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 (though some may be targeted ads), but still interrupt your gameplay and waste screen space. They can also use dark patterns to trick you into clicking on something you didn’t mean to.
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. 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.
We’ll probably never stop seeing ads and in-app purchases in mobile games, but at least we have some ways to temporarily get around them.
Playing Games On Android And Facing Online Ads?
Try Switching To Airplane Mode.
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— Meeru (@MeeruSays) November 3, 2014
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