Installation

System requirements

OS version: Android 4.0.3 or higher.

RAM: at least 700 MB.

Free disk space: 30 Mbytes.

Installation

Most Android-based apps are distributed via Google Play Market; however, Adguard is not presented there, because Google prohibits distribution of network-level ad blockers via Google Play, i.e. apps that block commercials in other apps. You will find more information about Google restrictive policy in our blog.

That’s why you can only install Adguard for Android manually. To use the app on your mobile device, you will need to do the following.

First of all, allow installing apps from unknown sources in your device’s OS settings. For this you will need to:

  • For Android 6: open Settings, then select Additional settings in System & Device. Switch on Unknown sources and press OK in the system warning window.
  • For Android 4 and 5: open Settings, then select Security in the Personal section. Switch on Unknown sources (in Android 4, there is a checkbox instead of a switch) and press OK in the system warning window.

You can now install the app on your device. Start the browser and type in the following URL: https://adguard.com/apk, or scan this QR code:

You will see the request to save the downloaded file. Press OK.

When the download is complete, the system will ask you if you want to install the Adguard app. Press Install.

In Android 4, after Adguard has been downloaded, you may see a dialogue window requesting for further action regarding the file. Select Package installer and then Just once.

If you use Android 4, next you will see the list of permissions required by the app. Press Next and then Install.

Wait for the installation to complete and press Done.

Adguard is now installed on your device. You can launch the app by pressing its icon in the list of installed apps.

Reinstalling Аdguard

If you need to reinstall Adguard on your mobile device, first delete it by opening Settings and choosing Installed Apps (Android 6) or Apps (Android 4, 5 and 7). Open the Downloaded tab in the list of installed apps, select Adguard, and press Uninstall.

To reinstall the app, repeat the actions described in section “Installation”.