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HTTPS filtering breaks some apps

I have enabled HTTPS filtering in AdGuard. I installed AdGuard's certificates, and the Magisk module that moves the certificates to the system store. Nevertheless, some apps don't work. Why is this? ...
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Ads popping everywhere on Android 10 [duplicate]

I have a simple Oppo A15 running Android 10 ColorOS 7.2. It worked fine for many years but a week ago I started having some issues with ads popping everywhere. When using Chrome or any other app; as I ...
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How to remove ads from all apps via a single payment [duplicate]

I've heard it is possible to pay a subscription service to remove all ads from all apps on your Android phone. Can someone please tell me how to do this? Thanks.
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Possible to view Google Play Store notifications after they disappear?

Due to excessive marketing ads and notifications, Google and other app developers have trained me to ignore ads and Android notifications. I almost feel bad for companies that waste large amounts on ...
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How can I find and remove the source of "full screen" ads when I can't locate it in any of my apps?

There is a site/app that takes up my whole screen (LG V30 Pie) several times a day. The top part, in the blue area, is always the same. The rest can be scrolled. None of my apps allow "draw over&...
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How do you edit an APK file so the app won't show ads?

It's one of those thoughts you have just before nodding off to sleep. How would I do this?
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Prevent AdColony advertisements automatically opening the playstore?

Basically, AdColony is an advertising provider for games, however they use predatory tactics, one of these being an automatic redirect to the playstore the second the ad finishes without any clicking ...
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How to Block ADs on Spotify (Android) with a local VPN?

Is it possible to block ADs on Android Spotify by using an Ad blocking (local) VPN? I have the feeling that Spotify is streaming ads https encrypted over the same server as music since adguard can't ...
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Can the Google Ads identify my phone for ads in apps?

A lot of free apps rely on advertisement. Even the OS in a lot of mobiles show ads in built-in utility applications. Does the Google Ads framework has a capability to identify an Android user for the ...
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What info/data can a fresh installed app without permission gather?

If I just install an app BUT DON'T OPEN it, can it do/get something? Maybe during installation process, even if I didn't open it yet? If I didn't give the app any permission, what can it do/know? Can ...
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How to tidy up call-finished screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A21s running Android 11, One UI Core 3.1. When I finish a phone call, all this crap shows up: How do I get rid of all the stuff which is unrelated to the phone call? Create ...
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How to block a specific URL phonewide

My first thought was blocking them using AdAway or AFWall, but ironically, an adblock and a firewall are useless Most of the URLs are pictures. I can easily get their URL I ask to block it phonewide ...
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Prevent app auto-install when accidentally clicking an ad

I have Samsung Galaxy S20. When I get an ad on something like a game or whatever, I'm obviously going to click the X (close button) in the corner. The problem is, sometimes I miss it because they make ...
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How to I block advertisements for one specific app?

Lately I've been getting ads for a TikTok-like app called Kwai. These ads always include girls of questionable age dancing very suggestively to the sound of very bad music. These ads appear on many of ...
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Block IP/Domain (youtube.com, facebook) and other distracting sites connected via phone's hotspot

Is there a way to block youtube.com and other distracting site like facebook.com when my Laptop is connected via android hotspot at my phone's end i.e. blocking sites via android hosts file. After ...
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How to stop installed apps accessing the unique hardware identifiers for the device?

I understand that Unique hardware IDs such SSAID, IMEI, serial number, and Advertising ID are accessible by installed applications on Android phones and that enterprises and certain governments make ...
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Stop 'in app' ads from loading?

I noticed that ads inside apps are not loaded when Google Play Services' data connection is disabled and kind of formed the idea that it is responsible for loading these ads within the apps. Is there ...
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Disable web search in Microsoft Launcher

Recently, Microsoft launcher has started to give web search suggestions when I click on my home button and search for an app. I only want to find apps, but in addition to installed app results the ...
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Does cell service provider has ability to display ads over other apps?

I came to realize that in rare occasions when using the Android phone, Cell service provider (Mobile Network provider) shows some popup advertisements. Regardless of the app, screen I was in it always ...
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How to prevent myself from accidentaly opening android ads?

So, quite often i miss the little "X" in the corner of my phone screen when trying to close an ad. It then opens in quick succession my default browser and then the play store. This process ...
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Annoying overlay add [duplicate]

This specific add keeps popping up as overlay at random. It's always the same Facebook Maket thing. I'd appreciate any hint on how to get rid of it.
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Is Android showing app ads in share menu now?

Android is showing an Adobe app in the sharing menu and "Open with" dialog as if it's installed but will install it when I click on it. Is this a new perk of advertising with Google Play? Is ...
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No download link for Adblock Plus

The page https://adblockplus.org/android-about from the Adblock Plus website discusses Adblock Plus for android. It clearly refers to the version that runs in the background and blocks all ads (and is ...
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advert web pages opened on phone by bg app [duplicate]

I have some unwelcome behavior on my Samsung S4 AOS 5.0.1 (unrooted) phone. A few days ago I start to get attempts to open my web pages (up to 3 times a day so far) while my phone is idle. All cases ...
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How can I block ads in Facebook videos

I have installed AdGuard Pro and have installed all the filters. Nearly every video I watch on Facebook (only when using my Android phone) becomes interrupted by a video ad. In contrast, my partner ...
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Block game download from ads

How do I keep a senior citizen from downloading and installing every game from ads that pop up from games that are installed? He has a few games he likes and ads pop up and he cannot be told about ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

Is it possible to limit searches within the Google Play Store to apps (gratis or paid) that do not contain ads? If it's not possible within the Google Play store, is there another effective way to ...
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HOWTF do you twerp!

Samsung Galaxy note 3 sm-n9005 hltexx lollipop 5.0 UK /international open please excuse my stupidity and ignorance. but howtf do i get to use twrp when i bootload to recovery?? every time I try twrp ...
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How do I get rid of two lockscreens? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Note 8. I took my phone to the store yesterday, and now I have a second lock screen with ads. I have gone through all of my apps that I dont regularly use, and have tried cleaning up ...
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How do I stop ads interrupting my music player

I have a Galaxy Note 9 where I usually have music playing in Amazon Music Player in the background while I play games. In the old version of the OS (Samsung's version Android 8.1) when I am playing a ...
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Floating Ads Popping Up On Screen

As of a couple of days ago, I've been noticing a particular floating ad on my screen. It keeps popping up occasionally. I've googled it and have removed the apps I've installed in the last couple of ...
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Whatsapp very slow, ads show up randomly every 10 minutes

Since 2 days ago my whatsapp is very slow. Every message needs 30 minutes.Maybe 1 hour. Internet is fine. I can surf the web and stuff. However, look at this screenshot. Nothing gets sent. If I ...
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How to stop ads redirecting to Google Play store?

I have a similar problem to How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts? however the solution provided there doesn't work: I'm opening in-app ads on purpose for ...
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How to block Criteo popups ads?

I have a samsung s6 with android 7.0 and recently I have get some popup ads showing up in full screen mode when entering an app on my phone. I tried to delete recently installed apps but the problem ...
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How to stop ads showing up on screen

The phone is showing ads on the bottom of screen as well as on the top of whole screen I tried deleting the recent apps i installed I also tried disabling "show app on top" Is there any third party ...
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How to automatically remove placeholders for ads when blocking them in Chrome?

I have a Moto Z2 Play running a Pixel Experience Oreo (8.1) 64-bit ROM. I have TWRP, Magisk root and Xposed Framework running. My browser is Chrome 70.0.3538.110 which is the latest stable release as ...
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How to disable hidden trackers, in google play store applications

So most applications, on google play have hidden trackers, analytics they don't tell you about. This site lets you search any app shows trackers. The article explains what i'm talking about. Example: ...
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How can I find out which app is randomly displaying fullscreen ads?

My mom's phone (a galaxy model) has developed the issue that randomly, ads will show during normal use which are not connected to the app being used. The ads occupy the entire screen and can be closed ...
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Does an adblocker defeat the tracking part of the ad module, or just the display of ads?

Related, but different than, these two questions, I'd like to know if the usual ad blockers on Android do anything to prevent user tracking from ad modules. Those questions are several years old by ...
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Intrusive Google Play Store advertisements appear as soon as I start charging my phone

I get these types of full screen ads as soon as I charge my phone: I don't even have to unlock the screen, the ad sound starts playing as soon as I plug in my phone. In order to get rid of it, I ...
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Ads security issue affecting all Android system

for a couples of day I have noticed that there is a strange behavior on my Android phone device. and I think it is a global problem. I have noticed that some Ads appears in the screen in whatever app ...
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how to block an OS app popup?

Something on my smartphone sends a message once a day, sometimes I see a tiny fast dark background popup on the bottom saying it is doing so. Such application seems related to the SIM card, as the ...
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AdMob ads in screenshots for Google Play [closed]

I am developing an application that has some ads using AdMob. What is the recommendation for screenshots when preparing for the Google Play publishment? Should all the ads be removed before taking the ...
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Why am I getting shopping trolley notifications about local store savings?

I am getting "Shopping Trolley" notifications appearing regularly. The notification looks like this: The notification is about "Store savings" at a local supermarket and that is it! Is this ...
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I bought app when it was paid, now it is free and I have to watch ads

I bought game a few years ago. I performed factory reset on android tablet because it was slow. Installed game after some time. Now I see ads. But I paid for that app? What can I do to get add free ...
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Prevent Auto-download/ install of Apps/Ads on Micromax Phones

android installing apps without my knowledge. It also showing annoying popups. How to resolve this issue? Android version : 5.1 Lollipop Device: Micromax Canvas 6 Everytime i factory reset, it will ...
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How best to block ads on non rooted phone?

How can you block ads on a non rooted phone. I tried rooting and have no success.
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How to mute ads?

Even when the phone is on silent mode, some apps show audible video ads. How can I mute such ads?
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Google Ads removed by uninstalling com.google.android.gms

Recently, I'm testing with my Android 6.0 phone and ADB tools. I list all applications with pm list packages. After installing and uninstalling (i.e. trial and error) some of the applications, I find ...
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After upgrade, every phone call displays an ad?

Running on an LG Stylus 3 on Android 7.0 security patch date Oct. 1, 2017. After a recent upgrade every time I make a call, after hanging up I see a notice "Quickly record a Voice memo" @ Writen ...
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