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Enable or Disable the Pop-up Blocker in Edge on Android

Do you want to allow or disable the popup blocker in Edge browser app? Learn how to manage pop-up settings on your browser.

The pop-ups and redirects can lead to misleading sites that can lead to phishing or hacking. Hence, it’s good to keep them blocked or disabled for all sites.

The Microsoft Edge has an option within the Site Settings tab to toggle the button to block the pop-up and redirect automatically.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the pop-ups and redirects in Microsoft Edge.

Allow the Site Pop-ups and Redirects

Allowing the pop-ups and redirects only from the trusted site is recommended. If you trust the site and it requests to allow a pop-up window, consider allowing it. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for the Android.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the options list.
  3. Select the Privacy and Security option and the Site Permissions option.
  4. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option from the list.
  5. Toggle the switch to Allow the pop-ups and redirects.
    Pop-ups and redirects option in Edge Android

The pop-ups 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 helpful.

Block the Pop-ups in the Edge app

It’s always safe to enable the pop-up blocker and not allow any site to use the feature. If you think a particular site needs permission, then allow it for the time being and quickly turn off the permission once done.

  1. Launch the Edge app for Android.
  2. Tap the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings from the options list.
  3. Tap on Privacy and Security and choose the Site Permissions option.
  4. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option from the list.
  5. Toggle the switch to block the pop-ups and redirects.
    Block pop-ups and redirects in Edge Android

It will completely block the pop-ups and redirects for sites. It’s a recommended setting that is usually set to default.

Bottom Line

The pop-ups and redirects are often used by malicious sites that lead to inflicting ads to mislead users. Hence, blocking these settings from unknown sites is always safe.

Only allow site pop-ups if you know about a website or feel it’s authentic. It can be misused to inject any malicious code into the browser, leading to critical error scam messages.

Similarly, you can configure the pop-up blocker in Edge on your computer. It will allow or stop pop-up windows from the websites.

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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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