Ads become a real pain sometimes and they almost seem inescapable. But are they? They aren’t inescapable if you are an Android user with some brains. Android gives you the freedom to tweak your phone to an ultimate level and may be that is one of the reasons why Android is so popular among developers and users. Ads are a part of revenue generating model of certain free apps and if you block these ads, you are making them go in loss, so it’s recommended to use ads blocks only when you are low on data or you just want to get rid of them! Another backdrop of ads is, they consume extra power from you battery – making the app a bit heavier to load. If you have convinced yourself to block ads, here is the list of Best Android Apps for Blocking Ads.
Note : Some of these apps are not available on Google Play Store, since they have been banned. So make sure you download them on your own risk.
AdBlock Plus claims to be the one of the oldest apps for blocking ads. They have a vast network and they are so efficient because the code is available for everyone. People can make edits and ask the official team to include the changes. This is more like an open-source project.This way, it just keeps getting better and better. It doesn’t require root access. It prevents Adsense Ads on blogs or any sort of ads on any website. Since it’s a browser, you can stop ad blocking for a set of websites. It lets you totally control your browsing experience.
AppBrain Ad Detector
As the name suggests, AppBrain Ad Detector is almost like a virtual brain that is blocking ads. It can block almost all types of ads – push notifications, desktop icon spam ads, pop-up ads, app in-built ads etc. It also detects all the apps on your phone that can access your messages and accounts and since it’s a direct violation of privacy, AppBrain Ad Detector also helps you remove these apps.
Adaway is a really neat app for blocking ads. Adaway is simple to use and also allows you to put certain number of websites and apps in whitelist. The IPs mentioned in whitelist won’t be affected by this ad blocking app. It can also block ads within apps. The only disadvantage of this app is, it requires root access and it’s not available on the Google Play Store.
TrustGo Ad Detector
Just like AppBrain Ad Detector, TrustGo Ad Detector stops the violation of privacy and doesn’t let any app access to your messages and personal data. You personal data is used by bots to decide what type of ads are to be shown to you. This is all a part of big algorithm. It also lets you stop the notification bar ads, home screen icon ads, stops modifications in browser.
Adguard is another solution for Ad-blocking and it’s very efficient too, just like others in the list. The good thing about Adguard is it doesn’t require root access. Other benefits of this app are parental control, protection against phishing attacks etc. What it lacks is, it consumes a lot of battery. If you can ignore that, this app is good to go.
Well, that was the list of some of the best apps for blocking ads. In case you want to share something, add some apps to this list – comment down!