How to Block Ads in Android with Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus for Android uses the similar list-based system that the extensions uses on the desktop. You are free to subscribe to one or multiple lists which allow you to block the majority of ads that you encounter while using your Android phone.
As mentioned earlier, the effectiveness of the solution depends on the version of Android and whether the device is rooted or not:
- Rooted Android device: Block ads over Wi-Fi and 3G.
- Non-rooted Android 4.0 or later: Blocks ads over Wi-Fi.
- Non-rooted Android 3.x or earlier: requires manual configuration of proxy settings to localhost and the port displayed by Adblock Plus. Blocks advertisement over Wi-Fi then as well.