How to Block Ads with AdBlocker in Microsoft Edge for Android?

Learn how to block ads in the Microsoft Edge for Android using the in-built Ad Blockers Plus. You can customize to allow ads and block intrusive ads only.

Online advertisement is at peak these days. Almost every content creator and publisher has been engaging in an online advert for monetization. There is a number of ad networks that support this publisher which are top-notch in the advertisement industry, for example, Google, Bing, etc. but getting monetization from them is tough.

There are also a few low-quality advertising networks offering intrusive ads and ruining the user experience with pop-ups, redirects, etc. As a result, most of the people are opting in to adblockers to prevent these adverts.

Related: How to Block Misleading Ads in Edge Computer?

One such AdBlock plugin or extensions is AdBlock Plus which comes in-build in Microsoft Edge for Android phones.

How to Block Ads using AdBlocker in Edge Android?

As mentioned, these intrusive ads ruin the user experience and make the reader annoying. Hence, you can opt to block these ads using the built-in Adblock plus. Just enable this extension and all the ads will be automatically blocked.

Here are the steps to stop ads using AdBlock Plus in-built extension in Microsoft Edge for Android OS phones:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Content blockers option, and tap on it.
  5. Enable the toggle button against the Block ads option to turn ON.

Adblock Plus in Microsoft Edge Android

This will block the advertisements and ads pop-ups for all sites within Microsoft Edge for Android. However, this option will still allow acceptable ads and block only intrusive ads on the browser.

In order to block all ads, tap on the Advanced settings section, and toggle the button to disable the Allow acceptable Ads. This will block all the ads on the websites.

How to Whitelist Sites with AdBlock in Edge Android?

There are few news sites and blogs that do not allow us to read content with an ad blocker enabled. Hence, they request to disabling the ad blocker to watch the content.

You can enable the ads for these selected sites and whitelist from the ad-block extension.

Here are the steps to follow in order to whitelist website from AdBlocker in Microsoft Edge for Android:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Content blockers option, and tap on it.
  5. Enable the toggle button against the Block ads option to turn ON.
  6. Tap on the Advanced settings option.
  7. Choose Whitelisted websites option and enter the URL that you want to whitelist for ads.

Disable acceptable ads and whitelisted websites in Edge Android

This will enable ads only on the websites that are entered into whitelist listing, rest all other sites and blogs will stay blocked for any ads. You can remove a whitelisted website URL from the same tab listed.

Bottom Line: Edge Android Block Ads

The AdBlock Plus extension which is added into the Microsoft Edge browser has been tremendously helpful. You can manage the extension to block either block intrusive ads, or completely stop the ads using advanced settings and disable the acceptable ads.

Whitelisting the sites under acceptable ads helps in allow the ad blocker to pause on the sites.

Similarly, you can also block ads in edge chromium on a computer browser. This will block only intrusive ads not all the ads, in that case, you can use the adblocker extension from the chrome web store to completely block ads.

Have you enabled the adblocker in the Edge android mobile?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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