How To Block Ads on Your Android Device

October 2016

Most of the free apps available on the Play Store are sponsored by advertisements. Although these allow developers get some money out of their apps, they are sometimes unfair and detrimental to the user. If you are searching for an app to block these ads, you won't find any of them on the Play Store, as Google chose to ban them. This article will walk you through several solutions to proceed with ad blocking on your Android device.

Block Ad Content with AdBlock Plus

In order to install applications such as AdBlock Plus onto your device, you first need to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.

Go to Apps > Settings > More and click on Security.

Next, check the option that reads Unknown Sources.

You can download the AdBlock Plus app from the website.

Block Ads By Turning Off WiFi

Another simple solution to eliminate advertisements is turning off your WiFi connection. Ads are distributed by servers, so by turning off your WiFi or 4G connection, you will also disable the display of ads.

Please note that this solution only works for applications and games that do not require internet to work.

Block Notifications on Android

In addition to advertising, unwanted notifications may appear on your smartphone. Applications such AirPushDetector or AddonsDetector can detect applications that display ads in the form of notifications.

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