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Allow or Disable Popup Blocker in Chrome on Android

Do you need help with the pop-ups in Chrome browser? Learn how to allow or block pop-ups and redirection.

The pop-up blockers block the pop-up windows the site tries to open in your browser. Pop-ups are generally meant to redirect you to another phishing site without your knowledge.

Chrome browsers are enabled by default to block pop-ups and redirections. However, you can disable them from the Settings menu.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the pop-up blockers in the Google Chrome app.

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How to Allow or Disable Popup Blocker in Chrome Android?

Allow Pop-ups and Redirects

Certain banking websites and a few commercial sites still use pop-ups. Hence, if you know the authenticity, you can allow these selected sites to send pop-ups and redirections. Here are the steps to disable pop-up blockers:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on Android phones.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Settings options.
  3. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  4. Within Site Settings, open Pop-ups and Redirects.
  5. The Pop-ups and redirects are default set to Blocked.
    Allow pop-ups and redirects on Chrome Android
  6. Toggle the button and set it to ON and allow pop-ups.

It will disable the pop-up blockers and redirect them to your Chrome for Android. This option is NOT recommended as you may end up with lots of unwanted pop-up ads on Chrome and may also redirect yourself to phishing sites.

For security and privacy, you should always keep the toggle button disabled to block all unwanted pop-ups on the Chrome browser.

Block Pop-ups Windows and Redirect

If you’ve mistakenly allowed the pop-ups and redirects, then enabling the blocker is strongly recommended.

Since most of the spammers use the pop-ups on the website to scam, it’s best to avoid falling into phishing and hacking scams, enabling the blocker for our safety. Here are the steps to block pop-ups:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on Android phones.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu for options and select Settings options.
  3. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  4. Within Site Settings, open Pop-ups and Redirects.
  5. The Pop-ups and redirects are default set to Blocked.
    Pop-ups and redirects are blocked on Chrome Android
  6. However, toggle the button and set it to OFF mode to block pop-ups.

It will enable and allow to use of a pop-up blocker and redirect in the Chrome browser for Android. It’s recommended and the default setting unless you’ve changed it.

Bottom Line

The pop-up and redirect blocker is an essential setting within the Chrome browser. It helps you to tackle phishing and hacking websites. It’s highly recommended to keep the blocker enabled at all times and not disable it unless you are 100% sure.

Similarly, you can enable or disable a popup blocker on a Chrome computer. This will also help in stopping the redirects within the browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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