Pop-up ads can be annoying, you can find out the app causing the annoying pop-up to add you get on your android phone by applying any of the enlisted solutions.
Solution 1: Tap the pop-up notification
Here’s how to do this:
Step 1: Swipe down on the notification panel to reveal pop-up ads
Step 2: Tap and hold-down the pop-up ad.
Step 3: A pop-up that shows ‘app info’ appears
Step 4: Tap on the ‘app info’ to reveal the app causing the pop-up ads
Step 5: Tap on ‘Uninstall’ to uninstall the app causing the pop-up ad
Solution 2: Check Running Apps
Step 1: Close all running apps in your android device
Step 2: Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Apps’ > ’ Running Apps’
Step 3: The app causing the pop-up ad will still be running in the background
Step 4: Uninstall the app causing the pop-up ad
Solution 3: Check Apps with usage access
Here’s how to do this:
Step 1: Settings > Security
Step 2: Scroll down to ‘Apps with usage access’
Step 3: Tap on the ‘Apps with usage access’ to display apps causing the pop-up ads
Step 4: Tap on the app in question > Permit usage access
Step 5: Now, tap on the ‘Permit usage access’ button to switch off usage access. You can always change the settings.
Solution 4: Download and install AppWatch on your android device
AppWatch is an intuitive Android app aimed at prevent unauthorized pop-up ads from appearing on your device.
Follow these steps to download and install AppWatch:
Step 1: Download and install AppWatch from your Google play store
Step 2: Launch the AppWatch app
Step 3: Tap on the switch ‘start monitoring’ to turn it on
Step 4: You should exit the app and use your phone normally
Step 5: if Pop-ups appear on your screen, launch your AppWatch from the notification panel, the latest used app (the app causing the annoying pop-up ad) will be displayed in the activity log of your AppWatch.
Step 6: You may choose to uninstall the app.
Finally, you should consider installing reliable Antivirus program such as Avira Mobile, 360 Total Security on your Android device for guaranteed protection against malwares causing pop-up ads.
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