Is your phone Android is invaded by full-screen advertisements, which pop up even when your device is idle? You may be wondering where they come from and how to block them?
It is important to understand that these pop-up ads on your home or lock screen are usually caused by a rogue app. To get rid of unwanted ad Android, so you need to disable or uninstall this app.
In this article, we walk you through the easiest method to block these ads that automatically pop up on your phone's unlock screen Android.
Identify the application causing the problem
The most direct way to get rid of those intrusive ads consists of delete the offending app. However, in practice, this task can be complex, especially if you are used to installing many applications.
If the ads started appearing recently, chances are they are related to an app you downloaded lately. All you have to do is uninstall the application causing these pop-up ads.
However, if you have installed several applications at the same time, then it becomes more difficult to determine precisely the application responsible for these advertisements. But don't worry, there is another method to identify the offending app.
Review recently used apps in the Play Store
In order to serve ads, the offending app must be active on your device. So, to identify this application, we will search for apps that have been recently active.
To do so, follow these simple steps:
- Start by waiting for an advertisement to appear.
- Next, open the Play Store app. Press the Menu button (represented by 3 dots) located in the upper left corner of the window.
- Select option My games and Apps, then click the tab Installed apps.
- Tap the button at the top of the list to change the sort order, and choose the option Last used instead of Alphabetical.
Normally, the app responsible for the ads will be at the top of the list.
Once you identify the app, you can report it on the Play Store or simply uninstall it.
To uninstall this app, click the icon next to the app name, then click uninstall.