How to remove popups from mobile

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How to remove popups from mobile: Android

If you have a smartphone Android and you are annoyed by the appearance of popups while browsing online, below you will find out how to solve the problem on all the most popular browsers.

Chrome


The browser was used Chrome Google (which is the default browser of many Android devices), you can block pop-up windows in a very simple way. After starting the Chrome, press the ⋮ button at the top right (if you don't see it, scroll the page up) and select the item Settings give the menu check if you press.


In the screen that is proposed to you, go to Site Settings> Popups and Redirects and move up OFF the lever relating to the function in question. That's all!

Firefox


The browser was used Firefox, you should know that the browser includes a “steard” active popup blocking system that cannot be deactivated. Previously it was possible to manage its settings from the advanced configuration panel of the app (accessible by typing the string about: config in the address bar), but now this possibility is no longer given.


If you use Firefox and notice the appearance of popups while browsing online, then try to follow the other tips in this post, first of all carrying out an anti-malware scan.

Edge


Microsoft Edge allows you to manage your pop-up blocker settings very easily. To do this, press the button (...) located at the bottom center (if you don't see it, scroll up) and tap on the icon Settings in the menu that appears on the screen.

Afterwards, go on Site permissions, Then Popups and redirects and move up OFF the lever relating to the function in question. Easy, right?

Other browsers

Many other browsers are also agolable on Android, including default ones from manufacturers such as Samsung. The directions to follow, in these cases, are quite similar to those seen above for Chrome, Firefox, etc. Anyway I want to give you a practical example.


As regards the browser di Samsung, you can easily activate the popup blocker by pressing the ☰ button located at the bottom right (if you don't see it, scroll the page up), by going to Settings> Sites and Downloads and activating the lever relative to Blocco pop-up.

In case of further problems

If you see pop-ups appear not only when you browse online from your browser and / or by putting the above instructions into practice you have not been able to solve the problem, I am sorry to inform you that your device may have been infected with a malware per Android.

To check if this is actually the case e, if so, solve the problem, use one of the antivirus for Android that I recommended in my guide on the subject. I assure you that it is very simple: just install one of the many apps suitable for the purpose (making sure to choose a reliable one developed by well-known manufacturers) and press the button to start scanning the device.


How to get rid of popups from mobile: iPhone

You have a iPhone? Then the directions you need to follow for remove popups from mobile are the ones you find below, valid for all the most popular browsers on the Apple platform.

Safari

If you are using the default browser of iOS, namely Safari, you can disable popups simply by going to the app Settings (the gear icon located on the Home screen or in the App Library), by selecting the item Safari from the screen that opens and moving up ON the relative levetta all'opzione Pop-up window lock. Running time: five seconds!

Chrome

Purposes Chrome as a browser on your iPhone too? In this case, you can disable the pop-ups by starting the app in question by pressing the button ... located at the bottom right (if you don't see the menu, scroll the page up) and selecting the item Settings give the menu that you come purpose.

On the next screen, tap on the item content settingsi went his Block popups and move up ON the relative lever. That's all!

Firefox

Even the iOS version of Firefox includes a hey popup filter. To enable it, start the browser in question, tap the ☰ button located at the bottom right (if you don't see the menu, scroll up) and press on the item Settings in the menu that opens. On the next screen, activate the toggle next to the option Block pop-up windows And that's it.

Edge

Microsoft Edge is agolable as an app for iPhone and also includes a popup filter: if you do not know how to activate it, start the browser, press the button (...) located in the bottom menu (if you don't see the menu in question, scroll up) and go up Settings.

On the next screen, tap on Privacy and security, scroll the menu that is proposed to you up and down and activate the lever located next to the option Block popups.

How to get rid of paid pop-ups from mobile

While you were away from home - or in any case you were surfing the 3G / 4G / 5G data network - a popup opened and you were deducted from your credit without you asking to subscribe to any service? I'm sorry, but you fell victim to YOU GO, that is, value-added services, which in many cases are activated in a fraudulent way simply by visiting a Web page under the data network.

Fortunately, there is a way to completely block these services and receive refunds for unwanted activations (if requested within the timeframe provided by each operator). In addition, some providers, such as WINDTRE, have started to automatically block them on new SIMs. 



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