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How to turn off ad blocker on browsers and devices

You can disable ad blocker on most internet browsers with a few simple steps. In this article, we’ll show you how to turn off your ad blocking systems in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, iOS, and Android.

Malcolm Higgins

Malcolm Higgins

How to turn off ad blocker on browsers and devices

How to disable ad blocker on your computer’s browser

Your computer’s internet browser may have built-in ad blocking systems. There are several reasons why you might want to turn off ad blockers. For example, you may wish to support a website or content creator that relies on ad revenue. Alternatively, some websites may require you to turn off ad blocking before accessing them.

Here’s how to adjust these settings on most popular browsers.

Disable ad blocker on Chrome

    1. Open the Chrome browser.
    2. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
    3. Click “Settings” > “Security and privacy” > “Site settings.”
    4. Click “Additional content settings” > “Ads.”
    5. Disable “Block ads on sites that show intrusive or misleading ads.”

Disable ad blocker on Firefox

    1. Open the Firefox browser.
    2. Click the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the screen.
    3. Click “Settings” > “Extensions and themes.”
    4. Under “Manage your extensions” toggle any ad-blocking extensions to the off position.

Disable ad blocker on Safari (MacOS)

    1. Open up the Safari browser.
    2. Open the “Safari” menu in the top left corner of the screen.
    3. Click “Preferences” > “Websites” > “Content blockers.”
    4. Any content blocking services currently active will be listed here. Set the service you wish to disable to “Off.”

How to disable ad blocker on your phone

You can turn off ad blocking on both iOS and Android through the system settings menu.

Disable ad blocker on iPhone

    1. Open “Settings.”
    2. Click “Safari” > “Content Blockers.”
    3. Any content blocking services currently active will be listed here. Set the service you wish to disable to “Off.”

Disable ad blocker on Android phone

    1. Open the Chrome browser.
    2. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
    3. Click Settings > Site settings > Ads.
    4. Toggle ads to the off position.

Though we’ve explained the steps for turning an ad blocker off, we advise you to keep these services on for safety and convenience. If you want to take your online experience to the next level, try NordVPN’s ad blocker.

PRO TIP: Remember that ad blockers don't just get rid of annoying pop-ups; they protect you from cybersecurity threats. Hackers can create online ads that deliver malware without you even clicking on them. A good ad blocker can stop these malicious ads from appearing.

How to turn off NordVPN’s ad blocker

You can easily turn off NordVPN’s ad blocking function through our app.

    1. Open the NordVPN app.
    2. Click the shield icon.
    3. Turn on “Threat Protection.”
    4. On the same window, click “Settings”.
    5. Switch off the ad blocking function.

Threat Protection is a NordVPN feature that blocks ads, limits the threat of malware, and provides a powerful tracker blocker. While switching it off and on is easy, we strongly recommend keeping Threat Protection on at all times to maintain maximum online security.

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Malcolm Higgins
Malcolm Higgins Malcolm Higgins
Malcolm is a content writer specializing in cybersecurity and tech news. With a background in journalism and a passion for digital privacy, he hopes his work will empower people to control their own data.