Is there anything more annoying than a pop-up ad? Particularly when you’re browsing on your mobile phone, a pop-up can completely take over the screen or bombard your device with unwanted tabs, degrading performance badly. The good news is that whether you’re browsing on your phone or on the PC, popular browsers like Chrome, UC Browser, and Opera come with features that allow you to put pop-ups in their place. Opera is the third-most popular browser in India – across desktop, mobile, and tablet combined – and you can follow the steps below to manage pop-ups. We’ve also written about Chrome, Firefox, and UC Browser, if you don’t use Opera. It’s not completely fool-proof, as people are constantly working on new ways around these systems, but it’s a good enough step to take for now.
How to block pop-ups in Opera (Android)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Opera for Android, follow these steps:
Tap the hamburger menu button in the bottom-right corner, and then tap the gear icon in the middle.
Scroll down to find Block pop-ups under the sub-head Content.
Turn off the toggle to allow pop-ups, or turn it on to block pop-ups.
How to block pop-ups in Opera (iPhone/ iPad)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Opera for iOS, follow these steps:
Tap the Opera logo in the bottom tray, and then choose Settings.
Turn on the toggle for Block Pop-up Windows to block pop-ups, or turn it off to allow pop-ups.
How to block pop-ups in Opera (Windows/ macOS/ Linux)
If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Opera for desktop, follow these steps:
Click the menu button in the top-left corner, and then choose Settings.
Choose Websites from the left-hand side.
Under Pop-ups, choose from the two options to allow or block pop-ups.
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