How to enable pop-ups on Android?

How to enable pop ups on Android
How to enable pop ups on Android

Pop-ups are one of the most annoying features of the web browsers. You click on a link and suddenly some ugly ads appear on the screen. But sometimes pop-ups are used for good purposes.

For example, there are some websites that allow logging in with third party accounts or want to send you to a different web page when you click a link, but it won’t work if you disabled pop-ups on Android.

Every browser follows a different approach to allow pop-ups on Android. In this article, we will see how to enable pop-ups on Android. Remember, Android OS doesn’t have any feature to enable or disable pop-ups as it is completely a browser thing.

We will see how to enable this feature in some of the most popular android browsers. Let’s get started. 

How to enable pop-ups on Android


How to enable pop ups on Android

Google Chrome is the most popular browser on this planet earth. It has over 3 billion active users and comes by default on most of the Android smartphones. Most people simply use Chrome because it’s such a complete browser for day-to-day usage.

To enable pop-ups on Chrome Android:

  • Open Chrome on your device.
  • Click on the menu icon.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and click on Site settings.
  • Click on Pop-ups and redirects.
  • Toggle the button to enable pop-ups on Chrome Android.


Microsoft Edge is improving day by day and becoming the default choice of millions of internet users. Edge is based on Chromium, so most of the settings are just like Chrome. Edge also allows you to enable pop-ups on Android. Here’s how:

  • Open Edge on your Android device.
  • Click on the menu icon.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on Privacy and security.
  • Click on Site permissions.
  • Click on Pop-ups and redirects.
  • Enable pop-ups on Edge android.


Brave is a privacy-focused browser that comes with built-in ad-blocker and VPN. It’s an open source browser and based on Chromium just like Edge. By default Brave blocks all pop-ups and redirects. So, you have to manually enable pop-ups on Brave Android.

  • Open Brave on your device.
  • Click on the menu icon.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Site settings.
  • Go to Pop-ups and redirects.
  • Enable pop-ups and redirects.


The Android version of Mozilla Firefox doesn’t have any dedicated settings for pop-ups redirects. It blocks all malicious pop-ups by default. So, you don’t need to manually enable or disable pop-ups on Firefox Android.

Bottom Line

You may disabled pop-ups in the first place because you are tired of spammy ads. We all know the feeling. Especially when you want to download something from a free website and you can’t figure out which one is the actual download button.

So, you click all the buttons and boom there’s a dozen pop-ups on your browser. We all have been there. But pop-ups are a crucial part of many web applications.

Blocking pop-ups totally may cause problems for many websites. You can have pop-ups enabled and get rid of unnecessary pop-ups if you browse only trusted sites. Because only spammy sites tend to show ugly pop-up ads. 

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