How to Disable Adblock

Three Methods:Disabling AdBlock on a Particular SiteDisabling AdBlock in Your BrowserDisabling Adblock on Mobile Devices

Knowing how to disable AdBlock is useful for certain sites that may prompt you to turn it off briefly in order to access non-advertising materials. You might also want to turn it off if you find it interfering with non-ads, or to support sites you trust that keep themselves running with funding from advertisements. But wait! AdBlock is a specific software. If you'd like to disable an ad blocker that is not AdBlock specifically, you can do that, too.

Method 1
Disabling AdBlock on a Particular Site

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    Open a browser that has AdBlock installed. If a site that you visit regularly uses unoffensive advertising, you may want to disable AdBlock for that particular site - a process called "whitelisting" - to access its full content and to support the site.
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    Go to the site you'd like to whitelist. If you're not already there, type the site's address into your browser's address bar, and hit Enter on your keyboard.
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    Click on the AdBlock icon. The icon will be in the upper-right corner of your browser, to the right of your address bar. After clicking on the icon, you'll see a list of AdBlock's options and settings that you can tinker with for your current site as well as for the plugin as a whole.
    • On Safari, the AdBlock icon will show up to the left of your browser's address bar by default.
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    Click "Don't run on pages on this domain". This will cause AdBlock to turn off for all pages in the website you're currently visiting on your browser.
    • In AdBlock Plus, click the button that says "Enabled on this site." After that, the text will change to "Disabled on this site" and your work will be done!
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    Click "Exclude" on the window that appears. A window may appear indicating that "AdBlock won't run on any page containing:*" where "" is replaced with the name of the website you're on. If this happens, confirm that the slider is dragged to the left of the bar it's on, and click "Exclude" to continue.
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    Click "Options" on the previous menu to manage your exceptions. After clicking the AdBlock icon to reveal its menu, you can click on "Options" to see all of the sites you have disabled and edit them from there.

Method 2
Disabling AdBlock in Your Browser

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    Open a web browser that uses AdBlock. To completely stop AdBlock from running, you must disable it on each browser you use. Luckily, the process is very similar for each browser.
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    Find your browser's "Add-On" or "Extension" section. AdBlock is not part of the normal browser software; it is an extension. This means it can be toggled on and off through a specific menu, easily found in every major browser:
    • Safari: Click on "Safari" (Mac) or "Edit" (Windows) → "Preferences" → "Extensions"
    • Chrome: Click the three gray bars in the top-right corner, then "Tools" → "Extensions"
    • Opera: Click on "Tools" → "Extensions"
    • Firefox: Click on "Tools" → "Add-Ons".
    • Microsoft Edge: Click on the "More" (...) button → "Extensions."[1]
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    Find AdBlock on the list of extensions. The icon is a red stop sign with a white hand in the middle. If doesn't appear, be sure to click "Show all Extensions/Add-Ons" from the bottom of the page.
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    Pause AdBlock. Pausing AdBlock will prevent it from running altogether on the browser you're using (but not on other browsers). The option to pause AdBlock will display differently depending on the browser you're on.[2]
    • Google Chrome: Click on the check box next to "Enabled" so that no check displays next to it.
    • Safari: Click on the box next to "Enable "AdBlock"" so that no check displays next to it.
    • Firefox: Click "Disable" next to AdBlock.
    • Opera: Click "Disable" in the window that displays AdBlock.
    • Microsoft Edge: Right-click on the "AdBlock" option and click "Disable."
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    Remove AdBlock Completely. If you want to permanently delete AdBlock, click the "Remove," or the Trash Can icon on the menu from the previous step. This will completely remove it from your browser. Because Adblock is free, you can always download it again if you want it back. Generally, however, you only delete extensions if you have problems with them and need to reinstall (immediately). Otherwise, temporary disabling is usually the easiest thing to do.[3].

Method 3
Disabling Adblock on Mobile Devices

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    Tap on the AdBlock on your phone to open it. On mobile devices, AdBlock usually takes the form of an application which must have been previously downloaded through your app store. If you have not already downloaded it, this process will not be necessary.
    • Note that mobile ad-blocking is a recent development, and is currently lacking some of the features or control of a full system.
    • Check your phone's app store for "content blockers" or "ad blockers" and install them to your phone.
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    Access the settings menu. You can disable/enable the mobile version of AdBlock through the "Settings" menu. Simply find the AdBlock app in list to adjust the settings. [4]
    • You can now also download some ad-blockers for Safari on your iPhone, and they are easy managed by clicking through "Settings" → "Safari" → "Content Blockers" and disable/enable the blocker you installed from the app store.[5]
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    Check your settings for the internet provider to ensure your ad blocker is working. Unfortunately, it is a bit harder to use AdBlock on a phone than on a computer. More often than not you need to go into the settings associated with your specific browser in order to give AdBlock (or others) permission to block ads.[6]


  • If you have uninstalled AdBlock from your browser and want it reinstalled, download the extension directly from the developer’s official website or from the Extensions manager in your browser.

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