Turn off ads in Google Chrome on Android

Advertising is the basis of the development of the Internet, so most users see advertising blocks daily surfing the Internet. Almost always, advertising only interferes with browsing the web, annoying and worsening the mood. Chrome has a built-in blocker, but it misses a lot.

It is important to note that advertising also slows down the speed of loading pages, thereby taking precious user time. To remove pop-ups in Google Chrome, just follow a few of the guidelines described in this article.

Where does the advertising in Google Chrome come from?

Advertising does not appear specifically in Google Chrome, it is in absolutely any browser.

Ad units are placed by site owners. When the user clicks on them and makes purchases or goes, funds are accrued for this, which then make up the earnings from the site.

Each site owner independently decides how much advertising to show on his site, but the more it is, the more earnings often.

Advertising in Google Chrome
Advertising in Google Chrome

At the dawn of the Internet, advertising was quite small. Over time, marketers have learned to interest the user in a wide variety of advertising, and large corporations, for example, Google, have learned to collect information about the user and offer him the product that he was interested in earlier. In addition, special algorithms are used that, by indirect signs, determine what may be of interest to a person.

Is it possible to disable advertising on Android

Most users want to disable intrusive advertising that interferes with viewing content. The most common formats of such advertising are:

  • push notifications or pop-up windows;
  • teaser flashing relkam;
  • Pop-up requests to subscribe;
  • advertising that blocks content;
  • ad units of a frank nature or shock content.

You can disable ads in Google Chrome on Android completely or leave some specific formats. Or don't turn off ad units on a particular site where it seems appropriate to you and shows suggestions that are relevant to you.

Disconnection options

There are several methods to turn off ads. Only AdBlock or similar applications that can be found in the Play Market can completely disable the display of ad units.

Turn off pop-up windows

One way is Google Chrome itself. Most users don't even know it, but it has a built-in feature to block ads:

  • Tap the 3 vertical dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Go to "Settings" and immediately search for "Site Settings".
  • Now you need to find the item "Pop-ups and redirects".
  • Drag the indicator to activate the function.
Pop-up blocker in Google Chrome
Pop-up blocker in Google Chrome

This feature will allow you to get rid of only a part of the ad units, many of them will still continue to be shown.

However, it is absolutely free and does not require the installation of any additional applications.

AdBlock Plus

The best way to disable annoying offers is an ad blocker for Google Chrome AdBlock Plus. To install it, you need to:

  • Go to the Play Market.
  • Enter "AdBlock" or "ed block" in the search box.
  • Install the extension that will appear on the search query.
  • Turn on the application and verify that it has installed correctly.

AdBlock Plus immediately starts blocking all ads that have previously been shown in your browser. You can further customize it, but it's optional.

Important! When you purchase a license, the application will disable advertising not only in the browser, but also in all applications that you use.

Traffic savings

Google Chrome itself can significantly reduce the number of ads. This feature is available in mobile versions. The description does not say anything about blocking ads, only about saving traffic. But since the ads load after the content is rendered, some of the ads will not be loaded. To enable traffic saving mode:

  • Click on the 3 vertical dots in Chrome.
  • Go to "Settings" and then scroll to "Simplified mode" or "Traffic saving mode".
  • Activate it.
Save traffic in Google Chrome on Android
Save traffic in Google Chrome on Android

In addition to reducing the number of ad units on the pages viewed, you can also speed up their loading.


There are no specific alternatives to ad blocking. There are several applications that allow you to hide ads, but they are all worse than those described above. Try to use AdBlock – the program has been showing itself perfectly since 2006.

If you tried to disable ads on your phone in Google Chrome, and ad units continue to appear, most likely your phone is infected with viruses. You need to install an antivirus using the Play Market and check your phone thoroughly. If this does not help, you will have to reset the phone to the factory settings and erase all information from it.

Mike Lombardi/ author of the article

QA Engineer, Head of Automated Software Testing Department. Knowledge of Java, C/C++, JSP, HTML, XML, JavaScript, SQL, and Oracle PL/SQL. Journalist and Columnist in the IT field. Website Creator and Administrator.