While using Internet, ads and pop ups are the most annoying things which distract us. With coming of smartphones and smart apps you use Internet in most frequently. The apps are so helpful and addictive which keeps most of our time busy using them. Android games have high level of data usage while playing multi user mode games with friends and few productive apps show mandatory ads which consume our data plan. Apart from that whenever you surf Internet from the phone browser you get ads. In this article you can know how to block ads on Android device and save data which is used on ads.

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These ads are mostly static, responsive and video ads which keeps on changing and streaming when you use more of such services. Facebook asking you to like a page is a part of the promotions and these are done with the help of user’s search habits. Have you ever noticed that you get to see only those ads which relates to your interest or frequent searches. When such ads loads up your data plan is consumed and that also pinch your pocket.

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Optimize Google Chrome

Being an Android user and if you are not using Google Chrome then you better install it, as it gives such options which can optimize your search experience. It also helps you to block pop ups. To do so follow the setting mentioned below.

Chrome Settings > Bandwidth Management > Reduce Data Usage > ON

This will help you to reduce the ad data transaction while surfing.

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Start using AdBlock Plus

Apart from that you should use AdBlock Plus (but for installation you need to Open Settings and go to Unknown sources option (under Applications or Security depending on your device), which helps to block ads which is helpful while using apps and Youtube.

To configure AdBlock Plus, you need to choose the filter subscription list and EasyList would be fine which is default or you can choose accordingly. The next option is Acceptable Ads you can select the check box or if you can tolerate few ads otherwise there is no need to do so. You can then choose Hide Icon option with a tick which will make the notification go invisible.

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Using Google Maps offline

While using Google Maps to check the routes and maps online you can download the map for offline look up. This option will cache the map and will guide you to reach your destination even when your smartphone is not connected to Internet.

Follow the steps to use Google Maps offline.

Open Google Maps > Search for the required destination or route map > then zoom in to the maps > Type “ok maps” or say “ok maps” by touching the microphone option.

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Restrict Background Data

You can even disable background data on mobile networks. This will save data which are unknowingly used. Make sure you select on Mobile tab before restricting data. To restrict this you need to go to

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Settings > Data Usage > under the Mobile tab (you need to check the most data consumed apps) > Open the app > Tick the last option which reads Restrict background data. > Press OK on the Pop up.

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Apart from that while using Internet you need to choose options which makes applications to download and upload only when connected to WiFi. There are many options which syncs the data automatically when connected with Internet. You should be careful while using cloud applications, as all the data is synced with cloud that may be music applications or services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

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