How To Block Ads On iOS & Android Using Microsoft Edge

You can now us Microsoft Edge to block ads on iOS and Android devices. This new features automatically blocks ads on Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad). However, let it be clear that the Redmond based software giant isn’t launching a standalone ad-blocker, instead it has partnered with the Adblock Plus to integrate their technology into its browser for mobiles and tablets.

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While this can be viewed as a significant move by Microsoft, both Mozilla and Google already offer content blockers, but they lack comprehensive features as in the Adblock Plus. For instance, Google’s ad-blocking on Android only stops certain types of ads, and Mozilla Firefox for Android only blocks advertisements when using a private session or surfing in incognito mode.

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If you’re looking to block ads on your iOS and Android mobile device, you can use the Edge browser to gain greater control over how ads are shown.

In the following guide, learn the steps to enable the Adblock Plus on Microsoft Edge to controls advertisements on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Note: While ad blocking feature can be helpful, we always advocate supporting your favorite websites by allowing their ads, as such we would appreciate if you whitelist to keep us delivering free content.

How to enable adblocker on Microsoft Edge browser for Android and iOS

If you like to see fewer ads while browsing the internet on Android or iOS device, follow these steps.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
  2. Tap the menu button (three-dots) at the bottom-right corner.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Tap on Content blockers.
  5. Turn on the Block ads toggle switch.

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That’s it. Once you’ve enable the adblocker plus, Microsoft Edge will stop most ads when loading sties on your mobile device. However, you may experience issues accessing some websites that require you to unblock ads in order to keep getting free content.

How To allow some sites to show ads on Microsoft Edge browse [Android / iOS]

Although there is no denying that ads do contribute to hindering seemless user experience, but it’s how websites (like can afford to offer great content for free.

If you enable the content blocker on Microsoft Edge on Android or iOS, you can still keep supporting your favorite sites by allowing them to show ads using the steps below.

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Tap the menu button at the bottom-right corner.
  3. Head over to Settings > Content Blockers.
  4. Tap the Advanced Option.

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5. Tap the Whitelisted websites option.

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6. Enter the name of the website you want to support and hit the plus + button.

That’s all. After that you can repeat the same steps to add more websites to the whitelist. To remove the site from the list, tap on the trashcan button.

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Microsoft Edge has been a massive success on Android devices, it’s already been downloaded over five million times. The reason behind its high acceptance rate among users is exclusive features that you won’t find on other mobile web browser applications.

The new feature is under testing, as of this writing. It is available as the beta version of Microsoft Edge for Android. However, the full version is slated for roll out soon. Microsoft is also testing this adblocker feature on iOS devices, but there is no official announcement yet as to when it will arrive to iPhone and iPad devices.