How to Disable Pop Up Blocker on Android

Pop up blockers can be useful for blocking annoying ads, but sometimes they block pop ups you want to see.

Here’s how to manage pop up blockers on Android.

Check if a Pop Up Blocker is Enabled

First, check if a pop up blocker is enabled.

Open the Chrome browser on your Android and go to a site that normally shows pop ups.

If no pop ups appear, a blocker is likely enabled.

Disable Pop Up Blocking in Chrome

To disable the built-in pop up blocker in Chrome for Android:

  1. Open Chrome and tap the three dots menu icon
  2. Go to Settings > Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects
  3. Toggle “Blocked” off

This disables the pop up blocker completely in Chrome.

Allow Pop Ups from Specific Sites

To keep the pop up blocker enabled but allow specific sites:

  1. Follow steps 1-2 above
  2. Tap “Add” under “Allow”
  3. Enter the site URL you want to allow

This will keep pop up blocking enabled but allow pop ups from exempt sites.

Disable Pop Up Blocking in Other Browsers

Most major browsers have built-in pop up blocking you can disable. Look in the browser’s settings for a “Privacy & Security” or similar section.

Use a Different Browser

Try using an alternative browser like Firefox which may not have pop up blocking enabled by default.

Disable Pop Up Blocker Apps

Some Android devices have pop up blocker apps pre-installed. Open Settings > Apps and disable or uninstall any pop up blocker apps.


Why do I need to disable my pop up blocker?

You may need to disable your pop up blocker to allow pop ups that contain important content, like logins or notifications. Some websites won’t function properly with pop up blocking enabled.

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