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How to block ads on Android and iOS devices with Microsoft Edge

You can now use Microsoft Edge to block ads on Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft Edge now blocks ads on Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices automatically. However, the software giant isn’t building an ad-blocking feature, instead, the company has partnered with Adblock Plus to integrate their technology into the browser for mobile devices.

While it’s a significant step for Microsoft, Google and Mozilla already include content blockers, but they’re not as aggressive as the Adblock Plus. For instance, Google’s ad-blocking feature for Android only blocks certain ads, and Mozilla’s Firefox for Android only stops advertisements when using a private session.

If you’re looking to stops ads on your Android or iOS mobile device, you can use the Edge browser to control which website show ads.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the Adblock Plus feature on Microsoft Edge to control annoying advertisements on Android and iOS.

Important: While ad blocking features can be helpful, we always advocate supporting your favorite websites by allowing their ads, as such we would appreciate it if you whitelist Pureinfotech to keep us delivering free content.

How to enable adblocker on Microsoft Edge

If you want to see less ads while browsing the internet while using Android or iOS, do the following.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Android, iPhone, or iPad.

  2. Tap the menu (three-dot) button at the bottom-right corner.

  3. Tap on Settings.

  4. Tab on Content blockers.

  5. Turn on the Block ads toggle switch.

    Enable AdBlocker Plus on Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS
    Enable AdBlocker Plus on Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS

Once you’ve completed the steps, Microsoft Edge will block most ads when loading sites on your mobile device. However, you may come across problems loading some websites as many require to show ads in order to provide free content.

How to allow some sites to show ads on Microsoft Edge

Although ads can sometimes reduce the user experience, it’s how websites (like Pureinfotech) can afford to offer great content for free while still being able to pay the bills.

If you enable the content blocker on Microsoft Edge on Android or iOS, you can continue to support your favorite sites by allowing them to show ads using these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Android, iPhone, or iPad.

  2. Tap the menu (three-dot) button at the bottom-right corner.

  3. Tap on Settings.

  4. Tab on Content blockers.

  5. Tap the Advanced settings option.

    Whitelisting website option on Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS
    Whitelisting website option on Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS
  6. Tap the Whitelisted websites option.

    Microsoft Edge mobile Adblocker Plus whitelist settings
    Microsoft Edge mobile Adblocker Plus whitelist settings
  7. Type the website you want to support and press the plus + button.

After completing the steps, you may need to repeat the steps to add more websites to the whitelist. You can always tap the trash can button to remove the site from the list.

Microsoft Edge has been downloaded over five million times on Android devices, and it’s getting momentum, and offering a way to control ads may just help the browser to keep climbing.

The new feature still in the testing stages, and it’s only available for the beta version of Microsoft Edge for Android devices. However, the software giant is expected to start rolling out this feature more broadly very soon. Also, Microsoft is testing the adblocker feature on iOS devices, but it’s not clear when it’ll officially arrive to iPhones and iPads.