How to Block or Allow Popups and Redirects in Edge Android?

Learn how to block or allow the popups and redirects in Microsoft Edge for Android. The Popups are generally misleading, it good to keep them in block mode.

The popups and redirects have been an essential function for the most the merchant sites as payment gateways need it. However, there is also a group of people who are known as hackers who can misuse the feature to land you on a phishing site. Hence, it’s recommended to keep these popups and redirects option disabled or blocked mode.

Pop-ups and redirects mostly used for redirecting you to scam sites or injecting the script that can lead to critical error scam messages. Hence, it’s always safe to keep this setting in blocking mode.

Related: How to Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects in Edge Computer?

As far as merchant sites are concerned, they are trying to fit the payment gate within the same browser tab instead of invoking a new popup. But in some cases, we need to allow the popups and redirect.

How to Allow Pop-ups and Redirects in Edge Android?

I suggest only allow the pop-ups and redirects on the site that you’re sure about its authenticity. It the site it’s safe and requests to allow popups window, then mostly they are trying to inflict your browser.

Here are the steps to allow the popups and website redirection 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 Site Settings option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option from the list which is set to Blocked by default.
  6. Enable the toggle button to Allow the popups and redirects.

Pop-ups and redirects option in Edge Android

The popups and redirects will now be allowed on the sites. Though this option is not recommended and must be used cautiously, however, in a few cases I found it useful.

How to Block Pop-ups and Redirect in Edge Android?

It’s always safe to keep the pop-up blocker enabled and disallow any site from using the popups and redirect feature.

If you think a particular site needs permission, then allow it for time being and quickly disable the permission once done.

Here are the steps to block the popup tabs and site redirection 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 Site Settings option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option from the list.
  6. Disable the toggle to block the popups and redirects.

Block pop-ups and redirects in Edge Android

This will completely block the pop-ups and redirection in the Microsoft Edge browser. It’s a recommended setting which is default set to blocking mode in the browser for safety.

Bottom Line: Edge Android Pop-ups and Redirect

The pop-ups and redirects are often used by malicious sites and inflicting ads to mislead users. Hence, it’s always safe to block the redirections and pop-up windows from unknown sites.

Unless you’re sure about a website or feel it’s authentic, do not allow the pop-ups and redirects. It can be misused to inject any malicious code into the browser leading to critical error scam messages.

Similarly, you can also enable or disable the popup and redirect on the Edge computer browser. This will allow or stop pop-up windows from the websites.

What is your settings for pop-ups and redirect in Edge Android?

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

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