5 Best Ad blocker app for Android to block ads on android

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Want to get rid of annoying ads? Check out the following 5 Best Ad Blocker App for Android to stop getting ads on android.

If you are tired of seeing ads pops up on your favorite Android apps, then you need to do something about it. And the best way to stop ads from filling up your Android’s screen while using said apps? Installing an ad blocker app for android will block any ads from showing up on your Android device, thus allowing you to use your favorite apps without being berated to ‘purchase this item,’ or ‘visit this site.’

Below are the best apps that will make your Android device ad-free in no time.

1. Adblock Plus (FREE)

Adblock Plus for Android Ad blocker app for Android

The first app on this list cannot be found on Google Play as it has been banned, yet the team over at Adblock Plus is still offering the Android version on their website. The link above will provide you with instructions for using Adblock Plus on your Android device. While it may seem as if it is a lot of trouble to get an ad blocking app on your device, it certainly isn’t as Adblock Plus is definitely one of the best and most trusted ad blocking apps available not only on Android, but Chrome, Firefox, and more. Download and install it: you will be glad you did.

2. NoRoot Ad-Remover Lite (FREE)

NoRoot Ad-Remover android app

If you would rather install an ad blocking app via Google Play, you cannot go wrong with NoRoot Ad-Remover. As the name of the app implies, you do not need your Android device to be rooted to use this app. By installing NoRoot Ad-Remover, you will not see an ad display inside of an app on your Android device ever again. Linked above is the ‘lite’ version that will block ads from two apps for free, but if you need ads blocked from additional apps? You will need to purchase NoRoot Ad-Remover Pro for $3.99.

3. Ad-Vanish Pro (FREE)

With the ability to block ads from offline apps without the need to root your Android device, Ad-Vanish Pro is another Android app that is worth your while if you want to see the end of annoying ads in your favorite apps. Much like NoRoot Ad-Remover, Ad-Vanish has a lite version that will block ads within a few apps if you want to try it out for yourself.

Want to block ads without rooting?

See: How to block Ads on Android without root

4. TrustGo Ad Detector (FREE)

TrustGo Ad Detector android ad blocker app

Are you wary of mobile ad networks collecting personal information about you thanks to the apps that you use? Then use your Android device with the clarity of mind to know that your personal information is safe and secure. TrustGo Ad Detector scans and dually protects your Android device from possible privacy violations and identity leaks that could occur via ads displayed within an Android app. An all-to-common occurrence, TrustGo Ad Detector is a different type of ad blocker, but one that will keep your personal information safe and secure.

5. AppBrain Ad Detector (FREE)

AppBrain Ad Detector app for android

An app similar to TrustGo Ad Detector, AppBrain Ad Detector detects apps that are guilty of sending unwanted Push Notifications your way, Desktop icon spam ads, or apps that could leak your personal information to third-parties. It also alerts you as to which apps have permissions that can access your accounts and/or messages (which could invade your privacy) and helps you to remove them. In all, AppBrain Ad Detector looks for 70 different dimensions of concerning app activity, making this one of the best apps for keeping your device (and your personal life) safe and private.

Enjoy uninterrupted app features on android with the top ad blocker apps mentioned above. Let us know what is your favorite app to stop ads on android. For more top quality android apps browse through our Best Android Apps section.

  • Arush

    AdBlock Plus is winner on PC but terrible on Android. Avoid it on Android. It randomly allows ad. And sometimes even though it is working ADs are not blocked AT ALL!
    And this is not one off. It has happened several times.

    • Simone

      Definitely. Great to see someone who noticed it…

    • imaduddin

      Not to mention that it is currently bugged. It uses an insane amount of your data plan.

      • Krishi

        It needs access to files on storage. I wonder why!? This made me look for other options to block the ads.

        • Philippe Frechette

          That’s to write and read the filter list on the localhost file on your phone, but anyway it’s terrible and it’s slowing youtube and other google apps a lot

      • Piyush Agade

        haha. you actually think it eats up all the data? what actually is happening is that all your incoming data passes through adblock plus before the data reaches destination app. and hence the adblock seems to be consuming lot of data.

    • Samer Sha’aban Ali

      Totally agree!

    • YoloMofo

      Gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • Dupo Lupo

      Well is there any adblock app worth installing then? My phone is not rooted and I’d like to avoid rooting it if possible.

  • Racer Xaiver

    I second that adblock plus is atrocious on Andriod. It only works as a Firefox plugin, so if you don’t want to use that browser you are screwed. ABP suggests you use Firefox on Android. It seems like they aren’t going to fix it and this is the only solution. Adaway isn’t bad.

  • Arex

    adblock plus on androd suffers from a terrible mobile data leak bug which devoured 900mb data in just a couple of hours. avoid at all costs until they officially announce a fix

  • fidelma123

    I couldn’t install Adblock try as I might. Appbrain I could only tolerate for a few days – it slowed down the phone so much. Going to try TrustGo next. Third times a charm.

  • Sir Sausage

    No mention of AdAway? Wow. It blows AdBlock Plus out of the water (which absolutely sucks on Android)

    • DBK

      For real. Adblock Plus works, but won’t allow you to send MMS. The rest of these are bloatware. Adaway is the only true adbocker and has been very good to me.

    • f1r0z3

      I guess they didn’t mention AdAway because it needs a rooted device. I agree that this list mentions nothing about “no root ad blockers” but it looks like that’s what all 5 apps have in common.

      I totally agree with you though, AdAway is an insane app!

    • Freyr Gunnar

      Didn’t work for me: One site detected the adblocker, and refused to let me in until I disabled.

      Then, I configured AdAway to ignore this particular site, but still no go.

      So I had to remove it entirely, and am now looking for an alternative.

      Looks like there are only two: AdAway and AdBlock Plus.

      • Sir Sausage

        The thing is, even though you may whitelist a particular domain, ads are served up by 3rd party sites. So in this case, you’d need to find out where the ads are coming from and then whitelist that domain.

  • Strype

    They’re all junk. These apps are just bloat and are inferior to the MoaAB hosts file. Root your phone then toss the MoaAB hosts file into “system/etc” and you’ll never see another ad. Seriously. – forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1916098 (Constantly being updated)

  • Jason Newstedt

    AdBlock Plus used to be a fantastic app, but ever since I upgraded to kitkat it has been absolutely useless. It really is a damn shame.

  • Saif

    adblock plus is not good for galaxy y can not open it in galaxy y,

  • Leong YQ

    Adblock Plus is shit. It does not working even after i followed the instruction. After that, i uninstal it and cleared the chache. After that, i cant connect to my wifi. And i am sure that it was this app’s problem. Dont install it or follow it’s instructions to change your wifi info or bla. It ruin my phone and now i cant connect to my home wifi. I HATE ADBLOCK PLUS!!

    • ManBehindMask

      If you want to use your WiFi go to the wireless settings, long-press your WiFi network, click on advanced settings, click on proxy and choose none. That should fix it for you. :)

  • Jecht_Sin

    The point is simple: for phones without rooting Adblock Plus is the best solution. Otherwise with rooted phones Adaway is the way to go. Otherwise one could just change DNS server, using one that blocks the ads sites. Or better, that resolve their addresses to localhost, I suppose. But bleeding Google blocked the option to modify mobile data DNS as well in JB!!

  • asa asaa

    adguard is the best

  • Developer

    So…you’re too cheap to buy a game for even $1, and the developers who spend months and tens of thousands building a game resort to showing you ads to try to recover some of their costs. So now you want to eliminate that option also because hey, you deserve to help yourself without limit to other people’s hard work and ensure you never, ever, ever give them a dime. Thanks for the great list of things – we’ll be changing our games so that if we detect any of these options present and active when you try to help yourself and rip us off, our apps will terminate.

    • Uh No, You’re Dumb

      There will then be a workaround, if that ever actually happens. qq

    • Binkie

      Don’t be silly. Showing me ads does nothing to recover your costs. You don’t make a cent by showing ads to people who hate ads – they’re NOT going to click them, they’re going to close them. All the ad does is briefly annoy them. How do you benefit by annoying people? You make you money from people who don’t mind ads and even click on some of them, and those people aren’t as likely to install an add blocker.
      Surely if you’re making income from ads you understand about conversion rates, right? And you don’t really think there’s such thing as a rate of 100% — you don’t really think that everyone who sees your ad is going to click it, right? So now you see how foolish your comment is, right?

  • sneli

    AdBlock is real shit for android, I removed that shit bacuse that couses just a problems on my phone. That crap turn off by itselfe and then you can’t go on internet because you have set localhost, and when is on I see lot of ads. don’t use that

  • Ankit

    AD block plus is not working on my Xperia c

  • Mike0001

    The links to 2 and 3 are both dead.

  • carlos

    Developers, don’t expect support by allowing adds ruin the web time of the consumers. There are lots of people doing what you do equally or better just for fun, or the will to contribute. Filling our screens with annoying adds will only push you to the edge of extintion. We are not idiots. So focus

  • http://www.deridet.com/ gderidet

    Adblock + on android is BS. Just like on Windows where I use Unlock (very good )
    On Android Fredome from F-secure is good but got one big proforma foot me : when launched it blocks Google vocal recognition, which I use a lot.
    So, while waiting F-secure to resolve this bug, I use Adblock mobile for Android. Very efficient, very quick and free.
    But, if using a VPN to block adds is very efficient that needs a lot of trust. And I trust more F-secure than Armored Shield !
    Not to mention that Adblock mobile is free and Freedome not.
    Everybody knows now what free means. And everybody should know that aware users are beginning to prefer to pay (a reasonable amount) than continuing to be the product.

  • Duke Woolworth

    ABP works fine for me on Windows through 8.1 and Android KiitKat 4.4.

  • http://www.deridet.com/ gderidet

    I discover today that Adblock Mobile, which works very well, continues to work even when I shut it down. I uninstall it and it was still here! I delete the certificate and then it was really out.
    That’s the problem with VPN : they are very powerful tools and we have to deal only with well known companies. Like F-secure for example, which is in the security business for many years.

  • Marleena

    I hate that AdBlock Plus was removed from google play store and there’s no way to install it on my phone . Does AppBrain block youtube ads at all? If it does, I’m in.