How to Stop Pop-Up Ads On Samsung Smartphones

Have you recently been bugged by pop-up ads on your Samsung phone? Pop-up ads are annoying and intrusive and may appear every time you use your phone, especially while browsing the internet. So, if you want to stop pop-up ads on your Samsung smartphone, this article is for you.

We have listed several methods that can be used to stop pop-up ads on your Samsung phone.


How to stop pop-up ads on Samsung smartphones:

Stop Pop-up Ads in Apps

The main reason for flashing pop-up ads on your phone is third-party apps. If you have not faced this problem before, you should check the latest apps that you might have installed on your smartphone. You have to remove the app that bothers you with ads.

1. Go to Play Store on your Samsung phone

2. Next, tap on your profile picture at the top right of your screen and select Manage Apps and Devices

3. Next tap on the Manage tab

4. Doing this will open a list of apps installed on your phone

5. Here the listing is usually done as Newly Installed

6. Look for the app you think might be causing the problem and tap on it – click uninstall


Stop Pop-up Ads on Google Chrome

Most Android users prefer Chrome as their browser. Although browsers have the default feature set to block ads, there may be times when the settings are not applied and cause pop-up ads on your phone. Here's how you can check:

1. Open Chrome on your Samsung phone

2. Click on the three vertical dots on the top right side of the screen and then click on Settings

3. From the Settings drop-down, tap Site Settings

4. Next tap on Pop-ups and Redirects – ‘Block Sites from Showing Pop-Ups and Redirects’ should be turned off

5. If you return to the Site Settings drop-down, look for Ads – 'Block ads on sites showing annoying or misleading ads' should be turned off


How to Stop Pop-up Ads on Samsung Internet

For those who get pop-up ads while using Samsung Internet, they can follow the below-mentioned instructions to stop them:

1. Tap the three-line menu located at the bottom right of the screen

2. Tap Settings then here select Sites and Downloads

3. Toggle to TURN ON the Block Pop-up option

4. If you go back to the main Settings menu, you can tap on Ad Blocker and then proceed to download the Ad Blocker suggested by Samsung Internet

5. Some Samsung phones, such as the Galaxy S20 FE and/or its series of phones, you must follow these steps:

Settings > Browsing privacy dashboard > Block pop-ups – toggle ON


Check Website for Permissions in Chrome

Some users may have unknowingly given permission to the website to allow pop-ups and here is how to check it:

1. Open Chrome and go to the website that you think allows pop-ups

2. Tap the three vertical dots located at the top right of your screen

3. You have to tap on the 'i' icon, which stands for Information, then select Permissions

4. On this page, you have to check if Notifications are allowed. You must disable this option.


How to Stop Pop-Up Ads on Samsung Global Goals

Samsung Global Goals comes as a pre-installed app on all Samsung phones. This app may also be responsible for annoying pop-up ads. Here's how to manage it:

1. Open the Samsung Global Goals app on your smartphone

2. Tap the three-dot menu and select Settings

3. Tap Global Goal Lock Screen and turn off the option

4. You should also tap on Global Goals Fill Screen and disable the option


Pop-up ads can be easily blocked on your Samsung phone by following the above method. However, if the problem persists in other browsers, you can use a plugin that can help stop these ads. They are often recommended by browsers in their Settings.

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