Ads, Pop-ups, & Notifications
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Ads, Pop-ups, & Notifications

Free apps typically get revenue through ads, pop-ups, or notifications. Learn how to manage these on your device.


You may see spam ads indicating your device is unsafe or impacted by viruses or harmful software (malware). Learn how to manage these pop-ups and ads below.

If your phone has been acting strangely, you may have downloaded a dangerous app. If this is the case, visit the Viruses & Malware tutorial.

How do I get rid of unwanted notifications?

Visit the Notifications tutorial to learn how to manage the notifications you receive from apps.

If you turn off notifications and they still appear on your device, you may need to uninstall the app. Learn how in the App Troubleshooting tutorial, which also addresses how to remove an app.

Tips to avoid ads in the future

1. Ensure your browser is blocking pop-ups and ads.

2. Don't click on suspicious or spammy ads or notifications.

3. For apps:

a. Check the average rating in the KaiOS Store. A low rating could be a red flag.

b. Read the reviews—have other users reported problems with the app?

c. Check the developer name. Is it a company you trust? If not, do your research before installing their app on your phone.

See what our other tips our community provided about removing spam ads and notifications.

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