What Will An Ad Blocker App Do
When discussing the phrase ‘ads’ online, it’s not so different from advertisements you might find dotted around the newspaper you’re reading, or on the side of buildings.
Have you ever opened a web page to find a tonne of pop-ups and apps interrupting your session of browsing?
Or played a game, only to lose after your phone stutters with the latest ad to shoot up onto the screen?
Well, that’s exactly what ad blockers are for!
Ad blockers are specially designed to stop off-site advertisements that disrupt anything you’re viewing online.
The system has been around for a while now on desktop search engines, and to finally be able to use such things on our phones is amazing.
AdBlocker – the most renowned blocker for online ads is available as an add-on for anyone using the Chrome search tools. The block icon will be set in the top corner of the web page and will show you how many ads are currently being blocked. – It’s scary to see how many ads are supposed to be popping up, and a surprise how anyone gets anything done without this nifty add on.
Not only this, but if a site uses pop ups and ads within it that you need to see, you can pause the ad blocker on that page.
For example, sites that are sponsored and paid for by advertisements have begun to click onto the use of these sorts of things. Forbes automatically detects the use of ad blockers and you cannot access their site without turning it off.
Alternatively, if it hasn’t picked up all the ads, you are able to select ‘block an ad’ and manually select the ad you want to disappear. Cool, right?
With most phones now working practically as fully functioning computers – especially larger android phones and tablets – we are able to access ad blockers on our phones.
Alternatively, if you don’t know how to use these add-ons, there will be areas within your phone’s settings that can help cut down the ads you are shown on web pages.
Opening settings on an iPhone, for example gives you access to a number of tools for upping the privacy and security on your web apps like safari.
You can choose to block all pop-ups from sites and remove caches from web pages too.
As for Android, the system is a lot more like a regular Windows computer, so there are web apps and add-ons that work like your desktop Chrome: Opera Browser is an alternative web provider that automatically has zero ads available on their sites.
If you’re a fan of the original web provider for Android Phones however, you can change your settings to ‘block pop-ups’ using the three dots on the page that take you to your settings menu, then rifling through the Advanced settings.
All of this will help you to have a much smoother browsing experience both at home on desktop computers, or on the go on your smartphone.