Welcome to our Android Ads on Lock Screen (Charging Lock) removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.
Internet ads are, without a doubt, very annoying. However, as long as they are limited to certain websites, you should have no issue with them. After all, you can always leave the web page that’s been nagging you with intrusive ads and banners. However, sometimes you might find out that instead of seeing advertising materials only when browsing the Internet they have also started to appear on your display and even on your lock-screen without your browser having been open at the moment.
What causes them?
If you are faced with that same issue, know that there’s likely an app on your phone that is generating the banners and pop-ups and displaying them on your screen. Generally, applications that cause this are known as Adware or Browser Hijackers, though many people might even refer to them as viruses, which is an inaccurate term to describe them. Here, we will teach you more about apps that do that and what other potential problems they might cause. Also, we will help those of you who are currently dealing with the unpleasant Adware/Hijacker ads to uninstall the software that is causing them to appear on your screen.
How dangerous are those ads?
Normally, lock screen adverts are not considered a threat to your device and your virtual security. Usually, they are nothing but an annoyance and in fact a lot of people would actually ignore the ads and take no measures to get rid of them. Still, we recommend that anyone, who has this issue, makes sure that the software causing the adverts is removed. The reason for that is because, even though the majority of those ads should be safe, sometimes it is possible that if you accidentally tap on one of them, a shady and potentially harmful website might get opened on your device. Another possibility is that if you tap on any of the nagging ads, some other unpleasant piece of software might get downloaded and installed onto the smartphone/tablet that you are using. All in all, interacting with those banners and adverts is inadvisable. The sooner you get rid of the pop-ups, the better. There is a guide beneath the current article with a detailed explanation on what one needs to do, so as to get rid of the app that is causing the ads to appear.
How did you land the unpleasant ad-generating software?
As we stated above, if you are experiencing invasive and obstructive adverts that appear on your device’s lock screen, there’s almost certainly some shady app that you have installed on the smartphone, which is what’s causing the ads to appear. For example, if you have recently downloaded an application that is not from the Google Store, it is very likely that this is what’s causing the issue. However, this is not to say that you cannot land an Adware/Hijacker application from the Store as well. In fact, developers of such shady apps are known to sometimes artificially boost the rating of their products within the Store via fake profiles, which in turn tricks a lot of users into downloading the unpleasant piece of software.
Our advice for you
Nowadays, ad-generating software is at its peak. It earns a lot of money at minimal expense, which is why there is a huge number of programs and apps that are focused solely on filling one’s device with such banners, adverts, pop-ups, etc. While those are generally not considered viruses, they are obviously not something that you’d want to have on your device. Therefore, you need to make sure that you know how to adequately protect your smartphone/tablet from apps that can fill it with unpleasant advertising content.
- Our first advice for you is to only download new applications that come from the Google Store. As we said, this might not be enough of a precaution, but it is certainly going to decrease your chances of having your device invaded by some obnoxious Adware or Browser Hijacker.
- Secondly, always make sure to conduct your own independent online research on apps you want to install before actually installing them. That way, you will be able to determine whether or not they have any potentially unwanted features (such as the ability to generate ads on your lock-screen).
- Thirdly, never tap on shady online banners that say that you have won an iPhone or that your device has been infected by some harmful and malicious virus. Those are all aimed at tricking you into into interacting with them and either being redirected to some fishy website or directly having some unpleasant app being downloaded and installed on your tablet or smartphone without your permission.
- Lastly, we advise you not to download any of the following apps because they have been reported to display adware/hijacker- like behavior:
- Amber Weather Widget
- Kitty Play
- Z Camera
Android Ads on Lock Screen Removal
It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Ads on Lock Screen -> Uninstall
If this option is not active then try this: Settings -> More -> Security -> Device Administrators
Make sure that only the Android Device Manger has permissions to alter your device. Also make sure that under the Security settings you don’t have Unknown Sources marked out.
Remove Ads on Lock Screen from Chrome
Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Ads on Lock Screen from Firefox
Again, Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Ads on Lock Screen From “Internet”
Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Application Manager -> All -> Internet
Force Stop -> Clear Data
Reboot your Android Device. Your problem should now be fixed.
If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!