Popup ads are truly intrusive and annoying and can often ruin your experience of browsing the web via a tablet. Besides, these disruptive pop-ups can literally consume more data especially if you are using mobile data. When using any low cost tablets to browse the internet, these popup ads can appear suddenly and can redirect to other sites.
Some of these sites often contain obscene contents or dangerous programs that can cause your tablet to become infected with malware. There are, however, various methods to prevent these pop-ups from appearing on your tablet. Described below is how to block unnecessary pop-ups on your Android tablet.
If you are using the Chrome browser on your tablet, it comes with an inbuilt option to block pop-ups. To block the pop-ups in Chrome, first launch the browser, then tap on the three dots located at the upper right corner of the display to open up the drop down menu, and select Settings from there.
When the Settings window opens, tap on Site Settings. This will display numerous options allocated for all websites such as cookies, location, camera, etc. Scroll down and tap on the Pop-Ups option and make sure that the slider button is set to the Blocked option.
Another way to prevent the appearance of pop-ups while browsing through your Android tablet is to enable the Data Saver mode. This feature will compress the web pages to use the least amount of data thereby helping you to save valuable data. Enabling Data Saver will automatically prevent the opening of any popup ads.
To enable data saver in Chrome, open the browser and then tap on the three dots located at the upper right corner of the display. Select Settings and then scroll down and tap on Data Saver to open it. Toggle the button near the Data Saver option to on position.
Opera is an excellent web browser that comes inbuilt with an ad blocker. This feature will block most of the pop-ups from appearing while browsing on your tablet. You can download the Opera browser free from the Play Store. This browser provides a good browsing experience like the other major browsers like Chrome and Firefox, but with the added benefit of an ad blocker.