Block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. When a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will be marked Pop-up blocked Pop-up blocked. You can also decide to allow pop-ups.

If you still get pop-ups after disabling them:

  • You may have previously subscribed to receive notifications from a site. You can block notifications if you don’t want any communications from a site to show up on your screen. 
  • Your computer or phone may be infected by malware. Learn how to get rid of malware.

Computer

Turn pop-ups on or off

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
  4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked.

Block or allow pop-ups from a specific site

Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows.Allow pop-ups from a siteBlock pop-ups from a site

Block notifications 

If you still get communications from a site after disabling pop-ups, you may be subscribed to notifications. To turn off notifications for a site:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the site you are getting notifications from. 
  3. Select View site information .
  4. Next to Notifications, select Block from the drop down menu. 

You can also block notifications from your site settings. 

Problems with pop-ups

Still seeing unwanted pop-ups: Try running the Chrome Cleanup Tool (Windows only). Then, read other options for finding and removing malware from your computer.

Using a Chrome device at work or school: Your network administrator can set up the pop-up blocker for you. If so, you can’t change this setting yourself. Learn about using a managed Chrome device.

Learn how to control specific ways a website can act when you’re using Chrome.

My site’s popups are being blocked

Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find useful.

If pop-ups are being blocked on a site that you own, visit the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you’ll learn if there are any issues found with your site that you can address.

Android

Turn pop-ups on or off

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More Settings.
  3. Tap Permissions  Pop-ups and redirects.
  4. Turn off Pop-ups and redirects.

Allow pop-ups from a specific site

Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to a page where pop-ups are blocked.
  3. At the bottom, tap Always show.

Allow or block notifications from some sites

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to the website you don’t want to receive notifications from.
  3. To the right of the address bar, tap More More Info Information.
  4. Tap Permissions  Notifications.
    • If you don’t find the setting for a specific website, it can’t send you notifications.
  5. Select Allow or Block.

My site’s popups are being blocked

Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find useful.

If pop-ups are being blocked on a site that you own, visit the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you’ll learn if there are any issues found with your site that you can address.

Iphone

Turn pop-ups on or off

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Content Settings and then Block Pop-ups.
  4. Turn Block Pop-ups on or off.

Allow pop-ups for a specific site

Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to a page where pop-ups are blocked.
  3. At the bottom, under “Pop-ups blocked,” tap Always show.

Fix issues with pop-ups

If you’re on a page with a pop-up or dialog that won’t go away, try these steps:

  1. Turn on your phone’s airplane mode.
  2. Quit Google Chrome.
  3. Close the tab with the bad pop-up or dialog box.

My site’s popups are being blocked

Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find useful.

If pop-ups are being blocked on a site that you own, visit the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you’ll learn if there are any issues found with your site that you can address

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