How to Block Pop-Ups in Microsoft Edge on Desktop and Mobile

There’s nothing worse than a pop-up window while you’re trying to browse online. So, here’s how to block them in Edge on both desktop and mobile.

When visiting a website, do pop-up windows clutter the content? Do you find it distracting to see countless advertisements, offers, or spam messages in pop-ups every few seconds? If yes, don’t fret!

In this article, we will show you how to enable Microsoft Edge’s built-in pop-up blocker to get rid of annoying pop-ups.

How to Enable the Pop-Up Blocker in Microsoft Edge for Desktop

Microsoft Edge’s pop-up blocker is enabled by default. Nevertheless, if you see pop-ups, you or someone who shares the computer might have disabled it. Therefore, you need to re-enable it to stop seeing pop-ups.

Follow the steps below to enable Microsoft Edge’s pop-up blocker:

  1. Launch Edge.
  2. Click on the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  3. In the left-sidebar, select Cookies and site permissions.
  4. Under All Permissions, click Pop-ups and redirects.

  5. Turn the toggle next to Block (recommended) to the right to enable the pop-up blocker.

How to Enable the Pop-Up Blocker in Microsoft Edge for Mobile

Activating the pop-up blocker in Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS is almost the same, except for a slight difference. To enable the pop-up blocker in Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Edge.
  2. In the bottom center, tap on three horizontal dots.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Go to the Privacy and security setting.

On iOS, tap on the Block pop-ups option and turn the toggle beside Block pop-ups to the right to enable the pop-up blocker.

On Android, tap on Site permissions, then Pop-ups and redirects, and turn the toggle to the right to enable the pop-up blocker.

Most web browsers let us manage pop-ups. If you occasionally use other browsers, you can enable or disable pop-ups in them. Check out our guide on disabling Chrome’s pop-up blocker. Furthermore, Firefox also has a built-in pop-up blocker to make dealing with annoying pop-ups easier.

Get Rid of Pop-Ups in Microsoft Edge

You should now be able to activate the pop-up blocker in Microsoft Edge on desktop and mobile. As soon as you do that, you won’t see any pop-ups while browsing the web. Moreover, if pop-ups on your Android phone become annoying, you can disable them entirely, as we have with Microsoft Edge.

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