net before they’ll have these disturbing ads appear on their phones,  We got you covered in this teaching, just calmly follow the steps below.
  1. .       Go to settings
  2. .       Select ‘Google’
  3. .       Go to ‘manage your Google account’
  4. .       Select ‘Data & Personalization’
  5. .       Scroll down to select ‘Ad Personalization’
  6. .       Toggle off the button and select ‘Turn off’.     
  7. Go to 'Visit your online choices’
  8. .       Wait for some seconds to completely load all the list of ads publishers on your phone.
  9. .       Once completed, select ‘continue’
  10. .   You’ll be provided with a long list of  publishers and asked if you want to opt out of them all. Select all and check to see that those boxes are all checked (except you want to manually select those you want). Once checked, click on SUBMIT CHOICES.
  11. .   You can go view update results and those are all gone!


To ensure a close to perfection job, go to settings
 Select ‘Google’
Select Ads
Ensure you turn off the ‘opt out of Ads Personalization’

  In Lower versions of Android phones (i.e Nougat & below), Step 2 to 5 are different    
  1. Go to Settings
  2.       Select ‘Accounts’.     
  3.   Choose ‘Google’
  4.  Select’ Personal info & privacy’
  5.    Scroll down to select ‘Ads settings’

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