How to Block Ads on Android Apps and Games
Advertisements play an integral role in the growth of every business today. Business owners, thus, do not leave any touch points to communicate their message to their target audience. However, these ads create a worst experience for the users when they pop during the use of any Android app or while playing a game on their android device.
In order to keep at bay a frustrating encounter with the advertisements on your Android device, we have compiled few ways for you. Now if you think one of our ways is an ad blocker, then let us remind you that we have gone beyond the realms of merely an ad blocking app. With our below-mentioned ways, you can block ads with root, without root, or with altogether a new web browser. Have a look!
Ad Blocking With Root
If you have an Android phone that has been already rooted by you, install Adaway app to get rid of those annoying ads. It is one of the most powerful options available out there to block advertisements that pop up while you use an app or a game. Though you won’t find it listed on Play Store but you can certainly look on other websites and get your hands on it.
It is one notch higher, in terms of functionality, as compared to simple ad blockers. Apart from blocking the actual ads that show up, it blocks the ad servers altogether, thereby, ceasing the ads distribution. On blocking the server, the ads do not come in the browser, app or game. Adguard is also a good alternative, just in case, you can’t find Adaway.
Blocking Ads without Root
In case, you do not want to root your phone to block the ads, here is the method for you. For this method to work, first, you need to install this app – DNS66 on your phone. It is an amazing app that utilizes the built-in VPN service of Android to block all the ads at the DNS level. It simply means that when you first visit a website or open an app/game for the first time, it blocks specific domain names. Thus, in this way, it blocks ad once and for all. Above all, the best part of this app is that it doesn’t run in the background, so you need not have to worry about battery drain or slow operations.
Here’s how you can use the app:
- Enable hidden developer options
- Enable Unknown Sources app installation option
- Download and install DNS66
- Go to app’s Domain Filters
- Turn all of them on except the “Malware Domain List”
- Hit Refresh and wait for some seconds
- Press Start/Stop Button
- Press the huge power button
- Hit OK to accept VPN connection request
Bid Goodbye to Ads with a New Web Browser
In case, the aforementioned methods are quite technical for you, simply look for “AdBlock Browser for Android.” It is safe to download, seamless to setup, and easy to understand. Apart from blocking tons of ads, it speeds up the things and saves a lot of battery and data. As it blocks the ad, it keeps your Android device safe from malicious elements. Just in case, if Adblock Browser blocks some essential elements of a website, just turn it off by sliding a switch.
Do not let the annoying ads and pops up ruin your browsing or gaming experience on your Android device. Try any of the above-mentioned ways to keep the ads far away from your app or game.