If you use Google Chrome as your go-to web browser, you must have noticed a “pop-up blocked” message in the address bar. While Chrome, by default, blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen, you may still get them, which can be annoying. This happens because you may have previously subscribed to receive notifications from a website.
Worry not because you can stop them from popping up. In this how to guide, we will show you how to block pop-ups in Google Chrome.
Change your default pop-ups & redirects settings (PC)
Open Chrome on your desktop/PC.
Click More and then Settings.
Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings and then Pop-ups and redirects.
Choose the option that you want as your default setting.
How to turn pop-ups on or off on Android phone/tablet:
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
To the right of the address bar, tap More Settings.
Tap Permissions and then Pop-ups and redirects.
Turn off Pop-ups and redirects.
Allow pop-ups from a specific site
Follow these steps to allow or block notifications from a specific site:
On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
Go to the site that you want to change notifications from.
To the left of the address bar, tap Lock Lock and then Permissions.
If a menu opens: Select the setting that you want to change.
If no menu opens: Permissions are in their original settings.
How to turn on and off pop ups in iPhone or iPad
On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
Tap More and then Settings Settings.
Tap Content Settings and then Block Pop-ups.
Turn Block Pop-ups on or off.
How to allow pop-ups for a specific site:
Go to the page where pop-ups are blocked.
At the bottom, under “Pop-ups blocked,” tap Always show.
How to fix issues with pop-ups
Google explains that if you’re on a page with a pop-up or dialog that won’t go away, try these steps:
- Turn on your phone’s airplane mode.
- Quit Google Chrome.
- Close the tab with the bad pop-up or dialog box.