Configuring Adblock Plus for Android

Getting started

Adblock Plus will automatically select a suitable filter subscription for you the first time it runs. You can still select any other subscription from the list.

Adblock Plus will run as background service and display its status in notification area.

Selecting a subscription

You can change subscription at any time by selecting it from a list:

Each time you select a different subscription, it is automatically downloaded and activated. By default, subscriptions are being refreshed periodically. There are two other options available in the advanced settings:

Setting up the proxy manually

Android versions prior to 3.1 do not have proxy settings built-in, but several manufacturers have added them to their devices. If you have a non-rooted device running an earlier Android version than 3.1, you can still set up the proxy manually.

Depending on the device, the proxy settings are in different places. If your device is in the following list, follow the specific instructions:

Instructions for specific devices

Generic instructions

If your device isn't in the list, the most common place for the proxy settings is in the advanced WiFi settings.

Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat) devices

Run Settings application. Select Wi-Fi. The list of available Wi-Fi networks will open:

Connect to the desired network (access point) if not already. Long press on connected network, context menu will appear. Select Modify network config:

In opened dialog mark Show advanced options check box:

Scroll to proxy settings, select Manual, proxy options will appear:

Set Proxy to localhost and Port to the number specified by Adblock Plus in the notification message:

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices

Go to the WiFi settings and select Advanced settings from the menu:

Find the proxy host and port settings:

Set the proxy host to localhost and port to the number displayed by Adblock Plus:

Frequently asked questions