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Allow or Disable Popup Blocker in Chrome on Android

Do you need help with the pop-ups in Chrome on Android? 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. These pop-ups are generally meant to redirect you to another phishing site without your knowledge. Chrome for Android is, by default, enabled to block the pop-up and redirection. However, you can disable it from your browser’s Settings menu.

Configure Pop-up Blockers and Redirect on Chrome browser

The popups are generally conjured on the website when you click on the link or make any interaction. The main motive behind the popup is to display the dialog box without any extension or navigation bar.

These popups and redirection may also lead you to intrusive ads and malware scripts. But, it’s often misused in some cases with ads and redirection scripts. Hence, it’s always good to keep these pop-ups and redirects blocked. If you trust a website like banking sites, etc., you may grant permission temporarily to these sites.

However, some website notifies to allow pop-ups on the browser; in that case, you can disable the pop-up blocker for now.

I keep the pop-ups and redirect option disabled or blocked, even for popular websites. We do not know when a website is compromised. Hence I always stay on the safer side of the court.

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Disable Pop-up Blocker

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 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within Site Settings, open Pop-ups and Redirects.
  6. The Pop-ups and redirects are default set to Blocked.
    Allow pop-ups and redirects on Chrome Android
  7. 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.

Enable Pop-up Blockers

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 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within Site Settings, open Pop-ups and Redirects.
  6. The Pop-ups and redirects are default set to Blocked.
    Pop-ups and redirects are blocked on Chrome Android
  7. 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.

Video Guide

Watch this video tutorial on enabling or disabling popup blockers and redirects on Chrome Android. You should always keep pop-up blockers enabled unless you trust the site blindly.

How to Allow or Disable Popup Blocker in Chrome Android?

Bottom Line

The pop-up and redirect blocker is an essential settings 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.

After discovering pop-up blockers, I changed my Android browser settings. Now, I can easily browse websites without getting interrupted by useless ads or pop-ups that can land me on phishing websites.

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

Have you enabled the pop-up and redirect blocker on Chrome Android? Do a site still troubling you to disable the pop-up blocker?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

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

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