Block Ads on Unrooted Android Devices

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Aug 28, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Until recently, if you wanted to enjoy an ad-free browsing experience on Android, you basically had two choices: 1) root your device and install the AdAway app, or 2) use alternative browsers like Firefox or Tint equipped with appropriate ad blocking add-ons. Now, you have a third option: the makers of the popular AdBlock Plus extension has released a namesake app for Android.

 

The AdBlock Plus app is not available through the Google Play Store, so you need to install it from the project's website. Once deployed, the app automatically picks the best filtering list, but before it can perform its ad blocking magic, you need to configure the proxy settings manually. Fortunately, this is a straightforward thing to do, and the Configuration page explains how this can be done.

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