How to Block or Enable JavaScript on Chrome Android?

Learn how to block or enable JavaScript on Google Chrome for Android. JS is a scripting language that allows the website to create an interactive sites.

JavaScript is the front-end scripting language along with HTML and CSS that mostly used for website development and designing. One advantage of using JS is making the website interactive and creative as possible. But, it’s can be misused for hacking your personal data, hence you can block JavaScript completely.

JS has different types of libraries that can be molded and use for great designs and structures. Though JS is quite useful for most web developers, however, some can misuse for hacking.

Using JavaScript a hacker can inject code into our browser and make it vulnerable to data loss, fraud payments, and privacy invasion. Hence, few people prefer to keep the JS block on Chrome Android.

Related: How to Allow or Block JavaScript in Chrome Computer?

I personally prefer to keep the javascript disabled for most of the websites. However, when any website is misbehaving then I whitelist it. Therefore, the chances of getting a browser hacked are minimized to a greater extent.

How to Block JavaScript on Chrome for Android?

By default, the JavaScript is enabled for all the sites unless you’ve changed it. But, if you want to block or disable JavaScript, you can do it easily in chrome android.

Here are the steps to block JavaScript on chrome android:

  1. Launch Chrome on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option and tap to open.
  5. Tap on JavaScript tab which is default set to Allowed.
  6. Toggle the button to Turn OFF and Block the JavaScript on Chrome Android.

Chrome Android JavaScript Blocked

This will completely block the JS loading from the websites on your Chrome browser. However, in the ideal online world blocking JS is not preferred. This will screwup the entire website design and you may end up showing plain text only.

How to Allow or Block JavaScript with Site Exception?

There is an option to block or allow JavaScript in chrome Android on a certain whitelisted website. The option is the site exception list.

Follow these steps to add JavaScript exceptions on Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser Android.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option and tap to open.
  5. Tap on JavaScript tab which is default set to Allowed.
  6. Tap on the command + Add site exception on JavaScript settings page
  7. Enter the website URL that you add to the exceptions list in the window.
  8. Tap on the Add command button to commit the changes.

Add site exception for JavaScript on Chrome Android

The exception will behave based on your JavaScript settings — Allowed or Blocked.

If you add any website in the site exception list then the behavior is inversed to the setting of JavaScript toggle. i.e.

  • if you have Allowed JavaScript, then site exceptions will be blocked and
  • if you have Blocked JavaScript, then site exceptions will be allowed to load JS in Chrome.

Video on Enable or Block JavaScript on Chrome Android

Watch the video tutorial on how to enable or block JavaScript on Chrome for Android. You can add the site exceptions to block or allow JavaScript.

How to Block or Enable JavaScript on Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line —  Chrome Android JavaScript Settings

You can completely customize the javascript execution on chrome on android smartphone. You can enable javascript for loading on websites or disable javascript execution for any sites. The exceptions in the javascript settings page make it highly customizable on the web browser.

Similarly, you can also enable or disable the javascript on chrome computer. The site exceptions are also available in the computer browser.

What is your setting for JavaScript on your Chrome browser?

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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