Have you lately been bugged by pop-up ads on your Samsung smartphone? Pop-up ads are annoying and distracting and may appear whenever you use your phone, especially when browsing the internet. So, if you wish to stop pop-up ads on Samsung smartphones, this article is for you.
We have listed down some methods by which you can stop the pop-up ads on your Samsung phone. So, have a read.
Ways to stop pop-up ads on Samsung smartphones:
Method 1: Stop Pop-up Ads in the Apps
The main reason for the pop-up ads flashing on your phone is third-party apps. If you were not facing this issue earlier, you must check the recent apps you may have installed on your smartphone. You must uninstall the app that is disturbing you with ads.
Go to Play Store on your Samsung phone
Next, tap on your profile picture at the top right of your screen and select Manage Apps and Devices
Next tap on the Manage tab
Doing this will open a list of apps installed on your phone
Here the listing is usually done as Recently Installed
Look for the app that you think maybe causing the problem and tap on it – click on uninstall
Method 2: Stop Pop-up Ads in Google Chrome
Most Android users prefer Chrome as their browser. Even though the browser has built-in feature that is set to block ads, there may be times when the settings aren’t in place and causing pop-up ads on your phone. Here is how you can check:
Open Chrome on your Samsung phone
Click on the three vertical dots at the top right side of the screen and then click on Settings
From the Settings drop-down, tap on Site Settings
Next tap on Pop-ups and Redirects – ‘Block Sites from Showing Pop-Ups and Redirects’ should be toggled OFF
If you go back to Site Settings drop-down, locate Ads – ‘Block ads on sites that show intrusive or misleading ads’ should be toggled OFF
Method 3: How to Stop Pop-up Ads on Samsung Internet
For those who are getting pop-up ads when using Samsung Internet then, they can follow the below-mentioned instructions to stop it:
- Open Samsung Internet
The three lines menu is located on the bottom right of the screen
Tap on Settings and then here select Sites and Downloads
Toggle to turn ON the option of Block Pop-ups
If you go back to the main Settings menu, you can tap on Ad Blockers and then proceed to download an Ad Blocker suggested by Samsung Internet
Some Samsung phones, such as Galaxy S20 FE and/or its series of phones, you must follow this step:
Settings > Browsing privacy dashboard > Block pop-ups – toggle it ON
Method 4: Check Websites for Permission in Chrome
Several users may have unknowingly given permissions to websites to allow pop-ups and here is how to check that:
Open Chrome and open the website that you think is allowing pop-ups
Tap on three vertical dots located on the top right of your screen
You must tap on the ‘ i ‘ icon, which stands for Information, and then select Permissions
On this page, you must check if the Notifications are allowed. You must toggle this option OFF.
Method 5: How to Stop Pop-Up Ads on Samsung Global Goals
Samsung Global Goals come as a pre-installed app on all Samsung phones. This app may also be responsible for annoying pop-up ads. Here is how you can manage it:
Open the Samsung Global Goals application on your smartphone
Tap on the three dots menu and select Settings
Tap on Global Goals Lock Screen and toggle OFF the option
You must additionally tap on Global Goals Charging Screen and toggle the option OFF
Pop-up ads can easily be blocked on your Samsung phone by following the above methods. However, if the problem persists on other browsers, you can use plug-ins that may help stop these ads. They are often recommended by the browser in their Settings.
Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.