Use This Trick to Disable Ads in Mobile Games
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Ads are a necessary evil in today’s world. They allow many websites and services to earn money while still providing content for free. Mobile phone users are certainly used to advertisements, as they’re found in nearly every free app and game.

Most ads inside games aren’t malicious (review how to weed out Android pop-up ads Which Android App Is Displaying Popup Ads? How to Spot and Remove Them Which Android App Is Displaying Popup Ads? How to Spot and Remove Them Do you have ads popping up on your Android device? Figure out how to get rid of them for good. Read More if you have a severe issue), but still interrupt your gameplay and waste screen space.

There’s a bit of a trick to playing your favorite offline games without ads. Since advertisements are dynamically loaded and require an internet connection to function, simply put your phone in airplane mode to remove ads in games. Of course, this won’t work unless the game is playable offline The Best Offline Games for Android That Don't Need Wi-Fi The Best Offline Games for Android That Don't Need Wi-Fi We've rounded up the best offline games for Android. You'll find strategy, puzzle, racing, and more games to play without Wi-Fi. Read More . Most popular games, like Clash of Clans, require a connection to even start the game.

Thus, this tactic works best if you play less-popular puzzle or platformer games. It’s worth a try with any game, though your results may vary. As a bonus, your battery won’t drain as quickly when doing this, as ads suck battery to load and a network connection uses battery life, too.

It’s worth noting that many games offer an ad-free version for just a few dollars. If you spend a lot of time with a game, $2 or $3 is a small price to never see ads again. Consider doing this to support the developers of games you really enjoy.

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Have you paid to remove ads from your favorite games? Will you try this method to dodge ads in offline games? Let us know how you feel about games using ads down in the comments!

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  1. Chris Baker
    July 15, 2018 at 4:27 am

    I have paid to remove ads from games. I dont think a devolper is being unreasonable to ask for a few dollars to get rid of ads in his game. I dont mind spending the money if I get ad free games. I hate when I pay money for ad free and I still get ads.

  2. Captain Obvious
    June 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    That's a great idea. If I don't want my phone to function as a phone.

    • Ben Stegner
      June 8, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      If you're playing games on it and don't want to see ads for that time, I guess you're not really worried about using it as a phone during then?

  3. Trish
    March 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    The princess games my daughter has from libligames have obtrusive ads even after we paid... she's 3. Pisses me off.

  4. Mike
    March 21, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Another clickbait article! Ooh! Airplane mode what does that do? I didnt know that!

  5. Steven Milley
    March 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    This doesn't actually work anymore. Offline ads are a thing now.

  6. Phil N
    January 9, 2017 at 4:49 am

    So the devs don't get paid for their hard work?

    • Ben Stegner
      January 9, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      If you only ever played games using this trick, yes. This is intended for games that don't allow you to pay to remove ads, as I'd hope that people who enjoy a game would pay $2 or so to remove the ads and support the developer.

  7. A dude
    January 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Just install pi-hole on the newtwork.... really, a beautiful thing...

  8. Amarnath
    December 28, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    you can just turn off the internet and play

    • Ben Stegner
      December 28, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      That's what turning on Airplane Mode does :)

      • Ganesh Sonawane
        March 21, 2017 at 4:12 am

        But only turning off data allows taking calls as supposed to airplane mode.

  9. Lazza
    December 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I'm quite surprised you didn't even mention setting up AlternateDNS on your home router as a possible alternative. :) Or, for rooted phones, installing AdAway.

    • Moin
      March 21, 2017 at 6:38 am

      You stole my thoughts.