Ads are the most annoying term that we are quite familiar with. We get them while watching Television, on our smartphones, etc. However, the mobile ads are very severe and they are just irritating to the next level. Yes, we understand that they are a means of revenue for the company sponsoring it and the company showing it but, let’s just face it, they are annoying!!
A smartphone is the one device that is always close to us and we use it very frequently. While surfing the net or using any application, you might have come across different kinds of ads. However, there is this pop-up ad that just comes out of nowhere and almost 90% of the time we click it and are redirected to some malware or unsecured website.
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But, you are reading this article to get rid of them and so, in this article on how to get rid of pop-up ads on an Android device, we will look at some of the possible solutions that will help you to get rid of those annoying pop-up ads.
How To Get Rid of Pop Up Ads on an Android Device
1. Check Your Recent Apps
Now the most basic operation that you can do to detect the source of the pop-up ads is by checking your recent apps. Whenever you are using any application and you come across a pop-up ad, then quickly tap the recent button on the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, or on any smartphone that uses gestures for navigation, open the recent app and close the app that you were currently using because that app is the culprit for the pop-up ad on your smartphone. Just go to the App Info by pressing and holding the culprit app icon and tap the App Info option and straight away uninstall it.
There is no need to worry if you just uninstall the application because there are tons of alternatives available for every application on the Google Play Store.
2. Check Apps Without Any Icon
Now as we are human beings, we tend to get some of the paid things for free from third-party sources. Moreover, all the third-party sources are not harmful but on the other hand, all the third-party sources are also not good as well. When you install any application from third-party sources, the mischievous contributor might have secretly placed a malware app attached to it.
To check whether you have mistakenly installed an application on your Android device is that by going to Settings>> Application Manager/Apps. Then scroll down and search for the app without any icon. If you find any app without an icon just straight away remove that application.
3. Use Google’s Solution to Remove Pop-Up Ads on Your Android
If you are still facing the pop-up ads problem then you should follow the below-mentioned methods in order to get rid of the pop-up ads. These methods are taken directly from the Google Support website.
Step 1: Remove problem apps
- On an Android phone or tablet, press and hold your device’s power button.
- On your screen, touch and hold Power off. Your device starts in safe mode. You’ll see ‘Safe mode’ at the bottom of your screen.
- One by one, remove recently downloaded apps.
Tip: Make a list of all the apps that you remove so that you can add them back later.
- After each removal, restart your device normally. See whether removing that app solved the problem.
- After you remove the app that caused the problem, you can add back the other apps that you removed.
Step 2: Protect your device from problem apps
- Make sure Play Protect is on:
(a) Open your Android device’s Google Play Store app.
(b) Tap Menu and then Play Protect.
(c) Turn on Scan device for security threats.
- Consider purchasing and downloading an anti-malware app, like Malwarebytes.
Step 3: Stop notifications from a certain website
If you’re seeing annoying notifications from a website, turn off the permission:
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
- Go to a web page.
- To the right of the address bar, tap More and then Info.
- Tap Site settings.
- Under ‘Permissions‘, tap Notifications.
If you don’t see ‘Permissions’ or ‘Notifications’, the site doesn’t have notifications turned on.
- Turn the setting off.
There you have it from my side in this article. I have tried to compile the best possible solution for getting rid of the annoying pop-up ads. Furthermore, I would advise you to always install a malware checker application and run a scan of your device to check for malware or adware or any culprit application. Please do let us know in the comments below if any of the above methods helped you with this problem or if you have any other better solution that you would like to feature in this article.