Block Ads on Samsung Galaxy without third-party applications [No root required]


You can now block Ads on Samsung Galaxy without third-party applications. No root access, nothing complex is needed for this. Wondering how? Well, that is possible because of the latest Android Pie update on Samsung Galaxy handsets. Follow this guide to block Ads on Samsung Galaxy without third-party applications. This guide will explain how to use the private DNS to enable system-wide Ad-Block. Before enabling the system-wide AdBlock on Samsung phones, let us understand how this has been made possible.

Block Ads on Samsung Galaxy without third-party applications
Block Ads on Samsung Galaxy without third-party applications

How Blocking Ads on Samsung Galaxy without third-party applications has been made possible

Samsung finally started rolling out the stable Android Pie update. The update, first of all, hit the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus owners were quick enough to find the native DNS over TLS support in the stable Android Pie build. Samsung has now integrated the native private DNS in this new update. This means that you can use a private DNS without using any third-party application. No root access is needed. You do not need to edit any files using root browser. All you need is a good working DNS to block all those annoying ads on your Samsung phone.

A Redditor going by the name Panda_de tried a DNS to block ads on his Galaxy S9. His experiment worked out and it was further confirmed by numerous Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus owners. It means that all the Samsung phones that will get the Android Pie, can use the same method to block ads. What was cool about this experiment was the fact that it blocked ads in all the stock and third-party applications. It also blocked ads on all the websites that were surfed using the stock or third-party browser. If you are not liking ads on your phone, you can quickly block them using the method coming up next.

Samsung Galaxy Phones that will get Android Pie

In case you don’t already know, here is a list of devices that will get Android Pie.

  • Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy A8 2018 and Galaxy A8+ 2018
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
  • Galaxy A9 2018
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
  • Galaxy J4 and J4 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy J6 and J6 Plus
  • Galaxy A8 Star
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, J7 Duo
  • Galaxy Xcover 4
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo
  • Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017
  • Galaxy Tab Active 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

This list means that if you have any of these phones/tabs running on Android Pie, you can block Ads on it right away.

Before you block Ads, know that it can hurt website/application owner
Websites, applications, and games use Ads to earn revenue. Our very own website, TechBeasts, is also one of them. If you block ads, it will result in a potential loss of revenue. Before blocking ads, please see if the ads are bearable or not. If the ads are not annoying, you should leave them as it is. Otherwise, blocking is completely your choice. We are only telling you about a trick here and not advising you to do this very thing.

Block Ads on Samsung Galaxy

As mentioned above, this guide is only for Android Pie-powered Galaxy smartphones. Making sure that you have Android 9.0 running on your phone, follow this procedure.

  1. On your phone, Open Settings > Connections > More Connection Settings > Private DNS.
  2. Now click the “Private DNS Provider Hostname”.
  3. Now add one of these in the field depending on your choice.
  4. Now click on Save.
  5. All done. You can now enjoy system-wide AdBlock.

Enable Ad Block on Google Chrome

  1. Here is what you have to do to use this feature in Google Chrome.
  2. Open Google Chrome browser on your phone and in the address field, type “chrome://flags” and hit enter.
  3. Now search for “async DNS resolver (#enable-async-dns)” and choose “disabled” in the drop-down menu.
  4. This will let Google Chrome use the Private DNS that you set up. Without this, you will not be able to block ads in Google Chrome. That’s all.


That’s all with this guide. This is just a neat trick to stop those irritating pop-ups on your phone. I have already explained how the consequences of this feature can hurt someone who owns a website or application. Give it a second thought before you enable this. If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to reach out to me through the comments section below.

Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.

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