Blocking Ads on Android devices running latest version

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I don't believe this is against forum rules so if any Android user is not aware, there is a way to block Ads without downloading anything if you run Android Pie or later OS:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/aa79e9
Basically all your traffic is routed through Ad blocking DNS. This is safe because data your browser or other apps encrypt stays encrypted and this does not consume battery because filtering is done on server. This does not block all Ads, you will still see Ads with YouTube but you can download apps like YouTube Vanced to use instead of YouTube app.

If you do not like to use DNS server you can always download something like mobile FireFox and add uBlock Origin extension to it. Be aware that doing this will trigger some "anti adblock" scripts on some sites.
 

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Giving it a shot. Any downside other than those scripts?
 

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Downside of using mobile FireFox with uBlock Origin is that Ad blocking consumes some battery power and you only block Ads in your browser. The advantage is that uBlock Origin removes blank space left by blocked banners. Using DNS does not remove space, just stops Ad from being shown, but it works for all internet traffic and does not consume battery.
 

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Been using adguard for a long time. Have a few lifetime licenses for the family.

Bout your only concern is routing all traffic through there DNS servers. But meh, it's worked great for me for years, even before DNS use for android was possible without rooting, and it still does now.
 

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Been using adguard for a long time. Have a few lifetime licenses for the family.

Bout your only concern is routing all traffic through there DNS servers. But meh, it's worked great for me for years, even before DNS use for android was possible without rooting, and it still does now.
Same. I like it in an app form since you have wider ranger of blocking. You can pick and choose which lists to use and you also can block Korean ads and Asian ads (many apps and games phone home to Asia)

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