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Block Ads with AdBlocker in Microsoft Edge on Android

Are you looking to block ads in the Edge browser? Learn how to block ads on your browser using the built-in ad-blocking support.

The Edge browser has built-in integration for an ad blocker, which automatically blocks intrusive ads and allows only acceptable advertisements per standard guidelines.

You can also add the website URL to allow all types of ads. The advertisements which do not follow the standard ad guidelines are automatically blocked.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to block ads using the content and ad blockers in Microsoft Edge.

Block the Ads using AdBlocker

You can block the ads using the built-in Adblocker. Enable the extension support and all the ads will be automatically removed. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser for Android.
  2. Tap the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings from the options list.
  3. Select the Privacy and Security option.
  4. Enable the toggle switch for the Block ads option.
    Adblock Plus in Microsoft Edge Android

It will block the advertisements and ad pop-ups for all sites. However, this option will still allow acceptable ads and block only intrusive ads on the browser.

To block all ads, tap the Advanced settings section and toggle the button to disable the Allow acceptable Ads.

Allow Ads only for the Whitelisted Sites

Few news sites and blogs do not allow us to read content when an ad blocker is enabled. Hence, they request we disable the ad blocker to view the content. You can add these sites’ addresses to the whitelist as exceptions. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch Edge browser for Android.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options and tap the Privacy and Security option.
  4. Enable the toggle switch for the Block ads option.
  5. Tap on the Whitelisted Websites option and enter the Site URL to add to exceptions.
    Disable acceptable ads and whitelisted websites in Edge Android

It will enable ads only on the websites entered in the whitelist listing; the rest of the sites and blogs will stay blocked from any ads. You can remove a whitelisted website URL from the same tab mentioned above.

Bottom Line

You can block intrusive ads or completely stop the ads using a built-in ad blocker.

The good thing about this built-in ad blocker is that you can put some sites on the allowlist. By doing so, you can only allow the ads on the sites.

Similarly, you can block misleading ads in Edge on computer. It will block only intrusive ads, not all; however, you can use the ad blocker extension for complete ad blocking.

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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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