When you are browsing the internet on your Android smartphone, there are certain websites that employ the use of pop ups for various reasons. Sometimes, these pop ups can be simple login screens. Banking websites employ pop ups for OTP related business, while some pop ups redirect you to a different section of a particular website.
The problem with pop ups is that some malicious website infect these pop ups with malware, and the end result is these pop ups keep showing up even after you quit the browser. Now, it is very difficult to filter the malicious websites from the clean ones, so the better solution is to disable pop ups entirely on your smartphone browser.
The procedure is very simple and this is how you can do it. We will be demonstrating this on the Chrome browser, but the process is more or less the same on most other Android browsers.
Step 1. Tap to open the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone.
Step 2. Tap on the ‘three-button‘ icon on the top right-hand side.
Step 3. Tap on the ‘Settings‘ option from the drop-down menu.
Step 4. Scroll down the menu and tap on the ‘Site Settings‘ option
Step 5. Now, tap on the ‘Pop-ups and redirects‘ option.
Step 6. Make sure the slider is in the ‘OFF‘ position.
Exit the browser, clear the background apps, and then restart the browser and continue your browsing activity. Pop-ups will now be blocked by default and you will now stop seeing annoying pop-up ads and clickbait tabs on your Android Home screen.
Now, if you are visiting a banking website and it requires the pop ups to be enabled, then you can simply follow the same procedure given above and enable the pop ups. Just make sure that you disable the pop ups after your work is done.
Click Here to download the Chrome browser for your Android smartphone.