How to Block [or] Disable ADS on Android

Since the dawn of time man has sought ways to avoid being bombarded by ads at every turn. Even the caveman of yesteryear would consistently run into cave drawings promising rounder wheels or hotter fire. Fast forward a few millennia and here we are with our Android devices being harassed at every turn by advertisements. While some apps have paid versions to remove ads, some do not offer such a possibility; hence new methods of ad blocking came to be. There are various methods for achieving a relatively ad free experience on Android, all of which are not very difficult to employ.

# AD Blocking Apps

One of the longest running and still very effective methods is to use an app whose sole purpose is to block ads. The following APKs will do the trick, just make sure you device is rooted first.

# AdAway

An app that has been around for a very long time, yet still functions extremely well, is AdAway. Download the latest APK from here and just move it to your device’s storage. Now in Settings -> Security make sure that Unknown Sources is checked to on.


You then fire up your favorite file explorer, and tap the APK file, which will begin the installation process. Once it is installed you can open up the app. The first thing to select is Download Files and apply ad blocking. It will go through its procedure while you sip your hot coffee, and once it is complete you are good to go. You also have the option to disable ad blocking if you so choose.
Just restart your phone and you are now ad-free!

# Adblock Plus

A similar application to AdAway, this works the same way. Download from here and install the same way. Once you open the app, you will see the following screen. Just hit OK.


This next screen has various options. If you want to hide the icon it gives you a couple ways to do it. The advanced settings have options to start at boot, refresh, and refresh over WiFi. I disable the WiFi option because it does not take up that much data.
Just reboot your device and you are set!

# Xposed Module

There are also a couple of Xposed modules you can use to achieve an ad-free experience. This thread goes over Xposed in general and how to get it loaded on your device.

# Browser

Now for mobile browsing, you’ve got another solution!

# Adblock Browser for Android

This browser has generally favorable reviews and will block a lot of online content while browsing.
So whatever method you use, you should now be able to use your Android device ad free and rid yourself of those intrusions! Now we have to go break the news to our belly dancers…



Viruz, Yes! an aspiring Web Entrepreneur and Admin on Tecridible and Technology lover. He loves to keep eyes on Android, Windows, Linux, Mac, Computer, Laptop, Mobile. He is a night time tech blogger here, along with a daytime Computer Engineering student. Also, an experienced SEO Expert and a web developer, Security+.

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