Disabling AdBlock

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This article is for AdBlock Version 6.2 and later. If you remain on Version 5.22 due to changes with Manifest V3 that prevent you from updating to the current version, please see this article instead: How to disable AdBlock on specific sites (Version 5.22 and earlier).

Are you trying to watch a video or read an article on a site that doesn't allow ad blockers? Do you want to support a site you love by allowing it to show you ads every time you visit? Do you want to see ads on all sites and only block them on a few? We provide a number of different options so AdBlock works best for you. 

Note: The methods described below work in desktop browsers on Chrome, Firefox and Edge. There are similar steps for the Mac app. You can also pause AdBlock on your mobile device or add websites to your allowlist on your iPhone or iPad.

Pause on a site 

To temporarily allow ads to show on the site you're currently visiting:

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  2. Click Pause on this site

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Once clicked, AdBlock will reload the page and ads will appear. The AdBlock icon on your toolbar will turn green and display a thumbs up indicating its been successfully paused.

If you want to resume blocking ads again, click the AdBlock icon to open the menu again and click Resume Ad Blocking. Likewise, when you leave the site, either by closing the tab or restarting your browser, the next time you visit the site, the ads will be blocked again.

You can also find Pause on this site on the right-click menu:

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Always allow ads on a site 

When you add a website you your allowlist you are telling AdBlock to show ads on that site every time you visit.

To allowlist the site you're currently viewing:

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  2. Click the More icon (three dots).
  3. Click Always allow ads on this site.

The page will automatically refresh, ads will appear and the AdBlock icon will turn green and display a thumbs up indicating that the site has been successfully added to your allowlist. 

 

To remove a site you're currently viewing from your allowlist:

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  2. Click on Resume Ad Blocking.

The page will automatically refresh, ads will be blocked and the AdBlock icon will turn red indicating that the site has been successfully removed from your allowlist.

 

Learn more about allowlisting here: Allowlisting in AdBlock.

Always allow ads on a page 

To always allow ads to show on the page you're currently viewing:

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  2. Click the More icon (three dots).
  3. Click More pause options.
  4. Adjust the page slider to match the URL of the page you want to add to your allowlist, then click Exclude.

AdBlock will allow ads on the current page but will still block them everywhere else, including on other pages on the same site.

 

To start blocking ads on that page again:

  1. Open the page where you want to block ads again.
  2. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  3. Click on Resume Ad Blocking.

 

You can also remove the page from your allowlist manually:

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Click on the Customize tab.
  4. Next to "Manually edit your filters" click Edit.
  5. Delete any line containing the name of the page URL.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Go back to the page you were viewing and reload it.

 

Pause on all sites

To temporarily allow ads to show on all sites, right-click on the page and select Pause on all sites from the context menu. After enabling this, any site you visit will allow ads, however, all tabs and windows that are already open will need to be refreshed to allow ads. 

AdBlock will remain paused on all sites until the browser is restarted. To block ads again, right-click on the page and select Resume blocking ads from the context menu.

Alternatively, ads can be allowed on all sites by right-clicking on the AdBlock toolbar icon and selecting Pause on all sites from the menu.

To unpause, right-click on the AdBlock toolbar icon and select Resume blocking ads.

 

Allow ads on a YouTube channel
You can find instructions for how to allow ads on specific YouTube channels here.

 

Allow Ads Mode (only block ads on select sites)

If you prefer to allow ads on most sites, only blocking them on specific sites, you can set AdBlock to default to "off." We call this running AdBlock in "Allow Ads Mode," showing ads on all websites, and blocking them only where you tell it to.

Allow Ads Mode is similar to pausing AdBlock on all sites but in Allow Ads Mode you can still block ads on some websites, and AdBlock will remain in Allow Ads Mode until you turn it off.

To use AdBlock in Allow Ads Mode:

  1. Click the AdBlock icon on your browser's toolbar. If you don't see it, be sure to pin it.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Click the Customize tab.
  4. Scroll down to "Stop blocking ads" and select "Show ads everywhere except for these domains"
  5. Add any sites where you prefer to keep ads blocked. This overides all other filters.


 

Create a rule to unblock a specific ad

Exception (allowlist) rules always override blocking rules. If there is a particular ad you want to see, you can use AdBlock's resource page to create an exception to the rule that's blocking it.

 

 

Still not seeing ads after disabling?

If you disabled AdBlock and you still aren't seeing ads, or you are still seeing a "turn of your ad blocker" notification, you likely have another extension or other software preventing ads from showing: A site still asks me to turn off AdBlock although it's allowlisted or AdBlock is paused.

 

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